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Jose Mourinho Reveals only Defeat in his Managerial Career that made him Cry
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Jose Mourinho Reveals only Defeat in his Managerial Career that made him Cry

  Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has revealed the only defeat in his managerial career that made him cry. Mourinho, who was sacked by Tottenham in April 2021, has managed top European clubs, including Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan and FC Porto in the past. According to the Portuguese, Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final defeat against Bayern Munich in 2012 was the only time he cried as a manager because the Los Blancos were the best team in Europe at that time. “That night [Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final defeat against Bayern Munich in 2012] was the only time in my coaching career that I cried after a loss,” Mourinho told Marca. “I remember it well. My assistant Aitor Karanka and I stopped in front of my house...
Peter Olayinka Wins Czech League Title With Slavia Prague
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Peter Olayinka Wins Czech League Title With Slavia Prague

Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague were crowned Czech Super Liga champions for the third in a row on Sunday, reports Completesports .com. Jindřich Trpišovský’s side claimed the title for the 21st time . Olayinka has scored six goals and provided three assists in 20 league appearances for Slavia Prague this season. The 25-year-old linked up with Slavia Prague from Belgian outfit KAA Gent in 2018. The winger won the double during his first season at the club. He has so far scored 16 goals in 63 league appearances for the Červenobílí
Valencia vs Barcelona: Final Score 2-3, Barça Come from Behind, Win Thriller on the Road
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Valencia vs Barcelona: Final Score 2-3, Barça Come from Behind, Win Thriller on the Road

Barcelona remain alive in the race for the La Liga title thanks to a thrilling 3-2 victory away to Valencia at the Mestalla, with a brace from Lionel Messi proving the difference in what was a brilliant game of football. All the goals came in the second half, and Barça needed to come from behind and hold on to the lead to pick up three crucial points against a tough Valencia side. FIRST HALF Barça made a fast start and had a great chance right away, with Pedri just missing the target after a great team move in the opening two minutes. Barça came out with intensity and high pressing, and Valencia struggled to get hold of the ball. The Blaugrana were quick and smart with their passing and movement, and had success moving the ball in and around the box, but the final ball was lac...
Auba, Elneny Fire Arsenal Past Poor Newcastle
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Auba, Elneny Fire Arsenal Past Poor Newcastle

Arsenal returned to winning ways as goals from Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang secured a dominant 2-0 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park. Mohamed Elneny volleyed in his first Premier League goal inside five minutes before Aubameyang marked his first start since April 3 with the Gunners' second midway through the second half. Newcastle had moved to within touching distance of mathematical Premier League safety with a four-game unbeaten run before Arsenal's trip to Tyneside but were completely outplayed, registering just a single attempt on target, before Fabian Schar's late dismissal compounded a miserable outing for Steve Bruce's side. Arsenal's first league win in three lifts them up to ninth and provides a timely boost ahead of Thursday's Europa League sho...
Kai Havertz Names Top Player in Chelsea Team after 2-0 win Over Fulham
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Kai Havertz Names Top Player in Chelsea Team after 2-0 win Over Fulham

  Chelsea forward, Kai Havertz has identified teammate, Mason Mount as a ‘top player’ after starring in their Premier League victory over Fulham. Havertz and Mount combined brilliantly in the first half to give Thomas Tuchel’s side an early lead at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Before the game yesterday, Havertz had only scored two league goals for Chelsea but doubled his tally for the season in the 2-0 win. After the game, the Germany international was asked about Mount and the 21-year-old said, “He has a lot of quality on the ball. He’s a very good player. “He’s my age so I played against him four or five years ago for the national team, so I always knew about his quality. It’s good to play with him. “I think he’s a top guy and a top player so it’s easy to play ...
Sergio Agüero Strikes to Put Man City on the Brink of Premier League Title
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Sergio Agüero Strikes to Put Man City on the Brink of Premier League Title

  Quickfire goals from Sergio Aguero and Ferran Torres have put Manchester City on the brink of the Premier League title after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park. Pep Guardiola made eight changes from the midweek victory at PSG and it showed in the first half as City failed to register a shot on target. Gabriel Jesus had a goal ruled out for offside, while Palace also had chances of their own, beating City's tally for on-target efforts (2) in the opening 45 minutes. But 12 minutes after half-time, Man City had their first two shots on target - both of which resulted in goals. The first was an emphatic finish from Aguero (57) into the roof of the net before Torres (59) fired home from the top of the area 83 seconds later to seal the victory. It sees City put...
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...
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...
Europa League: What Solskjaer told Man Utd Players during Half-time of 6-2 Win over
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Europa League: What Solskjaer told Man Utd Players during Half-time of 6-2 Win over

