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Dortmund reject Man Utd’s £67m opening bid for Sancho
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Dortmund reject Man Utd’s £67m opening bid for Sancho

  The Red Devils' first offer has fallen short of what the German club is willing to accept Manchester United have had an opening bid of  £67 million ($95m) rejected for Jadon Sancho. The England international is one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top targets this summer after a deal failed to materialise for the 21-year-old last year due to a gap between the two sides over valuation. Solskjaer is still keen to strengthen the right-wing and discussions have been ongoing with Sancho’s camp and Borussia Dortmund over a potential transfer, with the former Manchester City man keen on a move.
Werner ‘will show who he really is’ at Euro 2020 after ‘up and down’ season at Chelsea, says Boateng James Westwood
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Werner ‘will show who he really is’ at Euro 2020 after ‘up and down’ season at Chelsea, says Boateng James Westwood

The German defender is confident his compatriot will shine at the summer tournament despite a testing first year in English football Jerome Boateng has backed Timo Werner to "show who he really is" at Euro 2020 after an "up and down" season at Chelsea. Much was expected of Werner at Stamford Bridge following his £47.5 million ($67m) switch to Chelsea from RB Leipzig last summer, but he did not adapt to English football as quickly as supporters hoped. The 25-year-old struggled to replicate the prolific form in front of goal he showed at Red Bull Arena, but still played a key role in the Blues' run to Champions League glory and Boateng expects to see him back to his best for Germany at the European Championships.
World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Nigeria will be ready for Liberia – Rohr
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World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Nigeria will be ready for Liberia – Rohr

After seeing his men hold the Indomitable Lions to a 0-0 draw, the German tactician is confident the Super Eagles will be ready for the Lone Star Nigeria will be ready for September’s World Cup qualifier against Liberia, according to coach Gernot Rohr. The German tactician disclosed this after the Super Eagles played out a 0-0 draw with Cameroon in Tuesday’s international friendly. Despite relying on makeshift defenders, the three-time African champions ended the encounter at the Wiener Neustadt Stadium on a no winner, no vanquished note. Although Rohr rued the chances missed by his team – which he attributed to the absence of key players – he is upbeat that his team would be set when their quest to qualify for Qatar 2022 commences against their West African foes. “The result ...
Super Eagles coach Rohr takes positives from ‘interesting’ Cameroon defeat
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Super Eagles coach Rohr takes positives from ‘interesting’ Cameroon defeat

The German tactician is satisfied with the performance of his side in their loss to the Indomitable Lions in Austria Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has taken positives from his side’s 1-0 defeat to Cameroon in Friday’s international friendly. Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa scored the only goal of the encounter to ensure his side secured victory in Austria. The Super Eagles had a number of scoring chances in the game but were unable to find the back of the net and Rohr has revealed his satisfaction with the showings from his side.    
Real Madrid rocked by Kroos blow as World Cup winner must isolate ahead of crunch clash with Athletic Club
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Real Madrid rocked by Kroos blow as World Cup winner must isolate ahead of crunch clash with Athletic Club

  The German has come into contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 and must steer clear of the Blancos' main group Real Madrid's preparations for a crucial clash with Athletic Club on Sunday have been rocked by the news that Toni Kroos must take in a period of self-isolation. The German midfielder has come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, meaning that he must now stay away from the Blancos' main group. Kroos has not contracted coronavirus himself, but every precaution is being taken to help prevent any spread within Zinedine Zidane's squad.  
‘Who sells a player that scores 60 goals a year?’ – Lewandowski exit talk at Bayern Munich addressed by Rummenigge
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‘Who sells a player that scores 60 goals a year?’ – Lewandowski exit talk at Bayern Munich addressed by Rummenigge

  A prolific Polish striker has seen a move away from the Allianz Arena mooted, but those in the boardroom have no intention of letting him go Robert Lewandowski has become the subject of surprising transfer talk at Bayern Munich, but Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has moved quickly to rubbish any suggestion of the prolific Polish striker being allowed to move on. It has been suggested that the German champions may be open to the idea of parting with the 32-year-old as they start to clear the way for Erling Haaland to tread a similar career path from Borussia Dortmund. Lewandowski is, however, on the brink of breaking more records this season, as he closes in on 40 Bundesliga goals in 2020-21, and Rummenigge says there is no chance of him leaving the Allianz Arena any time soon. &nb...
Tuchel Names Chelsea Player Responsible for 1-0 Defeat to Arsenal
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Tuchel Names Chelsea Player Responsible for 1-0 Defeat to Arsenal

