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Gremio closing in on deal for Juventus attacking midfielder Douglas Costa
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Gremio closing in on deal for Juventus attacking midfielder Douglas Costa

The Brazilian is on the brink of sealing a return to his boyhood club after an unsuccessful loan spell back at Bayern Munich Brazilian side Gremio are closing in on a deal to sign attacking midfielder Douglas Costa from Juventus, Goal can confirm. An agreement is expected to be reached in the next two to three days that will see Costa's Juventus contract terminated a year early, freeing him up to return to his homeland. The 30-year-old has fallen out of favour at Juventus and has endured an unsuccessful spell on loan at Bayern Munich this season, with the German side already announcing their intention not to seek a renewal or permanent move.
Camavinga agent claims there have been ‘a lot of offers from top clubs’ for Rennes star
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Camavinga agent claims there have been ‘a lot of offers from top clubs’ for Rennes star

The midfielder has been linked with several leading sides, and his representative says he will have his pick of the best European clubs Eduardo Camavinga's agent, Jonathan Barnett, says they have had "a lot of offers from top clubs" for the Rennes star. The midfielder, who finished second in Goal's NXGN list of the best young footballers in 2021, has been linked with several top European sides including Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. Barnett says the 18-year-old, who already has three senior international caps for France, is swimming in offers and will have his pick of clubs this summer, should he decide to move on.
Lewandowski reacts to talk of Serie A switch as Bayern Munich future is questioned
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Lewandowski reacts to talk of Serie A switch as Bayern Munich future is questioned

The prolific Polish striker has seen a move away from the Allianz Arena mooted, but he claims to be fully committed to his contract Robert Lewandowski admits to being a fan of Italian football, but the Bayern Munich striker has suggested that no move to Serie A will be made any time soon. The prolific Polish striker has seen a switch speculated on heading towards the summer transfer window, with it reported that the 32-year-old may be open to taking on a new challenge. He has, however, shut down that gossip for now, with a man tied to a contract at the Allianz Arena through to 2023 claiming to have no intention of leaving Germany.
Camavinga reacts to Real Madrid & Bayern Munich talk
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Camavinga reacts to Real Madrid & Bayern Munich talk

The Rennes midfielder admits to being "flattered" by the interest shown in him, but says no decision has been made on his future Eduardo Camavinga is "flattered" to be attracting interest from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, but the Rennes midfielder says no decision has been made on his future. At 18 years of age, a hot prospect that finished second on the 2021 Goal NXGN list has emerged as one of the most sought-after talents in European football. A switch to Spain has been mooted for some time, with German giants Bayern now joining the hunt, but a youngster that already has three senior caps for France to his name will not be rushing into any transfer call.
Thiago explains celebration after breaking Liverpool goal duck against Southampton
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Thiago explains celebration after breaking Liverpool goal duck against Southampton

The Spain international midfielder is finally off the mark for the Reds, but has dedicated his effort to those stuck on the bench Thiago Alcantara is finally off the mark for Liverpool, with his goal duck broken in a Premier League meeting with Southampton, and the Spain international has been explaining his celebration. At the 26th time of asking, following a move from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2020, the 30-year-old midfielder finally opened his account for the Reds in a 2-0 win over the Saints. He could have been forgiven for an outpouring of emotion, or a display of understandable relief, but Thiago was eager to share his big moment with those that were not even on the field at Anfield.
No EPL Club in top 10 World’s Most Valuable Sports Team [Full list]
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No EPL Club in top 10 World’s Most Valuable Sports Team [Full list]

  No English Premier League, EPL, club was named in the top 10 most valuable sports teams in the world. According to the latest annual list published by Forbes, Barcelona is the world’s fourth most valuable sports team. Barcelona leapfrogged LaLiga rivals Real Madrid to become the world’s most valuable football club with a valuation of $4.76 billion. NFL’s Dallas Cowboys topped the list, followed by MLB’s New York Yankees. Below are Forbes’ top 10 most valuable sports teams in the world: 1. Dallas Cowboys (NFL) $5.7bn 2. New York Yankees (MLB) $5.25bn 3. New York Knicks (NBA) $5bn 4. Barcelona (Football) $4.76bn 5. Real Madrid (Football) $4.75bn 6. Golden State Warriors (NBA) $4.7bn 7. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) $4.6bn 8. New England Patriots (...
Roma coach Fonseca: Not fair for me to say who stays and who goes
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Roma coach Fonseca: Not fair for me to say who stays and who goes