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the team to “keep things simple” during half-time of their 6-2 win over Roma in the Europa League on Thursday night. According to Pogba, the team talk left the squad “motivated to score as many goals as possible”. United were 2-1 down at the break, with Lorenzo Pellegrini and Edin Dzeko scoring for the Serie A side, after Bruno Fernandes had netted the opener. However, the Red Devils scored five goals in the second half to win the game 6-2. “In the first half, we made two mistakes and conceded two goals. We were a bit all over the place after the second goal. “At half-time we said let’s do the right things, let’s do simple things. “The manager spoke. We were all motivated t...
Villarreal vs Arsenal: Arteta Confirms Ceballos Ignored his half-time Instruction
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Villarreal vs Arsenal: Arteta Confirms Ceballos Ignored his half-time Instruction

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has claimed he told Dani Ceballos to be careful during his half-time team-talk in their 2-1 defeat to Villarreal on Thursday night. Ceballos was shown a second yellow card with the Gunners already two goals down. Villarreal opened the scoring in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final after Manu Trigueros fired home. Unai Emery’s men made it two, with Raul Albion ghosting in at the far post. Arteta said of the red card following the match: “I haven’t seen the action. Obviously, we talked at half-time that you have to be careful. “I was going to take him off but by the time Gabi (Gabriel Martinelli) was ready to come on, that action happened and he was out.”
LaLiga: Koeman Angry Over Barcelona’s Loss to Granada
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LaLiga: Koeman Angry Over Barcelona’s Loss to Granada

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has bemoaned his team’s lack of efficiency at both ends of the pitch, as they lost 2-1 to Granada at Camp Nou on Thursday. The result means the Catalans blew the chance to go top of LaLiga with five matches left. Lionel Messi opened the scoring, before missing a big chance to make it 2-0. Darwin Machis and Jorge Molina were left in acres of space to turn the game on its head in the second half. Barca’s second loss in 23 matches, means they are no longer in charge of their own destiny in the title race. “We lost our focus in the second half and made errors at the back,” Koeman told Movistar. “We need to accept the fact we’ve lost, that’s the reality of things. “We had chances to win the game, but that’s that. We’ve got fiv...
Champions League: Zidane Predicts What will Happen in Second Leg Against Chelsea
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Champions League: Zidane Predicts What will Happen in Second Leg Against Chelsea

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said he expects a “competitive” contest when they face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second leg. The two sides played out a 1-1 draw on Tuesday, with both goals coming in the first half. Christian Pulisic gave the visitors the lead, before Karim Benzema equalized before the break. With the tie on a knife-edge going into the second leg at Stamford Bridge next week, Zidane is not expecting the Blues to sit back at Stamford Bridge. “They’re very quick, have good players and started very well. In the second half we had more control. We are still in the tie and we’re happy with the overall performance. We’re also good at playing away from home, we press high. “They’re [Chelsea] in the semi-final for a reason, th...
Man City Beat Spurs to Claim Carabao Cup Glory
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Man City Beat Spurs to Claim Carabao Cup Glory

Manchester City won the Carabao Cup for a fourth year in a row after Aymeric Laporte steered them to a 1-0 win over Tottenham in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley. In a game dominated by City from first to last - their Expected Goals was 3.63 to Tottenham's 0.06 - the only real surprise was that it took until the 82nd minute for them to get the winner, which took City to a joint-record eighth win in this competition alongside Liverpool - while they also became the second side after the Reds to win this competition for the fourth time in a row. It was also the first leg secured by Pep Guardiola's side of a potential treble this season, with the Premier League looking almost sewn up and a Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain to come. For Spurs, the 13-year wait f...
EPL: Peter Crouch Blasts Mane, Firmino, Others as Liverpool Failed to Beat Newcastle
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EPL: Peter Crouch Blasts Mane, Firmino, Others as Liverpool Failed to Beat Newcastle