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, was left unimpressed with Jorginho’s wayward back pass that led to Arsenal’s winning goal on Wednesday night. The midfielder’s pass ran past goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, creeping into the open net. While Kepa kept the ball out, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang squared to Emile Smith Rowe for a simple tap-in. Tuchel was left angry with the “total gift” handed to the Gunners. “It’s totally our fault, nobody elses. I think we lost the game. It’s totally our responsibility. We had huge changes, we made an own goal more or less. A total gift. “But overall we were not sharp enough. We could not put the same energy in as usual,” the German told a press conference after the game. When asked whether Jorginho should have passed it wide of the...
Camavinga reacts to Real Madrid & Bayern Munich talk
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Camavinga reacts to Real Madrid & Bayern Munich talk

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

26-year-old defender finally opened his account in the German top-flight to help his side clinch victory against the Royal Blue Kevin Akpoguma has revealed his delight after ending his long wait for his first Bundesliga goal in their 4-2 win over Schalke 04 on Saturday. The centre-back has spent his entire career in Germany so far and against Dimitrios Grammozis’ men, he opened his goalscoring account. The 26-year-old was handed his 13th league start and played a key role in helping his side return to winning ways after playing out a draw against Freiburg the last time out.
Ghana and Crystal Palace midfielder Schlupp reacts after significant step following injury return
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Ghana and Crystal Palace midfielder Schlupp reacts after significant step following injury return

The German-born shares his thoughts on Saturday’s Premier League action against Sheffield United Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp was delighted to have made further progress following his recent injury return by seeing 70 minutes of action for Crystal Palace in Saturday’s Premier League victory over Sheffield United. The midfielder was back in the Eagles line-up for the first time since January as they registered a 2-0 away win in the matchday 35 fixture at Bramall Lane. It was his first start for the club since January and just his second since the turn of the year.
German FA must speed up Flick pursuit with Bayern coach in ‘great demand’, says Rummenigge
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German FA must speed up Flick pursuit with Bayern coach in ‘great demand’, says Rummenigge

The Allianz Arena chief says the German is the ideal man to succeed Joachim Low, but has also warned that he could receive other offers The German football association (DFB) must speed up their pursuit of Hansi Flick, according to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who says that the Bayern Munich coach will be in "great demand" this summer. Flick has been touted as the main candidate to replace Joachim Low as Germany's next manager following the European Championship. The DFB has already confirmed that it has held initial talks with the 56-year-old, but a final agreement has yet to be reached, with Rummenigge warning that he will have plenty of other options to consider if negotiations fail to advance soon.
Tuchel has no feelings of revenge for PSG sacking after reaching Champions League final with Chelsea
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Tuchel has no feelings of revenge for PSG sacking after reaching Champions League final with Chelsea

The German coach has reached the final just six months after being sacked by the Ligue 1 giants, while they have gone crashing out Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel does not want to gloat after reaching the Champions League final, while former side Paris Saint-Germain have crashed out of the competition. Tuchel has reached the final for the second time in a row, having guided PSG to the same stage last season before they lost out to Bayern Munich, but the German coach was sacked by the French giants in December and went on to take charge of the Blues. While Tuchel's new team progressed to the Champions League decider with a semi-final win against Real Madrid, PSG were knocked out by Manchester City at the same stage.
Ex-Arsenal Goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann Sacked by Hertha Berlin Over Racist Message to Dennis Aogo
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Ex-Arsenal Goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann Sacked by Hertha Berlin Over Racist Message to Dennis Aogo

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann has been sacked from Hertha Berlin’s supervisory board after referring to German television pundit Dennis Aogo as “a token black guy” in a WhatsApp message. Lehmann appeared to accidentally send a message to former German international Dennis Aogo which read: “Is Dennis actually your Quotenschwarzer(token black guy)?” Aogo posted a screenshot of the message on Instagram with the caption: “Wow, are you serious? This message was probably not meant for me.” Lehmann was sacked by Hertha Berlin on Wednesday, May 5, in a statement released by the club’s president, Werner Gegenbauer, which read: “Such statements are in no way representative of the values that Hertha BSC stands for. We distance ourselves from all forms of racism and welcome ...
Havertz Hits Double to Leave Fulham on Edge
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Havertz Hits Double to Leave Fulham on Edge

