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Man Utd squad vs Brentford: Solskjaer’s Squad Confirmed [Full list]

Manchester United’s squad to face Brentford in today’s pre-season friendly tie has been revealed. According to Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named a 24-man squad to tackle Brentford at Old Trafford. Man United head to the game following a 4-2 defeat to QPR in their last pre-season friendly fixture. The kick-off time for Man United vs Brentford is 8 pm. Below is Man United’s squad against Brentford; Goalkeepers: Heaton, Grant and Kovar. Defenders: Dalot, Mengi, Tuanzebe, Fish, Williams, Wan-Bissaka. Midfielders: Garner, Levitt, Hannibal, Galbraith, Mata, Pereira, Van de Beek and Matic. Forwards: Lingard, James, Shoretire, Elanga, Greenwood, Pellistri and Hugill.
Brazil vs Argentina: Messi, Neymar clash in quest for Copa America glory
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Brazil vs Argentina: Messi, Neymar clash in quest for Copa America glory

  The Copa America 2021 final will be a mouthwatering clash between Brazil and Argentina. On Saturday night, at the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the two South American heavyweights will battle it out for glory. The Selecao will be led by Neymar, who has been instrumental in their progress to the final. Brazil is looking to defend the title it won two years ago on soil. For Lionel Messi and Albiceleste, they are seeking continental glory after 28 years. Messi, 34, is leading the race for the Golden Boot with four goals and has also set up five more. The last time both countries met was in a friendly match, where Messi netted the winner in the 13th minute. Argentina come into this game boasting a 19-game unbeaten record in all competitions. T...
Burak Ince: Turkish teenager being eyed by Europe’s biggest clubs
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Burak Ince: Turkish teenager being eyed by Europe’s biggest clubs

The 17-year-old has been a first-team fixture at Altinordu since 2019, with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City now tracking his progress They might not be as well known to the wider world as the giants of Galatasaray, Besiktas or Fenerbahce, but in the landscape of Turkish football, second-division side Altinordu are playing an important role. The club's motto translates as "Good person, good citizen, good player", citing Altinordu's ambition to produce both well-educated and highly-talented footballers through their top-tier academy system. In recent years, their success rate has been growing.
It’s coming home’ – England fans dreaming of Euro 2020 glory after 4-0 thrashing of Ukraine
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It’s coming home’ – England fans dreaming of Euro 2020 glory after 4-0 thrashing of Ukraine

England supporters are dreaming of Euro 2020 glory after watching their side demolish Ukraine 4-0 on Saturday. Gareth Southgate’s side will return to Wembley on Wednesday to face Denmark in the semi-finals of the competition, with their opponents travelling from Baku for the fixture. Ukraine v England - Southgate's to lose? As such, England stand a strong chance of progressing to the final, also at Wembley, on July 11.
England vs Germany: Shearer, Ferdinand single out one player after 2-0 win
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England vs Germany: Shearer, Ferdinand single out one player after 2-0 win

  Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer and Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand have agreed on Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, after England defeated Germany at the Euro 2020 round of 16 fixture on Tuesday night. Saka was impressive for England as they defeated Germany 2-0 at Wembley Stadium, following goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane. But Shearer believes Saka was England’s best player against Germany, adding that he was so brave. Speaking to BBC Sport, Shearer said: “England needs more players like Saka. He’s been so brave, when someone is marking him tightly, he still wants the ball. “I think he’s been our best player.” On his part, Ferdinand added, “He’s got no qualms about roaming about, what is great about him is he has the confidence to drive forward a...
England end 55 Years of hurt to Knock Out Germany
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England end 55 Years of hurt to Knock Out Germany

After 55 years of hurt, England finally beat Germany again, with Raheem Sterling - their Euro 2020 hero - and Harry Kane sending them into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over their great rivals. Sterling scored both England goals in the group phase and began and finished their slick second-half move to light up a previously tense, stodgy game and send the majority of the 45,000 fans inside Wembley wild with delight. Thomas Muller had a wonderful chance to level it up but when he shot wide, Kane put England in full control, shrugging off a difficult campaign so far, and a first half in which he was starved of the ball, to head in Jack Grealish's cross. Germany had gone seven games unbeaten at Wembley, not losing a competitive fixture at England's national stadium since the 1...
Matheus released by Barcelona after 17 minutes of game time and with four years left on contract
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Matheus released by Barcelona after 17 minutes of game time and with four years left on contract