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca believes injuries hit their campaign hard. Fonseca will be replaced by Jose Mourinho at the end of the season. “I will not be the coach next season, so it's not right for me to say what this team needs or does not need in future. I can only say that this season we missed important players during important periods of the campaign," said Fonseca in his press conference. “We had no particular injury problems until March, other than the long-term absentees Nicolò Zaniolo and Chris Smalling. In March we had so many games and the same players were used, so the injuries piled up. “It's not just us, it happened to other clubs in Europe too. Bayern Munich played PSG without seven first choice players. These are situations everyone saw more this year."
Tuchel has no feelings of revenge for PSG sacking after reaching Champions League final with Chelsea
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Tuchel has no feelings of revenge for PSG sacking after reaching Champions League final with Chelsea

The German coach has reached the final just six months after being sacked by the Ligue 1 giants, while they have gone crashing out Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel does not want to gloat after reaching the Champions League final, while former side Paris Saint-Germain have crashed out of the competition. Tuchel has reached the final for the second time in a row, having guided PSG to the same stage last season before they lost out to Bayern Munich, but the German coach was sacked by the French giants in December and went on to take charge of the Blues. While Tuchel's new team progressed to the Champions League decider with a semi-final win against Real Madrid, PSG were knocked out by Manchester City at the same stage.
We want to beat Bayern for our own objectives’ – Borussia Monchengladbach’s Bensebaini
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We want to beat Bayern for our own objectives’ – Borussia Monchengladbach’s Bensebaini

The Foals are aiming to boost their chances of qualifying for the Europa League when they travel to the Allianz Arena on Saturday Borussia Monchengladbach defender Ramy Bensebaini said they are focused on getting a good result against Bayern Munich and not to stop their Bundesliga title party. With Champions League football written off for next season, Marco Rose's side currently occupy the seventh spot in the German top-flight standings and they are a point behind the Europa League qualifying spot. Victory over Bayern Munich would boost their qualification chances and also delay the Bavarians’ ninth successive Bundesliga crown.
‘Who wouldn’t want to play for Bayern?’ – Hakimi’s agent responds to talk of move from Inter to Munich
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‘Who wouldn’t want to play for Bayern?’ – Hakimi’s agent responds to talk of move from Inter to Munich

  The highly-rated defender has seen a switch away from the Serie A champions mooted heading towards the summer transfer window Achraf Hakimi's agent is ruling nothing out heading towards the summer transfer window, with Alejandro Camano responding to talk of potential interest in the Inter defender from Germany by saying: "Who wouldn't want to play for Bayern Munich?" The highly-rated Morocco international is approaching the end of a productive debut campaign at San Siro, with a Serie A title triumph already safely wrapped up. Financial struggles in Milan are, however, sparking talk of prized assets being offloaded in the next window, with Hakimi among those to have seen their future called into question.  
Wijnaldum’s agent opens door for Bayern Munich move as Liverpool star approaches free agency
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Wijnaldum’s agent opens door for Bayern Munich move as Liverpool star approaches free agency

The Netherlands international midfielder will see his current contract expire in the summer, with various landing spots now being mooted Georginio Wijnaldum's agent, Humphry Nijman, has left the door open for Bayern Munich to discuss a deal for the Liverpool midfielder. As things stand, the 30-year-old Netherlands international will be taking on a new challenge in the summer. His contract at Anfield is running down and there has been no indication that fresh terms will be signed , paving the way for leading sides across Europe to enter into talks.
Alaba explains why he’s leaving Bayern Munich ‘comfort zone’ with a tear in his eye
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Alaba explains why he’s leaving Bayern Munich ‘comfort zone’ with a tear in his eye

David Alaba has been explaining his decision to walk away from a "comfort zone" at Bayern Munich, with the versatile Austrian admitting that he will find it difficult to sever ties with the Bundesliga champions. At 28 years of age, a man who has spent 13 years in Bavaria is preparing to take on a new challenge as he runs down a contract at the Allianz Arena towards free agency. Various landing spots have been mooted for Alaba, from Real Madrid to Chelsea, and he is looking forward to opening a new chapter in his career after a trophy-laden stint with Bayern
Champions League: Drogba, Fabregas react as Chelsea eliminates Real Madrid, Qualify for final
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Champions League: Drogba, Fabregas react as Chelsea eliminates Real Madrid, Qualify for final

