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You joined Chelsea to double your salary – Inter chief, Marotta hits out at Lukaku
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You joined Chelsea to double your salary – Inter chief, Marotta hits out at Lukaku

Inter Milan Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe Marotta, has hit out at Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, over his departure from the Serie A champions. Moratta said that Lukaku left Inter for Chelsea to double his salary. According to him, there was no difference between Lukaku and Edin Dzeko, whom Inter signed for free to replace the Belgium international in the summer transfer window. Recall that Chelsea re-signed Lukaku from Inter in the summer transfer window for a club-record £97 million. The 28-year-old scored on his debut for Chelsea against Arsenal and then netted a brace against Aston Villa. But Lukaku has since failed to find the back of the net in the Premier League. Speaking to Il Corriere Della Sera, Marotta hit out at Lukaku for leaving Inter Milan for money....
Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea
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Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s best position is the Blues’ left wing. Tuchel also said that Hudson-Odoi, 20, needs to help as a right wing-back occasionally. The German said this following Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. Chelsea defeated Malmo, thanks to a brace from Jorginho and a strike each from Andreas Christensen and Kai Havertz. Hudson-Odoi delivered an impressive performance on the left flank of Chelsea’s attack as Tuchel acknowledged his display against the visitors. “This is his best position, I know,” Tuchel told beIN Sports. “Sometimes he needs to help as a right wing-back, so he needs to take it for the team. “But we know the half left position upfront is his best position.” Ch...
Iwobi out of Super Eagles squad to Face Central African Republic
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Iwobi out of Super Eagles squad to Face Central African Republic

Everton forward, Alex Iwobi, has been replaced in Nigeria’s squad for next week’s World Cup qualifier against the Central African Republic, by Lorient striker Terem Moffi, Goal reports. On Friday, Rafael Benitez confirmed that Iwobi is battling an injury and might not play against Manchester United in their Premier League game on Saturday. Benitez’s update came only after the 25-year-old was included in Gernot Rohr’s team for the double-header fixtures against CAR on October 7 and 10. “Alex has a little problem and I’m not sure if he’ll be available for tomorrow,” Benitez said. “But I’m really pleased with the way he’s working and training. I think he’s improving and he’s enjoying that. We can improve him more because he’s working so hard – he can be a much bett...
Carabao Cup: Liverpool, Man City qualify for Fourth round
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Carabao Cup: Liverpool, Man City qualify for Fourth round

Liverpool and Manchester City are two of the Premier League sides that secured their spots in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Tuesday night. The Reds thrashed Norwich 3-0 to progress to the next round. Jurgen Klopp’s men took an early lead at Carrow Road through Takumi Minamino, who beat Angus Gunn from close range. Divock Origi doubled Liverpool’s lead shortly after the restart, redirecting a Konstantinos Tsimikas cross past Gunn, before Minamino completed his brace with 10 minutes left. Champions Manchester city came from a goal down to whitewash Wycombe 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Brentford hammered Oldham 7-0, Everton were dumped out by Queens Park Rangers and Burnley beat Rochdale 4-1.
Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool joint top after week 4 fixtures
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Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool joint top after week 4 fixtures

Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are joint top of the Premier League table with 10 points each. However, United are placed in the first position, after scoring 11 goals so far and conceding only three. The Red Devils have been boosted by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored twice as they beat Newcastle 4-1 on Saturday. Romelu Lukaku also grabbed a brace, as Chelsea defeated Aston Villa 3-0 at Stamford Bridge yesterday. The Blues have scored nine times and conceded only one goal. On Sunday, Liverpool saw off 10-man Leeds United 3-0. Mohammed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane scored for the Reds as they kept pace at the top of the table.
Ronaldo reacts as his brace takes Man Utd top of table
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Ronaldo reacts as his brace takes Man Utd top of table

Cristiano Ronaldo has said Manchester United will “be celebrating together in the end” after he scored twice on his second debut. The 36-year-old netted a brace as United thrashed Newcastle 4-1 on Saturday. Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard also got on the scoresheet at Old Trafford. Ronaldo was delighted with his goals and the three points, stating he was happy to help the team.
Dembele bags brace as Mara, Munetsi, Mavididi & Delort paint France with goals
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Dembele bags brace as Mara, Munetsi, Mavididi & Delort paint France with goals

