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Man City Survive Dortmund Scare to Secure Semi-final Spot
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Man City Survive Dortmund Scare to Secure Semi-final Spot

Manchester City reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time under Pep Guardiola after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Germany, winning the tie 4-2 on aggregate. Holding a 2-1 advantage from the first leg, City did not know whether to stick or twist in the early stages and were caught cold by a fantastic strike from 17-year-old Jude Bellingham, who became the youngest English goalscorer in the Champions League. Guardiola has seen his City team knocked out at the quarter-final stage in the last three seasons and must have been fearing the worst again, but Emre Can handed the visitors a lifeline when handling a cross. Riyad Mahrez stroked home from the penalty spot (55) before Phil Foden hammered in a second (75) from the edge of the area to rubberstamp the v...
UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle
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UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle

  Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modrić has issued warning to Liverpool ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg tie on Wednesday. Modric addressed the press at the Anfield press room on the eve of the second-leg encounter against Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Croatian warned that despite their two goals advantage going into the game, Los Blancos were in England to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and will have to put in a top display. “I expect it to be a very demanding game, in which we’ll have to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and we’ll have to put in a top display,” Modric told the press. “We’ll have to try and do what we did in the first leg and attack and defend as a unit, go out to get the win and not defend our le...
CAFCC: Enyimba Fall To ES Setif; Lose Top Spot
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CAFCC: Enyimba Fall To ES Setif; Lose Top Spot

Enyimba fell to a 3-0 defeat against Algerian club ES Setif in their CAF Confederation Cup matchday four encounter at the May 8 1945 Stadium on Sunday, reports Rushhoursport.com Amir Karaoui gave Setif the lead in the 31st minute after he was teed up by Ahmed Kendouci. Mohamed Amoura doubled their advantage late in the first half. The hosts scored their third goal of the game through Akram Djahnit, who slotted home from the spot in the 65th minute. Djahnit missed the chance to double the home team’s lead when his spot-kick failed to hit the target 10 minutes from time. Enyimba dropped to second position in Group A with six points from four games following the defeat. South Africa’s Orlando Pirates, who thrashed Al Ahli Benghazi of Libya 3-0 earlier in the day top the ...
Solskjaer Names 3 Players that helped Man United Beat Granada 2-0 in Spain
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Solskjaer Names 3 Players that helped Man United Beat Granada 2-0 in Spain

  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has singled out Victor Lindelof, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes for special praise after Manchester United beat Spanish side, Granada 2-0 in the Europa League on Thursday. The 2-0 away win gave the Premier League giants a huge advantage towards the semi-finals. Lindelof assisted Marcus Rashford for the first goal with his superb through ball on 31 minutes. And Bruno Fernandes won and scored a late penalty to make it 2-0 for the Red Devils in the first leg of the quarter-final ties. The second leg takes place at Old Trafford next week and the winners will face either Ajax or Porto in the semi-finals. Solskjaer was asked whether there was a player he was particularly impressed with and he said, “Yeah definitely, Victor. “He kept us gl...
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal criticised after 1-1 with Slavia Prague at Emirates
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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal criticised after 1-1 with Slavia Prague at Emirates

  Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has criticised manager, Mikel Arteta and his players after their deflating 1-1 draw against Slavia Prague in the Europa League on Thursday night. Nicolas Pepe almost secured a narrow win for Arsenal at the Emirates in the first leg of their quarter-final tie after he fired the hosts ahead with a late goal. But the visitors shocked the English side with a dramatic injury-time equaliser through Tomas Holes, a result that has now given Slavia an advantage ahead of the second leg next week. Arteta’s side failed to take a number opportunities before the two late goals and the Gunners Europa League ambitions are now hanging in the balance. Wright expressed his disappointment with the result and Arsenal’s finishing during the match and also cri...
Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto
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Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto

Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount, has warned Thomas Tuchel’s men following their Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory over FC Porto on Wednesday night in Spain. Mount, who scored a goal against Porto, cautioned the Blues players that it was ‘only half-time’ and their work was far from complete in the Champions League last-8. Two goals from Mount and Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea the first-leg advantage ahead of the second-leg next Tuesday. “A very important game for us and me personally, to get my first goal in the Champions League,” Mount told Virgin Media Sport. “It was probably a long time coming, I have been waiting for the moment, and I am delighted it’s come tonight in a big win. “To keep a clean sheet as well going into the second leg, it’s a big perfor...
Draxler Names Best Player in the World Following PSG’s 3-2 Win Over Bayern Munich
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Draxler Names Best Player in the World Following PSG’s 3-2 Win Over Bayern Munich