Kai Havertz doubled his Premier League goals tally with a brace as Chelsea edged rivals Fulham closer to the relegation trap door with a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Havertz handed Chelsea a 10th-minute lead with a delicate, lofted finish after Mason Mount's sublime control and through pass. The German added his second four minutes into the second half with another composed finish after combining with compatriot Timo Werner. With an eye perhaps on Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg with Real Madrid, Thomas Tuchel made five pre-match alterations. Despite Fulham's valiant efforts, Chelsea were rarely tested and could have made the victory more handsome had it not been for a number of inspired saves from Alphonse Areola. Chelsea's 15th victory in al...
Tottenham Identify Leipzig Boss Nagelsmann As Mourinho Replacement
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Tottenham Identify Leipzig Boss Nagelsmann As Mourinho Replacement

Tottenham Hotspur have made RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann their preferred candidate to replace sacked Jose Mourinho. Mourinho was sacked on Monday morning, just six days before Spurs face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. Sportsmail has reported a series of stories since February indicating Mourinho was facing losing his job following a largely disappointing season. Indeed, Spurs have been preparing for Mourinho’s departure for a number of weeks with Nagelsmann now understood to be aware of the club’s interest in him. Intriguingly, the German is said to be open to joining Spurs this summer which should encourage chairman Daniel Levy. However, there is growing skepticism about Spurs’ chances of landing the highly-rated 33-year-old. Naglesmann still has two year...
Now Is The Time For Chelsea To Win The Champions League – Tuchel
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Now Is The Time For Chelsea To Win The Champions League – Tuchel

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes that his side have what it takes to win the Champions League this season. The Blues currently lead 2-0 after their quarter-final first leg with Porto, and the German is only thinking about silverware despite his side not being favourites in the competition. "I've come here to win titles," Tuchel said on Monday. "I'm here to win games, that's what I ask of myself. "The time is now. Although if I'm honest we could talk about it for hours and hours. Tomorrow, we have to play and there are no games more difficult than the next one." Beyond himself, the German is confident that his players and the club are on the same page as he is, and are similarly hungry for silverware. "You won't find any team who don't want to reach the semi-finals," T...
Female race driving pioneer, Sabine Schmitz dies at 51 after long battle with cancer
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Female race driving pioneer, Sabine Schmitz dies at 51 after long battle with cancer

German racing legend and Top Gear star Sabine Schmitz has died at the age of 51 after a long battle with cancer. Sabine, widely known as the "Queen of the Nürburgring", had suffered with the illness for more than three years. A statement issued by the famous German racetrack said: "The Nürburgring has lost its most famous female racing driver. "Sabine Schmitz passed away far too early after a long illness. We will miss her and her cheerful nature. Rest in peace Sabine!" Schmitz had previously revealed that she had been suffering with cancer since 2017. Following her withdrawal from a race, she said in a statement issued last July: "Dear friends of professional motorsport. "Many of you have probably wondered why I was on the list of participants on our Porsche in the N...
ECOWAS Court Orders Nigeria To Pay German N63.6m, $10,000 Over Illegal Detention
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ECOWAS Court Orders Nigeria To Pay German N63.6m, $10,000 Over Illegal Detention

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered Nigerian government to pay a German national about N63.6million and $10,000 for his about 11 days of illegal detention by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) last year. Martin Gegenheimer married to a Nigerian citizen but based in Nairobi, Kenya, had in his suit filed at the court in Abuja claimed that he was illegally detained between February 24 and March 4, 2020. Mr Gegenheimer, a professional aviator with specialisation in commercial airline start-up, had said he was arrested at the boarding gate of the Kenya Airways aircraft while leaving for Nairobi on February 24, 2020. He said his passport was seized and he was held in a jam-packed detention despite the COVID protocol” and “without acceptable food as well as medical care.” ...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel speaks on being sacked
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel speaks on being sacked