Several African stars were on song in the French elite division, nevertheless, their teams suffered contrasting fortunes on Sunday evening Lyon settled for a 3-3 draw with Clermont Foot in Sunday’s French elite division. The Kids came into the game having bowed 3-0 their last time out against Angers. However, they were unable to make home advantage count as they earned just one point against the newly-promoted side despite Moussa Dembele’s first-half brace. Lyon got the game off to a flying start when they took the lead in the fifth minute as Dembele converted from the penalty mark after he was fouled in the box by Johan Gastien.
Ex-Liverpool striker Awoniyi dazzles in Europa Conference League with brace and assist
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Ex-Liverpool striker Awoniyi dazzles in Europa Conference League with brace and assist

The former Nigeria youth star delivered a five-star performance in the first-half of Thursday's encounter Taiwo Awoniyi scored a brace with an assist as Union Berlin cruised to comfortable 4-0 win over KuPS in a Uefa Europa Conference League play-off game. The former Liverpool forward started the first-half goal fest in Helsinki with his sixth-minute opener. A few minutes later, Awoniyi supplied Max Kruse to double Union Berlin's lead in the 29th minute and then he found the back of the net again two minutes later.
Osimhen scores two-minute brace as Napoli beat Bayern Munich
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Osimhen scores two-minute brace as Napoli beat Bayern Munich

The Super Eagles striker continued his fine goalscoring form in pre-season with his brilliance at the Allianz Arena Victor Osimhen helped Napoli crush Bayern Munich 3-0 with his two-minute brace in Saturday’s friendly match. After scoring the match-winning goal against Serie C club Pro Vercelli last Saturday, the Nigeria international led the Partenopei's attack in Munich. The 22-year-old linked up with Algeria midfielder Adam Ounas in quick succession as the visitors scored two goals within two minute.
Nigeria vs Mexico: Super Eagles thrashed 4-0
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Nigeria vs Mexico: Super Eagles thrashed 4-0

  Mexico hammered Nigeria 4-0 in an international friendly played on Sunday morning. The North American nation took the lead as early as the second minute through Hector Herrera. In only two minutes, El Tri doubled their lead, as Hirving Lozano linked up with Funes Mori, who found the top corner. Mexico continued where they stopped six minutes after the break, as Herrera grabbed his brace. Jonathan dos Santos added the final goal in the 77th minute. It is good preparation for them ahead of their 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign which will begin on July 11. For Nigeria, Gernot Rohr will probably not be impressed by the team, which was made up of players from the domestic league. The Super Eagles were completely dominated in chance creation and ball possession, s...
Euro 2020: Pele Reacts as Ronaldo Equals Ali Dael’s Goal Record
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Euro 2020: Pele Reacts as Ronaldo Equals Ali Dael’s Goal Record

Brazil football legend, Pele, has sent a message to Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, after the Juventus superstar equalled Iran’s legendary striker, Ali Daei’s record for most international goals in men’s football. Ronaldo equalled Daei’s goal record after scoring a brace in Portugal’s Euro 2020 draw against France on Wednesday. The 36-year-old is now the joint highest men’s international scorer with 109 goals and has received a message of congratulations from Daei, whose record he equalled. The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star now has the chance to break that record in Portugal’s last-16 clash against Belgium on Sunday evening. Reacting, Pele, in a post via his Instagram account, congratulated Ronaldo and backed the forward to surpass Daei’s record. Pel...
Euro 2020: Ronaldo not the most valuable player in Portugal team – Bruno Fernandes
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Euro 2020: Ronaldo not the most valuable player in Portugal team – Bruno Fernandes