  Former Liverpool striker, Peter Crouch, has slammed the club’s players, including Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, following the Reds’ Premier League 1-1 draw with Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday. Mohamed Salah gave Jurgen Klopp’s side an early lead at home, but they failed to extend their lead after missing several chances. Steve Bruce’s Newcastle side grabbed a last-gasp point through Joe Willock’s deflected effort. Reacting, Crouch, who played for Liverpool between 2005-2008, said Liverpool players failed to manage the game properly, adding that they lacked composure in front of goal against Newcastle. “You could see the last ten minutes, they got nervous. After those missed chances, they didn’t manage the game at all,” Crouch said during his post-match ...
Salah Makes Liverpool History as he Reaches 20-goal Mark Again
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Salah Makes Liverpool History as he Reaches 20-goal Mark Again

The Egyptian forward, who has been a prolific presence throughout his time at Anfield, has maintained a remarkable level of consistency. Mohamed Salah has made more Liverpool history, with the Egyptian becoming the first man to hit 20 goals for the Reds in three different Premier League campaigns. Anfield has been graced by a number of top attacking talents down the years, from Robbie Fowler to Luis Suarez via Fernando Torres, but none can claim to have matched a star of the present. Salah has been a model of consistency throughout his time on Merseyside, with remarkable standards maintained in what has been a testing 2020-21 campaign for Jurgen Klopp's side.  
Red-Hot Iheanacho Is Sixth Nigerian To Score 30 Or More Goals In The Premier League
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Red-Hot Iheanacho Is Sixth Nigerian To Score 30 Or More Goals In The Premier League

Kelechi Iheanacho joined the exclusive list of Nigerian players to have scored 30 or more goals in the English Premier League after netting in Leicester City’s 3-0 home win against West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night. Iheanacho scored Leicester City’s third goal of the evening nine minutes before the break after a superb team move. The goal was his ninth in the Premier League this season. The effort also took the Super Eagles striker’s tally to 13 goals in all competitions in 2021. The Nigeria international surpassed his previous record of eight goals in a league season which was achieved after 26 matches in the 2015-16 campaign at Manchester City. The striker has now scored 30 goals in 136 appearances for Leicester City and his former club Manc...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Sign new one-year Contract with AC Milan Worth Around €6m
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Sign new one-year Contract with AC Milan Worth Around €6m

Sweden and AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with AC Milan. The contract, worth around €6 million (£5m/$7m) a year plus €1m in additional bonuses, is due to be announced by the club according to reports. Ibrahimovic, 39, joined Milan in December 2019 on a free transfer and has been one of their best performers helping them fight for the league title this season. Milan have already teased the announcement on social media writing on Twitter: "What'Z happening?" and an hour-glass emoji. Ibrahimovic has scored 15 goals in just 17 Serie A games this season . Speaking back in March, Ibrahimovic stated he will like to remain at the club. He told Rai Play: "Let’s see [about a renewal]. "If [Milan technical director] Pao...
Arsenal vs Everton: Kanu Nwankwo Opens up on Alex Iwobi’s Exit From Gunners
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Arsenal vs Everton: Kanu Nwankwo Opens up on Alex Iwobi’s Exit From Gunners

Arsenal hero, Kanu Nwankwo, has opened up on Alex Iwobi’s exit from the Gunners. Arsenal sold Iwobi, who spent 15 years at Emirates, to Everton for around £30 million in 2019 during Unai Emery’s regime. But Kanu is now insisting that he was “surprised” Arsenal sold Iwobi to Everton, adding that Mikel Arteta’s side would be a “better team” if he was still at the North London club. “I was surprised they let Alex Iwobi go when they did,” Kanu told Ladbrokes ahead of Arsenal’s home Premier League clash with Everton on Friday. “He was supposed to be a part of this team, and I think they would be a better team with him in it. He’s Arsenal blood, and he’s always given his all for the team. “He plays at an international level. “I believe he’d be much more comfortable in this ...
Liverpool Striker, Mohamed Salah Confirmed as new Captain of the Egyptian National Team
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Liverpool Striker, Mohamed Salah Confirmed as new Captain of the Egyptian National Team

Liverpool striker, Mohamed Salah has been named as the new captain of the Egyptian national team, the EFA announced on Monday. The national team captaincy has been an issue for a long time now, with many football fans and pundits urging Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry to hand Salah the armband and move away from the tradition of giving the armband to the most senior player in the squad. Salah, 28, is not the oldest in the national team but the Egyptian Football Association disclosed in the statement that the coach met with older players in the squad who supported the move. "Hossam Al-Badri, the coach of the national football team, has decided to award the captain's armband to Mohamed Salah," the Egyptian Football Association said in a statement on Monday. "The decision came aft...
Liverpool to Replace Mane with Ousmane Dembele
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Liverpool to Replace Mane with Ousmane Dembele

