Monday, January 18

Tag: goalscoring

‘I play with serenity’ – Giroud revelling in Chelsea form as he praises Leeds
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‘I play with serenity’ – Giroud revelling in Chelsea form as he praises Leeds

The Frenchman followed up his match-winning display in the Champions League with another goalscoring performance at Stamford Bridge Olivier Giroud says he is “playing with serenity” after he continued his fine goalscoring form in Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Leeds. The France striker now has six goals in his last four appearances for the Blues after his 27th-minute strike cancelled out Patrick Bamford’s early opener for Leeds at Stamford Bridge. It was his first Premier League start of the season having retained his place in the side after scoring all four goals in the midweek Champions League win at Sevilla.
Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Giroud and Zouma lead Blues to Premier League summit
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Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Giroud and Zouma lead Blues to Premier League summit

Chelsea battled back to claim a 3-1 win over Leeds United that takes them top of the Premier League. Olivier Giroud's hot goalscoring form continued as Chelsea came from behind to claim a 3-1 win over Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday, sending the Blues top. Former Chelsea player Patrick Bamford put Leeds ahead with their first shot of the game as Chelsea were punished on the counterattack. Giroud, who scored all four of Chelsea's goals in a Champions League win over Sevilla during the week, equalised just before the half-hour with an instinctive close-range finish.
Mame Thiam nets hat-trick in Fenerbahce victory over Antalyaspor
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Mame Thiam nets hat-trick in Fenerbahce victory over Antalyaspor

The Senegalese forward was at his goalscoring best with the Yellow Canaries recording a comfortable win New Fenerbahce signing Mame Baba Thiam made the difference on Monday as he scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 drubbing of Antalyaspor. The Senegalese forward joined the Istanbul giants from fellow Turkish Super Lig side Kasimpasa on a three-year contract and got things off with a brace in the 29th and 40th minute of the match, Brazilian and Turkish midfielders Luiz Gustavo and Deniz Turuc providing the assists. Fener continued the onslaught in the second half with Caner Erkin finding the back of the net from the penalty spot before Thiam sealed his hat-trick in the 82nd minute.
Brazil’s Ronaldo is the Greatest Striker of all Time – Samuel Eto’o
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Brazil’s Ronaldo is the Greatest Striker of all Time – Samuel Eto’o

Four-time African of the Footballer of the Year, Samuel Eto'o, has expressed his admiration for the Brazil legend, Ronaldo. According to Samuel Eto’o, two-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo, renowned for his goalscoring exploits for Brazil and at club level for Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSV, and Inter Milan in a career that totalled 18 years, is the greatest striker of all time. Ronaldo, won two Fifa World Cups, in 1994 and 2002, and was crowned the Fifa World Player of the Year thrice, while winning the Ballon d'Or in 1997 and 2002. According to Eto'o he is the greatest African player ever, but Ronaldo nicknamed 'El Fenomeno' - a Portuguese word meaning the Phenomenon, is the greatest striker of all time. "The best of all was Ronaldo, 'O Fenomeno',” Eto’o was quoted as sayi...
‘The best of all’ – Eto’o names Brazil legend Ronaldo as only player better than him
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‘The best of all’ – Eto’o names Brazil legend Ronaldo as only player better than him

The four-time African of the Footballer of the Year expressed his admiration for the Brazil legend, whom he described as the best striker of all time Samuel Eto’o believes two-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo is the greatest striker of all time. Ronaldo was renowned for his goalscoring exploits for Brazil and at club level for Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSV, and Inter Milan with hundreds of goals in a professional career that spanned 18 years. Aside from his success at club level, the 43-year-old won two Fifa World Cups, in 1994 and 2002, and was crowned the Fifa World Player of the Year thrice, while winning the Ballon d'Or in 1997 and 2002.
Cristiano Ronaldo Plans to Overtake Pele’s Goalscoring Record and Become Greatest of all Time- Gary Neville
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Cristiano Ronaldo Plans to Overtake Pele’s Goalscoring Record and Become Greatest of all Time- Gary Neville