  Portugal playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, has said captain of the team, Cristiano Ronaldo, is not the most valuable player. Ronaldo netted a brace, as the defending champions beat Hungary 3-0 in their first Euro 2020 game on Tuesday. Yet while he may be nearing the all-time record goalscoring tally at international level, Fernandes feels his contribution to the group as a whole is what takes precedence. Discussing his captain, Fernandes told reporters: “Ronaldo is influential, as always. He is another one who wants to do his best and is making a difference.” Before adding: “The most valuable player in the national team is the ‘we’. The ‘we’ is the most important, there are many Is, but the ‘us’ is what counts.”
Euro 2020: You’ve to Know how to suffer – Cristiano Ronaldo eacts to Portugal’s victory
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Euro 2020: You’ve to Know how to suffer – Cristiano Ronaldo eacts to Portugal’s victory

  Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reacted to his side’s Euro 2020 3-0 victory against Hungary on Tuesday night. Ronaldo took his Euro goal-tally to 11 after scoring a brace against Hungary at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium. Reacting, the Juventus forward, in a post via his Instagram account after the game, said, ‘you have to know how to suffer, fight until the end and always believe with all your strength.’ The 36-year-old also promised to give more joy to the Portuguese who have supported the national team. Ronaldo wrote, “You have to know how to suffer, fight until the end and always believe with all your strength. “There are no easy opponents, no games won at the start. The European Championship is a stage of luxury, where only the best of the best are pre...
Temwa Chawinga nets brace as Tabitha makes Wuhan scoring debut against Sichuan
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Temwa Chawinga nets brace as Tabitha makes Wuhan scoring debut against Sichuan

The Malawi internationals made bright starts to the season, providing three of the goals for the hosts in the opening game Tabitha Chawinga made a goalscoring debut and sister Temwa scored a brace in Wuhan's 4-0 victory over Sichuan in Saturday’s 2021 Chinese Women's Super League opener. In October, both sisters faced off in the 2020 Chinese final, with Temwa helping Wuhan silence Tabitha's Jiangsu 4-0 to celebrate their first league diadem in 19 years of their history. Tabitha joined Wuhan from Jiangsu Suning in January 2021, teaming up for the first time since Kvarnsvedens in 2017 with sister Temwa, who enters her second season with the Chinese champions.
Simy Nwankwo Proud To Break Martins’ Serie A Record, Not Willing To Discuss Future Move
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Simy Nwankwo Proud To Break Martins’ Serie A Record, Not Willing To Discuss Future Move

Simy Nwankwo is thrilled to overtake Obafemi Martins as the highest scoring Nigerian in Serie A, reports Rushhoursport.com Nwankwo grabbed a brace as Crotone defeated Parma 4-3 at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Saturday. The 28-year-old now has 29 Serie A goals across three seasons in 77 appearances for Crotone, beating Martins’ record of 28 for most scored in the Italian top-flight by a Nigerian player. ” Reaching such goals in a very difficult championship like the Italian one is nice , but I can’t be 100% happy,”he told sport.sky.it. Despite his impressive scoring form for Crotone this season, the Calabrians are destined for relegation to Serie B and he is disappointed with their position on the table. “The team counts. We are struggling and I can’t be happy,”he stated. ...
Simy Bags Brace, Nets 18th Serie A Goal As Crotone Beat Parma Away To End Winless Run 
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Simy Bags Brace, Nets 18th Serie A Goal As Crotone Beat Parma Away To End Winless Run 

Simeon ‘Simy’ Nwankwo continued his impressive form in front of goal as he netted a brace in Crotone’s 4-3 win at Parma, in the Serie A on Saturday, Rushhoursport.com reports. Prior to Saturday’s game Crotone had lost their last six league games. Nwankwo scored in the 42nd minute to put Crotone 2-1 ahead before making it 4-3 from the penalty spot on 69 minutes. He has now scored five goals in his last five games and has taken his league goals to 18 in 33 games this season. Also, he is joint-third on the top scorers chart behind Cristiano Ronaldo (25 goals) and Romelu Lukaku  (21 goals). Despite the win at Parma, Crotone are still rooted bottom in the league table on 18 points.
Chukwueze Ends 17-Game La Liga Goal Drought With Brace In Villarreal Win
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Chukwueze Ends 17-Game La Liga Goal Drought With Brace In Villarreal Win