The Brazilian midfielder figured in just one Champions League game for the Blaugrana and has now seen his deal ripped up Matheus Fernandes has been released by Barcelona after taking in just 17 minutes of game time for the Liga giants. The Brazilian midfielder saw a move to Camp Nou put in place back in January 2020, with that switch completed once a loan spell at Real Valladolid had come to a close. He arrived in Catalunya with high hopes, and with a contract signed through to 2025, but figured off the bench in just one Champions League fixture and has now seen his deal ripped up.
Paris Maghoma: Ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder extends Brentford contract
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Paris Maghoma: Ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder extends Brentford contract

The Bees have ensured the English midfielder of Congolese descent will remain at the Brentford Community Stadium until 2022 Paris Maghoma will remain at Brentford for the 2021-22 Premier League season after the Bees confirmed they have extended his contract by another year. The midfielder left Tottenham U23 on Jan 16, 2020, to team up with the English second-tier side for an undisclosed fee. Despite being a regular member of Brentford’s B team, he was part of Thomas Frank’s men that squared up against Wycombe Wanderers in a Carabao Cup fixture in September 2020.
BREAKING: Plateau United fans attack, injure Enyimba players in Jos
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BREAKING: Plateau United fans attack, injure Enyimba players in Jos

Fans of the Plateau United Football Club have attacked and injured some players of Enyimba, Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL. It was gathered that the incident happened after the visitors (Enyimba players) held home side Plateau United to a goalless draw in Jos, in a match-day 29 fixture on Sunday. The Abia State Government on Sunday evening posted the still picture of one of the players who was seriously injured during the attack on its official Facebook page. “Please what type of football league will allow this to happen merely because the visiting team got a draw?”, the post read. Pictures indicated that defender Danladi Timothy and goalkeeper Sabirou Bassa-Djeri sustained wounds following the attack.
‘UEFA respects the rainbow’ – European football’s governing body releases statement after Allianz Arena controversy
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‘UEFA respects the rainbow’ – European football’s governing body releases statement after Allianz Arena controversy

The organisation behind Euro 2020 have attempted to clarify their decision to block Germany's planned message of support to the LGBT+ community UEFA have released a statement insisting they "respect the rainbow" in response to the controversy surrounding a proposal to illuminate Allianz Arena with rainbow lighting. Germany had originally planned for the display to take place during the national team's final Group F fixture at Euro 2020 against Hungary on Wednesday as a show of unity towards the LGBTQ+ community. Many of the club level teams in the country were also set to display the rainbow theme at their own stadiums, but UEFA took the decision to block the initiative much to the fury of activist groups protesting Hungary's anti-LGBT legislation.
Caf Champions League: Al Ahly understand quality of Esperance de Tunis and ‘we must win’ – El Shenawy
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Caf Champions League: Al Ahly understand quality of Esperance de Tunis and ‘we must win’ – El Shenawy

The Red Devils custodian highlights the importance of achieving a positive result in Rades ahead of the second leg at home Al Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy has noted they understand the quality of their Caf Champions League opponents Esperance de Tunis and their focus is to reach the final. The Red Devils from Egypt will face the Tunisian giants at Hammadi Agrebi Olympic Stadium in Rades in the first-leg semi-final clash on Saturday with the return leg scheduled to be played on July 25 in Cairo. Speaking ahead of the fixture, El Shenawy, who doubles as the club’s captain, has explained the mood in camp insisting as players, they have always put their desire in retaining the title and will focus to win the two-legged tie.
Euro 2020: Eriksen discharged from hospital
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Euro 2020: Eriksen discharged from hospital

  Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen, has been discharged from hospital on Friday. This follows a successful procedure on his heart, less than one week after he suffered a cardiac arrest during their Euro 2020 opening fixture against Finland. Eriksen collapsed on the pitch and was rushed to the nearby Rigshospitalet, where he was fitted with an ICD heart-starting device earlier this week. Having visited his team-mates, he will now return home with his family as he continues to recover. “The operation went well, and I am doing well under the circumstances. It was really great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night. No need to say, that I will be cheering on them on Monday against Russia,” Eriksen was quoted by the Danish Football Uni...
EPL 2020/2021: Full list of Chelsea games as Premier League announces fixtures
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EPL 2020/2021: Full list of Chelsea games as Premier League announces fixtures