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said it does not matter whether he signs a long or short term contract, adding that the club will still sack him if they don’t like him. Tuchel led Chelsea to a 1-0 win against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 first leg in Spain on Tuesday night. The victory means that the German has not tasted defeat as the Blues manager. The former Paris Saint-Germain manager also revealed that the board of the former Premier League and Champions League holders are demanding that he plays and gets the best out of their two expensive players Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. Asked about his short term contract, the German said, “It affects me, but in a very positive way,” Tuchel told Ferdinand 5 Live podcast. “I didn’t like it at first...
Thomas Tuchel Names Chelsea Captains
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Thomas Tuchel Names Chelsea Captains

  Thomas Tuchel has named his captains at Chelsea. The German says he is pleased to have Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Jorginho, and Ngolo Kante as Chelsea captains. He also compared Azpilicueta with former Blues captains John Terry and Frank Lampard. Azpilicueta who fell in the pecking order during Lampard’s reign as manager, has seen himself back playing regularly under the new manager. The 31-year-old Spaniard is one of several Chelsea players who have featured in each of the five Premier League games under Tuchel so far. “I strongly believe in the power of captains in football teams,” Tuchel told Chelsea TV. “I had the pleasure to have Thiago Silva as my captain in Paris, together with Marquinhos, and now I have Azpi, Thiago, Jorginho and [N’Golo] Kante...
“Wetin Man Go Do” By Burna Boy is my Best Song – Antonio Rudiger
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“Wetin Man Go Do” By Burna Boy is my Best Song – Antonio Rudiger

German international footballer and Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has opened up on his love for Nigerian music superstar and Grammy nominee, Burna Boy and his music. During an interactive interview with Chelsea official website, Rudiger who was about his taste for music disclosed that he gravitates to rhythm and beat of a music than lyrics. When asked who he would love to watch perform live, he said: “I would prefer Travis Scott because his concert are more likely.” According him, his go to song is ‘Wetin Man Go Do’ by Burna Boy as he reveals it is his best song now and it is the song he jams to ahead of every football game.  
Klopp admits Liverpool’s title defence is over as Reds throw in towel on trying to catch Man City
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Klopp admits Liverpool’s title defence is over as Reds throw in towel on trying to catch Man City

The German tactician has conceded that the Reds will not be claiming back-to-back Premier League crowns after suffering a third straight defeat Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool’s title defence is over, with the Reds boss conceding in the wake of a 3-1 defeat at Leicester that the defending champions will not be catching Manchester City. Uncharacteristic struggles for consistency have hit the men from Merseyside hard this season, while untimely injury setbacks have become an all too familiar theme. More woe was endured at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, leading Klopp to throw in the towel as his side sit 10 points adrift of leaders City having already taken in two more games than the Blues.
Champions League: UEFA Announce new Venue for Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City
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Champions League: UEFA Announce new Venue for Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City

UEFA has confirmed that the first leg of the Champions League round-of-16 tie between Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City, has been moved from Germany to Budapest due to COVID-19 protocols. The match will still be played on February 24. “UEFA would like to thank Borussia VfL 1900 Monchengladbach and Manchester City FC for their close cooperation and support, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for their assistance and agreeing to host the match in question,” an official statement read. Liverpool’s Champions League tie against RB Leipzig next week has also been moved from Germany to Budapest. This comes after German authorities refused to give Liverpool an exemption from restrictions limiting travel from the UK, where an aggressive variant of COVID-19 is sp...
Klopp might be tempted by Bayern after transfer frustration at Liverpool, says Redknapp
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Klopp might be tempted by Bayern after transfer frustration at Liverpool, says Redknapp

A former Reds midfielder thinks the German head coach could return to his homeland in the near future Jurgen Klopp might be tempted by a move to Bayern Munich after growing frustrated with Liverpool's transfer policy, according to Jamie Redknapp. Liverpool have been plagued by injuries in 2020-21, with the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all sidelined with long-term knocks. Klopp's squad has been stretched to the limit as a result, and the Reds have struggled to produce the same levels of consistency which saw them crowned Premier League champions for the first time last season.
Liverpool vs Man City: Guardiola Slams Klopp Over ‘Two-week Break’
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Liverpool vs Man City: Guardiola Slams Klopp Over ‘Two-week Break’

