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Salah equals Gerrard’s Liverpool record for most European goals at Anfield
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Salah equals Gerrard’s Liverpool record for most European goals at Anfield

The Egypt star made a bit of history with his second-half strike against AC Milan Mohamed Salah equalled Steven Gerrard's Liverpool record for most Champions League/European Cup goals at Anfield with his strike against AC Milan on Wednesday. Salah netted in the 48th minute of the Champions League encounter, levelling the match at 2-2 after finishing an assist from Divock Origi. The goal was Salah's 14th in the Champions League at Anfield, going level with Reds legend Gerrard.
Champions League: Joe Cole names Chelsea player that is “a killer”
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Champions League: Joe Cole names Chelsea player that is “a killer”

Former England midfielder, Joe Cole, has said that in Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea now have a “killer” in their squad who will finish off chances. Lukaku netted the only goal as the Blues began their Champions League campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday. It was his fourth goal in four matches since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £98million deal from Inter Milan. Cole admitted that Lukaku was not at his best against Zenit, but said his clinical nature makes him the perfect man to lead the line under Thomas Tuchel. “I’m going to throw this out there, I think he’ll be top scorer in the Champions League this season. “Lukaku didn’t even have one of his better games, he was a little bit scruffy but he’s a finisher now, a killer. Once ...
Lukaku Reveals Stamford Bridge ‘Dream’ after Scoring Twice in 3-0 win Over Villa
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Lukaku Reveals Stamford Bridge ‘Dream’ after Scoring Twice in 3-0 win Over Villa

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has revealed he fulfilled a childhood dream, after he scored in front of the Stamford Bridge fans on Saturday. Lukaku has now netted three times for the Blues since arriving from Inter Milan this summer. The 28-year-old’s brace against Aston Villa saw Chelsea win 3-0 and go joint top of the table with Manchester United. But the goals also held special significance for Lukaku, as he was given a rousing ovation by the home crowd. He told Sky Sports: “It’s my dream since I was 11 [to score here]. “I’ve worked hard for this moment. I’m very happy for the win. It was an important game for us. We showed the will to win from the first minute and I’m very happy with the result.”
Ronaldo reacts as his brace takes Man Utd top of table
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Ronaldo reacts as his brace takes Man Utd top of table

Cristiano Ronaldo has said Manchester United will “be celebrating together in the end” after he scored twice on his second debut. The 36-year-old netted a brace as United thrashed Newcastle 4-1 on Saturday. Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard also got on the scoresheet at Old Trafford. Ronaldo was delighted with his goals and the three points, stating he was happy to help the team.
Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Lionel Messi in shirt-sale stakes as Man United’s No 7 brings in £187m in just 8 days
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Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Lionel Messi in shirt-sale stakes as Man United’s No 7 brings in £187m in just 8 days

Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo now has the fastest-selling shirt in Premier League history. Lionel Messi finally left Barcelona after 21 years at the club to join Paris Saint-Germain, while Cristiano Ronaldo has made a sensational return to Manchester United after ending his first spell at Old Trafford in 2009. According to Love the Sales, Ronaldo's iconic No 7 shirt has brought in £187.1m since his number was confirmed on September 2, while Messi, despite sealing his switch three weeks earlier, has racked up £103.8m in sales of his No 30 jersey. This means the clubs, have made even more money despite the up-front costs for the stars. Ronaldo's initial transfer fee before add-ons was £12.9m, meaning his shirt sales are 14 times more than that and have netted £13.1m in...
Willian tears up his Arsenal contract
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Willian tears up his Arsenal contract

Arsenal forward, Willian is willing to tear up his contract with the club and walk away from his £240,000-a-week deal. This will enable the former Chelsea star sign for Corinthians on a free transfer, according to Sky Sports. Willian left Chelsea for Arsenal only a year ago but has struggled to find his form and live up to his massive salary. The forward netted just one goal in the Premier League, and Arsenal have been actively looking to offload him over the summer. Willian, who is the second highest earner at Arsenal still has two years left to run on his current deal behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gunners feared that they might have to subsidise the Brazilian wages in order to find a buyer , as they did with Mesut Ozil, but Willian has taken the extraordinary ste...
West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta singles out two players after 6-0 win
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West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta singles out two players after 6-0 win

