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UCL Final: It’ll be Totally Different – Ziyech Warns Chelsea Players ahead of Man City Clash
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UCL Final: It’ll be Totally Different – Ziyech Warns Chelsea Players ahead of Man City Clash

  Chelsea winger, Hakim Ziyech, has warned his Blues teammates that their Champions League final tie against Manchester City will be totally different. Ziyech, who scored a goal in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Man City in the Premier League last weekend, wants Thomas Tuchel’s men not to take anything for granted, adding that they must be fully focused on the game. Chelsea will face Man City in the Champions League final on May 29 in Istanbul. The west London club had eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League semi-final, while Pep Guardiola’s side knocked PSG out of the competition. “It gives confidence, of course, but in three weeks, it will be a totally different game [Chelsea’s Champions League final against Man City], and three weeks is still long, we have some ...
Uefa to set to switch Champions League final game to Wembley
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Uefa to set to switch Champions League final game to Wembley

Uefa is set to decide by Wednesday whether to switch the Champions League final to Wembley from Istanbul because of travel restrictions. European football's governing body will meet with UK government officials and the Football Association on Monday to discuss options for the final. Chelsea face Manchester City in the final on 29 May. But fans have been told not to travel after Turkey was put on England's travel red list. There is a fixture issue to resolve, as Wembley is scheduled to stage the Championship play-off final on 29 May. However, it is understood the EFL would consider moving the match if asked by Uefa, and its board would make the final call. UK citizens returning from red list countries are required to quarantine at a government-approved hotel for 10 days. ...
River Plate vs Aldosivi: How to watch Liga Argentina matches
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River Plate vs Aldosivi: How to watch Liga Argentina matches

The Millonario host Fernando Gago's Tiburon side needing a win to be sure of a spot in the play-offs Argentine football begins its program for 2021 with the playing of the Copa Liga Profesional. All games are live streamed on Fanatiz and you can sign up to watch free here. Boca was crowned 2019-20 league champions in March after coming out on top during the 23-game season, and also triumphed in the following Copa Diego Armando Maradona, which ended in January.
Van Dijk must make Euros decision’ – De Boer hopeful Liverpool star can still make Netherlands squad
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Van Dijk must make Euros decision’ – De Boer hopeful Liverpool star can still make Netherlands squad

The Dutch head coach appreciates that the defender has a "dilemma" on his hands, but remains optimistic he will be fit for the tournament Virgil van Dijk has to be the one to decide whether he will play at Euro 2020, according to Frank de Boer, who is still hopeful that the Liverpool defender can make his final Netherlands squad. Van Dijk saw his 2020-21 campaign cruelly cut short after he was left with cruciate ligament knee damage following a late tackle from Jordan Pickford in a 2-2 Merseyside derby draw with Everton on October 17. The defender underwent successful surgery after the game before starting an extensive rehabilitation programme, and although it is still not yet know when he will be fit to return, De Boer remains optimistic he will be available for the European Ch...
Alonso delighted to score winner against Man City after ‘tough season’ at Chelsea
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Alonso delighted to score winner against Man City after ‘tough season’ at Chelsea

The Spaniard admitted he was "very emotional" after netting the Blues' all-important second goal at Etihad Stadium Marcos Alonso said he was delighted to score the winner against Manchester City after enduring a "tough season" at Chelsea. City missed the chance to wrap up the Premier League title after losing 2-1 to Chelsea at Etihad Stadium in a dress rehearsal for this month's Champions League final. Raheem Sterling's opener was cancelled out by a fine Hakim Ziyech volley before Alonso sealed all three points for the Blues with a stoppage-time strike, and he outlined his ambition to nail down a spot in Thomas Tuchel's line-up after the game.
Osimhen bags brace and assist as Napoli return to winning ways against Spezia
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Osimhen bags brace and assist as Napoli return to winning ways against Spezia