The 21-year-old returned to the scoresheet in style as Unai Emery's side bounced back to winning ways in the Spanish top-flight Samuel Chukwueze has ended his 17-game goal drought in La Liga with a brace in Villarreal's 5-1 hammering of Levante on Sunday. It was the first time the Nigeria international scored a goal since December 3, when he found the back of the net against Sivasspor in the Uefa Europa League and against Real Valladolid in a league match on November 2. Chukwueze stretched the visitors' lead at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia in the 63rd minute to make it 3-1 after Gerard Moreno's first-half strike and Postigo's own goal in the ninth minute. Nine minutes after his first goal of the night, Levante conceded another own goal through Ruben Vezo and Chukwueze w...
Copa del Rey: Messi Reacts as Barcelona Defeat Athletic Bilbao in final
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Copa del Rey: Messi Reacts as Barcelona Defeat Athletic Bilbao in final

  Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has said they deserved some happiness, after they crushed Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday. Messi grabbed a brace as Ronald Koeman’s men clinched their first trophy of the season. Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong were also on target at Seville. It was the 35th trophy Messi has won as a Barca player, but his first Copa del Rey as the club’s captain. “I am really happy for this group of players because they deserved some happiness,” he told Barca TV. “It’s really special to be the captain of this club, where I have spent my whole life, and it’s a really special Copa for me, to be able to lift [the trophy].” Last season was Barca’s first without a trophy since 2007/2008.
What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel
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What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel

  Thomas Tuchel haa revealed what he told Chelsea players after their shock 5-2 defeat in the Premier League at home to West Brom on Saturday. The former Paris Saint-Germain boss said he had some quick words with the players which was majorly to calm them down and prepare them for more to come. Being their first loss in 14 games, the manager said he made the player understand that they have to accept and find a away to deal with it. Since taken over from Frank Lampard towards the end of January, Thomas Tuchel’s Blues kept over 7 clean sheets and had 14 matches unbeaten run in all competitions. The German gaffer also said that he will digest the game later once they are less ‘emotional’. Chelsea took at Stamford Bridge through Christian Pulisic but the game flippe...
Liverpool Outclass Arsenal To Boost Top-Four Hopes
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Liverpool Outclass Arsenal To Boost Top-Four Hopes

Liverpool put up a masterclass display as they ran out 3-0 winners against a pathetic Arsenal side to five their top-four pursuit a big push. Second half goals from Diogo Jota, who bagged a brace and Mohamed Salah secured the deserved win. Liverpool move up to fifth position on 49 points and are just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. The defeat means Arsenal remain in 9th position on the log. The Reds settled quicker and Fabinho drilled an early shot from range just wide before Mane had a deflected header easily saved. A fine piece of skill from Roberto Firmino saw the Brazilian move into space and send a rasping shot wide just on the half-hour mark, but the best chance of the half saw James Milner steer an effort off-target from the edge of the box. After the ...
Benzema’s Sex Tape Trial: Real Madrid Striker Reacts as Court Fixes Date
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Benzema’s Sex Tape Trial: Real Madrid Striker Reacts as Court Fixes Date

Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, has reacted after it emerged he will appear in court for his alleged involvement in blackmailing former France teammate, Mathieu Valbuena, over a sex tape. Recall that the Versailles prosecutor’s office had said on Tuesday that Benzema would face trial in court from October 20-22 this year for his alleged role in the Valbuena sex tape blackmail plot six years ago. The 33-year-old is suspected of pressuring Valbuena in 2015 to pay blackmailers who threatened to reveal an intimate video in which Valbuena featured. Reacting to the development, Benzema responded on his Instagram story, writing alongside a screenshot of the news: ‘Yes, finally. Let the masquerade end forever.’ Meanwhile, Benzema has not played for France since October 2015 aft...
Iheanacho Breaks Drogba’s Record with Brace against Man Utd
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Iheanacho Breaks Drogba’s Record with Brace against Man Utd