Premier League football legend, Gary Neville, has said that he doesn't see Ronaldo retiring from the game of football until he has surpassed Pele's goalscoring record because he wants to be termed the best footballer of all time. Gary Neville and Ronaldo were team-mates at Manchester United and the ex-Manchester United defender says Ronaldo's obsession with perfection might see him play until his 40s.   Pele scored a total of 1281 goals in 1363 games, a Guiness Book record, while Ronaldo has scored over 700 goals prompting Neville to say surpassing Pele is Ronaldo’s main target.   "He just wanted to be the very, very best in the world and it's so important to him,” Neville told SkySports. "It's an obsession. Absolute obsession with scoring goals. App...
Frank Lampard Welcomes Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson  Cavani to Chelsea
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Frank Lampard Welcomes Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani to Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has welcomed Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani to Stamford Bridge. Lampard, who played against Cavani when the 32-year-old Uruguay was both at PSG and Napoli, believes he would provide some much-needed experience to Chelsea’s young side. DAILY POST had reported that Cavani has drawn interest from Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid in recent weeks. Cavani has started just four games in Ligue 1 this season for PSG, having lost his place to Mauro Icardi who is on loan from Inter Milan. His current contract with the Parisians is set to expire at the end of the season, when he will be available on a free transfer. Asked if Chelsea were interested in Cavani, Lampard told reporters at his pre-match press conference a...
Botswana 0-0 Zambia: Wasteful Chipolopolo held by Zebras in 2020 Chan qualifier
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Botswana 0-0 Zambia: Wasteful Chipolopolo held by Zebras in 2020 Chan qualifier

Chipolopolo came into the encounter as the favourites, but they were frustrated by the Zebras in Francistown, Botswana Botswana were held to a 0-0 stalemate by Zambia in the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualification second round first-leg clash on Friday. The Zebras of Botswana came into the match having eliminated Seychelles in the first round after winning the tie 5-1 on aggregate. On the other hand, Zambia's Chipolopolo, who participated in the 2018 finals in Morocco, were given a bye in the first round. The two Southern African teams both created some goalscoring opportunities in the early exchanges, but they were very wasteful in front of goal.
Guadalajara 0-0 Atletico Madrid (4-5 on penalties): Llorente sent off in victory
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Guadalajara 0-0 Atletico Madrid (4-5 on penalties): Llorente sent off in victory

Atletico Madrid edged Guadalajara in a penalty shoot-out as Marcos Llorente was sent off. Marcos Llorente was sent off in his second Atletico Madrid appearance as the LaLiga giants edged Guadalajara on penalties at the International Champions Cup on Tuesday. Llorente, a close-season signing from rivals Real Madrid for a reported €30million, was shown a red card for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity in the 24th minute at Globe Life Park in Arlington, just as Atletico looked in control. However, Guadalajara were also reduced to 10 men as Carlos Villanueva was sent off just after the hour-mark.
Zidane declares ‘nothing has changed’ for Bale at Real Madrid despite strong showing against Arsenal
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Zidane declares ‘nothing has changed’ for Bale at Real Madrid despite strong showing against Arsenal

The Spanish side's head coach reveals that he was pleased with the Welshman's goalscoring performance but he still seems destined to leave Zinedine Zidane praised Gareth Bale's goalscoring performance against Arsenal but insisted nothing had changed with the Real Madrid outcast. Bale came off the bench to rescue Madrid in the International Champions Cup, scoring from close range to bring his side back into the match after they trailed 2-0 at half-time courtesy of goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Tipped to leave Madrid this summer, Bale sat out the loss to Bayern Munich, with Zidane confirming after the match that the club were looking to offload the winger this summer.
Kgatlana’s strike hands Beijing Phoenix’s first CWSL win of the season
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Kgatlana’s strike hands Beijing Phoenix’s first CWSL win of the season

The South African put up an impressive showing as they claimed their maiden league win of the season Thembi Kgatlana was the heroine of the day as Beijing Phoenix earned their first Chinese Women's Super League win of the season with a 1-0 triumph over champions Dalian Quanjian. Last week, Kgatlana's goalscoring debut was not enough to save Beijing from losing the opening match of the season as they bowed 3-2 to Jiangsu Suning.
Jermaine Seoposenwe on target as Gintra-Universitetas thrash Dinamo Riga
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Jermaine Seoposenwe on target as Gintra-Universitetas thrash Dinamo Riga