  Liverpool is prepared to spend big to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele” to replace Sadio Mane, Fichajes.net reports. Mane has not enjoyed his best season so far, scoring only 12 times in all competitions. The Senegal forward has netted just five times in 2021, as the Reds exited all competitions. Liverpool are now considering cashing in on 29-year-old Mane in the summer, despite his contract still having two years to run. And Dembele is the man being lined up to replace him. The France winger, 23, has just one year left on his Barcelona contract, but recently admitted that talks over a new deal at the Nou Camp still haven’t begun. Dembele has scored 10 goals this season for Barca, but has failed to impress since he joined from Borussia Dortmund.
Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola
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Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hailed Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and joked the midfielder might be lying about his age. City were heading out of the Champions League on away goals after the 17-year-old scored in the 15th minute. However, Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty, before Phil Foden lashed in the winner, to see Guardiola’s men qualify for the semi-final on a 4-2 aggregate. Bellingham’s goal made him the youngest English player to score in the Champions League. “I cannot believe it, maybe he’s a liar!” Guardiola said when asked about Bellingham’s performances over the two legs. “He’s so good for 17-years-old, he’s a fantastic player. “I spoke with his manager, Edin [Terzic], and he told me what you see in these two games is like ev...
Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG
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Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG

PSG star, Neymar Jr, has confirmed he is set to renew his contract with the club after helping them eliminate Bayern Munich from the Champions League on Tuesday night, April 13. Bayern won the quarter-final second leg 1-0, but PSG reached the semi-final on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate result. After the game, Neymar, whose current deal expires in 2022, said his renewal was "no longer an issue" due to his comfort level at PSG Speaking to ESPN Brazil after the game, Neymar said: "This (renewal with PSG) is no longer an issue. Obviously I feel very comfortable and at home here at PSG. I feel happier than I was before." PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added his belief that neither Neymar nor Kylian Mbappe have any reason to leave the club. “We have invested a lot in the ...
Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker
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Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has made Celtic striker, Odsonne Edouard a target, as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, according to the UK Telegraph. For some time now, Leicester City have felt they had won the race to sign the 23-year-old, with a £15million agreement close to being reached. However, Arsenal have been monitoring Edouard for over a year and will look to make a move for the striker, who will have just one year remaining on his contract with Celtic this summer. Lacazette will also have just one year left on his deal this summer, and the Gunners are set to make a decision over whether he will be sold or handed a contract extension. Leicester believe they are in a strong position to sign Edouard, as Brendan Rodgers has already managed th...
Man United Come From Behind To Beat Tottenham Hotspursm, Stretch Unbeaten  Away Run
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Man United Come From Behind To Beat Tottenham Hotspursm, Stretch Unbeaten  Away Run

Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 away in Sunday’s Premier League clash and strengthen their place in second position. The win at Spurs means Man United are now unbeaten in 23 consecutive away Premier League games – the second-longest streak in English top-flight history. Second half goals from Fred, Edison Cavani and substitute Mason Greenwood avenged Man United’s 6-1 scandalous defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford earlier in the Season. The Red Devils remain in second on 63 points while Spurs missed the chance to go close to fourth place West Ham as they are in seventh on 49 points. Man United thought they had taken the lead on 33 minutes through Cavani who finished off a neat pass from Paul Pogba but the goal was disallowed after Scott McTominay...
Premier League: Iheanacho’s Brace Not Enough As Leicester Lose Away To West Ham 
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Premier League: Iheanacho’s Brace Not Enough As Leicester Lose Away To West Ham 

Super Eagles in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored two goals but it was not enough as Leicester lost 3-2 away to West Ham United, Mycelebrityandi.com reports. Iheanacho now has eight goals in the Premier League this season and has taken his tally to 14 in 30 appearances in all competitions. Also in action for Leicester was Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi. A brace from Jesse Lingard (29th, 44th minutes) and a solitary strike from Jarrod Bowen (48th minute) saw West Ham race to a 3-0 lead. With 20 minutes left Iheanacho pulled a goal back for Leicester as he turned and scored from distance. And in the 91st minute Iheanacho grabbed his second to make it 3-2 but West Ham held on for the points. West Ham move up to fourth place on 55 points usurping Chelsea while L...
Berbatov Names Three Players that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo
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Berbatov Names Three Players that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo