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has praised debutant Aaron Ramsdale and Martin Odegaard, following their 6-0 win over West Brom in the Carabao Cup second round. It was the Gunners’ first win of the season, following back-to-back 2-0 defeats in the Premier League to Brentford and Chelsea. Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a hat-trick, while Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette also got on the score sheet. Arteta told Sky Sports: “The attitude the team had from the beginning [was good]. We were disappointed not to win the two games in the league. “When you lose the most important thing is to win the next match to get some confidence. We scored some good goals.” Odegaard and Ramsdale were making their first appearances this season....
John Terry hails one Arsenal player after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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John Terry hails one Arsenal player after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Chelsea legend, John Terry has hailed Arsenal midfielder, Emile Smith Rowe after Chelsea’s 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku netted his debut goal for Chelsea, while Reece James made it 2-0 to secure the three points for Thomas Tuchel’s side. Arsenal received their second defeat in the new season with Mikel Arteta’s side delivering another disjointed display in front of their fans. The Gunners were also booed off the pitch by their own supporters at half time and after the full-time whistle. Many Arsenal players struggled to make an impact against Thomas Tuchel’s Blues, but Smith Rowe managed to catch Terry’s eye late in the game. The Chelsea legend, who was watching the match, posted a clip of Rowe’s highlight on Instagram along with the caption...
Lukaku reveals manager that made him complete player
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Lukaku reveals manager that made him complete player

Returning Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has credited Antonio Conte for making him a well-rounded player. Lukaku worked with Conte at Inter Milan during a two-year spell in Italy. The 28-year-old moved to the Serie A side from Manchester United in 2019. The Belgian striker netted 47 times in 72 Serie A appearances. Lukaku said: We always had a lot of possession. Most of the time I had my back to goal and everything was going through me. “I remember having a conversation with Conte about this. He told me if I wasn’t good at that, I wouldn’t play. “For me that was an eye-opener. Once I mastered that aspect then for me everything became easier“ The game would slow down and I could control it more and give more assists. That was really something I wanted to do and I wan...
EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 1 [See top 10
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EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 1 [See top 10

The 2020/2021 Premier League season began on Friday, with Brentford defeating Arsenal 2-0 on their home turf. Game Week 1 was rounded off Sunday evening, as Tottenham Hotspur saw off defending champions Manchester City 1-0. In between those games, Bruno Fernandes netted a hat-trick as Manchester United crushed Leeds 5-1 at Old Trafford. He was the only player to score more than one goal in the opening weekend. Premier League top scorers: 3 goals: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) 1 goal: Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Newcastle), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Michail Antonio (West Ham), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool), Richarlison (Everton), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Neal Maupay (Brighton)
Details of Lukaku’s deal with Chelsea revealed
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Details of Lukaku’s deal with Chelsea revealed

Romelu Lukaku has flown to London to complete his £97.5m (€115m) move to Chelsea from Inter Milan, according to Sky Sports. The striker underwent the first part of his medical in Milan on Monday. The paperwork has now been lodged with club lawyers, and once that is formalised, Lukaku will sign a five-year contract with the Blues. It is believed to be worth £200,000 a week. Inter have previously rejected two offers for the 28-year-old, the second of which was worth £85m (€100m) plus left-back Marcos Alonso. Lukaku left Chelsea in 2014 after making only 15 appearances following his arrival from Anderlecht in 2011. Since then he has gone on to become one of the most prolific strikers in Europe. The Belgium international netted 87 goals in 166 g...
Akwa United Crowned Champions after MFM Win
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Akwa United Crowned Champions after MFM Win

Akwa United have been crowned champions of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, following their 5-2 win over MFM FC on Sunday. The Promise Keepers have secured the title with one round of fixture left. Charles Atshimene netted a hat-trick as the hosts crushed the Olukoya Boys, who have failed to win in eight games away from home. The thrilling game sealed Akwa United’s position at the top of the NPFL table with 71 points after 37 matches. They are now nine points ahead of second-placed Nasarawa United, who take on Enugu Rangers on Monday. The triumph secured the Promise Keepers’ first-ever top-flight crown in their 25-year history and it is added to their trophy cabinet which has two FA Cups (2015 and 2017) and the Nigeria Super Cup (2016)....
Osimhen nets brace as Napoli crush Bayern Munich
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Osimhen nets brace as Napoli crush Bayern Munich