The Nigeria international scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season to help Gennaro Gattuso’s men clinch all three points Victor Osimhen scored twice and provided an assist to help Napoli secure a 4-1 victory over Spezia in Saturday’s Serie A game at Stadio Alberto Picco. The centre-forward is gradually showing why the Parthenopeans paid a huge sum to secure his signature last summer from Lille. Osimhen was afforded his 21st league appearance for Gennaro Gattuso’s men and utilized the opportunity to continue his impressive performances.
Isaac Success ends 30-month goal drought as Watford end Championship campaign with victory
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Isaac Success ends 30-month goal drought as Watford end Championship campaign with victory

The Nigeria forward ended the league season on a high after he found the back of the net with his late strike at Vicarage Road on Saturday Isaac Success ended his 30-month goal drought with the second goal in Watford’s 2-0 win over Andre Ayew’s Swansea City in a Championship game. The Nigeria striker who made his 10th league appearance of the season on Saturday and ensured the Hornets capped their successful campaign in the second division with victory after last Saturday's loss at Brentford. Success found the back in the net with three minutes remaining in Saturday's encounter, to double Watford's lead after Andre Gray opened the scoring in the 56th minute.
Lukaku told he’s unstoppable with ‘American football player’ build as Inter coach hails ‘complete athlete’
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Lukaku told he’s unstoppable with ‘American football player’ build as Inter coach hails ‘complete athlete’

Antonio Pintus has been working with the Belgian striker at San Siro and believes he has become almost impossible to contain Romelu Lukaku now boasts the build of "an American football player", says Inter fitness coach Antonio Pintus, with the Belgian striker considered to have become "a complete athlete". A burly 27-year-old has always boasted plenty of power in his game, but new heights are being scaled by a prolific frontman at San Siro. Pintus says the former Everton and Manchester United star has become virtually unstoppable since arriving in Italian football, with obvious physical qualities complementing a skill set that has delivered 61 goals through 92 appearances.
Arsenal’s Guendouzi suffers fractured metatarsal to end his season at Hertha Berlin
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Arsenal’s Guendouzi suffers fractured metatarsal to end his season at Hertha Berlin

The French midfielder featured 24 times while on loan with the Bundesliga club this season Matteo Guendouzi's season is over after Hertha Berlin confirmed that the midfielder suffered a fractured metatarsal. Guedouzi's injury occurred in Thursday's win over Freiburg, with the French midfielder forced out of the game in the 39th minute. The 22-year-old midfielder has been on loan from Arsenal, having joined Hertha Berlin in October.
Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four
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Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four

Kelechi Iheanacho returned to scoring form as he netted for Leicester but it was not enough as they lost 4-2 at home to Newcastle in Friday night’s Premier League game, a result which does not help their pursuit for top-four finish, Rushhoursport.com reports. Iheanacho got Leicester’s second goal with three minutes left in the game after cutting from the right before hitting a low strike into the bottom corner. It was Iheanacho’s 11th goal in 22 Premier League appearances this season and his 18th strike in all competitions in the current campaign. Also, he has now scored 10 Premier League goals since the start of March, the most of any player. The only player to score more goals over this period in Europe’s top five leagues is fellow Nigerian Simy Nwankwo with 12 in Serie A...
‘I saw Neymar and Mbappe defend a lot’ – Mahrez
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‘I saw Neymar and Mbappe defend a lot’ – Mahrez

  The Ligue 1 side's forwards have been criticised after European elimination, however, one of their opponents has defended their work ethic Neymar and Kylian Mbappe "defended a lot" during PSG's Champions League semi-final defeat to Manchester City, according to Riyad Mahrez. PSG were well beaten over two legs by the Premier League outfit, with much of the blame falling on their star forwards, with claims that they are too individualistic and do not pull their weight for the Parisian club. Mahrez, however, does not see it that way, and feels that over the two legs Mbappe - who did not play in the second game due to injury problems - and Neymar showed a willingness to help out at both ends of the pitch.
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 ...
Caf confirms new dates for postponed 2022 World Cup qualifiers
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Caf confirms new dates for postponed 2022 World Cup qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced the new international calendar for the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying matches. African countries were meant to commence their race to Qatar in June 2021, albeit, the continent’s football ruling body shifted it citing ‘current challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic’ as the reason. Caf, in a statement released on Thursday, disclosed the World Cup qualification games will begin in September 2021.
Trey Songz Sued for allegedly Punching Bartender
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Trey Songz Sued for allegedly Punching Bartender