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has broken the record set by former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, after he netted twice against Manchester United on Sunday. Iheanacho’s brace saw the Foxes eliminate United from the FA Cup and qualify for the semi-final where they will face Southampton. In doing so, the Super Eagles star has now scored the most goals by an African in the competition. Drogba netted 12 goals in the FA Cup before leaving Chelsea in 2012. Apart from Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Iheanacho is the only other player within the English game to have netted 20 or more goals across the two domestic cup competitions since his debut for Manchester City in August 2015.
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...
Mourinho Blasts Zidane Over Gareth Bale’s Form
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Mourinho Blasts Zidane Over Gareth Bale’s Form

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has blamed Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, for Gareth Bale’s poor start to the campaign and accused the Frenchman of not being patient with the winger. Bale, 31, returned to Spurs last summer amid fanfare but his loan spell back at the club has not gone according to plan. In the first half of the season, Mourinho became frustrated with not being able to fully utilise the winger, while injuries also delayed a return to form. However, Bale is showing glimpses of his former self and put in a man of the match performance in the 4-0 win over Burnley, where he scored a brace and set up Harry Kane on Sunday. Bale now has four goals and four assists in as many games. When asked why it had taken the Welshman so long to get...
Nigerian Striker, Josh Maja Scores Twice On His Premier League Debut For Fulham
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Nigerian Striker, Josh Maja Scores Twice On His Premier League Debut For Fulham

Josh Maja said he saw a dream become reality as he marked his full debut with a brace to help Fulham boost their Premier League survival hopes with a deserved win at Everton. The visitors were by far the better side in the first half but were left frustrated as they missed several opportunities to score, with Bobby Decordova-Reid hitting the post and Harrison Reed driving over. But their dominance was rewarded early in the second half when Nigerian striker Maja - a deadline day signing on loan from Bordeaux - slid in to turn home Ola Aina's cross from close range. Maja, 22, then capped a superb debut with a second, tapping in after Reed's shot had hit the woodwork. The former Sunderland striker said: "This is a night I have been dreaming about for a long time. I had a feeli...
Chan 2021 Wrap: Classy Morocco defeat Cameroon to join Mali in final
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Chan 2021 Wrap: Classy Morocco defeat Cameroon to join Mali in final

The Atlas Lions are aiming at successfully defending their title African Nations Championship defending champions Morocco stormed into the final after a 4-0 win over hosts Cameroon, to set a date with West African heavyweights Mali. Soufiane Rahimi scored a brace for the Atlas Lions at Limbe Stadium with other goals coming from Soufiane Bouftini and Mohammed Ali Bemammer. It took the North Africans 28 minutes to find the back of the net against the Indomitable Lions.
Oshoala Scores Brace As Barca Beat Real Madrid In El Classico
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Oshoala Scores Brace As Barca Beat Real Madrid In El Classico

Asisat Oshoala scored a brace as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 4-1 in the first El Classico to be played at the Johan Cruyff Stadium. Barca were on the attack from the beginning of the game and Alexia gave them the lead via an absolutely wicked shot in the 14th minute. The Real Madrid keeper got a hand to it, but she only succeeded in helping the ball into the net because the shot was to powerful. Jenni Hermoso extended the lead in the 17th minute off a rebound from a shot by Oshoala and then, in the 37th minute, deadly Norwegian winger, Caroline Graham Hansen ran at full speed down the right, while Oshoala was running down the center. CGH centered the ball and Oshoala knocked it into the net. It was a thing of beauty. Video of Oshoala's first goal. https://youtu.be/M4_9pItakp...
Onyekuru Grabs Brace As Galatasaray Beat Gaziantep Away
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Onyekuru Grabs Brace As Galatasaray Beat Gaziantep Away