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said he is surprised at Jurgen Klopp’s claim that they had a two-week break. Klopp made the remark while discussing his team’s poor form. Consecutive home defeats for the Premier League champions has seen them fall seven points behind the leaders City. Klopp stated that they had “not had a break” while adding that “City had two weeks off for Covid reasons”. Guardiola appeared agitated that the German brought up the topic ahead of their trip to Anfield and suggested that mind-games were at play. “When I see Jurgen I will tell him how many weeks we were off,’ Guardiola said. “I’m surprised. I didn’t think Jurgen was that type of manager. “Jurgen has to see the calendar again. “He knows it’s not true, come on. “S...
Kabak an option for Liverpool move as Reds seek to bring in second centre-back before transfer deadline
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Kabak an option for Liverpool move as Reds seek to bring in second centre-back before transfer deadline

The Premier League champions are desperately trying to bolster their defensive ranks amid an unfortunate injury crisis Schalke star Ozan Kabak is a target for Liverpool as the Reds seek to bring in a second centre-back before the January transfer window closes, with Marseille's Duje Caleta-Car also an option. Goal has learned that Liverpool have already tied up a £2 million deal for Preston defender Ben Davies, with the 25-year-old having undergone a medical at Anfield on Monday morning. Davies will provide Jurgen Klopp with extra cover at the back amid an injury crisis which has forced the German to shuffle his pack during the Reds' defence of the Premier League title.  
‘You cannot imagine the last 48 hours!’ – Tuchel explains first Chelsea selection as he opens up on ‘surreal’ move to Stamford Bridge
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‘You cannot imagine the last 48 hours!’ – Tuchel explains first Chelsea selection as he opens up on ‘surreal’ move to Stamford Bridge

The German coach's first match in charge came just one day after he was named Frank Lampard's successor New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says that his arrival at Stamford Bridge has been "a bit surreal" as he revealed the thought process behind his first lineup in charge of the club. Tuchel was confirmed as Chelsea manager on Tuesday, with the Blues announcing Frank Lampard's departure earlier in the week. The former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain coach's first game in charge came just one day after his appointment, with Chelsea playing host to Wolves at Stamford Bridge.  
Ozil rules out return to German national team & has no plans for Bundesliga homecoming
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Ozil rules out return to German national team & has no plans for Bundesliga homecoming

The midfielder confirmed he won't be going back on his decision to retire from international football after being unveiled at Fenerbahce Mesut Ozil has ruled out a return to the German national team, while insisting that he has no plans for a Bundesliga homecoming in the future. Ozil racked up 94 caps for Germany between 2009 and 2018, scoring 23 goals and laying on 43 assists while also getting his hands on the World Cup. The midfielder played a key role in Die Mannschaft's run to glory at the 2014 finals in Brazil, but was unable to help Joachim Low's side defend their title four years later in Russia.  
Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”
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Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”

The German complained about United's defensive approach to their top-of-the-table clash and said their set up was 'the worst thing you can face in the world'. The Reds were unable to break down United's defence throughout the match and extend their run without a Premier League goal to three games. Defenders Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof were standout performers for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, but Klopp was left unimpressed by the 'world class' United after the match. 'We played football, tried to do it, force them back into their own box,' he complained to BBC Sport. 'The worst thing you can face in the world, in football is you play against a side with world-class players and they all defend with all they have, deep in the box and only counter-attack. 'It's really diffic...
‘Cavani has nothing to prove’ – Tuchel well aware of threat ‘reliable’ Man Utd striker will pose PSG
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‘Cavani has nothing to prove’ – Tuchel well aware of threat ‘reliable’ Man Utd striker will pose PSG

The German head coach talked up the quality of his former player ahead of the French champions' trip to Old Trafford Thomas Tuchel insists Edinson Cavani has nothing to prove against Paris Saint-Germain, and that he's well aware of the threat the "reliable" Manchester United striker will pose his team. PSG travel to Old Trafford to face Group H leaders United in Manchester on Wednesday, with all eyes on star centre-forward Cavani. Cavani joined United on a free transfer on deadline day in October, having left PSG as the Ligue 1 champions' all-time leading scorer with 200 goals to his name in June.
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Will Atalanta play into Salah & Mane’s hands?