  Former Chelsea players, Didier Drogba and Cesc Fabregas have reacted to Thomas Tuchel’s men reaching the Champions League final. Chelsea sealed a 3-1 aggregate Champions League semi-final win over Real Madrid on Wednesday night after defeating the LaLiga champions 2-0 in the second-leg at Stamford Bridge, thanks to two goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount. It’s the first time Chelsea have reached the final stage since 2012 when they defeated Bayern Munich in the final. Chelsea will face Manchester City in the Champions League on May 29 in Istanbul, Turkey. Reacting, Drogba, who was part of the 2012 triumph in Munich, and Fabregas both took to their Twitter handles to react to Chelsea’s progress into the final. Drogba wrote, “Let’s go @ChelseaFC. We are going ...
Real Madrid to Land Lewandowski in £52m Deal
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Real Madrid to Land Lewandowski in £52m Deal

  Real Madrid are interested in signing Robert Lewandowski amid talk he could leave Bayern Munich this summer, according to AS. Lewandowski has netted 43 times in 37 appearances for the German champions, who are on the brink of winning the Bundesliga again. The 32-year-old has just over two years left on his current contract. He has been constantly linked with a move to Madrid since he first moved to Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2013. Bayern could be open to selling Lewandowski for £52million this summer, in a bid to raise money due to losses caused by COVID-19. It is also claimed Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi, is currently listening to offers for the striker. Real currently have Karim Benzema as their main striker and he has delivered 28 goals in 40 mat...
Hansi Flick’s Bayern Contract Terminated As Requested
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Hansi Flick’s Bayern Contract Terminated As Requested

FC Bayern agreed to current head coach Hansi Flick’s request to have his contract terminated on 30 June 2021, two years earlier than its original expiry date. FC Bayern have appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach. The Bavarian-born 33-year-old will move to Munich from RB Leipzig on 1 July 2021 ahead of the new season, signing a five-year-contract with the German record champions until 30 June 2026.
Champions League: I won’t sleep before Man City plays PSG – Guardiola
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Champions League: I won’t sleep before Man City plays PSG – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said he will not sleep before his team’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Paris Saint-Germain if he thinks too much about the threat posed by Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Guardiola has admitted that PSG’s forwards are so good they will give opposing managers restless nights. “Always I believe the quality of these players, they have too much. “I tried to sleep well last night and that was when I was not thinking of them. Incredible top players, their quality. We are ready to try to stop them, defend as a team, play good football and try to score goals,” Guardiola told a news conference on Tuesday. While the tie is only City’s second Champions League semi-final, PSG is trying to reach the final for the second successive ye...
Bayern Munich announce Julian Nagelsmann as their new manager after sealing world-record £21.7m compensation deal with RB Leipzig
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Bayern Munich announce Julian Nagelsmann as their new manager after sealing world-record £21.7m compensation deal with RB Leipzig

Julian Nagelsmann has been announced as Bayern Munich's new manager after the Bundesliga giants agreed a world-record £21.7million compensation package with RB Leipzig. Nagelsmann agreed personal terms with the German champions on Monday, before a huge pay-off was sealed and the deal was announced on Tuesday morning. The news will come as a huge blow to Tottenham in their search for a new manager, with the German high on their list of potential candidates. Nagelsmann has impressed at the helm of RB Leipzig, guiding them to a third-placed finish last season, while this time around they sit second with five games to play. The 33-year-old's stock is very high and he is seen as one of the most promising young managers in world football. Nagelsmann has a 58 per cent win perce...
Nagelsmann Agrees to Become new Bayern Munich Manager, Leipzig Demands €25m
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Nagelsmann Agrees to Become new Bayern Munich Manager, Leipzig Demands €25m

