Thursday, January 28

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En-Nesyri: Sevilla striker can punish Real Madrid despite Chelsea setback
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En-Nesyri: Sevilla striker can punish Real Madrid despite Chelsea setback

The Morocco forward’s frustrating night vs the Blues shouldn’t be used against him when Julen Lopetegui selects XI for Los Blancos clash When Youssef En-Nesyri’s tame header trickled into the arms of Edouard Mendy in the closing seconds of Sevilla’s humbling night against Chelsea on Wednesday, it was hard not to feel sorry for the frontman. On a night where Julen Lopetegui made a swathe of changes to the side, last year’s Europa League winners were thoroughly beaten 4-0 in Andalusia, with the North African forward cutting an isolated figure for the majority of the game in Seville. Even though qualification was already sewn up, both sides opted to rest usual starters despite first place in the group up for grabs. In the end, Chelsea’s superior quality told, as Frank Lampard was still...
Pyunik 0-4 Wolves: Jimenez scores another brace as Nuno’s men take control of tie
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Pyunik 0-4 Wolves: Jimenez scores another brace as Nuno’s men take control of tie

Wolves all but secured their place in the Europa League play-offs with a 4-0 first-leg win over Pyunik in the third qualifying round. Raul Jimenez scored twice as Wolves cruised to a 4-0 win over Pyunik in the first leg of their Europa League third-round qualifier at the Republican Stadium. Nuno Espirito Santo was rewarded for naming a strong starting line-up for Thursday's match - Wolves' first European tie outside of the United Kingdom since 1980 - as Jimenez made it back-to-back braces after starring against Crusaders in the previous round. The Mexico striker added to his early-season goals tally with strikes either side of half-time in Armenia after Matt Doherty had opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark.
‘Fatigued’ Ronaldo rested for Juventus friendly in Korea, Sarri confirms
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‘Fatigued’ Ronaldo rested for Juventus friendly in Korea, Sarri confirms

The forward was not involved as Juve drew 3-3 against Team K League in an exhibition match in Seoul on Friday Maurizio Sarri has confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo sat out Juventus' exhibition match against Team K League in Seoul on Friday due to fatigue. Ronaldo was an unused substitute as Juve drew 3-3, with Sarri naming a relatively strong side despite his star forward's absence. Matthijs de Ligt was included from the start, while Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic were also in the line-up, though Juve had to rely on a late header from Blaise Matuidi and a sensational strike from Matheus Pereira to salvage a draw.
Zardes handed starting spot for USMNT against Curacao
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Zardes handed starting spot for USMNT against Curacao

The forward is set to lead the line for Gregg Berhalter's side once again, with Jozy Altidore left out of the starting XI After making wholesale changes in the U.S. national team's final Gold Cup group stage match, Gregg Berhalter is bringing back his original 11 starters for Sunday's quarterfinal clash against Curacao. Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie lead the attack, with Pulisic wearing the captain's armband for just the second time in his national team career. Columbus Crew striker Gyasi Zardes has been given the nod over Jozy Altidore for the target striker role. Altidore came into the Gold Cup considered the favorite to start, and boosted his case after scoring the winner in Wednesday's group stage victory against Panama, but Zardes earned another start after his st...
How will Mexico line up against Martinique?
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How will Mexico line up against Martinique?

With his team all but into the Gold Cup quarterfinals, look for El Tri manager Tata Martino to make several changes to his lineup Mexico isn't technically into the Gold Cup knockout stages yet, but barring the most stunning upset in Gold Cup history it should be there soon. Martinique doesn't present the same sort of challenge Canada did, and even that challenge was one Mexico overcame in a 3-1 victory during the week. Mexico manager Tata Martino likely is looking for his team to be fresh ahead of the knockout stages and should give rest to some key components of his squad. He also has a team nearly at full fitness, with midfielder Erick Gutierrez the only player ruled out of Sunday's Group A finale. That could mean the first minutes of the Gold Cup for attacker Rodolfo Pizarr...
Kepa had an incredible end of the season’ – Moreno reveals why De Gea was dropped by Spain
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Kepa had an incredible end of the season’ – Moreno reveals why De Gea was dropped by Spain