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

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

Former Everton striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has disclosed he will always be grateful to former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp, for believing in him and allowing him to play. Redknapp signed Aiyegbeni from Israeli club Maccabi Haifa to then Championship side Portsmouth in January 2003. Aiyegbeni eventually led Portsmouth to promotion to the English Premier League, EPL. The former Nigerian international went on to become a prolific striker, scoring 95 EPL goals while starring for the likes of Everton, Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough under different managers. “I will always be grateful to Harry Redknapp for giving me the opportunity to play,” Aiyegbeni told Planet Football. “He always believed in me. He always motivated me, and his man-management was unbelievabl...
Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Man City players named in Champions League team [Full list]
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Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Man City players named in Champions League team [Full list]

  Four Chelsea players have been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post on its website on Thursday following the conclusion of the week’s quarter-final first-leg games on Wednesday. The four Chelsea players are César Azpilicueta, Edouard Mendy, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell. Chelsea players made the list alongside Paris Saint-Germain stars, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Marquinhos. Recall that Chelsea defeated FC Porto 2-0, thanks to goals from Mount and Chilwell. Below is the UEFA Champions League team after the conclusion of this week’s last-8 matches: Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) Defenders: César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Marquinhos (PSG) Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) Midfielders: ...
Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto
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Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto

  Former Premier League star, Clinton Morrison, has told Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel to keep Timo Werner out of the team. Morrison said the Germany International ‘needs time out’ of the Chelsea team after the striker struggled again in the game against Porto in Sevilla last night. Werner has endured a difficult season at Chelsea, scoring just eight goals in 38 appearances for the Blues in all competitions. The 25-year-old was subbed off by Tuchel in the second-half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Porto on Wednesday. “Chelsea have got other attacking options – it just depends on how long Tuchel wants to stick with Timo Werner,’ Morrison told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Listen, Werner is not a bad player. You don’t become a bad player overnight. It’s just at the moment, he’s gett...
Draxler Names Best Player in the World Following PSG’s 3-2 Win Over Bayern Munich
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Draxler Names Best Player in the World Following PSG’s 3-2 Win Over Bayern Munich

  Julian Draxler has said that his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe has ‘quality like no-one else in the world.’ Draxler said this after Mbappe netted twice to help the French champions to a memorable 3-2 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. Mbappe opened the scoring for the visitors and Marquinhos made it 2-0, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller had equalised for Bayern before Mbappe netted again. PSG now have a huge advantage going into the second leg in France with three away goals and Draxler had no doubts who they had to thank for the fine win. He said the prolific Frenchman possesses quality that no other player in the world can match. “That’s what [Mbappé] is there for becau...
Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine
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Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine

Former Chelsea and AC Milan, Alexandre Pato has revealed he's received the first Coronavirus vaccine in the US. The 31-year-old Brazilian footballer who plays for Orlando City, Florida, in the MLS, shared photos of himself and his wife Rebeca Abravanel receiving the first dose on Monday, April 5. The caption read: 'Today me and my wife got the first vaccine shot, it's great to see that better days are coming! 'If you live in Florida and are 18+ (16+ for Pfizer vaccine) you can now register online to get the COVID-19 vaccine'' 'Go get yours and let's get through this together.'' he wrote Pato scored 63 goals in 150 appearances for AC Milan between 2007 and 2013. He also scored one goal in two appearances for Chelsea in 2016 and earned 27 caps for Brazil, in which ...
Chelsea Players “Confused” by Tuchel’s Treatment of Abraham
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Chelsea Players “Confused” by Tuchel’s Treatment of Abraham

Some Chelsea players have been left “confused” by manager Thomas Tuchel’s treatment of striker, Tammy Abraham. Abraham was a key player during former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard’s regime. The England international scored 18 goals in all competitions last season under Lampard. Abraham has fallen out of favour since Tuchel replaced Lampard last January. The 23-year-old has been left out of a number of matchday squads, most recently on Saturday for Chelsea’s 5-2 shock defeat to West Brom. Explaining Abraham’s absence in Chelsea’s defeat to West Brom, Tuchel said: “He was not in the squad. I have to nominate 18 players. “So we have to leave three players out, and Tammy [Abraham] was one of the three players. It’s nothing personal or nothing big.” However, according t...
Porto vs Chelsea: Reece James clashes with Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of Champions League tie
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Porto vs Chelsea: Reece James clashes with Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of Champions League tie