  Julian Draxler has said that his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe has ‘quality like no-one else in the world.’ Draxler said this after Mbappe netted twice to help the French champions to a memorable 3-2 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. Mbappe opened the scoring for the visitors and Marquinhos made it 2-0, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller had equalised for Bayern before Mbappe netted again. PSG now have a huge advantage going into the second leg in France with three away goals and Draxler had no doubts who they had to thank for the fine win. He said the prolific Frenchman possesses quality that no other player in the world can match. “That’s what [Mbappé] is there for becau...
Joe Cole Hails one Chelsea Player after 2-0 Win at Porto
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Joe Cole Hails one Chelsea Player after 2-0 Win at Porto

  Former England midfielder, Joe Cole, was full of praise for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, after his superb performance during their 2-0 Champions League win away at Porto on Wednesday. Mount scored his first goal in the competition, with a fantastic piece of skill and finish from Jorginho’s pass. Ben Chilwell made it 2-0 in the second half, giving the Blues a big advantage ahead of the second leg at home. But Cole was most impressed by Mount and said on BT Sport: “He’s a manager’s dream, he has the natural ability to impact a game. “He does the tactics to a ‘T’ off the ball, in the difficult spell just before Tuchel came in, he stood up, he is a leader.”
Bayern 2-3 PSG: Kylian Mbappe Scores Twice as Paris St-Germain Beat Title Holders, Bayern Munich in Champions League Quarter-final
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Bayern 2-3 PSG: Kylian Mbappe Scores Twice as Paris St-Germain Beat Title Holders, Bayern Munich in Champions League Quarter-final

European and World champions, Bayern Munich were stunned by PSG as they suffered their first champions league defeat since March 2019 on Wednesday night, April 7, losing 2-3 at home. PSG took an early lead through star boy Kylian Mbappe after making an aggressive start as Bayern showed just how much they missed the absent Lewandowski. Marquinhos scored PSG’s second, before Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller both struck for a Bayern team that played with an intensity and intent that bordered lacked that magical finishing touch that Lewandowski had become known for. Bayern fought back well, taking control in the second half to make it 2-2 but PSG struck on the counter to secure their advantage. Fresh from outshining Lionel Messi in the previous round, Mbap...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win

West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has hailed his team’s finishing, following their 5-2 win at Chelsea on Saturday. Allardyce, before the game, admitted he was “jealous” of Thomas Tuchel’s array of top talents at Stamford Bridge. However, it was the Baggies who put up a show against the Blues on their own turf, to end Tuchel’s unbeaten start as manager in West London. Thiago Silva’s red card made it easier, but West Brom showed both their tactical discipline and clinical attacking play. “I am really pleased and satisfied about how the players applied our tactics today, how we set out to control Chelsea’s attacks and then what we could do in possession of the ball. “Because we ended up being so good in possession of the ball on so many occasions, and because of our quality...
Those Who Looked Down on me Back Then will Surely be Like ‘had I Known’ – Funke Akindele
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Those Who Looked Down on me Back Then will Surely be Like ‘had I Known’ – Funke Akindele

Actress Funke Akindele has dished out an advice on relationship with people who are yet to find a footing in life. In tweets she shared, Funke Akindele advised against looking down on people as they can "be the next big thing". She also stated that those who looked down on her in the past, will surely be like 'had I known'. The actress also told those who have been looked down on, to keep working like no one is watching, embrace constructive criticism and also use it to their advantage. Akindele tweeted; Don’t look down on anyone!! They will surely be the next big thing!!Those who looked down on me back then will surely be like *had I known*Don’t stop supporting peeps even when some are ungrateful. Just know how & when to draw the line.We are all on earth for a purpose! ...
Rebel Wilson Sunbathes in the Nude after her Split from Millionaire ex Jacob Busch
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Rebel Wilson Sunbathes in the Nude after her Split from Millionaire ex Jacob Busch

Rebel Wilson, 41, took advantage of the warm weather in Great Britain to sunbathe naked and she shared photos with her followers. The Pitch Perfect star captioned the photos: "When the sun comes out in London I immediately leap to naked sunbathing." Despite being naked, the actress managed to take the photo from an angle that didn't show too much skin. See below.
Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette
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Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette

  Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has insisted that his teammates didn’t respect manager Mikel Arteta’s game plan in the first half of the Gunners’ 3-3 draw with West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. West Ham gave themselves a three-goal advantage inside 32 minutes, with Jesse Lingard, Jarred Bowen and Tomas Soucek scoring for the Hammers against Arsenal at the London Stadium. But Arteta’s men drew level thanks to own goals from Soucek and Craig Dawson before Alexandre Lacazette’s header from substitute Nicolas Pepe’s cross to give both teams a point each. “My feeling is mixed between being proud of the team because we came back in the second half and disappointed with the first half we did,” Lacazette told reporters during his post-match press conference aft...
‘You Know you Can’t Leave’ – Laporta to Messi
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‘You Know you Can’t Leave’ – Laporta to Messi

New Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has made a direct plea to Lionel Messi to stay at the club, barely hours after he was sworn into office on Wednesday, March 17. He won club elections last week and has returned to the helm of the club 11 years after leaving the post in 2010. With Lionel Messi nearing the end of his contract and rumors of him leaving the club due to his unhappiness at the club, Laporta has now appealed to the Barca star in a speech he made to members. Prior to his speech, Laporta and Messi, were pictured embracing prior to the new president's speech. Speaking to the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, Laporta said. "In our first spell we had the best players in Barca history, but if we were successful it was because we had stability," Laporta explained. "...
The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta
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The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has expressed his optimism that his project at the club will ‘bang’ once football returns to normal after the pandemic. The Gunners have endured a disappointing campaign so far during Arteta’s first full campaign in charge and travel for Thursday night’s Europa League tie with Olympiacos knowing that winning that competition is their best route back into Europe next season. The 1-1 draw with Burnley on Sunday, leaves Arsenal 10th in the Premier League with 11 games left. Arteta remains adamant that there has been improvement and says the difficulties his team have faced throughout the pandemic, will actually work to Arsenal’s advantage in the long-term. When asked what the past year has been like, Arteta said: “We have created a real...
Mourinho hits out at Arteta ahead of North London Derby
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Mourinho hits out at Arteta ahead of North London Derby

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has dismissed Mikel Arteta’s claim that they have an unfair advantage over Arsenal, ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby. The Gunners host Spurs with both sides looking for three points to keep alive their hopes of finishing in a European qualification spot. Before then, in midweek, they play Europa League last-16 ties, with Spurs taking on Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal facing Olympiacos. Both sides were drawn to play the away leg from home first, however, UEFA rules provide that two clubs from the same city are not permitted to play on the same day. As a result, Spurs will now play Zagreb at home on Thursday, while Arsenal faces a near-3,000 mile round trip to Greece. Speaking after the decision was made, Arteta who was clearly not ...
Del Piero Blames Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus’s Exit
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Del Piero Blames Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus’s Exit

  Juventus legend, Alessandro Del Piero, has slammed forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, over his performance against FC Porto in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie on Tuesday night. Juventus were trailing 2-1 from the first-leg in Portugal and went 1-0 down early on in Turin. But Federico Chiesa replied with a brace, and Mehdi Taremi was sent off for Porto to put Andrea Pirlo’s side firmly in the driving seat. However, the Serie A champions were stunned late in extra time when Sergio Oliveira’s free-kick beat Wojciech Szczesny to end Juventus’s dreams of Champions League glory for another year. Reacting, Del Piero said Ronaldo must take some blame for Juventus’s exit, adding that the Portugal international wasted the header that should have given the host adva...
I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss
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I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has responded to the speculations that he might be sacked after a disappointing Champions League result on Tuesday night. The call for Pirlo’s sack grew in Italy on Tuesday after Juventus failed to take advantage of Porto being reduced to 10 men in the early minutes of the second half of the game. Porto had Mehdi Taremi sent off in the 54th minute after a second yellow card for kicking the ball away in frustration. Porto made it to the quarter-finals after a dramatic match that went to extra time. The Portuguese side opened scoring after 19 minutes with Sergio Oliveira firing in from the spot. Federico Chiesa equalised for the home side 4 minutes into the second half with a curling shot from a tight angle down the left flank. The ...
Nigerian MMA Fighter, Israel Adesanya Suffers his First Career Loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259
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Nigerian MMA Fighter, Israel Adesanya Suffers his First Career Loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259

Israel Adesanya has suffered his first career loss after he was defeated by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 in Las Vegas on Saturday night, March 6. The New Zealand-Nigerian middleweight champion was bidding to become the fifth fighter to hold two UFC titles simultaneously after a 20 - 0 record. In the fight, Adesanya showed a clear speed advantage against Jan Blachowicz. But Polish light-heavyweight took control during the final two rounds and defended his title via unanimous decision to claim victory.  All three officials awarded the bout his way, 49-46, 49-45, and 49-45. “Losses are part of life. Losses are something I deal with occasionally,” Adesanya told reporters, including MMA Junkie, at the post-fight news conference. “Just this is my first one in MMA. As I say, it is w...
Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Burnley vs Arsenal, Man City vs United
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Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Burnley vs Arsenal, Man City vs United

  Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted the possible outcome of some of the Premier League fixtures that will be played this weekend. Saturday’s early kick-off will see Arsenal travelling to Burnley. Berbatov told BetFair: “I saw Burnley’s match against Leicester and let me tell you Schmeichel was the man of the match, he made some unbelievable saves, so Burnley are not a team to be underestimated. “In this league, there are so many surprises and inasmuch as I like the way Arteta wants them to play, Arsenal are still a bit shaky in defence, so I’m backing Burnley in this one. Prediction 1-0.” On the Manchester Derby on Sunday, the Bulgarian added: “I don’t want to see a boring game. The last time these two sides met in the Premier League,...
Married Teacher Who had ‘doggy-style’ Sex with Boy, 15, in Field is Jailed for Six Years
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Married Teacher Who had ‘doggy-style’ Sex with Boy, 15, in Field is Jailed for Six Years

A married teacher who had sex with a 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to more than six years in prison. Kandice Barber was found guilty of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity in January following a retrial and was sentenced for her "beyond despicable" crimes on Friday, March 5. During the trial, Amersham Law Courts heard the 35-year-old married mom had told the boy she would "bring him down with her" if the relationship was discovered. While she was working as a school cover supervisor, she had sent topless pictures of herself to the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, as well as a "live video" of her masturbating. On Friday, March 5, Barber, of Wendover, Buckinghamshire, appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court to be sentenced. Prosecutor Dav...
Arteta Complains about Tottenham’s Advantage Ahead of North London Derby
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Arteta Complains about Tottenham’s Advantage Ahead of North London Derby

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has complained about Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League scheduling ahead of the North London Derby on March 14. Spurs’ first leg against Dinamo Zagreb three days before the derby was initially supposed to take place in Croatia, but has been since moved by UEFA to London. The Gunners, however, will travel to Greece to play Olympiacos. Arteta called the change unfair, as it would allow Spurs get extra rest, while his own team must fly back from European action. “Unfortunately, it’s not going to change,” Arteta told reporters. “We can raise our voices and we should do that because we want to have two teams playing in equal conditions. “But the decision has been made and that’s it. I don’t want to use one bit of excuse going towards...
She’s very deceitful and was lying to me the whole time’ – Ex-NBA star, Lamar Odom blasts his ex-fiancée, Sabrina Parr again
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She’s very deceitful and was lying to me the whole time’ – Ex-NBA star, Lamar Odom blasts his ex-fiancée, Sabrina Parr again

Lamar Odom has put his ex-fiancée, Sabrina Parr, on blast again, claiming she was 'very deceitful' and was lying to him through out their relationship. Speaking about his failed relationship with the fitness trainer on Monday March 1 episode of The Real, the 41-year-old father-of-three and Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband, said: 'She was very deceitful. She was, like, really lying to me the whole time' 'But I guess she got what she wanted, that was the "blue check," so I guess I was good for something.' Lamar also alleged that the 33-year-old fitness trainer was only with him for 'clout' and 'fame,' and that and her manager released a reality show about their relationship without telling him. 'We shot footage and her and her manager put it out on their own. They didn't even le...
Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-0 Win at Atalanta
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Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-0 Win at Atalanta

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has admitted it was difficult to beat 10-man Atalanta in their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night. Los Blancos came away with a 1-0 away win, with Ferland Mendy scoring a stunning late winner. Remo Freuler was sent off for the Serie A side in a controversial decision, before Casemiro picked up a booking that will see him miss the second leg. Madrid were unable to capitalise on their extra man advantage, until Mendy’s late effort went in with five minutes left. “It was difficult for us. But in the end it’s a good result. “It’s an important result with an away goal. But we know there’s a return leg and we have to win. It wasn’t easy, even 10 against 11. We played against a very physically strong team who were d...
Champions League:Lewandowski Becomes Third Top Scorer
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Champions League:Lewandowski Becomes Third Top Scorer

  Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, is now the third top scorer of all time in the Champions League. The Pole pounced on a poor back pass to open scoring in their 4-1 win over Lazio on Tuesday in a last-16 first leg. In doing so, he surpassed former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez in the competition scoring charts. Lewandowski is now only behind Cristiano Ronaldo (134) and Lionel Messi (119). Bayern’s 17-year-old midfielder Jamal Musiala doubled their advantage, making him the youngest English player to score in the competition. Leroy Sane and a Francesco Acerbi own goal stretched the Bundesliga champions’ advantage early in the second half, before Joaquin Correa pulled one back. It was an 18th consecutive match without defeat for Bayern Munich in t...
We didn’t let Atletico Madrid breathe – Tuchel
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We didn’t let Atletico Madrid breathe – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said his side didn’t allow Atletico Madrid “breathe” as they won 1-0 in their Champions League last 16 on Tuesday night. Olivier Giroud’s stunning overhead kick in the second half proved to be the winner, as the Blues claimed a huge advantage ahead of the second leg. Tuchel admitted he prepared his team to face a defensive Atletico side. Speaking to BT Sport, he said: “We knew it [Atletico packing their defence] could happen. We told the guys if it happens maybe it’s our quality and the respect. We wanted to be brave and play in their half. “We knew they were ready to suffer with eight people in the box. The intention was to keep the intensity high. This is what we did very good. We never let them breathe or come out for counter...
Acrobatic Giroud Gives Chelsea Advantage Over Atletico Madrid
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Acrobatic Giroud Gives Chelsea Advantage Over Atletico Madrid