  Chelsea’s first fixture of the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign is against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. The game will be played on Saturday, August 14 and the kick-off time is 3 pm. The first away fixture of the Champions League holders next season comes the following week against London rivals Arsenal. Thomas Tuchel’s men finished in the fourth position on the Premier League table last season. Below is Full list of Chelsea’s 2020/2021 Premier League fixtures: 14 August 2021 – Chelsea vs Crystal Palace 21 August 2021 – Arsenal vs Chelsea 28 August – 2021 – Liverpool vs Chelsea 11 September 2021 – Chelsea vs Aston Villa 18 September 2021 – Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea 25 September 2021 – Chelsea vs Manchester City 2 October 2021 – Chelse...
Sierra Leone 1-0 Benin Republic: Kamara sends Leone Stars through to Afcon
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Sierra Leone 1-0 Benin Republic: Kamara sends Leone Stars through to Afcon

The Minnesota United forward scored for John Keister’s men to deny the Squirrels a place at next year’s African football showpiece Sierra Leone defeated Benin Republic 1-0 to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations next year. Kei Kamara’s first-half penalty was enough for the Leone Stars to defeat the Squirrels in the last Group L qualification fixture. The crunch encounter, initially billed for Tuesday, March 30, at the National Stadium, Freetown did not take place owing to a Covid-19 controversy.
Tusker 0-1 Posta Rangers: Brewers blow away chance to widen gap
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Tusker 0-1 Posta Rangers: Brewers blow away chance to widen gap

The Brewers will have themselves to blame for their shock defeat as they failed to use the many chances which came their way Tusker blew away one of their best chances to stretch their lead at the top of the FKF Premier League table after going down 1-0 against Posta Rangers at Ruaraka grounds on Tuesday. The Brewers knew ahead of the fixture they needed to win to move five points clear ahead of second-placed KCB, but despite dominating the home clash they failed to take their chances. They were punished in the 79th minute when Josephat Lopaga scored for the Mailmen. Tusker coach Robert Matano made two changes to his starting squad bringing onboard skipper Hashim Sempala who partnered Faraj Odenyi while Brian Marita was also given a chance to start alongside Humphrey Mieno.
Afcon Qualifier: Sierra Leone vs Benin delayed amid Covid-19 controversy
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Afcon Qualifier: Sierra Leone vs Benin delayed amid Covid-19 controversy

The Group L fixture between the pair is yet to commence after the Leone Stars refused to accept their alleged positive cases Monday’s decisive Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Sierra Leone and Benin Republic has been delayed after the hosts refused to accept the results of Covid-19 tests presented to them. While the Leone Stars were warming up for the make-or-break encounter, news emanated that six of the hosts’ players namely Ibrahim Sesay, Francis Koroma, Augustus Kargbo, Idriss Kanu, Alusin Koroma and Kassim Sima Turay tested positive for the virus. And as a result of that, the Sierra Leoneans refused to go on with the encounter as they questioned the timing and reliability of the Covid-19 test.
Scotland boss Clarke hopeful Tierney will be fit for England clash after missing Euro 2020 opener through injury
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Scotland boss Clarke hopeful Tierney will be fit for England clash after missing Euro 2020 opener through injury

The Arsenal full-back was unavailable for the meeting with the Czech Republic after picking up a knock in training Steve Clarke is hopeful Kieran Tierney will be fit for Scotland's clash with England after missing their Euro 2020 opener through injury. Tierney was expected to be one of Scotland's key players at the European Championships, having firmly established himself as one of the top full-backs in the Premier League at Arsenal. However the 24-year-old was a surprise omission from Clarke's squad to face the Czech Republic in their first Group D fixture on Monday, and the head coach has now offered an explanation for his absence.
Ronaldo Addresses Rumours about his Future amid Links to Man Utd, PSG
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Ronaldo Addresses Rumours about his Future amid Links to Man Utd, PSG

  Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has insisted he is fully focused on the European Championship and is not thinking about his future. Ronaldo has been linked with an exit from Juventus this summer. It is believed the 36-year-old might return to Manchester United or join Paris Saint-Germain. Ronaldo is currently with the national team and they begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Hungary on Tuesday. And the former United forward brushed aside questions surrounding his future on the eve of Portugal’s opening fixture in Group F. “I have been playing at the highest level for many years this doesn’t faze me, maybe if I was 18 or 19 I might have had some sleepless nights, but I’m 36. “It’s like I say, whatever comes, it will be for good. Regardless of whether...
UEFA threatened Denmark with 3-0 forfeit if they did not resume Euro 2020 clash after Eriksen cardiac arrest, claims Schmeichel
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UEFA threatened Denmark with 3-0 forfeit if they did not resume Euro 2020 clash after Eriksen cardiac arrest, claims Schmeichel