Singer, Trey Songz is facing new allegations of punching a bartender just after a week it was disclosed that  the 'bottoms up' singer won’t face criminal charges for his physical altercation with police at an NFL playoff game in Kansas City earlier this year. According to TMZ, the R&B star is being sued for battery by a bartender at the Hollywood Palladium, who says he was working at the bar during Cardi B’s Fashion Nova launch party on May 9, 2019 when Trey jumped on the bar to sit and watch the show. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, the bartender claims Trey ignored his warning not to sit on the bar, so he put his hand on Trey’s back to get his attention. That’s when the singer allegedly turned around and punched the bartender in the head with a clo...
It was a Bad Moment – Aubameyang Speaks on Arteta Dropping him for North London Derby
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It was a Bad Moment – Aubameyang Speaks on Arteta Dropping him for North London Derby

  Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally spoken about Mikel Arteta’s decision to drop him for the North London derby in March. Aubameyang was taken out of the starting XI for the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Tottenham, after he arrived late for the squad’s meet-up before the game. The Gabon striker never made it off the bench, as Arsenal saw off their rivals at the Emirates. “Of course I regret that. It was a bad moment but my feeling after the game was just that we had won the derby and this is it. “This is part of this season and now it’s gone. We just have to look forward and keep focused for the rest of the season. “But of course I regret some things this season. But I can’t do anything about the past. I am just looking forward to end the season well...
Chelsea were better than Real Madrid, we have to think about LaLiga now – Casemiro
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Chelsea were better than Real Madrid, we have to think about LaLiga now – Casemiro

  Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro, has insisted that Chelsea were better than his side following their Champions League exit on Wednesday. Casemiro also urged Real Madrid to now think about the LaLiga following their 2-0 defeat against Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second leg tie at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount. Chelsea eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League on a 3-1 aggregate victory, having played a 1-1 draw against the LaLiga champions in the first-leg last week. “The first 25 minutes we played better, we had two chances with Karim,” Casemiro said post-match in comments carried by Diario AS. “Then there’s no explanation, they were better, they had more opportunities, and there’s no excuse. “We have t...
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 ...
Europa League: Unai Emery Calls Aubameyang “killer” ahead of Semi-final Second leg
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Europa League: Unai Emery Calls Aubameyang “killer” ahead of Semi-final Second leg

Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has said that his team is “expecting the best version” of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while describing the Arsenal captain as a “killer”. Emery’s men travel to the Emirates Stadium for the second leg of their semi-final tie against the Gunners on Thursday night, with a 2-1 aggregate lead. Aubameyang played the last few minutes of the game at El Madrigal but will be available for selection tomorrow. Emery, who worked with Aubameyang for a year-and-a-half at Arsenal before he was sacked in November 2019, is wary of the threat the Gabon international could pose to his side. “He’s a killer and always will be,” the Spaniard told a pre-match press conference. “He’s back now, and that means the alarms go off. He’s very hard to stop. “We work exp...
Ian Wright Predicts Arsenal vs Villarreal Match at Emirates
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Ian Wright Predicts Arsenal vs Villarreal Match at Emirates

  Former Arsenal player, Ian Wright, has the Gunners to beat Villarreal when both teams clash in the UEFA Europa League, UEL, semi-final second-leg tie on Thursday at Emirates. Arsenal had lost 2-1 against Villarreal in the first-leg last week in Spain. Mikel Arteta’s side head to the game following a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend. “For me, I think that Unai’s Coquelin substitution when they were flying, that has to come back to bite him,” Wright said on Ringer FC’s Wrighty’s House podcast. “He’s done it with us before he’s done it before in his career. It’s something he’s always done, and it has cost him, and I think that was our way back in. We were not meant to be in the game. “They should’ve finished us and they didn’t, ...
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: UEFA confirms referee for Champions League semi-final second leg
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: UEFA confirms referee for Champions League semi-final second leg