  Julian Nagelsmann has reached an agreement with Bayern Munich, but RB Leipzig is demanding a world-record fee for their manager, according to Sky in Germany. Bayern made contact with their rivals on Sunday and agreed on terms with the 33-year-old. The clubs must now agree to a fee, with Leipzig demanding €25m. Nagelsmann had been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, but his preference has always been to remain in the Bundesliga. Widely regarded as one of the best young coaches in the world, he led Leipzig to last season’s Champions League semi-finals. The club is on course to finish second behind Bayern in the league this campaign. Nagelsmann will replace Hansi Flick, who asked Bayern to terminate his contract at the end of the season, after several disagreements wit...
We’ll Make Man City Suffer In Today’s FA Cup
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We’ll Make Man City Suffer In Today’s FA Cup

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has insisted that he will make Man City suffer in today’s FA Cup semi-final clash despite their hunger to keep possession of the ball. Chelsea have a chance to show that chasm is not a true reflection of their relative quality when they face each other. Tuchel is yet to record a win over Pep Guardiola, whom he encountered in Germany when managing Mainz and Borussia Dortmund during his colleague’s time at Bayern Munich. The German tactician believes they can be the league leaders’ equals at Wembley but wants that to apply in the longer term too. “English football, City’s game, and our game is about the intensity with and without the ball. I expect a very offensive match, a very physical match. “City have a clear style and DNA. They want to h...
Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea
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Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea

  Bayern Munich are confident they will sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, next summer if he stays at their rivals for one more season, according to SportsMail. Haaland is wanted by all Europe’s major clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Although Dortmund insist they won’t sell the 20-year-old, it is unlikely to keep away admirers and offers in excess of £100m are expected this summer. Next summer, however, Haaland will be available for about £65million due to a clause in his contract. Bayern believe they can win the race for him under those circumstances, as they seek the long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who turns 33 in August. The prospect of losing another key player to their great rivals would be painful ...
Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG
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Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG

PSG star, Neymar Jr, has confirmed he is set to renew his contract with the club after helping them eliminate Bayern Munich from the Champions League on Tuesday night, April 13. Bayern won the quarter-final second leg 1-0, but PSG reached the semi-final on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate result. After the game, Neymar, whose current deal expires in 2022, said his renewal was "no longer an issue" due to his comfort level at PSG Speaking to ESPN Brazil after the game, Neymar said: "This (renewal with PSG) is no longer an issue. Obviously I feel very comfortable and at home here at PSG. I feel happier than I was before." PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added his belief that neither Neymar nor Kylian Mbappe have any reason to leave the club. “We have invested a lot in the ...
PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals
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PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals

Paris Saint-Germain knocked Bayern Munich out of the Champions League after a 1-0 win for the Bundesliga side was not enough, with the French champions progressing to the semi-finals on away goals. In another elite encounter which followed on from an entertaining first leg which PSG won 3-2 in Germany, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal (40), which came against the run of play after Neymar had hit the post and bar, put Bayern just one goal away from qualification. PSG could have crumbled, knowing they have only made one Champions League semi-final since 1995, but Mauricio Pochettino's team were resolute in defence to see out the result. The French side will face either Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals.
Champions League: Bayern Munich’s squad to Face PSG in France confirmed
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Champions League: Bayern Munich’s squad to Face PSG in France confirmed

  Bayern Munich’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night in France has been confirmed. Bayern Munich manager, Hans-Dieter Flick, released a list of 19 players to tackle PSG in a tweet via the club’s official Twitter handle. Flick’s men had lost 3-2 against PSG in the first-leg last week in Germany. Bayern head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Union Berlin in their previous game on Saturday. Bayern’s squad against PSG: Neuer, Nubel, Pavard, Kimmich, Martinez, Sane, Choupo-Moting, Boateng, Goretzka, Davies, Sarr, Hernandez, Nianzou, Muller, Alaba, Coman, Musiala, Stanisic and Zaiser. The kick-off time for PSG vs Bayern is 8 pm.
Barcelona topple Real Madrid as world’s richest club, Man Utd drop
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Barcelona topple Real Madrid as world’s richest club, Man Utd drop

  Barcelona have climbed above Real Madrid to take the number one spot in Forbes’ Football Rich List. Real topped the rankings two years ago, which was the last time the list was published. However, Barca now have a valuation of $4.76 billion (£3.46bn) to take first place. Manchester United (£3.05billion) have dropped out of the top three, while Liverpool have climbed three places. Premier League champions Liverpool (£2.98billion) are in fifth, with Manchester City,Chelsea and Arsenal ranked sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. Here’s the full list below, according to Forbes: 1. Barcelona – $4.76billion (£3.46bn) 2. Real Madrid – $4.75billion (£3.46bn) 3. Bayern Munich – $4.22billion (£3.07bn) 4. Manchester United – $4.2billion (£3.06bn) 5. Live...
Owen predicts Chelsea vs Porto Chelsea, PSG vs Bayern Munich
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Owen predicts Chelsea vs Porto Chelsea, PSG vs Bayern Munich