The former goalkeeper says his country had little choice but to restart the game against Finland despite seeing a key player rushed to hospital Peter Schmeichel has claimed that UEFA threatened Denmark with a 3-0 forfeit if they did not resume their opening Euro 2020 fixture after Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest. Denmark's Group B clash against Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday was initially suspended after 41 minutes following Eriksen's on-field collapse. The midfielder received life-saving CPR before being taken to hospital, with both sets of players subsequently spending an hour in their respective dressing rooms before the match was restarted at 7:30pm BST (2:30pm ET).
EPL: 2021/2022 Fixtures to be Released Wednesday
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EPL: 2021/2022 Fixtures to be Released Wednesday

The Premier League fixtures for the 2021/2022 season will be released on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The fixture list will be confirmed at 9am BST online. The 2021/2022 Premier League season kicks off Saturday, August 14, 2021, about a month after the European Championship ends. The season will finish on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Manchester City is the current champions of the English topflight. Pep Guardiola’s men wrestled back the title from Liverpool and have now won it three times in the last four campaigns.
Partey: Arsenal midfielder rejoins Ghana squad for Cote d’Ivoire friendly after Morocco absence
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Partey: Arsenal midfielder rejoins Ghana squad for Cote d’Ivoire friendly after Morocco absence

The Gunner has touched base with the Black Stars in Cape Coast as preparations continue for The Elephants Arsenal midfielder Thomas Teye Partey has linked up with Ghana’s squad for their upcoming international friendly fixture against Cote d’Ivoire on Saturday. The 27-year-old rejoined the Black Stars on Wednesday after being excused from the trip for Tuesday’s 1-0 away friendly loss to Morocco. CK Akonnor’s outfit are set to host Cote d’Ivoire in Cape Coast on Saturday as preparations continue for commencement of the second round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in September.
Lawal advises Rohr to give Moffi, Olayinka and other new Super Eagles more playing time in Cameroon friendly
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Lawal advises Rohr to give Moffi, Olayinka and other new Super Eagles more playing time in Cameroon friendly

The ex-international has urged the German tactician to give the newly-invited stars ample opportunities to prove their worth Garba Lawal has advised Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr to give more playing time to Terem Moffi, Abraham Marcus, Peter Olayinka and other new players against Cameroon. The Super Eagles lost 1-0 in the first fixture of their double-header against the Indomitable Lions in Friday’s international friendly in Austria. A number of players were not available for the encounter due to injuries and Rohr handed cameo appearances to new players he invited for the game.
Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola names Squad for Champions League Final
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Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola names Squad for Champions League Final

  Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has named his side’s squad to tackle Chelsea in the Champions League final tie on Saturday night in Portugal. Guardiola released a 24-man squad to face Chelsea at the Estádio do Dragão in a post via Man City’s website. Man City had knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League semi-final stage earlier this month, while Chelsea eliminated Real Madrid. The Premier League champions head to the game following a 5-0 victory over Everton in their last fixture, while Chelsea was defeated 2-1 by Aston Villa. Below is Man City’s squad against Chelsea: Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Aké, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gündogan , Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Agüero, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Zack Steffen, Aymeric Laporte, Rodrigo, ...
NFF Releases Super Eagles Squad List for Friendly Match against Cameroon
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NFF Releases Super Eagles Squad List for Friendly Match against Cameroon

The Nigeria Football Federation has released a 24-man Super Eagles squad that will take on the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in June. The clash is to take place on June 4 in Wiener Neustadt, south of the Austrian capital. SEE FULL LIST Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, The Netherlands); Valentine Ozornwafor (Galatasaray FC, Turkey) Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Abdullahi Shehu (Omonia Nicosia, Cyprus); Frank Onyeka (FC Mi...
EPL: Chelsea Lucky to Qualify for Champions League – Tuchel
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EPL: Chelsea Lucky to Qualify for Champions League – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted his side was lucky to qualify for next season’s Champions League. The Blues lost 2-1 at Aston Villa in their last Premier League fixture of the campaign. However, the defeat did not prove fatal, as Leicester City threw away a 2-1 lead against Tottenham to lose 4-2 at the King Power. It meant Liverpool and Chelsea joined the two Manchester clubs in finishing in top four. “We had enough chances. We did not score, conceded two cheap goals and it was a defeat in the end. We are lucky to escape today. “We did not hit the target, the last touch was not precise enough. It was a very strong last half an hour and we had two big chances to score. We fought, tried everything but forgot to score,” Tuchel said after the game....
Joy for Jota as Klopp offers Euros fitness update on Liverpool forward
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Joy for Jota as Klopp offers Euros fitness update on Liverpool forward