  UEFA has picked Italian referee, Daniele Orsato, to take charge of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg between Chelsea and Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge. Orsato who has been an international referee since 2010, oversaw Chelsea’s 2-0 home win over Atletico Madrid in the round of 16. The linesmen will be his compatriots, Alessandro Giallatini and Fabiano Preti, while Massimiliano Irrati will be in charge of VAR. It will be the fourth Real Madrid game that Orsato will take charge of. The first was their 8-0 win over Malmo in the group stages of the 2015/2016 campaign. Both sides played out a 1-1 draw in Madrid last week, after Karim Benzema cancelled out Christian Pulisic’s goal.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge

  Manchester United hero, Rio Ferdinand, has predicted the winner between Chelsea and Real Madrid when both teams clash in the Champions League semi-final second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Chelsea had played a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first-leg encounter last week in Spain. Thomas Tuchel’s side head to the game following a 2-0 victory over Fulham in the Premier League last weekend, while Real Madrid defeated Osasuna 2-0 in the LaLiga. Providing his prediction, Ferdinand backed Chelsea to beat Zinedine Zidane’s side to qualify for the Champions League final because the Blues play at a high pace. “After watching Real Madrid play and navigate their way through against Liverpool, I thought the experience was going ...
Champions League: Real Madrid tipped to beat Chelsea, qualify for final
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Champions League: Real Madrid tipped to beat Chelsea, qualify for final

  Turkish midfielder, Nuri Sahin, has backed his former club Real Madrid to see off Chelsea and qualify for the Champions League final. Both teams played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their semi-final in Madrid. Sahin, a finalist with Borussia Dortmund in 2013, spent a season with Real in 2011/212 and he believes Zinedine Zidane is the king of the competition. “I think it will be an open game, as it was in the first leg. I’m really looking forward to it. “Both sides are in a good moment, I would say. Chelsea are playing really well under Thomas Tuchel, and tactically they play really different. They play maybe the best football tactically right now. You can see that they have a plan, with three at the back. I know the coach and he’s very good tactically. “Bu...
UCL: How Man City will approach PSG clash at Etihad – Guardiola
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UCL: How Man City will approach PSG clash at Etihad – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said that his team will approach their UEFA Champions League, UCL, semi-final second-leg tie against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday at Etihad with a small advantage. Guardiola explained that Man City players would play to win the game against PSG at home. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach said this on Monday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man City’s clash with PSG. Guardiola’s men had won the French Ligue 1 champions 2-1 in the first-leg in Paris last week. “What we’ve to do is win tomorrow and after we see what happens,” Guardiola said. “Now we arrive in a good moment. I said to the guys don’t think too much to win the game. “The same message we’ve done for the last six or seven months i...
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...
Serie A: Nigerian Striker Laments after Ronaldo Refuses to Swap Shirt with him
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Serie A: Nigerian Striker Laments after Ronaldo Refuses to Swap Shirt with him

  Nigeria International, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo has lamented Cristiano Ronaldo’s refusal to exchange shirts with him after Crotone’s Serie A game with Juventus. Simeon, simply called Simy, who plays for Crotone, said he was disappointed after the Portuguese super star turned down his offer to swap shirts. The Super Eagles star wanted to have Ronaldo’s shirt but the former Real Madrid star gave the jersey to his compatriot Pedro Pereira. Simy said he is now looking forward to having the shirts of Argentinian superstar, Lionel Messi and that of Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski. “I tried to exchange the shirt with Cristiano Ronaldo, but he gave it to Pedro Pereira who is Portuguese like him,” the Nigerian was quoted by Tribuna. “I would like those of Messi...
Payne bags assist as Sevilla crumble at Levante
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Payne bags assist as Sevilla crumble at Levante

Toni Payne provided an assist as Sevilla crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Levante in Sunday’s Spanish Primera Iberdrola game. The Nigeria international has been in fine form for Cristian Toro's side this season and against the Saints, she was handed his 25th league start and made her mark at Ciudad Deportiva de Bunol. The forward paired Namibian Zenatha Coleman in Sevilla’s attack and the Nigerian set up the only goal for her side in the encounter, even though they could not avoid a second consecutive defeat.
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.”...
Moses Simon scores for Nantes, Delort, Balde, Wissa on target in Ligue 1
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Moses Simon scores for Nantes, Delort, Balde, Wissa on target in Ligue 1