  Michael Owen, a former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker, has predicted Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash between Chelsea and FC Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Sevilla, Spain. Owen also predicted Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League home clash at the Parc des Princes Stadium in France. Recall that Chelsea had won Porto 2-0 in the first-leg last week, while PSG defeated Bayern Munich 3-2 in Germany. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “PSG hold all the aces going into this as they welcome Bayern Munich to Paris. Making last year’s final, it seems that the Parisians are ready to again push for the elusive Champions League trophy. “Prior to the first leg, all the talk was around how much Bayern would miss Robert Le...
Champions League: Lewandowski Returns To Bayern Munich Training
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Champions League: Lewandowski Returns To Bayern Munich Training

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, got back to preparing on Monday after a knee injury. Nonetheless, the Bundesliga champions have governed him out of their Champions League quarter-last second leg at Paris Saint-Germain. Bayern say Lewandowski "isn't accessible" for Tuesday's down in Paris. The holders need to upset a 3-2 loss from the primary leg. Lewandowski harmed tendons in his correct knee a fortnight back while on global obligation with Poland. Bayern's clinical staff at first projected he would be out for about a month, yet the 32-year-old participated in drills on Monday during a snowfall in Munich. Lewandowski has scored 35 association objectives this season. Robert Lewandowski plays the position Forward, is 32 years old and 185cm tall, weights 79...
Berbatov Names Three Players that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo
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Berbatov Names Three Players that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo

  Former Bulgaria striker, Dimitar Berbatov has named three players that will dominate world football in the coming years. They are Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) and Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain). Rashford has scored 20 times this season and provided 10 assists. Haaland, 20, has become the hottest property in Europe and is expected to leave Germany this summer. He has netted 32 goals this season. Mbappe, 22, scored a brace against Bayern Munich in midweek to match Haaland’s tally. Berbatov told Betfair: “Rashford is still a very young player and he is a superstar in world football. “He has been leading United’s attack for a while now too, I think he is getting the credit he deserves and hopefully he is only just ...
Nigeria’s Umar Sadiq Linked With €60m Move To Bayern Munich
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Nigeria’s Umar Sadiq Linked With €60m Move To Bayern Munich

Almeria striker Umar Sadiq could be heading for a big-money move to Bayern Munich in the summer. AS claims the reigning world champions are interested in the former Nigeria youth international who has four years left on his contract. Sadiq moved to Spain last October and he has been in fine goalscoring form with 15 goals in 29 matches as Almeria aim to return to La Liga. The 24-year-old is said to have a release clause of €60 million on his contract, which could rise to €80m if Rojiblancos gain promotion to the top-flight.
Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years
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Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years

Bayern Munich veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club in the summer after a decade at the club, the German club have confirmed. The Germany international's deal at the Allianz Arena runs out at the end of the season and he won't be given a new contract, meaning he can sign for another club on a free transfer. "Jerome's contract expires in the summer. It will not be extended," the club sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky in Germany "That was a joint decision of the club management and the coach was also involved. I explained that to Jerome and he was very understanding. He leaves through a big door - hopefully with titles." Austria's David Alaba will also leave Bayern in the summer upon the expiry of his contract to join Real Madrid. Boateng has pla...
Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy
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Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy

Chelsea hero, Frank Lebouef, has named Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain as the favourites clubs to win the Champions League ahead of the Blues this season. Leboeuf feels Chelsea is far away from winning the Champions League this season despite beating Porto 2-0 in the quarter-final first-leg on Wednesday. “You can say you have a feeling, but you cannot say Chelsea has a chance to win the Champions League, You have to be far away from really thinking that,” Leboeuf told ESPN. “Of course, in one game, you do not know what can happen and it happened for them when they played Bayern Munich in 2012, playing the final in Munich. It is possible. “But they’ll have to be more consistent up front, stronger in the middle of the park to just hope of winning someth...
What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich
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What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has heaped praises on his players, including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, for their “enormous sacrifice” after beating Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Germany. Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG before Marquinhos made it 2-0 for the visitors, thanks to Neymar’s assists. However, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller then equalized for Bayern before Mbappe netted again to give Pochottino’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week. “I am happy with the result and the attitude of the team, who found themselves in difficult situations against the best side in Europe,” Pochettino said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We ne...
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...
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...
Bayern Munich vs PSG: Neymar likes to fight – Pochettino
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Bayern Munich vs PSG: Neymar likes to fight – Pochettino