Victor Osimhen scored twice, as Napoli hammered Bayern Munich 3-0 in a pre-season friendly on Saturday. After scoring the winner against Serie C club Pro Vercelli last weekend, the Super Eagles striker led the Partenopei’s attack again in Munich. Osimhen netted his two goals within two second-half minutes. The first came in the 69th minute, as he combined nicely with Algeria midfielder, Adam Ounas. Zinedine Machach completed the rout for Napoli with five minutes left on the clock. Despite their comfortable win, Napoli suffered a late blow as Ounas was replaced 11 minutes later after he picked up an injury. Osimhen was replaced by Gennaro Tutino in the 80th minute.
Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios
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Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios

The likes of Sergio Aguero and Alan Shearer have scored the most hat-tricks in Premier League history - but who has netted the most outright? The term 'hat-trick' is used to define when a player Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios the feat of scoring three goals in a game , and is one of the most impressive individual feats a player can accomplish during a match. Hat-trick scorers earn the right to take the match ball home after full-time. But who has scored the most hat-tricks in the Premier League era? Goal takes a look.
Villarreal put Chukwueze up for sale
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Villarreal put Chukwueze up for sale

Villarreal is willing to listen to offers for Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze, ElgolDigital reports. This comes only three years after promoting Chukwueze to the first team at the Estadio de la Ceramica. The Nigerian joined the Spanish giants after impressing at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup when he helped the Golden Eaglets win the title. Chukwueze netted eight times in 38 matches in all competitions in his first season at the elite level. The Super Eagles winger managed four goals in 41 games in the following campaign, before netting five times in 40 matches last term as Villarreal ended as the Europa League champions. Villarreal manager Unai Emery is not convinced that Chukwueze fits his plans in the future, and is open to letting the 22-year-old leave. The mone...
Messi Dedicates Copa America triumph to Maradona
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Messi Dedicates Copa America triumph to Maradona

  Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has dedicated their Copa America win over Brazil to his family and the late Diego Maradona. Messi finally won an international trophy, after they beat the Selecao 1-0 in Sunday’s final. Angel Di Maria netted the winning goal in the 22nd minute of play. “I want to dedicate this success to my family, who have always given me the strength to continue, to my friends whom I love so much, to all the people who support us and above all to 45 million Argentinians who have suffered so much with this dreadful virus,” Messi wrote on Instagram. Argentina had refused to co-host the tournament with Colombia due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. CONMEBOL eventually transferred hosting rights to Brazil at the last minute. Messi also paid tribu...
Euro 2020: He Celebrated Penalty Goal like scoring in final – Hungary boss blasts Ronaldo
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Euro 2020: He Celebrated Penalty Goal like scoring in final – Hungary boss blasts Ronaldo

Hungary coach Marco Rossi has branded Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo “annoying” after his side were eliminated from Euro 2020 on Wednesday. Portugal was the only team to defeat Hungary in the Group F as Rossi’s charges put up a valiant performance that saw them hold France and Germany to 1-1 and 2-2 draws respectively. Their 3-0 defeat to Portugal in the opening-game left them facing an uphill battle to reach the knockout stage. Hungary kept Portugal for well over 80 minutes only for Raphael Guerreiro to break the deadlock with a deflected strike. Ronaldo then converted a penalty won by Rafa Silva in the closing minutes before doubling his tally in added time after rounding Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi Ronaldo is the leading goalscorer in the championship having...
Euro 2020: Ronaldo not the most valuable player in Portugal team – Bruno Fernandes
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Euro 2020: Ronaldo not the most valuable player in Portugal team – Bruno Fernandes

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

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, has reacted to the departure of captain Sergio Ramos from Los Blancos. Ramos officially leaves Real Madrid on Thursday after spending 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu. The veteran Spanish defender won 22 trophies during his time at Real Madrid. Reacting, Perez thanked Ramos for defending the Real Madrid’s shirt with his whole heart. He also said that the 35-year-old has now become one of Real Madrid’s biggest legends. “You have carved out one of the greatest careers in the history of our club. For many years, you have been a role model for our fans, and without doubt, you are now one of Real Madrid’s biggest legends,“ Perez was quoted by Real Madrid’s official website as saying. “Thank you for everything that you have gi...
Why Super Eagles lost to Cameroon – Rohr
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Why Super Eagles lost to Cameroon – Rohr