Henry Onyekuru scored twice as Galatasaray beat Gaziantep 2-1 in their Turkish Super Lig clash at the Gaziantep Stadyumu on Friday. It was Onyekuru’s first appearance for Fathi Terim’s side since he linked up with the club from Monaco. The Nigeria international started the game on the bench and replaced Morocco international Younnes Belhanda after the break. The 23-year-old put Galatasaray ahead in the 51st minute after he was teed up by Dutchman Ryan Babel. He scored his second goal of the game 12 minutes from time. His international teammate Oghenekaro Etebo replaced Emre Kılınç in the 75th minute. Former Flying Eagles defender Valentine Ozornwafor was an unused substitute for Galatasaray in the game.
Asisat Oshoala Scores A Brace As Barcelona Beats Rayo Vallecano 7-0
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Asisat Oshoala Scores A Brace As Barcelona Beats Rayo Vallecano 7-0

Asisat Oshoala scored a brace yesterday and unveiled a T-shirt dedicated to her step-mother who died recently as Barcelona defeated Rayo Vallecano 7-0 at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona. This was one of the league leader's games in hand. There was a minute silence before the match in honour of Oshoala's step-mother. Barca dominated from the beginning with Mariona testing the Rayo keeper in the 2nd minute. Jenni Hermoso gave Barca the lead in the 4th minute after what looked like a ping pong game in the Rayo area  . The ball bounced between several Barcelona players in the crowded Rayo Vallecano 6 yard box before Hermoso stabbed it into the goal. Aitana doubled the lead in the 11th minute and then Oshoala extended it in the 15th minute. Deadly winger Caroline Graha...
Oshoala Marks Her 26th Birthday By Scoring A Brace As Barca Beat Sevilla 6-0
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Oshoala Marks Her 26th Birthday By Scoring A Brace As Barca Beat Sevilla 6-0

Asisat Oshoala gave herself an early birthday present yesterday night by scoring a brace as Barcelona beat Sevilla 6-0 to qualify for the final of the Queen's Cup. The victory presents Barcelona with the opportunity to secure the first treble in Spanish women's football history. They won the first ever Supercopa earlier this year and were declared league champions during the lockdown and a victory against Legrono would make them Queen's Cup champions. Frenetic start Barcelona took control of the game from the blast of the whistle and they got an early lead when Patri recovered the ball and fed Oshoala who fired it into the goal to give Barca a 1-0 lead in the 4th minute. The Blaugrana did not ease up the pressure and super winger, Caroline Graham Hansen put them 2-0 up on 1...
Oshoala Scores Another Brace As Barcelona Defeat Huelva In The Queen’s Cup
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Oshoala Scores Another Brace As Barcelona Defeat Huelva In The Queen’s Cup

Barcelona defeated Sporting Huelva 0-4 in the quarter-final of the Queen’s Cup thanks to 2 goals by Asisat Oshoala and goals by Jeni Hermoso and Caroline Graham Hansen. Barcelona dominated the game from beginning till the end and were rewarded with a place in the semi-final. Barca had a lot of goal scoring chances to score early on, but they couldn’t break the deadlock. Asisat Oshoala came closest in the 22nd minute with a one on one chance, but the keeper saved the attempt. Later, Jenni Hermoso also had a one on one encounter with the keeper, but the ball went to the right of the goal. Asisat Oshoala finally broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute with a headed goal off a cross. Jenni Hermoso doubled Barca’s lead 2 minutes into the second half with a great shot from her left foo...
Asisat Oshoala scores brace as Barcelona humiliate Madrid 4-0
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Asisat Oshoala scores brace as Barcelona humiliate Madrid 4-0

The Nigeria international stole the show in Madrid with a woman-of-the-match display but her compatriot was taken off in tears Asisat Oshoala struck a brace as Barcelona beat Madrid 4-0 but her compatriot Chidinma Okeke suffered a potentially serious injury on Saturday. A goal in each half from Oshoala plus Jennifer Hermoso's strike guided Barcelona past Víctor Fernández's side in Qatar in a Spanish Primera Iberdrola encounter. But, Marid were left sweating on Okeke's injury after the Nigeria international was carried away in tears with Laura Teruel replacing her in the 25th minute. The Nigeria international who scored in four consecutive matches for Llius Cortes' ladies this season, broke the deadlock two minutes from half time at Nuevo Matapinonera Stadium. After the r...
Asisat Oshoala Scores A Brace As Barcelona Destroy Atletico Madrid 6-1
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Asisat Oshoala Scores A Brace As Barcelona Destroy Atletico Madrid 6-1