Given the bold man marking style employed by the Italian side, they leave themselves at the risk of being torn apart by Liverpool's African frontmen As the dust on this season’s Champions League draw settled, groups B and D stood out as the 'Groups of Death'. Indeed, that query is undoubtedly subjective but Group D — comprising Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland — seemed more exciting than the former — containing Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach….just. While it’s played out differently in reality so far, with the Ukraine and German side respectively sitting in first and second place, Atalanta vs Ajax last week finally saw Group D come alive...which has whet the appetite before the Serie A side host the Reds on Tuesday.
Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintracht Frankfurt: Lewandowski hat-trick and Sane stunner clinch resounding Bundesliga win
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Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintracht Frankfurt: Lewandowski hat-trick and Sane stunner clinch resounding Bundesliga win

Robert Lewandowski produced another masterful goalscoring performance as Bayern ran riot against a previously in-form Eintracht Frankfurt. Robert Lewandowski hit a hat-trick before Leroy Sane struck the goal of the game as Bayern Munich thumped Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 in the Bundesliga. In the latest instalment of his one-sided battle with defenders in the German top flight, it was a familiar story as Lewandowski came out on top, taking his haul to a startling 10 goals in five matches this season. That is a Bundesliga record for this stage of the season, and last season's haul of 34 goals must already be in his sights after a perfect hat-trick.
Germany coach Low: Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko is a rare talent
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Germany coach Low: Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko is a rare talent

The World Cup winning coach is aware of the 15-year-old star who has dazzled in the German youth league with his goals   Germany coach Joachim Low has praised Borussia Dortmund teenage sensation Youssoufa Moukoko as an outstanding talent that is rare to witness. The Cameroon-born forward has been prolific in front of goal for the Dortmund U19 side with 40 goals in 23 league matches since the start of last season. Moukoko, 15, has been named in BVB's Uefa Champions League squad and their Bundesliga set-up this season, but he is not eligible to make his first-team debut until he turns 16 on November 20.
“I Failed With Ozil” Arteta Says, As Excludes Ozil Totally From The Arsenal Squad
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“I Failed With Ozil” Arteta Says, As Excludes Ozil Totally From The Arsenal Squad

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he feels he has "failed" with midfielder Mesut Ozil after leaving him out of his 25-man Premier League squad. The German, who had also been omitted from the Europa League squad, can now only play for Arsenal Under-23s until his deal expires in summer 2021. The 32-year-old, who joined Arsenal for a then club record £42.4m in 2013, has not played for the club since 7 March. "My conscience is very calm because I have been really fair," said Arteta. "What I can say from my side is that it is just a football decision. My level of communication with him has been really high and we know what to expect with each other. "Obviously a player of that dimension, with the career he has had, everything that happens around him has a big impact. It has been...
‘Loyalty Is Hard To Come By’ – Mesut Ozil Reacts To Arsenal PL Squad Snub
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‘Loyalty Is Hard To Come By’ – Mesut Ozil Reacts To Arsenal PL Squad Snub

The ex-Germany international has promised to keep fighting for a place in Mikel Arteta's team despite being left out of his manager's top-flight plans, Mesut Ozil has reacted after being axed from Arsenal's 25-man Premier League squad, claiming "loyalty is hard to come by". Mikel Arteta left the German out of his official squad for the 2020-21 top-flight season on Tuesday, having kept him on the sidelines since the Gunners' return to action post-lockdown back in June. That decision has proven to be the last straw for the midfielder, who has posted a message to his followers on social media outlining his disappointment. *"This is a difficult message to write to the Arsenal fans that I've played for over the past few years. I'm really deeply disappointed by the fact that I have...
“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria” –  Antonio Rüdiger reacts to Lekki tollgate gun attack
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“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria” – Antonio Rüdiger reacts to Lekki tollgate gun attack

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rüdiger has reacted to the Lekki tollgate gun attack after peaceful #EndSARS protesters were allegedly killed on Tuesday night, October 20. In his tweets, the German International said he's shocked how the situation got out of control after putting out a statement last week condemning police brutality in Nigeria. The center-back also stated that the situation in Nigeria has nothing to do with democracy as he noted that it's more like a military rule which he says is a violation of human rights at the highest order.   The defender wrote:    After my short statement about Nigeria already last week I’m now even more shocked about how the situation there has got more and more out of control. This saddens me so much. This has absolutely nothin...
Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future
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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future

Arsenal misfit Mesut Ozil is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium after Mikel Arteta snubbed the German for the win over Leicester City in the Carabao Cup. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted it is hard for outcast Mesut Ozil to barge his way into his plans at present. The Gunners’ top earner continues to pocket a hefty wage, despite not featuring at all since football restarted. Ozil was left out completely as Arsenal beat Leicester 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, despite a host of fringe players making the team. And Arteta says he must pick the players in the best shape, hinting Ozil will struggle to get back into the starting XI at the Emirates. “The players that we are changing that we are using,” he said after victory. It is very difficult for Mes...
Dortmund set to host fans for their Bundesliga opener as Covid-19 restrictions loosened
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Dortmund set to host fans for their Bundesliga opener as Covid-19 restrictions loosened