  Chelsea right-back, Reece James, clashed with captain Cesar Azpilicueta in the club’s dressing room at Stamford Bridge following the Blues’ Premier League 5-2 shock defeat to West Brom over the weekend. According to the Telegraph, Azpilicueta was quick to give James a piece of his mind after Chelsea’s backline began their inquest into how they conceived five goals at home to a West Brom side that have scored just 25 all season. James was partly at fault for the visitors’ second goal and struggled to shake off the after-effects of that mistake. The 21-year-old England international was also guilty of a number of stray passes for the remainder of the encounter as Sam Allardyce’s men ended Thomas Tuchel’s 14-match unbeaten run, thanks to goals from Matheus Pereira (2), ...
De Bruyne Takes Swipe at Leicester after Manchester City’s 2-0 Victory at King Power
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De Bruyne Takes Swipe at Leicester after Manchester City’s 2-0 Victory at King Power

  Manchester City playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne, has taken a veiled swipe at Leicester City following his side’s Premier League 2-0 victory against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. De Bruyne said Man City’s match against Brendan Rodgers’ really defensive Leicester side was basically a “one team playing” game. According to the Belgium international, Leicester only had one chance that was offside during the encounter. Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Leicester, thanks to goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus in the second half of the encounter. “I thought it was really good today, especially the first half, which we totally dominated,” De Bruyne told Sky Sports. “They had the one chance that was offside with [Jamie] Vardy but basically, it was ...
Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea
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Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea

  West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce has criticised the Premier League after his side’s 5-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday. The Englishman believes that the Premier League are making things difficult for West Brom with their hectic scheduling as they (his team) fight to avoid relegation. West Brom produced what could be argued as the upset of the season on Saturday with a dramatic 5-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Prior to the game, Chelsea were unbeaten in 14 games under Thomas Tuchel. But Sam Allardyce’s side inflicted a first defeat on Tuchel, scoring five goals in the process. Matheus Pereira and substitute Callum Robinson both scored twice after Thiago Silva was sent off in the first half and Mbaye Diagne added the 5th. Although Allardyce is aware ...
Liverpool Outclass Arsenal To Boost Top-Four Hopes
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Liverpool Outclass Arsenal To Boost Top-Four Hopes

Liverpool put up a masterclass display as they ran out 3-0 winners against a pathetic Arsenal side to five their top-four pursuit a big push. Second half goals from Diogo Jota, who bagged a brace and Mohamed Salah secured the deserved win. Liverpool move up to fifth position on 49 points and are just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. The defeat means Arsenal remain in 9th position on the log. The Reds settled quicker and Fabinho drilled an early shot from range just wide before Mane had a deflected header easily saved. A fine piece of skill from Roberto Firmino saw the Brazilian move into space and send a rasping shot wide just on the half-hour mark, but the best chance of the half saw James Milner steer an effort off-target from the edge of the box. After the ...
Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)
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Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new contract with Leicester City that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024. He was handed a new deal following his impressive performances for the side this season, scoring 12 goals and providing five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions. He was previously earning £60,000 weekly but his new deal sees him earn £100,000 per week (about N52.6m) Iheanacho has been at the club since the summer of 2017 when he joined from Manchester City. “I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m excited, I’m happy, I’m overwhelmed! It’s a great moment and I’m happy that Leicester City gave me a new contract,” Iheanacho told the club website on Saturday, April 3. “It’s been a great time here. It’s not been easy, b...
Salah to Leave Liverpool this Summer
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Salah to Leave Liverpool this Summer

  Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, could leave Anfield ahead of the 2021/2022 campaign. The 28-year-old has again been in fine form for the Premier League champions this season. Salah has netted 25 times in 40 appearances in all competitions, including 17 goals in 28 league outings. His current deal with Liverpool only has a little over two years left to run and he has again been speaking about a potential move to Spain recently. According to ESPN, there is a growing belief within the Liverpool squad, that the Egypt international could decide to seek pastures new during this summer’s transfer window. It is also understood that intermediaries who have worked closely with the Reds, feel a move could be possible in the upcoming transfer market.
Chelsea vs West Brom: Don’t Force Women to Date you – Tuchel tells Werner
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Don’t Force Women to Date you – Tuchel tells Werner