The Barça women provided a goalscoring feast against the winners of the last three Spanish championships, Atlético Madrid, netting no fewer than six times in a packed-to-capacity crowd of 4,467 at the Estadi Johan Cruyff. Four goals in the first half meant the job was as good as done at the interval, and two more after the break sealed a win that sends out a very strong message indeed. All of that was after going a goal down after just two minutes. The response to Sampedro’s goal was extraordinary. Barça smothered the visitors in midfield, with Graham and Mariona in incontestable form down the wings and Oshoala in powering form up front. Hermoso got Barça back level from the penalty spot, Mariona added the second when pouncing on the rebound, Robles put the third in her own net an...
Tammy Abraham: Chelsea striker must emulate Diego Costa – Jamie Redknapp
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Tammy Abraham: Chelsea striker must emulate Diego Costa – Jamie Redknapp

The Anglo-Nigerian scored his first goals for the Blues against the Canaries but the 46-year-old feels the forward is still a work-in-progress Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has urged Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham  'to be nastier’ and emulate Diego Costa. The 21-year-old ended his long wait for his first Chelsea goal in their 3-2 victory over Norwich City in Saturday’s Premier League game. The youngster scored a brace against the Canaries to help Frank Lampard’s men clinch their first win of the season at Carrow Road.
Oshoala Scores A Brace Against Her Former Club As Barca Defeats Arsenal 2-5
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Oshoala Scores A Brace Against Her Former Club As Barca Defeats Arsenal 2-5

Barcelona defeated English champions Arsenal 2-5 in a pre-season friendly at Meadow Park in Hertfordshire, England yesterday night. Asisat Oshoala scored a brace, while new Barca striker Caroline Graham Hansen provided 3 assists. Bad start. Barca dominated possession from the start against a very tight Arsenal defence. The cules had goal scoring opportunities for Oshoala and Alexia, but they were not able to convert their chances. In fact it was the home team that drew first blood via a powerful shot by McCabe in the 36th minute (1-0). The reaction from Barcelona was instant, and in just one minute, the Lluís Cortés trained girls scored two goals to overturn the scoreline and go to the break with the lead. First Patri Guijarro scored (1-1, minute 44), and later Oshoala scored ...
2019 Copa America: Brazil 3-0 Bolivia, Coutinho Brace In Opening Match
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2019 Copa America: Brazil 3-0 Bolivia, Coutinho Brace In Opening Match

Phillipe Coutinho scored a Brace as hosts Brazil started the 2019 Copa America tournament with a 3-0 win against Bolivia. Brazil felt Neymar's absence in the first half, with its attack unable to do much against the Bolivian defense. Young Ajax forward David Neres, replacing Neymar in the starting lineup, couldn't add the spark Brazil needed up front. Firmino and Richarlison also couldn't get anything going early on, leading to the halftime jeers by most in the crowd of 46,342 at the Morumbi. It didn't take long for Brazil to get the crowd back on board in the second half, with Coutinho opened the scoring from the penalty spot after video review determined a handball by Bolivia defender Adrian Jusino. The midfielder quickly added the second minutes later with a close-ran...
Messi Scores Brace As Argentina Beat Nicaragua 5-1
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Messi Scores Brace As Argentina Beat Nicaragua 5-1

Lionel Messi was the star of the show, hitting a brace as Argentina beat Nicaragua 5-1 ahead of the 2019 Copa America. Having ended his international absence in March's shock loss to Venezuela, Messi grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and sparked his side into action by netting the opener in the 37th minute. After dancing his way past three defenders for the opener, the Argentina captain doubled his tally and their lead moments later to put the hosts firmly in the ascendancy. Nicaragua are ranked 129th in the world, and on this evidence will struggle during their maiden Copa America campaign in Brazil. Watch the brace video below;
Kane Vows To Come Back ‘Stronger’ After Latest Ankle Injury
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Kane Vows To Come Back ‘Stronger’ After Latest Ankle Injury