The Portugal international will be able to link up with his country this summer and may yet figure for his club in a season finale Jurgen Klopp has delivered a positive fitness update on Diogo Jota, with the Liverpool boss revealing that the Portugal international will be ready for European Championship duty this summer. The 24-year-old forward was initially ruled out of his club side's remaining fixtures in 2020-21 with a foot injury, casting doubt over his involvement this summer for his country. That setback is, however, not as serious as first feared and a man with 13 goals to his name for the Reds may yet figure in a season finale against Crystal Palace on Sunday - with Liverpool still in the hunt for a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.
Koeman Hoping 2-1 Defeat to Celta isn’t Messi’s Last Game for Barcelona
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Koeman Hoping 2-1 Defeat to Celta isn’t Messi’s Last Game for Barcelona

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said he hopes Lionel Messi has not played his last game for the club at Camp Nou. Messi headed in his 30th league goal of the season, as Barca lost 2-1 in their final home fixture of the year. The result saw their title hopes end mathematically. Messi is out of contract at the end of June and he has not yet agreed to a new contract with the club. Next week’s game at Eibar, therefore, could be his last in a Barca shirt. “I hope not because I think [against Celta] he has shown his effectiveness and that he’s still the best in the world. “It [would be] impossible to play without him. But it is Leo on his own and, to win more games and get more points, we need more players to score goals. “But [his future] is a question for him. Fo...
Man City Crowned Premier League Champions for Fifth time
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Man City Crowned Premier League Champions for Fifth time

Manchester City have been crowned 2020-21 Premier League champions after Manchester United's defeat to Leicester. Pep Guardiola's side have had to wait to rubberstamp their latest triumph, following changes to the fixture schedule and their own slip-up. A late defeat to Chelsea last weekend as closest rivals United won at Aston Villa kept City's champagne on ice but they finally reclaimed the Premier League title from Liverpool before kicking a ball again as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were beaten 2-1 on Tuesday after making 10 changes to their starting line-up. City have now won three Premier League titles and eight major trophies under Guardiola, who last year signed a new two-year contract to remain at the club until 2023. Manchester City crowned 2020-21 Premier ...
Solskjaer Slams ‘Impossible Schedule’ after Man Utd Qualify for Europa League final
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Solskjaer Slams ‘Impossible Schedule’ after Man Utd Qualify for Europa League final

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hit out at the Premier League after they were ordered to play three matches in five days, after last weekend’s game against Liverpool was postponed. United travel to Aston Villa this Sunday, before hosting Leicester City on Tuesday. The rearranged fixture with Liverpool has been scheduled for 48 hours later next Thursday. Solskjaer, who led United to the Europa League final with a 8-5 aggregate victory over AS Roma on Thursday, has described the schedule as “impossible”. “It’s unheard of. It’s made by people who have never played football at this level. Physically, impossible for the players to do it after being here, doing Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday. It’s impossible. “So we’ve not been dealt a good hand, but ...
Premier League Takes Final Decision on Postponed Man Utd vs Liverpool clash
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Premier League Takes Final Decision on Postponed Man Utd vs Liverpool clash

  The Premier League on Wednesday, confirmed that Manchester United’s home fixture with Liverpool, will now be played on Thursday, May 13. The game was called off last week, following fans’ protests inside Old Trafford. The new date means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will now play three matches in five days. The dates for the penultimate round of 2020/2021 Premier League games were also confirmed. United are away to Aston Villa on Sunday, May 9 and will now play Leicester City on Tuesday, May 11 at 6pm (previously Wednesday, May, 12) and Liverpool on Thursday, May 13 at 8.15pm, with both games at Old Trafford. To accommodate that rescheduling, Southampton vs Crystal Palace remains on Tuesday, May 11 but will kick-off at 8.15pm, Aston Villa vs Everton will still be ...
UCL: I Fear for Chelsea, Hazard will Hunt them – Sinclair
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UCL: I Fear for Chelsea, Hazard will Hunt them – Sinclair