The Nigeria international led other African stars to deliver eye-catching performances for their respective clubs in their French top-flight matches Moses Simon scored and provided an assist as Nantes demolished Brest 4-1 in Sunday’s Ligue 1 game at Stade Francis-Le Ble. The 25-year-old was handed a starting role for Antoine Kombouare’s men and made a key contribution to ensure his side continue in winning ways. The Canaries raced into the lead as early as the 15th minute when Simon fired home from close range after goalkeeper Gautier Larsonneur parried Imran Louza’s long-range effort into the way of the Super Eagles winger.
Osimhen scores and limps off as Napoli hold Cagliari
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Osimhen scores and limps off as Napoli hold Cagliari

The Nigeria international found the back of the net for the eighth time this season but could not complete the encounter Victor Osimhen scored before he was injured as Napoli played out a 1-1 draw against Cagliari in Sunday’s Serie A game at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. The 22-year-old is gradually getting back to his best after struggling to make much of an impact for the Parthenopeans at the start of the season due to a number of factors including coronavirus-related problems. The forward was afforded his 12th league start of the season and utilized the opportunity to increase his tally before he was forced off in the second half after he suffered an injury.
Aribo shines as Rangers secure victory over rivals Celtic
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Aribo shines as Rangers secure victory over rivals Celtic

The Nigeria international was on parade as the Gers triumphed over John Kennedy’s men at Ibrox Stadium Joe Aribo featured prominently as Rangers secured a 4-1 victory over Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Championship group game. The 24-year-old has been delivering consistent performances for the Gers this season and at Ibrox Stadium, he was handed a chance to continue the fine showings. The Nigeria international was afforded a starting role forming a three-man midfield along with Steven Davis and Glen Kamara.
Man United Warned against Signing Harry Kane
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Man United Warned against Signing Harry Kane

  Former Manchester United player, Phil Neville has warned the Red Devils over signing Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur this summer transfer window. Man United have been heavily linked with a move to sign Kane, who has always insisted he wants to win silverwares. Neville, who is currently the coach of Inter Miami, believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side should not sign Kane, insisting that they already have Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani. According to him, Kane may block Greenwood’s progression in the Man United squad. “I know a lot of people are talking about Harry Kane, and I think Harry Kane is world-class, but I think in Cavani they have got someone who can definitely produce the goods for another twelve months, and the club wouldn’t have to pay the types of m...
Spain: Almeria Bags Brace In Almeria’s Draw Vs Real Oviedo
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Spain: Almeria Bags Brace In Almeria’s Draw Vs Real Oviedo

Umar Sadiq netted twice as Almeria were forced to a 2-2 draw by Real Oviedo in their Spanish Segunda Divsion clash on Saturday. Almeria missed the chance to take the lead early in the game when Corpas Sema missed from the spot. Sadiq however put the hosts ahead when he converted another penalty in the 22nd minute. The Nigeria international got his second of the game eight minutes later as he finished off a through pass from Sergio Akieme. He has now scored 18 league goals and recorded three assists for the club this season. Oviedo staged a remarkable comeback in the second half when Ghanaian youngster Samuel Obeng scored in the 54th minutes. Simone Grippo completed the comeback for Oviedo with five minutes to end the game.
Norwich Beat Troost-Ekong’s Watford To Championship Title As Rooney’s Derby County Face Relegation 
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Norwich Beat Troost-Ekong’s Watford To Championship Title As Rooney’s Derby County Face Relegation 

Norwich City have beaten William Troost-Ekong’s Watford to the Championship title after a comfortable 4-1 victory over Reading on Saturday. Already promoted to the Premier League at the first attempt, Norwich thumped Reading with a ruthless performance to be confirmed champions. As it turned out, Watford’s 2-0 defeat at Brentford would have handed Norwich the title anyway but the Canaries took care of their own business in emphatic fashion to secure top spot with one game left. Norwich recovered from an early setback to win, having trailed to a 12th minute goal from Josh Laurent. But two goals from Kieran Dowell, a stunning free-kick from Xavier Quintilla and Teemu Pukki’s 26th strike of the season ensured two titles in three seasons for Daniel Farke’s side. Meanwhile, t...
Nana scores, Zouwairatou at the double as Neman thrash Dnepr Mogilev
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Nana scores, Zouwairatou at the double as Neman thrash Dnepr Mogilev