Tottenham striker Harry Kane vowed Wednesday to come back “stronger than ever” after his latest ankle injury cast a cloud over his side’s Champions League victory against Manchester City. Kane limped off the pitch after a challenge with England teammate Fabian Delph during Tuesday’s 1-0 quarter-final first-leg win at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It immediately looked serious as Kane was unable to put any weight on his left foot and was helped down the tunnel, later leaving the ground on crutches and with the joint in a brace. The club’s medical staff will allow any swelling around the joint to subside before a scan to reveal how bad the injury is, expected to be on Thursday. “Gutted to go off injured but every setback is a chance to come back stronger than ever,” Kane twe...
Paul Pogba Is The Best Midfielder In Europe – Phil Neville
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Paul Pogba Is The Best Midfielder In Europe – Phil Neville

Pundit Phil Neville has praised Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba as the best in Europe on his day. The 25-year-old took his goals tally to seven with a Brace against Huddersfield at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Pogba has returned to form since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager. Former Coach Jose Mourinho fell out with Pogba in his last 12 months at the club and left him out of his final game as manager against Liverpool. However, MySportDab report Neville believes there's nobody better than Pogba in his position when he's on form. Speaking on the Boxing Day edition of Match of the Day, Neville said: "You play for Man United and you talk of freedom of expression, exciting football, go out there and score goals, attacking football, play with a smile o...
CAF Champions League: Gor Mahia Gorge Lobi Stars
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CAF Champions League: Gor Mahia Gorge Lobi Stars

Lobi Stars seem to have run into a dead end in their quest to enter the group stages of the CAF Champions League as they were beaten 3-1 by Gor Mahia yesterday at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. Solomon Ogbeide And unless Lobi turn the tables around in the second leg it could be another early ouster for a Nigeria clubside in the continental contest. Gor Mahia’s Samuel Onyango scored a brace, after Jacques Tuyisenge had opened scoring in the first half Lobi’s Samuel Mathias pulled one back with a header to give Lobi a hope of fight back when they play Gor Mahia in Enugu on December 22.
Roma Striker Edin Dzeko Happy With Brace For CSKA Win
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Roma Striker Edin Dzeko Happy With Brace For CSKA Win

AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko was delighted with their Champions League win over CSKA Moscow. Dzeko bagged a brace and assisted Cengiz Under at the Stadio Olimpico, where they lost 2-0 to SPAL on Saturday. “This is the best competition to score in. It's difficult for us to say something after this game, because we should've done better three days ago," the Bosnian told Sky Sport Italia. “We need more consistency throughout the team, starting from me." He added: “The win doesn't change anything in the group, because we always had to look to first place. “Now we'll try to win in Moscow, but we certainly can't lose there."  
Diego Souza Scores Brace As Brazil Rout Australia
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Diego Souza Scores Brace As Brazil Rout Australia

Diego Souza scored after just 11 seconds as Brazil beat Australia 4-0 in their friendly at the MCG. The Recife midfielder was gifted his first international goal after Australia gave the ball away straight from their own kick-off. Bristol City defender Bailey Wright was the fall guy when his attempted pass towards the left wing was intercepted by Giuliano. He strode forward before slipping the ball into the path of Souza, who hit an angled drive which Australia keeper Mitch Langerak got a hand to but could not keep out. It meant the 31-year-old Souza, only in the starting line-up following an injury to Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, registered his first goal for his country on his sixth appearance – almost eight years after he won his first cap. Souza grabbed his second in...
Mohammed Anas Thanks Wife And Girlfriend After Netting Brace
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Mohammed Anas Thanks Wife And Girlfriend After Netting Brace

Free State Stars striker Mohammed Anas gave an interview after a 2-2 match against Ajax Cape Town, saying he thanked God for his performance. “I appreciate my fans also, my wife and my girlfriend,” the 22-year-old added. He then tried to correct his mistake: “I mean my wife, sorry.” The video posted over the weekend sparked amused comments, with one of them simply saying: “Too late…”(NAN)

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