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he told German striker Timo Werner, that as he cannot force a woman to go out on a dinner with him, so he should not force himself to start scoring goals. He said the goals will come at the right time, urging the player to take things easy with himself. Tuchel spoke to Werner following his shocking miss against North Macedonia in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday. Werner missed a sitter and was highly criticised by both Chelsea and Germany supporters and even his national team coach Joachim Low. Germany suffered a shocking 2-1 loss in the hands of the lowly rated North Macedonia side But speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash against West Brom on Saturday, Tuchel said he has spoken to the player about ...
Dean Henderson Names Man United’s Best Finisher
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Dean Henderson Names Man United’s Best Finisher

Manchester United goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, has named Mason Greenwood as the club’s best finisher ahead of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. According to Henderson, Greenwood is up there with Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane. The Red Devils shot-stopper said this ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Brighton on Sunday. Asked if Mason Greenwood is certainly the ‘best finisher’ at Man United, Henderson told the UMM YouTube channel: “Yeah, by far… By far. “Both feet as well. He is up there with Harry Kane, you know. Kane is the best finisher I have ever seen in my life.” Greenwood has endured an underwhelming 2020/21 season at Old Trafford so far. The 19-year-old was terrific during the 2019/20 campaign, scoring 17 goals in all competitions for Man U...
Arteta Speaks on Bringing Aguero to Arsenal
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Arteta Speaks on Bringing Aguero to Arsenal

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta is uncertain about Sergio Aguero’s future with the club. Arteta who did not directly respond to questions about Aguero’s future said the player has the talent to seek out opportunities. “we will see what happens with him in the future”, Arteta said when asked about Sergio Aguero. Aguero is set to leave Manchester City this summer when his contract expires. The 32-year-old is believed to be considering a move to Barcelona, where he could link up with compatriot Lionel Messi. But he has also been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG. Arsenal could also be a potential destination for Aguero, with Arteta, who coached the forward at City, adamant he is still an elite striker. When asked if he believes Aguero can still pe...
Germany coach slams Werner for shocking miss in 2-1 defeat to Macedonia
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Germany coach slams Werner for shocking miss in 2-1 defeat to Macedonia

  Germany coach, Joachim Low, has slammed Timo Werner for his shocking miss from close range, as they lost 2-1 to North Macedonia on Wednesday in Duisburg. It was surprise home defeat for the four-time World Cup-winners in the Qatar 2022 home qualifier. Goran Pandev opened scoring, before Ilkay Gundogan made it 1-1 from the penalty spot. Werner had the chance to put Germany in front, only to scuff his shot wide from inside the penalty box. Eljif Elmas made it 2-1 with five minutes left to seal a historic win. “He must put that ball away, no question at all. “He has shown here he can score goals. “But he doesn’t hit the ball right with his left foot, if he makes a clean contact with the ball it’s a goal,” Joachim Low said on RTL after the match.
Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement
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Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement

  Real Madrid could appoint club legend, Raul Gonzalez, if they are unable to convince Zinedine Zidane to sign a new contract, according to Diario AS. Zidane has just over one year left on his current deal. The Frenchman has regularly cast doubt on his future since he returned for a second spell as Los Blancos boss in 2019. While Los Blancos chiefs still hope Zidane will commit his future to the club, they have lined up two targets in case he departs. Real’s president, Florentino Perez, is keen on Raul and outgoing Germany boss Joachim Low. Low will leave his role after this summer’s European Championship, while Raul is considered the more likely candidate. Raul scored 323 goals in 741 appearances for the club during his playing days.
Benin Republic vs Nigeria: All you need to Know, Kick-off time, TV Schedule
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Benin Republic vs Nigeria: All you need to Know, Kick-off time, TV Schedule