  Paris Saint-German boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has said Neymar likes to fight to win, but his emotions overpowered him, after he was sent off during their 1-0 defeat to Lille last weekend. Speaking ahead of today’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich, Pochettino said the Brazilian was caught up in the moment in his first Ligue 1 start in over two months. “He was very excited to start a match. He’s an emotional player. “He likes to play, he likes to fight, he’s a competitor. He didn’t deserve that red,” Pochettino said. That loss saw PSG drop to second position in Ligue 1 behind Lille. But Pochettino expects Neymar to be focused for Wednesday’s match against Bayern. “He knows he has to channel himself. I hope that tomorrow everything will be ...
PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat
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PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has criticized his players, including Neymar, after his side’s Ligue 1, 1-0 home defeat against Lille on Saturday. Pochettino explained that PSG players didn’t create enough chances against Lille, adding that they showed a lack of aggression in the final third of the encounter against the visitors. Jonathan David’s first-half goal gave Lille all three points against PSG at the Parc des Princes as Neymar, and Tiago Djalo were sent off late in the second half of the match. The result means PSG are in the second position on the Ligue 1 table with 3 points behind leaders Lille after 31 games. “We didn’t score, and they did. They created fewer chances than us, but they were more clinical in front of goal,” Pochettino said at his ...
Chelsea to Play Bayern Munich in Champions League Semi-final
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Chelsea to Play Bayern Munich in Champions League Semi-final

Bayern Munich beat FC Rosengard 1-0 in the second leg of their women’s Champions League quarter-final on Thursday, to qualify with a 4-0 aggregate. Lea Schueller netted the only goal of the encounter for the German side. The result in Malmo extended the Frauen-Bundesliga leaders’ winning streak in all competitions to 26 matches. Schueller scored in the 22nd minute, heading in defender Carolin Simon’s cross from the left, following a slick passing move by the visitors. Bayern will now face Chelsea in the semi-final. Chelsea secured a 3-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg yesterday, to progress with a 5-1 aggregate win. Lyon will take on Paris Saint-Germain in their rescheduled quarter-final second leg on April 18 after a string of COVID-19 cases within the Lyon squad. The win...
Gareth Southgate names best five strikers
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Gareth Southgate names best five strikers

England manager, Gareth Southgate, has listed the top five strikers in world football. They include Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) and Kylian Mbappe (PSG). According to Southgate, he has included his captain Kane, because of his incredible record. Kane has scored 28 goals in all competitions for club and country, providing 17 assists. Southgate said: “There are not many outright No9s in the world at the moment at a really elite level. “Lukaku is obviously one. The two boys we’re speaking about – Kane and Lewandowski – are. I suppose Aguero has been. “But you don’t get that profile of forwards so often, there’s a lot more of the interchangeable forward players that can pl...
‘They Called me Crazy’ – Dani Alves Opens up on Why he Left Barcelona
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‘They Called me Crazy’ – Dani Alves Opens up on Why he Left Barcelona

Barcelona hero, Dani Alves, has opened up on why he left the club in 2016 to join Juventus. Alves said he left Barcelona because he had a lack of faith in the club’s hierarchy, adding that ‘they called him crazy’. The 37-year-old, who currently plays for Sao Paulo, said soon after joining Juventus in 2016 that he felt Barcelona’s chiefs had not been open about the fact they wanted to sell him after spending eight years at Nou Camp. The Brazilian right-back won six LaLiga titles and three Champions League in almost 400 appearances during his time at Barcelona. In a Question and Answer with his 31.7million followers on Instagram, Alves explained the reason for his departure, with his comments reported by Marca. “I did not believe in the leaders who were in charge in that m...
Bayern Join Chase For Nigerian Midfielder, Olise
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Bayern Join Chase For Nigerian Midfielder, Olise