The Burkinabe and Cameroonian maintained their fine outings as their sides built on their winning runs in a Belarusian top-flight game Juliette Nana scored and Moussa Zouwairatou bagged a brace for Neman as they defeated Dnepr Mogilev 5-2 in Saturday's Belarusian Women's Football Championship encounter. Burkina Faso's Nana and Cameroon's Zouwairatou had bagged five goals and a brace respectively in their side's 11-0 win over Gomel the last time out and were hugely impactful in the win over Dnepr. Polina Dolmatova got the contest off to a fine start as she opened the scoring for the visitors after six minutes of action before Katsiaryna Dudko doubled the lead five minutes later. Editors' Picks Eto'o: English football's social media blackout is powerful message but not direct ac...
Ganago strike not enough as Lens lose against Gueye’s Paris Saint-Germain
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Ganago strike not enough as Lens lose against Gueye’s Paris Saint-Germain

The Cameroon international found the back of the net but his effort could not save the Blood and Gold from defeat at Parc des Princes Ignatius Ganago was on the scoresheet as Lens lost 2-1 to Idrissa Gueye’s Paris Saint-Germain in Saturday’s Ligue 1 game. Ganago was afforded his 13th league start of the season and utilized the opportunity to increase his tally for the Blood and Gold. The Cameroon international’s effort was, however, not enough to help Franck Haise’s men continue their unbeaten run.
Gambia to play Kosovo and Comoros in pre-Afcon friendlies
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Gambia to play Kosovo and Comoros in pre-Afcon friendlies

The country has confirmed Tom Saintfiet’s men will take on the Les Coelacantes before facing the Dardanians for their warm-up games to Cameroon 2022 Gambia will play friendlies against Comoros and Kosovo as part of preparations for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, the Gambia Football Federation has confirmed. Afcon debutants Les Coelacantes will provide opposition in Antalya on June 5 before the Scorpions square up against the Dardanians six days later at the same venue. Prior to those games, coach Tom Saintfiet’s men will travel to Turkey for a training camp in May. According to the West African country, the upcoming fixtures will help the Belgian tactician to experiment with tactics ahead of the biennial tournament scheduled for Cameroon.
EPL: Neil Warnock Reacts as Mourinho Takes new job
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EPL: Neil Warnock Reacts as Mourinho Takes new job

  Middlesbrough manager, Neil Warnock, has heaped praises on Jose Mourinho, describing him as a manager who knows how to get results against the very best, “even when he did not have the best.” Warnock reacting following Jose Mourinho’s new contract to work as talkSPORT’s pundit for the Euro 2021 championship this summer. “I’ve got nothing but good to say about him,” the former Derby County boss said. Mourinho will be joining talkSPORT for their coverage of Euro 2020 with the sports site describing the Portuguese as one of the most decorated managers in football history. Warnock enjoyed numerous battles with Mourinho down the years, during his time at Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham. “He[Mourinho] was always humble with me,” Warnock told the talkSPORT Br...
Tuchel Names Chelsea’s Premier League Squad to Face Fulham
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Tuchel Names Chelsea’s Premier League Squad to Face Fulham

  Chelsea’s squad to face Fulham in today’s English Premier League, EPL, tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 22-man squad to tackle Fulham at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first-leg encounter last Tuesday. Tuchel’s men are currently in the fourth position on the Premier League table with 58 points from 33 games. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Fulham: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Emerson Palmieri. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, B...
Onuachu Scores As Genk Claim Away Win In Belgian Title Play-off 
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Onuachu Scores As Genk Claim Away Win In Belgian Title Play-off 