  Trevor Sinclair has said that he fears for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea as they face Real Madrid in the return fixture of their Champions League semifinal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. According to him, the Blues former star, Eden Hazard will come back to haunt them. Eden Hazard looks set to start at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday after coming off the bench late on in the reverse fixture but failed to make much of an impact. The Belgium international left Stamford Bridge in 2019 on a £140million move to the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said his side ‘will need’ the winger for the second leg. Former Man City and England winger Sinclair thinks Hazard could prove to be a big problem for Chelsea. “I can’t help but think Eden Hazard is going to...
Liverpool Take Decision on asking FA to Deduct Points from Man Utd after Cancelled Game
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Liverpool Take Decision on asking FA to Deduct Points from Man Utd after Cancelled Game

  Liverpool will not ask the Football Association (FA) to award them the match, after Sunday’s clash at Manchester United was cancelled due to safety worries, the UK Mirror reports. The decision to call off the match was taken one hour after the scheduled 4.30 pm kick-off. According to the rules, the FA can declare the fixture will not be rescheduled and award the three points to Liverpool, if they decide it was “abandoned due to the conduct of one Club or its supporters”. But the Reds have no interest in pursuing such an outcome. They will work with Manchester United to find a date for the fixture to be completed. That will prove tricky, with the Red Devils involved in a Europa League semi-final this week. They also have the next two mid-week slots taken up with...
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Tuchel reveals plan to frustrate Sergio Ramos at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Tuchel reveals plan to frustrate Sergio Ramos at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed his plan to frustrate Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, when both teams clash in the Champions League semi-final second-leg fixture on Wednesday night. Tuchel said he would not give Ramos anyone to “fight” with during the second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had played a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the first-leg last Tuesday in Spain. “If we play with no striker at all and [Sergio] Ramos has nothing to fight then that can also be a solution. I have not made my mind up yet,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website. “It’s another challenge because he is the leader of their group and he is the guy to give a lot of solutions to any questions that we will hopefully ask them. “We will wait and see who is in good sha...
Premier League Releases Statement on Cancelled Man Utd vs Liverpool Fixture
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Premier League Releases Statement on Cancelled Man Utd vs Liverpool Fixture

  The Premier League has released a statement after Sunday’s fixture between Manchester United and Liverpool was called off. The game was postponed after United supporters invaded the Old Trafford pitch, protesting against the owners, the Glazer family. In a statement, the Premier League has said the “rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course”. “We understand and respect the strength of feeling but condemn all acts of violence, criminal damage and trespass, especially given the associated COVID-19 breaches. “Fans have many channels by which to make their views known, but the actions of a minority seen today have no justification,” it read in part. It added that “the rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course.”...
Man Utd vs Liverpool Postponed after Fan Protests
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Man Utd vs Liverpool Postponed after Fan Protests

Manchester United's Premier League game against Liverpool at Old Trafford has been postponed following protests against the Glazer family. Hundreds of fans got into the stadium ahead of the behind-closed-doors contest, which was originally scheduled for a 4.30pm kick-off before being delayed and then called off completely. Discussions are taking place around finding a new date for the fixture. A United statement read: "Following discussion between the Police, The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today. Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture. "Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we compl...
‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title
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‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title

A former Old Trafford favourite doesn't think the Red Devils can rely on the veteran forward as their main source of goals Roy Keane has admitted that he hopes Manchester United don't keep Edinson Cavani beyond the summer, while hinting that they will need a new striker in order to compete for the Premier League title. Cavani has been a big hit at Old Trafford since joining United on a free transfer last summer, providing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with an invaluable extra option in the final third as his team have dealt with the intense fixture schedule caused by the coronavirus crisis. It has been reported that the Red Devils will take up the option to extend the 34-year-old's contract by an extra year, but Keane thinks they should be looking to bring in a younger forward in order t...
Ola Aina Keen On Chelsea Reunion
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Ola Aina Keen On Chelsea Reunion