Olivier Giroud's magnificent bicycle kick broke Atletico Madrid's resistance and earned Chelsea a crucial away goal on Tuesday, a 1-0 victory giving Thomas Tuchel's side a slender advantage in the Champions League last 16. Giroud's acrobatic strike was initially ruled out for offside but stood after VAR showed Mario Hermoso had got the final touch, delivering a huge blow to Atletico's hopes of reaching the quarterfinals. "I didn't know what to think about the goal, I just focused on hitting the ball," said Giroud. "I love an overhead kick and I was just pleased to see the ball hit the back of the net. I had no clue about being offside or not." Diego Simeone's side had put on a typically disciplined defensive performance until that point but Giroud's moment of genius me...
Nigeria Might Soon Exit Second Wave of Coronavirus – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie
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Nigeria Might Soon Exit Second Wave of Coronavirus – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has said that Nigeria might soon exit the second wave of the Coronavirus disease. Osagie who spoke at a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday February 22, said the country has been recording a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. The Minister also disclosed that the decreased positivity rate from sustained testing in states, is synonymous with global trends. He said; “This trend in reduction compares with global observations of seeming decline in COVID-19 cases, signifying that the second wave may be receding. “On 21st of February 2021, 521 new infections and 8 deaths occurred in 20 states. The sustained testing in states has decreased positively rate. “We are, however, not drawing conclusions yet and ce...
Europa League: I Substituted Bale to Save him For West Ham Clash – Mourinho
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Europa League: I Substituted Bale to Save him For West Ham Clash – Mourinho

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he substituted winger, Gareth Bale, during his side’s Europa League last-32 first leg 4-1 win over Wolfsberger on Thursday night to save him for the West Ham clash on Sunday. Bale was withdrawn just after the hour-mark during Tottenham’s clash with Wolfsberger at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Mourinho is now saying that he made the substitution with a view to Sunday’s London derby against West Ham. The Welshman, who has been an unused substitute in two of Spurs’ last three league matches, produced an encouraging performance and scored a goal against Wolfsberger. Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Carlos Vinicius also scored to give Mourinho’s men a first-leg advantage over the Austrian outfit ahead of the secon...
Europa League: Owen Hargreaves Names Favourites Club to Win Trophy
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Europa League: Owen Hargreaves Names Favourites Club to Win Trophy

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has identified the Red Devils as definitely one of the ‘favourites’ to win the Europa League this season. Hargreaves, a former Manchester City star, said this after Man United thrashed Real Sociedad 4-0 in the Europa League round of 32 first-leg tie on Thursday night at the Juventus Stadium. A brace from Bruno Fernandes and a strike each from Dan James and Marcus Rashford gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side an advantage ahead of the return second leg at Old Trafford. “They [Manchester United] are definitely one of the favourites to win the Europa League,” Hargreaves told BT Sport. “I think they will win a trophy this season Manchester United, whatever that’s going to be. “And if they can finish second in the Premier Leag...
Barcelona vs PSG: Joe Cole Blasts Messi, Warns Guardiola over Signing Argentine
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Barcelona vs PSG: Joe Cole Blasts Messi, Warns Guardiola over Signing Argentine

Former Chelsea midfielder, Joe Cole has slammed Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, following the Blaugrana’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, 4-1 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night at Camp Nou. He also warned Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, over signing Messi. Cole believes Messi was not “emotionally engaged” and was “disinterested” during Barcelona’s tie with PSG, adding that it would be a “gamble” for Guardiola to sign him if he continues to play like that. Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick gave Mauricio Pochettino’s side a first-leg advantage over Barcelona ahead of the second leg next month. Speaking after the game, Cole told BT Sport: “Disinterested is the word. They (Barcelona) had no power, no togetherness. “Messi looked disinterested. It’s real...
Champions League: Pochettino Makes Demand after PSG Thrash Barcelona at Camp Nou
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Champions League: Pochettino Makes Demand after PSG Thrash Barcelona at Camp Nou

  Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has urged his players to focus on their next game against Monaco in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday. Pochettino made the plea following PSG’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg win over Barcelona on Tuesday night. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach also said that PSG are capable of doing anything after thrashing Barcelona 4-1. A hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe and Moise Kean’s goal gave PSG an advantage ahead of the second leg in Paris. Lionel Messi did score a goal for Ronald Koeman’s side at Camp Nou. “When you win, you are always happy and then the performance was very good,” Pochettino told PSG TV. “The players deserve everything and we feel very proud of our players for their fantastic match. “But now we n...
LaLiga table: Real Madrid Climb Above Barcelona after Valencia Win
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LaLiga table: Real Madrid Climb Above Barcelona after Valencia Win

  Real Madrid have moved above Barcelona into second place in LaLiga, thanks to their 2-0 win over Valencia on sunday. Karim Benzema put the hosts ahead after 12 minutes, before Toni Kroos doubled the advantage with three minutes left before half time at Valdebebas. Ferland Mendy’s goal just after the hour mark was ruled out for offside following a VAR review. Victory for Los Blancos, was enough for them to leapfrog Barcelona, who hammered Alaves 5-1 on Saturday. Leaders, Atletico Madrid remain five points clear with two games in hand on Zinedine Zidane’s side. The only negative from the afternoon came when Dani Carvajal limped off with an apparent hamstring injury. Real were already without seven players due to fitness issues and midway through the first half...
Barnsley vs Chelsea: Tuchel’s Men Complete FA Cup Quarter-final Line-up
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Barnsley vs Chelsea: Tuchel’s Men Complete FA Cup Quarter-final Line-up

  Chelsea became the last team to qualify for this year’s FA Cup quarter-final, thanks to a narrow 1-0 win against Barnsley on Thursday. Tammy Abraham tapped in Reece James’ cross in the second half, to see off the battling Championship side. Thomas Tuchel made as much as 10 changes to his team from the Sheffield United win and they struggled to find their rhythm. Barnsley took advantage of that and created the better early chances. However, Tuchel changed his side’s shape after the break, bringing on James to replace Marcos Alonso and centre half Antonio Rudiger for Andreas Christensen, switching to four in defence. The win was the fourth in five games for Chelsea since Tuchel assumed duty Chelsea will now face Sheffield United for a place in the semi-final....
FA Cup: Man City Break Arsenal’s Record
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FA Cup: Man City Break Arsenal’s Record

Manchester City on Wednesday, recorded their 15th straight win in all competitions, a mark no other English top-flight club had previously managed. Pep Guardiola’s men beat Swansea 3-1 to qualify for the FA Cup quarter-final. In doing so, City extended their winning run to 15 games in all competitions, one more than Preston’s in 1892 and Arsenal’s winning streak in 1987. City began their winning run with a 1-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League on December 19. A disappointing 1-1 draw at The Etihad to West Brom on December 15, was the last time Guardiola’s team failed to win in any competition. Since that setback City have triumphed in 10 consecutive Premier League matches to soar up the table, where they now enjoy a five-point advantage over rivals Manchester Un...
Barcelona told they made ‘big error’ selling Luis Suarez
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Barcelona told they made ‘big error’ selling Luis Suarez

Celta Vigo striker, Iago Aspas, has insisted that Barcelona made a ‘big error’ by selling Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid. Aspas said this after Suarez netted a record-breaking brace during Atletico Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Monday night at the Wanda Metropolitano. Suarez’s brace against Celta means the Uruguay striker is now the first player to score 16 goals in his first 17 games for a Spanish top-flight team in the 21st century, beating Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 15 goals. The 34-year-old left Barcelona for Atletico Madrid last summer transfer window after the Catalan club terminated his contract. “The truth is he [Luis Suarez] is a true forward, a winner even in rondos and training matches. He always gave 200 per cent,” Aspas told Marca. “What you see on...
Liverpool Need Three new Players After Man City Defeat – Carragher
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Liverpool Need Three new Players After Man City Defeat – Carragher

The Premier League champions saw their title defence suffer a huge setback, as Pep Guardiola’s side put in a stunning second half performance to take all three points. City’s 10th league win in a row, means they have a 10-point advantage over Jurgen Klopp’s side and a game in hand. Liverpool have been hit with injuries this season, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Diogo Jota sidelined for long spells. And Carragher admits it is hard to be “too critical” of Klopp’s side, as they lack freshness and strength in depth. “This is a team who have gone to the well and produced unbelievable moments and trophies for this club which is why I find it a little bit hard to be too critical of this team. “They just haven’t stopped for three years. That’s why I say they need a little ...
PDP Wanted To Take  Advantage Of EndSARS To Return To Power In 2023 – Adesina
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PDP Wanted To Take Advantage Of EndSARS To Return To Power In 2023 – Adesina