Paul Onuachu was on target for Genk who beat Antwerp 3-2 away, in their first game of the Belgian Championship play-off on Friday night, Rushhoursport.com reports. Onuachu scored on 73 minutes to make it 2-2 before Theo Bongonda got the winner on 88 minutes. The goal took Onuachu’s tally in the league to 30 and also he has now scored 32 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions this season. The win saw Genk move to second on 31 points, seven points away from leaders Club Brugge, in the four-team Championship play-off. On Sunday, Club Brugge will host Anderlecht in their opening game in the play-off. All the four teams competing in the play-off will face each other twice and the top team will qualifier automatically for next season’s UEFA Champions League. The team t...
EPL: Guardiola Reveals Points Man City Need to be Champions Amid Man Utd’s Fight
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EPL: Guardiola Reveals Points Man City Need to be Champions Amid Man Utd’s Fight

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said they need five points to win the Premier League title this season. The Etihad club could win the title on Sunday, if other results go their way, but Guardiola expects Manchester United to delay their party. If City beat Crystal Palace on Saturday and Liverpool win at Old Trafford, then City will be confirmed champions with four fixtures to spare. “United are an extraordinary team. They have arrived in their best form of the season in the last two months. “We need five points to be champions. Tomorrow (Saturday) we have an incredible opportunity to make this next step. “Once we win this game, if it happens, we will think about what will happen. “Now I cannot explain about the feelings in the future because I ha...
UCL: Kante Reveals Chelsea’s Chances of Eliminating Real Madrid
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UCL: Kante Reveals Chelsea’s Chances of Eliminating Real Madrid

Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante has revealed his side’s chances of eliminating Real Madrid from this season’s UEFA Champions League, UCL. The France international believes Thomas Tuchel’s men have created the perfect platform to knock the LaLiga champions out of the Champions League semi-final and progress to the finals. Kante was named Man of the Match as Chelsea played 1-1 with Zinedine Zidane’s side in the Champions League semi-final first-leg tie last Tuesday. The 30-year-old will hope to lead the Blues to victory when they host Real Madrid in the second leg next week Wednesday. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday evening, Kante told a press conference, “We are happy for the result [against Real Madrid]. Coming into this game, we kn...
Albion Rovers striker David Cox quits football over ‘abuse’ claim during Stenhousemuir game
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Albion Rovers striker David Cox quits football over ‘abuse’ claim during Stenhousemuir game

Albion Rovers' David Cox says he has quit football after claiming he was verbally abused about his mental health struggles by an opposition player. Cox, 32, left the stadium at half-time of his side's game with Stenhousemuir and said he was taunted about his previous attempts to take his own life. Stenhousemuir have brought the matter to the attention of the Scottish FA and started their own investigation. "The club is aware of a verbal altercation," the League 2 club said. "We have spoken to the players involved, David Cox (Albion Rovers) who was on the bench, and Jonathan Tiffoney (Stenhousemuir) who was playing. "Both players are making claims of serious and wholly inappropriate comments being made during the game that have implications for player wellbeing and mental...
Man U. 6- 2 Roma: Edison Cavani and Bruno Fernandes help United put one Foot in Europa League final
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Man U. 6- 2 Roma: Edison Cavani and Bruno Fernandes help United put one Foot in Europa League final

Manchester United came back from a first half capitulation against Roma to record a massive 6-2 win in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday night, April 29. Edinson Cavani was simply superb during the game as he contributed two goals, two assists and won a penalty for the club which came back from 2-1 down in the first half to win this semi-final first leg tie 6-2. United were in control of the match from the start, with United starting Pogba Cavani and Rashford as a front three in front of Fernandes, Fred and McTominay. While Roma paraded Edin Dzeko and Manchester United's former players Henrikh Mhikytaryan and Chris Smalling In the first half AS Roma made  three substitutions including their goalkeeper due to injury. Pogba executed a superb turn th...
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...
Europa League: Arsenal Receive Major Injury Boost Ahead of Villarreal Clash
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Europa League: Arsenal Receive Major Injury Boost Ahead of Villarreal Clash