Ola Aina is looking forward to Saturday’s Premier League clash against his former employers Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge, reports Rushhoursport.com Aina spent more than one decade at Chelsea before pitching tent with Italian club Torino. The versatile defender will face his former club for the second time this season and is eager to help the Cottagers pick maximum points in the game. “It’s going to be a tough game, a very tough game,” Aina told the club website. “I came through the ranks there so I know a lot of people, a lot of coaches. “It’s going to be a special game for me, but nevertheless the team’s going there to do a job, and hopefully we can. “I had great memories at Chelsea because I was there from when I was a kid to a young man, some good memories with t...
De Bruyne Reveals Guardiola Half-time Message In City’s Comeback Win Vs PSG
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De Bruyne Reveals Guardiola Half-time Message In City’s Comeback Win Vs PSG

Kevin De Bruyne has revealed what Pep Guardiola said at half-time that led to Manchester City’s 2-1 comeback win against PSG, in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-finals first-leg. Maquinhos put PSG ahead in the first before De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scored to secure the win. And De Bruyne confirmed that Guardiola’s half-time message was about calming down. “Just play a little bit more with the ball,” he told BT. “The first half, we were a bit too rushed, trying to go forward too quickly and that’s not the way we are set up as a team. In the second half we tried to find space more patiently. “They’re a tough team to play against. The progression we made as a team was good. “There is still a game to go and we have to concentrate on that.” City will hope to complete...
EPL: Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Miss West Ham Clash
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EPL: Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Miss West Ham Clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named the Blues player who will miss his side’s Premier League clash against West Ham United on Saturday evening. According to Tuchel, midfielder Mateo Kovacic will take no part in Chelsea’s clash against West Ham at the London Stadium. The German said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game after playing a 0-0 draw with Brighton in their last fixture on Tuesday. “Mateo Kovacic is still out, but everybody else is available,” Tuchel said. Tuchel added, “For me personally, I think we can hope for Fulham but don’t take that as medical advice. Maybe the physios and doctors will kill me for that, but I think it’s maybe possible to be back again against Fulham, which is in between the Madrid games. “...
Arsenal vs Fulham: Arteta warns players not to put ‘eggs in one basket’
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Arsenal vs Fulham: Arteta warns players not to put ‘eggs in one basket’

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has warned his players that it would be a “big mistake” to focus all their efforts on the Europa League. Ahead of Sunday’s league fixture against Fulham at home, Arteta insists there is a lot to play for in the Premier League. The Gunners are in the semi-final of the Europa League, following their 4-0 win at Slavia Prague on Thursday. The 5-1 aggregate victory over the Czech outfit, sets up a last-four meeting with Villarreal. If they win the competition, Arsenal will qualify for the Champions League, which would be a massive boost after a difficult season. It would be hard for the Gunners to get Champions League qualification through the Premier League, as they are 10 points behind fourth-placed West Ham with seven games to play. But Ar...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer warns Team About two Mourinho Players
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer warns Team About two Mourinho Players

    Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned his players about the threat Harry Kane and Son Heung-min carry, ahead of their trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The Red Devils were thrashed 6-1 by Spurs in the reverse fixture, a defeat Solskjaer described as “a big black dot on our season”. United can cut the gap between them and Premier League leaders Manchester City if they beat Tottenham. But Solskjaer is wary about the two attackers in Jose Mourinho’s ranks. “They’re a team full of quality players from the keeper to wide left. “But of course Son and Kane have been a revelation this season and they caused us loads of problems in the first game as well and we know we have to defend well against them,” Solskjaer told MUTV....
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 ...
Ronaldo Close to Breaking Ali Daei’s Record after Portugal’s Victory against Luxembourg
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Ronaldo Close to Breaking Ali Daei’s Record after Portugal’s Victory against Luxembourg

Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, is closing in on the Iranian, Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals- the most ever in men’s international football after scoring in his side’s World Cup qualifier 3-1 win against Luxembourg on Tuesday night. A goal from Ronaldo and a strike each from Diogo Jota and João Palhinha ensured Portugal defeated Luxembourg at Josy Barthel Stadium. Ronaldo’s goal against Luxembourg means the Juventus star now has 103rd goal for Portugal. The former Real Madrid star has now scored for Portugal in every calendar year since his first international goal in 2004 and moved six away from tying the all-time scoring record for a men’s national team. Reacting after the game, Ronaldo, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, wrote, “Important victory towards our goal. C...
Why I Benched Bruno Fernandes in Man United’s Defeat Against Leicester – Solskjaer
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Why I Benched Bruno Fernandes in Man United’s Defeat Against Leicester – Solskjaer