The German giants announced a small crowd will be in attendance for Saturday's clash at Signal Iduna Park Borussia Dortmund's season-opening Bundesliga fixture at home to Borussia Monchengladbach is set to be played in front of around 10,000 supporters. Bundesliga clubs have reportedly been given the green light for fans to return to stadiums for the start of the 2020-21 season in Germany amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-20 campaign resumed behind closed doors in May due to Covid-19, which forced the league to be postponed in March.  
‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy
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‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy

The German head coach has stressed the importance of sticking to a winning formula amid calls for reinforcements at Anfield Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool's transfer policy, insisting the club cannot suddenly decide to "behave like Chelsea" after gradually putting together a title-winning team. Liverpool stormed to their first league title in three decades last season, finishing 18 points clear of Manchester City after being crowned champions with a record-breaking seven games left to spare. After failing to win a single piece of silverware during his first three seasons at Anfield, Klopp has managed to deliver four trophies in the space of two years, including the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.
‘The possibility of goals is extraordinary’ – Nevin backs Werner & Havertz to flourish at Chelsea
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‘The possibility of goals is extraordinary’ – Nevin backs Werner & Havertz to flourish at Chelsea

The Bundesliga may be a different beast from the Premier League, but the former winger predicts few issues as the pair adapt to new surroundings New Chelsea signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have been backed to hit the ground running in the 2020-21 season, with club legend Pat Nevin of the opinion that the German duo will take very little time to settle in before the goals begin to flow. The Blues have not been shy about splashing the cash this summer, with over £200 million ($258m) having been spent to bring in the former Bundesliga pair alongside Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Ben Chilwell from Leicester. Frank Lampard exceeded expectations in the previous Premier League campaign, finishing in the top four despite a transfer embargo and having to turn to several of the club's y...
Actress Cossy Orjiakor Engaged To Her German Boyfriend
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Actress Cossy Orjiakor Engaged To Her German Boyfriend

Nollywood actress Cossy Orjiakor set to wed her German boyfriend. Her boyfriend proposed to her during his birthday celebration and the busty Nollywood actress and musician gladly say 'Yes'. The excited Nollywood actress Cossy, took to her social media account to share the goodnews with a caption; "Ring Alert.. Yes Yes Yes 2020. A beautiful year to plan a wedding". Congratulations to her!! Watch The Video Below! https://youtu.be/VcHttyGmuf4
Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move
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Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move

The Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has revealed when he may leave the club and return to Germany. The German also said it is not clear at the moment whether he stays in football after the Liverpool job. The former Borussia Dortmund manager says he will manage Liverpool for the next four seasons. Klopp has spent five years at Liverpool after taking over from Brendan Rodgers in 2015. He has guided the Reds to a Champions League trophy and their very first Premier League title in 30 years. He signed a new contract at Anfield in December 2019, which tied him to the club until 2024, should he avoid being sacked. Asked if he was planning on returning to Germany, Klopp told SWR, “Definitely to live, after my career. Most likely even to Mainz.” On how long he’ll rema...
Chelsea Under Pressure to Complete Timo Werner’s Signing this Weekend
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Chelsea Under Pressure to Complete Timo Werner’s Signing this Weekend

Chelsea are under pressure to wrap up the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig this weekend or the deal may never happen, the UK Mirror reports. The Premier League side was hoping to announce the transfer this week, after beating Liverpool to the player. The Blues are willing to pay the £50 million release clause in Werner’s current contract and have been in advanced negotiations with the German. However, Werner’s release clause expires on Monday, meaning Chelsea have just two days to seal the deal. A medical for the 24-year-old is proving to be tricky, with the COVID-19 regulations in both Germany and the UK. If all of that is not sorted by Monday, Leipzig could raise Werner’s fee and Chelsea might lose out.
​Man City holding firm on Sane price as Bayern Munich push talks
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​Man City holding firm on Sane price as Bayern Munich push talks