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity on Thursday said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took advantage of the ongoing #EndSARS protests nationwide to plot a return to power in 2023. In his weekly article titled 'IF NIGERIA DIES, HATRED KILLED HER', Adesina said after 60 years, Nigeria may not move beyond where she is today owing to the hatred by many people, including Nigerians themselves. According to him, while the concern of the #EndSARS protesters were genuine, they allowed it to be hijacked by external forces especially by political forces who wanted power in 2023. He added that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which was defeated in the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections by the All Progressives Congress (APC) als...
Zidane Reacts as Real Madrid Need one win to Clinch Title
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Zidane Reacts as Real Madrid Need one win to Clinch Title

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said he was a delighted man after his side’s 2-1 win over Granada on Monday night. Ferland Mendy opened the scoring for Los Blancos with a fine solo effort, before Karim Benzema doubled their advantage. However, after the break, Darwin Machis pulled one back for the hosts. Real had to hold on for an important win, which opens a four-point gap at the top ahead of rivals Barcelona. “I let out a shout because I was happy and because in football you have to suffer. “I shouted out loud because the three points were very important and I wanted to tell my players that they had played a superb game. To win this league you have to suffer a little bit and we dug in as a team. You have to be proud of this team,” Zidane told the media about ...
US Comedian and Actor, Chris D’Elia Accused of Sexually Harassing and Grooming Underage Girls
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US Comedian and Actor, Chris D’Elia Accused of Sexually Harassing and Grooming Underage Girls

American stand-up comedian and actor, Chris D'Elia has been accused of sexually harassing and grooming multiple underaged girls. In a Twitter thread, a user named Simoné, who uses the handle @girlpowertbh shared screenshots of an alleged conversation between herself and D’Elia from 2014, when she was 16 years old and alleged that she was “groomed” by D'Elia . Simoné wrote: "for the longest time I thought it was embarrassing for ME that i was interacting with this older man but he was the one who DM'd me on twitter and was the one who was twice my age and was the one that used the power imbalance between us to his advantage so f*** chris d'elia." In subsequent tweets, Rossi wrote that she was “groomed by a stand up comedian twice [her] age,” but never met up with the comic beca...
Oghiabekhva face Otuwe as seven Africans meet in Minsk, Neman clash
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Oghiabekhva face Otuwe as seven Africans meet in Minsk, Neman clash

Sunday's tie will feature one of the most intriguing fixtures in Belarus as some Africans will be in action in the top-flight clash Nigeria striker Emuidzhi Oghiabekhva will spearhead the attack for Minsk when they face compatriot Gift Otuwe's Neman in a Belarusian Women's Championship fixture on Sunday. This weekend, there is no encounter in Belarus that comes close to the clash between two of the top three teams on the log - the second biggest this season after Dinamo-BPUSC and Minsk. Sunday's showdown billed for Minsk Stadium, will be the 33rd meeting in all competitions since their first clash in 2011, with the champions holding a huge advantage with 31 wins from 32 ties.
Criminals killing people in Borno, Katsina are taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions – Buhari
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Criminals killing people in Borno, Katsina are taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions – Buhari

President Buhari has said that criminals responsible for the killings and destruction of properties in Katsina state and Borno state are taking advantage of the restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the states. The President said in the nationwide speech he gave this morning to celebrate this year's Democracy Day. He, however, gave an assurance that the security agencies have swung into action with a view to bringing the assailants to justice. “I regret recent sporadic incidents with the tragic loss of lives in Katsina and Borno States as a result of criminals taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions. Security Agencies will pursue the perpetrators and bring them to swift justice. I must implore state and local governments to revamp their intelligence as...
Dakuku Peterside cries as court declares Aguma authentic Chairman
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Dakuku Peterside cries as court declares Aguma authentic Chairman

Former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside has reacted to Tuesday’s Court judgment that declared Igo Aguma as the authentic Chairman of the party in the State. Peterside described the judgement as as a miscarriage of justice, adding that the APC will be great again. He assured party faithful that the evil gang-up against Rivers APC will not stand, adding that the judgment by Rivers State High Court was not totally unexpected. Speaking with journalists after the judgement, the party chieftain said the court in its wisdom granted all reliefs sought by the claimants, including those not sought. Honourable Igo Aguma had approached the court challenging the composition of the caretaker committee in the State by the APC ...
I planned to use Goretzka as a right-back, reveals Germany coach Low
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I planned to use Goretzka as a right-back, reveals Germany coach Low