  Nigeria could seal their place at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations today, when they take on Benin Republic in Porto Novo. Gernot Rohr’s men are top of Group L with 8 points, one more than the Squirrels in second place. In the reverse fixture, the Super Eagles won 2-1, thanks to goals from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Kalu. Unbeaten in their last three games, Michel Dussuyer’s team would fancy their chances against Nigeria, as they themselves are on a quest to qualify for the fifth time. The game is scheduled to kick off 5pm West African time. According to Goal, the match will be beamed live on AIT and NTA. The Eagles will then host Lesotho in four days at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
AFCON: I’ll Treat Okoye, Uzoho, Noble Same Way Enyeama Treated me – Ikechukwu Ezenwa
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AFCON: I’ll Treat Okoye, Uzoho, Noble Same Way Enyeama Treated me – Ikechukwu Ezenwa

  Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, has promised to treat younger goalkeepers, Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho and John Noble, same way Vincent Enyeama treated him when he first joined the Super Eagles. He described the as his younger brothers and wonderful goalkeepers. The three goalkeepers: Uzoho, Okoye and Noble are in contention for the Super Eagles starting XI for the African Cup of Nations matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho. Super Eagles handler, Gernot Rohr did not find Ezenwa worthy in his 24-man team. Nigeria have scored 10 goals and conceded 7 in four qualifying matches but the 32-year-old believes his ‘younger brothers’ need some luck to do well in the coming matches. “All of them are wonderful goalkeepers, I’ve been with them and they are...
Iheanacho Breaks Drogba’s Record with Brace against Man Utd
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Iheanacho Breaks Drogba’s Record with Brace against Man Utd

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has broken the record set by former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, after he netted twice against Manchester United on Sunday. Iheanacho’s brace saw the Foxes eliminate United from the FA Cup and qualify for the semi-final where they will face Southampton. In doing so, the Super Eagles star has now scored the most goals by an African in the competition. Drogba netted 12 goals in the FA Cup before leaving Chelsea in 2012. Apart from Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Iheanacho is the only other player within the English game to have netted 20 or more goals across the two domestic cup competitions since his debut for Manchester City in August 2015.
Ian Wright Names Two Best Players for Arsenal in 3-3 draw with West Ham
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Ian Wright Names Two Best Players for Arsenal in 3-3 draw with West Ham

  Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has identified Martin Odegaard and Calum Chambers as the best players on the pitch for the Gunners in their 3-3 draw with West Ham United on Sunday. Arsenal were 3-0 down within the opening 32 minutes, with goals from Jesse Lingard, Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek for the home side. Gunners fought back to earn a point at the London Stadium after the west London side conceded 2 own goals from Tomas Soucek and Craig Dawson and Alexandre Lacazette equalising for the visitors. Chambers spent a year sidelined with an ACL injury and only returned to action in December but played a key part in the two own goals conceded by West Ham with his excellent service from right. And Odegaard, loaned in from Real Madrid was also bright, and Wright urged A...
Cristiano Ronaldo presented with special ‘G.O.A.T’ shirt after scoring his 770th goal to break Pele’s all-time record of official goals
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Cristiano Ronaldo presented with special ‘G.O.A.T’ shirt after scoring his 770th goal to break Pele’s all-time record of official goals

Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with a special commemorative shirt for breaking Brazil legend Pele's official goalscoring record of 767 goals. The Juventus and Portuguese superstar overtook the Brazilian's total last weekend by netting a hat-trick in his side's 3-1 victory Cagliari to take his own tally to 770 goals. Before the Old Lady's Serie A fixture with Benevento on Sunday March 21, which they lost 1 - 0 at home, Ronaldo was handed a shirt with 'G.O.A.T 770' on the back, claiming that the Portuguese forward is the 'Greatest Of All Time'. The presentation was done by Juventus president Andrea Agnelli. On achieving the milestone in his career, Ronaldo wrote on Instagram: 'Today, as I reach the 770th official goal in my professional career, my first words go straight...
Iheanacho Reacts as Leicester City Eliminate Man United
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Iheanacho Reacts as Leicester City Eliminate Man United

  Leicester eliminated Man United from the FA Cup, thanks to two goals from Iheanacho and a strike from Youri Tielemans as Mason Greenwood’s strike was not enough for the Red Devils. Brendan Rodgers’s men will now face Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final. Reacting, Iheanacho expressed happiness, adding that the Foxes will focus on their next game to get to the final of the competition. “I can’t express the feeling – I feel great, and the whole team are happy,” Iheanacho told BBC. “We were waiting for this time, and we’re into the FA Cup semi-final for the first time [in almost 40 years], so we’re happy. We focus on the next game, and hopefully, we can get to the final. “We worked really well in training to get ready for this game – tactically, we worked hard. We...

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