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have joined the chase for Reading’s young Nigerian midfielder Michael Olise. The Champions League holders have joined the likes of PSG, Lyon, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Juventus for Olise. Bayern have already secured Royals left-back Omar Richards on a pre-contract, which will see him move to Bavaria on a free transfer. But they are not ready to stop there, with the highly-rated Olise now very much on their radar. The 19-year-old can move to the continent for a nominal amount of compensation. However, given that he’s regarded as one of the top young midfielders in the country, he should fetch a decent fee. Olise is a French youth international, who is also still wanted by England, but he is out-of-contract at the Madejski Stadium this su...
Chelsea Named English Club of the Decade [See Top 7]
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Chelsea Named English Club of the Decade [See Top 7]

Chelsea FC have been named as the English club of the decade for 2011-2020. According to IFFHS, Chelsea beat Manchester City and Manchester United to win the prize. The Rankings are decided by rating victories and draw from each competition. The last ten years were filled with success for Chelsea, which saw them win the UEFA Champions League. The Blues defeated Bayern Munich in Germany to win Europe’s top trophy back in 2012. Chelsea clinched two Premier League [2015, 2017], FA Cup [2012, 2018], League Cup [2015], Champions League [2012] and two Europa League [2013, 2019]. Below are the standings for the English club of the decade: 1. Chelsea 2. Manchester City 3. Manchester United 4. Arsenal 5. Tottenham 6. Liverpool 7. Everton
Manchester United Want to sign Torres
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Manchester United Want to sign Torres

  Manchester United are willing to sign defender, Pau Torres, from Villarreal at the end of the season, according to Manchester Evening News. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is enamored  with Torres and wants to partner Captain Harry Maguire with the Spain international in the 2021/2022 season. Solskjaer is determined to add a new centre-back in his squad whom he can rely on in fitness terms, with Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof proving fitness concerns occasionally so far this season. Torres has emerged as one of the stars of Unai Emery’s Villarreal this season. The 24-year-old missed out on a call-up to the Spain squad for the March internationals through injury. He has played 32 times for Villarreal this season, scoring three goals. Man United wil...
UEFA Champions League Draw: No All-english Tie, As Bayern Faces PSG
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UEFA Champions League Draw: No All-english Tie, As Bayern Faces PSG

Liverpool have been paired with Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while Manchester City will take on Borussia Dortmund. Elsewhere, Chelsea must try and navigate a route past surprise package Porto and there will be a re-match between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain – the two finalists from 2020. All contests at this stage of elite European competition are mouth-watering, but the draw for the last eight has thrown up some intriguing tussles. Liverpool and Real Madrid have plenty of history, with the Blancos emerging victorious against the Reds in the 2018 final as they conquered the continent for a 13th time, and will be expected to produce more fireworks when they lock horns. Manchester City remain in the hunt for a historic quadruple this s...
Bayern And Flick Make Champions League History With Win Over Lazio
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Bayern And Flick Make Champions League History With Win Over Lazio

The German giants continue to make European football success seem easy under the second-year manager Hansi Flick has yet to lose or draw a Champions League knockout game while in charge of Bayern Munich, with his streak extending to seven matches on Wednesday via a 2-1 second-leg win over Lazio that sent the club to the last-eight. Despite a late consolation finish from the visitors, the tie was never in doubt after Robert Lewandowski converted from the spot in the 33rd minute and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting widened the Bavarians' lead midway through the second half. Flick is off to an unparalleled start in Europe, and based on Bayern Munich's comfort in dispatching their Italian foes 6-2 on aggregate, his perfect knockout record stands a reasonable chance of continuing in the qu...
Champions League Quarter-final: All the clubs that Qualified
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Champions League Quarter-final: All the clubs that Qualified

  The line up for this year’s Champions League quarter-final is completed, following the two matches played on Wednesday night. Chelsea and Bayern Munich both progressed into the last eight. The Blues beat 10-man Atletico Madrid 2-0, thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson. They qualified on a 3-0 aggregate. Bayern defeated Lazio 2-1 at ‘home’, after winning 4-1 in the first leg. They both join Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, FC Porto, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-final. The teams left will be paired together on Friday, March 19, when the draws are conducted.
Champions League: Owen Hargreaves Names only team that will stop Man City from Winning Quadruple
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Champions League: Owen Hargreaves Names only team that will stop Man City from Winning Quadruple