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has explained why he benched Bruno Fernandes in his side’s FA Cup 3-1 defeat against Leicester City on Sunday. Solskjaer said he benched Fernandes against Leicester because the midfielder is ‘not inhuman’ amid the hectic fixture schedule so far. Kelechi Iheanacho’s brace and a strike from Youri Tielemans ensured Leicester knocked out Man United from the FA Cup at the King Power Stadium. Explaining his decision to bench Fernandes, Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference, “Every team selection has reasons behind it. “Bruno has played very, very much football. He broke all his records on Thursday night [at the San Siro] physically statistically, and the boy is not inhuman. “He’s also a human being. He’s played a game e...
French government grants exemption after Depay’s plea for full quarantine waiver for international players
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French government grants exemption after Depay’s plea for full quarantine waiver for international players

The Lyon and Netherlands star had urged the powers that be in the country to allow international players to travel without requiring to self-isolate The French government and FFF (French Football Federation) will allow foreign players to join up with their international teams next week without having to quarantine upon their return but only if certain criteria is met, RMC reports. Memphis Depay had called upon the government in France to grant a waiver for all international footballers who play in Ligue 1 to be exempt from the mandatory period of self-isolation that would've been required after they arrived back in the country. That request came after the France national team, who will play away fixtures against Kazakhstan and Bosnia-Herzegovina over the next two weeks, were given t...
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Llorente Issues Warning to Tuchel’s Men
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Llorente Issues Warning to Tuchel’s Men

  Atletico Madrid striker, Marcos Llorente, has warned Chelsea that the LaLiga leaders will be looking to evoke the strength of Anfield at Stamford Bridge when both teams clash in the Champions League round of 16, second-leg tie on Wednesday night. Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first-leg in Bucharest last month, thanks to Olivier Giroud’s stunning goal. But Diego Simeone’s men are more than familiar with coming from behind, stunning Liverpool last season in the Champions League round 16 second-leg fixture after going behind at Anfield in extra time, despite taking a one-goal lead from the first-leg. On that evening, Atletico scored three goals in extra-time to progress to the last-8, and the scorer of two of those goals, Llorente, believes his side will d...
Why I Always Pass the Ball to Messi – Pedri
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Why I Always Pass the Ball to Messi – Pedri

Barcelona youngster, Pedri, has said that he always tries to pass the ball to captain Lionel Messi when he gets it because every time the Argentine touches the ball, something happens. Pedri, who was called up to the Spain national team for the first time on Monday, said this following Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Huesca in the LaLiga at Camp Nou last night. The 18-year-old also praised Messi for the records he achieved against Huesca. “To play alongside Leo [Messi] is an absolute joy,” Pedri said at a post-match press conference after the game. “I enjoy going to training every day. “Whenever I get it [ball], I try to pass to him because every time he touches the ball, something happens. “It’s absolutely crazy what he’s achieving. He’s the best player in the world.” Barce...
Man City vs Monchengladbach: Guardiola’s Squad for Champions League Confirmed [Full list]
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Man City vs Monchengladbach: Guardiola’s Squad for Champions League Confirmed [Full list]

Manchester city manager, Pep Guardiola, has named a 23-man squad to face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture at the Puskas Arena in Budapest on Tuesday night. Guardiola announced the squad in a post via Man City’s official website on Monday. Guardiola’s men had defeated Monchengladbach 2-0 in the first-leg last month. Man City head to the game after beating Fulham 3-0 in the Premier League over last weekend. Man City’s squad against Monchengladbach: Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Aké, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gündogan, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Agüero, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Zack Steffen, Aymeric Laporte, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Ferran Torres, Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, João Cancel, Ederson...
Michael Owen Predicts Olympiacos vs Arsenal, Tottenham vs Dinamo, Man Utd vs Milan
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Michael Owen Predicts Olympiacos vs Arsenal, Tottenham vs Dinamo, Man Utd vs Milan

  Michael Owen, a former Liverpool striker, has predicted Manchester United to beat AC Milan when both teams clash in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg fixture at Old Trafford on Thursday evening. Owen also predicted Arsenal to defeat Olympiakos at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece. According to him, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will beat Dinamo Zagreb in England. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Manchester United and AC Milan have shared quite a few memorable ties in years gone by. Often this has been in the Champions League, but now they reacquaint in the Europa with both sides at similar stages of rebuilding after a few years of transition. “United will no doubt be happy to let Milan come at them. However, the Italians are a clever...
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 ...

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