In form in an attacking sense in recent weeks, the national team boss admits that he has had very different plans for the 25-year-old Germany boss Joachim Low has revealed that he planned to use Bayern Munich star Leon Goretzka as a right-back. The 25-year-old has been in eye-catching form with the Bundesliga leaders since the resumption of play following the coronavirus crisis by scoring two goals and laying on three more as FCB have extended their advantage over second-placed Borussia Dortmund to seven points. While the former Schalke man has been impressing with his acumen in the final third, Low admits that he has toyed with using the midfielder at the opposite end of the field.
Yangy, Babcock Student Accused of Raping 24 girls reacts
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Yangy, Babcock Student Accused of Raping 24 girls reacts

Godknows ‘Yangy’ Adolphus Owhor, the Babcock student has reacted to allegations that he raped 24 girls. Yaggy who was accused of raping 24 girls including his cousin on social media, had denied the allegations. He went on to reveal that he almost committed suicide after he was accused of raping the girls as he denied ever meeting any of the ladies. Yangy was accused of luring girls to chill with him and then take advantage of the girls. Watch the video below.
We’ll Prosecute Nigerians Evading tax on Foreign Properties – AGF Abubakar Malami
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We’ll Prosecute Nigerians Evading tax on Foreign Properties – AGF Abubakar Malami

Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) has announced that the federal government will henceforth prosecute anyone found guilty of evading payment of tax on foreign properties. Malami who advised defaulters to take advantage of the voluntary offshore assets regularisation scheme (VOARS) to declare and regularise their assets, added that any bank or intermediary that is found to have helped any citizen conceal foreign properties will pay a fine equivalent to the cost of the property.   The statement reads;   “For defaulters who may be tempted to continue concealment of their offshore assets, Executive Order 008 as amended stipulates that any domestic or foreign bank, asset manager or intermediary that cooperates with defaulters, enabling th...
Trusted Neighbor Allegedly Rapes two Underage Siblings in Imo State
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Trusted Neighbor Allegedly Rapes two Underage Siblings in Imo State

  A 23-year-old man, Uchenna Mbahotu, has been arrested by the Imo State Police for allegedly defiling two underage sisters. The suspect was living in the same compound with the 11 and 9-year-old sisters he allegedly abused, the Imo State Police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, said. According to reports, he was trusted by the girls' parents, so, he abused that trust by allegedly abusing the girls sexually. Ikeokwu, who said the suspect would be charged at the conclusion of investigation, stated that Mbahotu took advantage of his familiarity with the victims to defile them. According to him, personnel of the Orji Police Divisional Headquarters arrested the suspect. The PPRO stated, “On May 13, 2020, based on a report by the mother of the victims from Nkwo Orji, Owe...
OAP Toolz Reveals Advantage Of Lockdown Period
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OAP Toolz Reveals Advantage Of Lockdown Period

Media personality Toolz has taken to social media to share her thoughts on he COVID 19 pandemic and its effect. According to the OAP, one of the good things that have come out of the lockdown is her having more time to spend with her son. In her words; ”The silver lining of this coro season is getting to spend so much time with my lil boy ❤” Just weeks ago, the media personality made news after news surfaced that her husband, Captain Demuren may have cheated on her. The OAP further got many talking when she yanked his name off of her page.
Lagos Unrest Trends as Residents of Lagos take to the Street Defend Themselves against Robbers Amid Lockdown Over Coronavirus
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Lagos Unrest Trends as Residents of Lagos take to the Street Defend Themselves against Robbers Amid Lockdown Over Coronavirus

#Lagosunrest is on the top spot of the Nigerian Twitter trends, and it took the prominent position after residents of some communities in Lagos state took to the streets to defend themselves against robbers.   In the last few days, there's been reports of robbers taking advantage of the lockdown order issued by President Buhari in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, to loot shops and also rob some households. The reoccurring incident has pushed residents into becoming vigilantes, as they also accused the police of portraying a lackadaisical attitude in curbing the escalated crime rate in the state. Here are some tweets and videos below;   Robbery Reports are coming in from, Alagbado, Agbado, ijaiye, Abule Egba, Agege, Ogba, Akute, Ota, Sango. ...
Ondo State Government Orders Closure of all Schools Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
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Ondo State Government Orders Closure of all Schools Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered the closure of all primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary institutions in the state following the outbreak of Coronavirus outbreak. He gave the order in a state broadcast on Thursday night March 19th. ''We have also directed the closure of all primary and secondary schools as well tertiary institutions in the state as from Friday 20th, March, 2020 until further notice. This measure is to harvest our children into the safety net for proper monitoring and care. There is no doubt that this global pandemic poses a real challenge to all nations, yet if we all collaborate effectively, we will overcome it successfully. One major advantage that our state has is the experience and expertise we have developed over the years from our fight...

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