  Former England International, Owen Hargreaves has identified Bayern Munich as the only club that will stop Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City from winning the Champions League this season. According to him, City are well positioned to win the quadruple this season but Bayern Munich are the only side that can ‘stop them’. Man City saw a 21-match winning streak brought to a grinding halt by Manchester United earlier this month but they have bounced back with three straight wins. City beat Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday courtesy of goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan and are now in the last 8 of the Champions League. They are also in the final of the Carabao Cup, the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and are 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League. ...
Thierry Henry Compares Haaland to Ex-Man United striker, Van Nistelrooy
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Thierry Henry Compares Haaland to Ex-Man United striker, Van Nistelrooy

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has compared Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland to former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker, Ruud van Nistelrooy. Henry believes Haaland is similar to Van Nistelrooy, adding that the 20-year-old has a killer’s instinct when it comes to scoring goals. Haaland has scored 33 goals in 30 games in all competitions for Dortmund so far this season. The Norwegian has drawn the interest of many top European clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus. When Jamie Carragher asked Henry on Sky Sports whether he felt Haaland was comparable to Van Nistelrooy, Henry replied: “Yes. Yes, him, Van Nistelrooy was a great goalscorer. “Not so much in our day but Pele, the des...
Chelsea Identify Christian Pulisic’s Replacement
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Chelsea Identify Christian Pulisic’s Replacement

  Chelsea have reportedly identified Bayern Munich winger, Kingsley Coman, as Christian Pulisic’s replacement at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic, who has fallen out of favour under manager, Thomas Tuchel, is yet to start a game under the Blues boss. The United States international only joined Chelsea in 2019 from Dortmund. According to the Daily Mail, Coman tops Chelsea’s list of possible options to take Pulisic’s place at the West London club. Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the France international for some time. Coman has two years left on his current deal with Bayern Munich. The 24-year-old, who scored the winner in last season’s Champions League final, is believed to be keen on a transfer away from Bayern Munich and has not expressed any interest in extending ...
Champions League: Micah Richards Names Club that will Win Trophy
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Champions League: Micah Richards Names Club that will Win Trophy

Former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, has named reigning champions, Bayern Munich, as the club that will win this season’s Champions League. Richards believes Bayern Munich are favourites to win the Europe top-flight tournament, followed by Man City and then Paris Saint-Germain. Bayern Munich already have one foot in the last-8 after they thrashed Lazio 4-1 in the round of 16 first leg last month. Man City and PSG both won their first leg fixtures against Borussia Monchengladbach and Barcelona, respectively, putting themselves in pole positions to progress to the last-8. “My top three would be PSG third, Man City second at this moment in time and then Bayern,” Richards told CBS Sports’ ‘¡Qué Golazo Podcast! ‘. “But I don’t want to get too excited because we ha...
18 year old Jamal Musiala Commits Future to Bayern Munich with new five-year Contract
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18 year old Jamal Musiala Commits Future to Bayern Munich with new five-year Contract

Highly-rated English-German young winger, Jamal  Musiala has signed a new bumper contract with Bayern Munich, his first professional deal with the club, a week after turning 18. He recently snubbed England and committed his international future to Germany and on Friday, March 5, signed a five-year deal running until 2026. Musiala has already played 27 times for Bayern's first team, scoring four goals. Musiala told Bayern's official website: “I’m really pleased to have signed my first professional contract at FC Bayern. "I just feel very good at the club and in the team, I’m playing with the best players in the world and I can learn from them every day in training. Hansi Flick, [director] Hasan Salihamidzic and [chief scout] Marco Neppe along with the whole club have bel...
‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes
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‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes

The former Red Devils midfielder doesn't believe that the Spain international fits into the Merseysiders' current system Thiago Alcantara is "more suited to Manchester United", according to Paul Scholes, who claims the Liverpool star is not a "Jurgen Klopp-type player". Much was expected of Thiago when he arrived at Anfield for £20 million ($28m) from Bayern Munich in the summer, but he has so far struggled to live up to expectations in the famous red shirt. It has been suggested that the Spain international has slowed Liverpool down in the final third while playing on the right of a midfield three, with Scholes of the opinion that he would fit in better at United in a more central role.

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