  Arsenal defender, David Luiz, has returned to full training ahead of their Europa League semi-final clash with Villarreal. His availability represents a timely injury boost for the Gunners Mikel Arteta’s men travel to Spain for Thursday’s first-leg and Luiz could be included in the squad. Luiz has not played since March 21, after undergoing surgery on a knee problem. Arteta will now have to assess whether the 34-year-old is ready to play any part in the game. The Brazilian’s current deal ends this summer and talks are yet to begin over an extension.
Champions League: Chelsea Facing one Problem ahead of Real Madrid Second leg – Wenger
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Champions League: Chelsea Facing one Problem ahead of Real Madrid Second leg – Wenger

Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said Chelsea face a “psychological problem” ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid. Karim Benzema cancelled out Christian Pulisic solo effort, to leave the tie evenly poised at 1-1. Ahead of the crucial decider at Stamford Bridge next week, Wenger believes Thomas Tuchel needs every player to stick to a strict game plan. “What is interesting in the Champions League is that you always have in the second game a psychological problem to sort out. “If you’re the manager of Chelsea now you go home tonight and you have to convince your players to adopt a strategy in the second game. “So I say, will you try to get 0-0 or will you try to win the game,” Wenger told beIN Sports.
Transfer: Mourinho Rejects Offer from UK Top Club, Gives Reason
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Transfer: Mourinho Rejects Offer from UK Top Club, Gives Reason

  Jose Mourinho has rejected his first job offer a week after his sacking by Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho reportedly turned down the offer on the ground that he is not ready to return to management at the moment. Sunday Times football journalist, Duncan Castles claimed that the Portuguese tactician has turned down offers from Scottish giants, Celtic, telling them he is not ready to return to the game just yet. Mourinho, 58, was sacked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy last Monday, less than a week before their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, which they lost 1-0. And Celtic was one of the teams believed to have called the former Chelsea boss to handle their team “My information is that the first of those approaches came from Celtic Football Club, who are in ...
Comparison With N’Golo Kante Irritates me – Ndidi
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Comparison With N’Golo Kante Irritates me – Ndidi

  Leicester City midfield powerhouse, Wilfred Ndidi, has said that comparisons with Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante “irritates” him. The Super Eagles star has become one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League since he moved from Genk over four years ago. Ndidi signed for Leicester City five months after Kante left for Chelsea in July 2016. “The comparison used to irritate me, but it’s football. I completely understand the fans because they love to find something to talk about. “Even before I arrived at Leicester, I heard it. I only wanted to be Wilfred Ndidi and not someone else. “I focus on myself, I am always critical of myself. I do my best to improve as a footballer game by game and give my best for my club. “The comparison with others, about who i...
Nwakali Scores Again In Relegation Threatened Alcorcon’s Home Defeat
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Nwakali Scores Again In Relegation Threatened Alcorcon’s Home Defeat

Kelechi Nwakali once again found the back of the net but ended on the losing side as relegation threatened Alcorcon were beaten 2-1 by visiting Leganes, in the Spanish Segunda (second division) on Sunday, rushhoursport.com reports. Nwakali, who is on loan to Alcorcon from Huesca, has now scored a goal in each of his last three games. Also, he has scored four goals in 13 appearances for Alcorcon in the Spanish second-tier. He opened scoring for his side just nine minutes into the encounter when he converted from the penalty spot. The defeat leaves Alcorcon in 19th position  (relegation zone) on 38 points in the 22-team league table with six games left to play in the campaign.
Solskjaer Speaks on Maguire, Fred ‘Fight’ During 0-0 draw with
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Solskjaer Speaks on Maguire, Fred ‘Fight’ During 0-0 draw with

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said the on-field clash between Harry Maguire and Fred during the 0-0 draw against Leeds United, came from his players demanding the best from each other. The two players could be heard throwing expletives at each other during the second half at Elland Road. From the stands, it sounded as though Maguire used the F word on Fred. Speaking after the game, Solskjaer insisted it was all part of the mentality of his players, who always strive for the best. He said: “We have got a group that demands a lot of each other. The standard is high, both on training and in a game, it is not just about being a nice guy. “We demand maximum effort. I was really proud of how strong we looked. I never thought they threatened our goal in t...

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