The Chelsea goalkeeper has started La Roja's last three contests and appears to have claimed the No.1 shirt from his United counterpart for now David de Gea’s time as Spain No.1 is not over, according to Robert Moreno, but the assistant coach conceded Kepa Arrizabalaga’s end-of-season form has influenced the decision to start the Chelsea man in the short term. Kepa has now started Spain’s last three international clashes, and while Euro qualification matches against minnows Malta and the Faroe Islands did not raise eyebrows, his continuation in the lineup against Sweden did. De Gea came under fire with Spain for his performances during the World Cup, as well as the Nations League, leading to question over his place in the squad.
‘It Is Normal To Bench Eden Hazard’- Chelsea Boss Sarri
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‘It Is Normal To Bench Eden Hazard’- Chelsea Boss Sarri

Maurizio Sarri said he left Eden Hazard out of the Chelsea starting line-up against Eintracht Frankfurt to keep him fresh for the push for Champions League qualification. Hazard, with 19 goals this season, came on in the 61st minute as Chelsea fought from a goal down to draw 1-1 in their Europa League semi-final first leg. “For a player that has 70 matches in a season, starting him from the bench is a normal reaction,” manager Sarri said. “We have to play again in 62 hours.” The Italian explained that he did not inform Hazard, rumoured to be leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer, of his decision before kick-off. “I don’t speak with the players that I want to put on the bench,” he added. “He is a player, so I have to do it otherwise I have to speak to everyone. He was a normal w...
Late Alonso header gives Chelsea win in Prague
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Late Alonso header gives Chelsea win in Prague

Chelsea struck late with a header by defender Marcos Alonso to beat a stubborn Slavia Prague side 1-0 in their Europa League quarter-final, first leg on Thursday. Spaniard Alonso broke the deadlock for the west London side in the 86th minute when he sneaked behind two defenders to connect with Willian’s cross. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri made seven changes to his lineup from the team that beat West Ham United 2-0 in the Premier League on Monday. Belgian talisman Eden Hazard had to come off the bench for the last half an hour. Alonso’s goal gave the Blues a vital away goal as they put behind them bitter memories of the stadium where they lost the 2013 Super Cup to Bayern Munich in a penalty shootout. (Reuters/NAN)
Arsenal Squad against Newcastle United
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Arsenal Squad against Newcastle United

Arsenal have released their line-up that will tackle Newcastle United on Monday night in the Premier League fixture at Emirates Stadium. According to Mirror UK, Arsenal manager, Unai Emery has released a list of 22 players. The Gunners head to the game following a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in their last Premier League encounter. Below is Arsenal squad against Newcastle United: Leno, Cech, Maitland-Niles, Lichtsteiner, Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Mavropanos, Sokratis, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Elneny, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Suarez, Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah. The kick-off time for the match is 8pm.
Liverpool’s Squad Against Tottenham Hotspur Revealed
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Liverpool’s Squad Against Tottenham Hotspur Revealed

Liverpool have released their line-up that will tackle Tottenham Hotspur in today’s Premier League fixture at Anfield. According to Independent UK, the Reds manager, Jurgen Klopp has released a list of 19 players. Liverpool head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Fulham in their last Premier League encounter. Below is the Liverpool squad against Tottenham Hotspur: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Mane, Salah, Firmino, Mignolet, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Lallana, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi. The kick-off time for the match is 4:30pm.
Champions League: Barcelona’s Squad Against Lyon Revealed
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Champions League: Barcelona’s Squad Against Lyon Revealed