The South Africa international was on target yet again as her Lithuanian side thrashed their hosts in on Friday Jermaine Seoposenwe continued her goalscoring form in Gintra's 4-0 win over Dinamo Riga in Friday's Amber Cup contest. The 25-year-old, who made a superb return from the 2019 Women's World Cup with South Africa in France, also scored in Gintra's 3-1 comeback win over Gornik Leczna on Wednesday. On Friday, Seoposenwe broke the deadlock to put the Lithuanian champions in front just 10 minutes into the encounter.
Coach Allen worried about UI Pioneers’ scoring problem despite win over LASU Blazers
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Coach Allen worried about UI Pioneers’ scoring problem despite win over LASU Blazers

The Pioneers progressed to the Round of 16 after grabbing a crucial win in their final group match on Thursday UI Pioneers coach Eduviere Allen admitted his team still lack a goalscoring edge despite their 2-0 win over LASU Blazers. Goals from Oladieji Abdumalik and Alabi Salam helped the University of Ibadan outfit seal their qualification for the knockout stage with their only win in the group. Earlier this week, the Pioneers settled for a 1-1 stalemate against ABUAD Stars and they were later held to a goalless draw by LCU Gladiators in Wednesday’s Ibadan derby.
Mikel Obi cries out over Middlesbrough’s Inability to score goals
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Mikel Obi cries out over Middlesbrough’s Inability to score goals

Nigeria and Middlesbrough midfielder, Mikel Obi, on Wednesday expressed his disappointment over Middlesbrough’s inability to convert their several goalscoring chances. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Middlesbrough struggled in front of goal as they failed to beat Bristol City in Tuesday’s Championship clash at the Riverside Stadium. This was in spite of creating a lot of goalscoring chances. Middlesbrough’s hopes of securing a playoff ticket consequently suffered a huge setback following a 0-1 loss to the visitors. Mikel was quoted as saying on the club’s website that Middlesborough would have been out of sight with the first half chances that came their way. He had added that it was a familiar story in the club. The 31-year-old signed for Middlesbrough ...
Valverde Speaks On El Clasico Being LaLiga Title Decider
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Valverde Speaks On El Clasico Being LaLiga Title Decider

Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, has insisted that the title race in LaLiga will not be over, even if they win away to rivals Real Madrid on Saturday. Madrid are nine points behind Valverde’s men, who won 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to book a place in the Copa del Rey final. They are also winless in their last five league games against Barcelona, with October’s 5-1 thrashing at Camp Nou leading to the sacking of Julen Lopetegui. “We have points to play for in this game, it’s a different competition to Wednesday. “It’s very difficult, as I said the other day, for the same result to occur in the same game twice in a row but we would obviously like that to happen. “We’re going there to search for a win that would be a big blow for them and a bi...
Crunch La Liga Fixtures to Be Broadcast On DStv, GOtv
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Crunch La Liga Fixtures to Be Broadcast On DStv, GOtv

A bumper weekend awaits fans of the prestigious LaLiga, the top tier of Spanish football, as matches involving league leaders and defending champions, Barcelona; title chasers, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, as well as other encounters will be broadcast live exclusively to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact and GOtv MAX subscribers. Barcelona, encouraged by their hard-earned 1-0 victory over  Valladolid last weekend, travel to the south of Spain to confront Sevilla who, at a stage this season, topped the table. Sevilla’s title aspirations have since floundered and they currently lie fourth. They slumped to a 3-0 defeat in the hands of relegation threatened Villareal last weekend and will be occupied by the thought how to shut out an in-form Lionel Messi...
How Unai Emery And Alexandre Lacazette Banished Arsenal’s Curse Of The No.9
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How Unai Emery And Alexandre Lacazette Banished Arsenal’s Curse Of The No.9

Alexandre Lacazette has scored five goals in all competitions this season (Picture: Getty) For the first time since 1999 Arsenal fans have a No.9 they can be genuinely be proud of. It’s taken the best part of two decades, eight different incumbents and a change in manager, but in Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal finally have a man worthy of mentioning in the same breath as Alan Smith, Paul Merson and Nicholas Anelka. Having arrived at the Emirates last summer, you could have been forgiven in thinking Lacazette was another in that long line of imposters after his hit and miss first season (more on the Podolski end of the scale rather than Park Chu-young), but after a fairly unconvincing start the Frenchman is now a fixture on Unai Emery’s ever-changing teamsheet. Anyone that follow...