Manchester City are refusing to be bullied regarding the transfer of Leroy Sane. German giants Bayern Munich are keen to bring the winger to the club. But City are not going to budge from their £62 million asking price. The clubs are far apart in valuation at present, per Sky in Germany. Bayern are offering £36 million, which City will refuse outright. Sane wants to go back to Germany and Bayern is a prime destination. But the player who missed most of this season may have to wait a year for his dream move if the clubs cannot agree on a fee.
Werner isn’t Messi and would’ve flopped at Liverpool’ – Chelsea move ‘perfect for all concerned’, says Collymore
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Werner isn’t Messi and would’ve flopped at Liverpool’ – Chelsea move ‘perfect for all concerned’, says Collymore

The former Reds striker has been left surprised at the reaction of some of those on Merseyside to the news that a German forward will head elsewhere Timo Werner’s proposed transfer to Chelsea is “perfect for all concerned”, says Stan Collymore, with the former Liverpool striker eager to point out that the Germany international is “not Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo” and would likely have flopped at Anfield. A switch to Merseyside appeared to be on the cards for the RB Leipzig forward as speculation regarding his future began to build. Werner had left a door open for Jurgen Klopp to make a move, while many had talked up the qualities that a hard-working and prolific 24-year-old would add to the ranks of the current Premier League leaders.
‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes
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‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes

The former Reds star believes a German coach at Anfield has earned enough trust that any transfer calls he makes will be fully supported Liverpool did not lose out to Chelsea in the race for Timo Werner, says John Barnes, with Jurgen Klopp merely opting against moving for a player that he would have landed had he wanted to. Those at Anfield were considered to be leading the race for a highly sought-after Germany international. Werner is, however, seemingly heading for Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea putting a £54 million (€60m/$68m) deal in place with RB Leipzig.
Kroos: Adaptability key for Real Madrid ahead of La Liga return
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Kroos: Adaptability key for Real Madrid ahead of La Liga return

The German has stressed every side faces the same challenges of returning to play following the coronavirus pandemic Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos believes the team that adapts best when the La Liga season resumes will enjoy success. After being suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the La Liga campaign is set to get back underway on June 11. Madrid are two points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona with 11 matches remaining this season.
Rohr Clears air on NFF Dictating Which Super Eagles Players Should be Picked
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Rohr Clears air on NFF Dictating Which Super Eagles Players Should be Picked

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohs, has made it clear that no one dictates to him the players to pick. Rohr stated this while speaking on Channels Television on Monday. The German agreed a new two-year deal with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) last week, after his initial contract expired. “It is not a part of my contract to take players who are not so good. “I can choose my players myself. It is the most important [thing]. So, nobody can tell me ‘You have to pick this one or that one’,” he said. Rohr also explained how he consults with his assistants before team selection. “We have a team and our staff. I have my assistant, I have my analyzer. Each Monday we have our meetings and we speak about the games played at the weekend and what our players did. ...
It Is Very Difficult For Nigeria To Win 2021 AFCON – Gernot Rohr
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It Is Very Difficult For Nigeria To Win 2021 AFCON – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr said it is hard for his team to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations because they are not the best team on the continent. The German tactician recently agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal to continue his work as the handler of the three-time African champions, putting to bed speculation around his future. On Wednesday, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick revealed the conditions in the new contract which include a mandate to qualify the country for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and also win the next Afcon in Cameroon. The 66-year-old guided the Super Eagles to a third-place finish in Egypt last year, however, he disclosed that the new target might be difficult to achieve. “When you go to a tournament it is to win...
Volkswagen Apologizes For Racist Instagram Ad
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Volkswagen Apologizes For Racist Instagram Ad

German automaker Volkswagen has apologized for a racist ad it posted on its Instagram page while promoting the new Golf 8 car. In the now deleted video, a pair of oversized white hands drags a black man from Volkswagen’s new Golf 8, before flicking him into a restaurant called Petit Colon, which translates from French as the Little Colonist or Little Settler. As the words “DER NEUE GOLF” (the new Golf) appear on the screen, the letters N E G E R fade in before any other — which many critics pointed out translates to the N-word in German. Here is the Volkswagen ad that has caused outcry for being racist . pic.twitter.com/BDTIVQIReU — Bra Joe (@JoeNameTaken) May 20, 2020 Following the public outcry, Volkswagen’s board member for sales and marketing, Juergen Stackmann and Elke ...

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