Barcelona have released their line-up that will tackle Lyon on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash at Camp Nou Stadium. Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde released a list of 20 players through the club’s official website. Valverde’s men head to the game following a 0-0 draw with Lyon in the first leg encounter played last month. Below is the Barcelona squad against Lyon: Goalkeepers: Marc-André ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen. Defenders: Nélson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Clément Lenglet, Jeison Murillo, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti. Midfielders: Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Philippe Coutinho, Arthur, Sergi Roberto, Arturo Vidal, Carles Aleñá. Forwards...
Europa League: Chelsea’s Squad Against Dynamo Kyiv
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Europa League: Chelsea’s Squad Against Dynamo Kyiv

Chelsea have released their line-up that will tackle Dynamo Kyiv in today’s Europa League fixture at the Stamford Bridge. According to Tribuna, the Blues manager, Maurizio Sarri has released a list of 22 players. Chelsea head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Fulham last weekend in the Premier League encounter. Below is the Chelsea squad against Dynamo Kyiv: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Rob Green. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Davide Zappacosta, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ethan Ampadu, Andreas Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson. Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Forwards: Eden Hazard, Willian, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Gonzalo Higuain, Olivier Giroud, Pedro. The kick-off ti...
Arsenals Squad Againts Bournemouth
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Arsenals Squad Againts Bournemouth

Arsenal have released their line-up that will tackle Bournemouth Wednesday night in the Premier League fixture at the Emirates stadium. According to Mirror UK, Arsenal boss, Unai Emery released a list of 20 players. Emery’s men head to the game following a 2-0 victory over Southampton in their last Premier League encounter. Below is the Arsenal squad against Bournemouth: Leno, Cech, Maitland-Niles, Jenkinson, Lichtsteiner, Koscielny, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Elneny, Torreira, Guendouzi, Iwobi, Suarez, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah. The kick-off time for the match is 8:45 pm.
Man United’s Squad Against Crystal Palace Revealed
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Man United’s Squad Against Crystal Palace Revealed

Manchester United have released their line-up that will tackle Crystal Palace in tonight’s Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park, the Mirror UK reports. Manchester United caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer released a list of 18 players. Solskjaer’s men head to the game following a 1-0 victory over Leicester City in their last Premier League encounter. Below is the Manchester United squad against Crystal Palace: Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant. Defenders: Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling. Midfielders: Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, James Garner, Fred, Angel Gomes. Attackers: Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Tahith Chong. The kick-off time for the match is 9:00 pm.
NFF Line Up Pre-World Cup Tourney In China And Cyprus For Falcons
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NFF Line Up Pre-World Cup Tourney In China And Cyprus For Falcons

In a bid to get the best out of the Super Falcons in next year women’s World Cup in France, the NFF has lined up two tournaments in China and Cyprus to kickstart the team‘s preparation for the mundial. The Super Falcons will have their hands full at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup after they were drawn in Group A alongside Norway, Korea and hosts France. While reacting to the Saturday’s draw in Paris, the president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick said the Federation has lined up series of tournaments for the African champions ahead of the competition. “Presently, we have firmed up two tournaments in China and Cyprus for the team, and we are talking with a few countries and organizers for matches and tournaments. “We will give the Head Coach and his team ...
What Singer Glory Bosnjak Tells Women on ‘The Minasdollz Talk Show’
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What Singer Glory Bosnjak Tells Women on ‘The Minasdollz Talk Show’

In its 4th edition, The Minasdollz show continues to inspire women and families with its exciting topics and a fascinating line-up of guests, whose insight and ideas positively impact on the viewers. Co-host-Hannah Marie Sang, Mayor of Borough Greenwich-Olu Babatola, Host-Minasdollz Nigerian born Switzerland-based singer, Glory Bosnjak, Mayor of Royal Borough of Greenwich, Olu Babatola, and Entrepreneur cum author Hanani Nqo were guests on the latest edition which aired recently and was repeated yesterday on Ben TV (London) Sky Network, Channel 175. Discussing the topic, “Do women support each other as much as men do? Hanani from Zimbabwe argues that women do support each other a great deal. “In my journey as an entrepreneur I have found out that women actually do support each...