  The head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has blamed his side’s profligacy in front of goal for their 1-0 defeat to Cameroon in an international friendly on Friday night. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa netted the only goal of the encounter in the first half of the game. Nigeria had more opportunities in front of goal, but were unable to record a goal. “The most important thing is not the result because it was just a test match. It was interesting to see some new players because we had to manage the situation and we did well,” Rohr told the Super Eagles media team. “I think we had 17 shots on the goal while Cameroon only had three, they had only one on target which was the goal and we had six on target. “Like I said, the result is not the most important thing in ...
Brown Assist as Celtic Beat St Johnstone in Final Home Game
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Brown Assist as Celtic Beat St Johnstone in Final Home Game

Scott Brown produced an impressive assist as Celtic beat a Covid-hit St Johnstone 4-0 in his final home match. Brown's long diagonal ball set up Odsonne Edouard to double Celtic's lead in the 24th minute. David Turnbull had netted the opener 60 seconds earlier after loan goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal had been controversially penalised for picking up a passback. Zlamal had been pitched in for an unexpected Saints debut with the visitors without more players amid what manager Callum Davidson termed an ongoing issue with Covid. The Hearts goalkeeper was also beaten by Kristoffer Ajer's deflected strike and Karamoko Dembele's first goal for Celtic. Aberdeen-bound Brown arrived to a welcoming party of fans outside the main entrance and there were several banners in his honour in t...
Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four
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Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four

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

Umar Sadiq netted twice as Almeria were forced to a 2-2 draw by Real Oviedo in their Spanish Segunda Divsion clash on Saturday. Almeria missed the chance to take the lead early in the game when Corpas Sema missed from the spot. Sadiq however put the hosts ahead when he converted another penalty in the 22nd minute. The Nigeria international got his second of the game eight minutes later as he finished off a through pass from Sergio Akieme. He has now scored 18 league goals and recorded three assists for the club this season. Oviedo staged a remarkable comeback in the second half when Ghanaian youngster Samuel Obeng scored in the 54th minutes. Simone Grippo completed the comeback for Oviedo with five minutes to end the game.
Simy Bags Brace, Nets 18th Serie A Goal As Crotone Beat Parma Away To End Winless Run 
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Simy Bags Brace, Nets 18th Serie A Goal As Crotone Beat Parma Away To End Winless Run 

Simeon ‘Simy’ Nwankwo continued his impressive form in front of goal as he netted a brace in Crotone’s 4-3 win at Parma, in the Serie A on Saturday, Rushhoursport.com reports. Prior to Saturday’s game Crotone had lost their last six league games. Nwankwo scored in the 42nd minute to put Crotone 2-1 ahead before making it 4-3 from the penalty spot on 69 minutes. He has now scored five goals in his last five games and has taken his league goals to 18 in 33 games this season. Also, he is joint-third on the top scorers chart behind Cristiano Ronaldo (25 goals) and Romelu Lukaku  (21 goals). Despite the win at Parma, Crotone are still rooted bottom in the league table on 18 points.
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.
What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich
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What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has heaped praises on his players, including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, for their “enormous sacrifice” after beating Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Germany. Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG before Marquinhos made it 2-0 for the visitors, thanks to Neymar’s assists. However, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller then equalized for Bayern before Mbappe netted again to give Pochottino’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week. “I am happy with the result and the attitude of the team, who found themselves in difficult situations against the best side in Europe,” Pochettino said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We ne...
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...
Chelsea to Play Bayern Munich in Champions League Semi-final
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Chelsea to Play Bayern Munich in Champions League Semi-final

Bayern Munich beat FC Rosengard 1-0 in the second leg of their women’s Champions League quarter-final on Thursday, to qualify with a 4-0 aggregate. Lea Schueller netted the only goal of the encounter for the German side. The result in Malmo extended the Frauen-Bundesliga leaders’ winning streak in all competitions to 26 matches. Schueller scored in the 22nd minute, heading in defender Carolin Simon’s cross from the left, following a slick passing move by the visitors. Bayern will now face Chelsea in the semi-final. Chelsea secured a 3-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg yesterday, to progress with a 5-1 aggregate win. Lyon will take on Paris Saint-Germain in their rescheduled quarter-final second leg on April 18 after a string of COVID-19 cases within the Lyon squad. The win...
Oshoala Nets as Barcelona Qualify for Champions League Semi-final
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Oshoala Nets as Barcelona Qualify for Champions League Semi-final

  Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, netted the only goal for Barcelona, as they lost 2-1 to Manchester City in the second leg of their Women’s Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday. The Spanish qualified for the semi-final however, as they had won 3-0 in the first leg. Oshoala was making her seventh appearance in the European competition. She started the encounter along with Caroline Graham Hansen and Mariona Caldentey in the attack for Lluis Cortes’ team. City opened scoring through Janine Beckie in the 20th minute. After the restart, Caldentey brilliantly set up Oshoala, who made no mistake to fire past Lucy Bronze and Robuck in the 59th minute. Samantha Mewis converted from the penalty spot for secure victory for City on the day.
Wenger Advises Harry Kane on Leaving Tottenham
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Wenger Advises Harry Kane on Leaving Tottenham

  Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said Tottenham Hotspur can be in a position to offer Harry Kane the ambition he needs and advised him to stay with the North London side. Kane on Sunday, took his international tally to 33 goals in 52 matches for England when he netted against Albania. It has led to several football figures calling for the 27-year-old to leave Spurs to fulfil his career ambitions. But Wenger believes Spurs can still give Kane the platform he needs to achieve his goals. Wenger told beIN Sports: “Tottenham are in a position where they can be ambitious and we should maybe not judge only today’s situation. “Tottenham was top of the league in December. There were a few times when they were top of the league when I was still at Arsenal. ...
Atletito Madrid player, Luis Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in 500-goal club
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Atletito Madrid player, Luis Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in 500-goal club

Atletico Madrid and Uruguay striker, Luis Suarez, is now among the 500 goal club after scoring in a crucial La Liga victory against Alaves on Sunday night, March 21. Luis Suarez netted the goal in the 54th minute of Atletico Madrid's clash with Alaves as he headed home a cross from Kieran Trippier to give the La Liga's leaders the lead. The goal was Suarez's 19th league goal of the season, with only Lionel Messi having more in La Liga this season, with 21. Suarez is now the first Uruguayan player to ever reach the 500 goal landmark. At Barcelona he scored 198, at Ajax he netted 111 goals while he scored 82 times during his stay at Liverpool. For his country, Suarez has scored 63 times, while he scored 15 for his old clubs Groningen and 12 for Nacional. Suarez is only ...
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.
Mourinho Blasts Players after Shock Europa League Exit
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Mourinho Blasts Players after Shock Europa League Exit

    Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has questioned his players’ attitude and apologised to club supporters, after their shock Europa League exit on Thursday. Spurs won the first leg 2-0, but crumbled in Croatia, losing 3-0 in the second leg. Mislav Orsic netted a stunning hat-trick to upset Mourinho’s team. “If I forget the last minutes of extra-time, where we did something to get a different result and go through, in the 90 minutes and first half of extra-time was one team that decided to leave everything on the pitch,” Mourinho told BT Sport. “They left sweat, energy, blood. In the end they left even tears of happiness. Very humble and committed. I have to praise them. On the other side, my team. I repeat, my team. They didn’t look like it was pl...
Ibrahimovic Ends five-year international retirement
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Ibrahimovic Ends five-year international retirement

  Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come out of his five-year international retirement and will play for Sweden again this month. The 39-year-old who is his country’s record goalscorer, has been named in his latest squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Kosovo. Ibrahimovic netted 62 times in 116 matches for Sweden before retiring after their group stage exit at Euro 2016. The AC Milan striker had offered hints of coming out of retirement recently, as a meeting with coach Janne Andersson suggested he was willing to return. Andersson said: “When Zlatan opened up for games in the national team, it felt natural and important to meet and discuss this as soon as possible. “I am glad that we managed to get a meeting so quickly.”
Lukaku Names his ‘Idol’ in Football, Best Defender he Ever Played Against
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Lukaku Names his ‘Idol’ in Football, Best Defender he Ever Played Against

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, has named Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, as his ‘idol’ in football. Lukaku, also named Manchester City legend, Vincent Kompany, has the best defender he has ever come across in his glittering career. The 27-year-old said this on Tuesday evening during a Question & Answer session with fans on his official Twitter page, @RomeluLukaku9. Lukaku, who netted a goal in Inter’s 3-0 win over AC Milan last Sunday, has scored 17 goals in the Serie A for Antonio Conte’s side so far this season. The Belgium international is currently behind Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has netted 18 goals for Andrea Pirlo’s men. Lukaku will now hope to lead Inter to victory when they host Genoa in the Serie A this weekend.
Champions League: Koeman Explains Why Barcelona Lost 4-1 to PSG in Camp Nou, hails Mbappé
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Champions League: Koeman Explains Why Barcelona Lost 4-1 to PSG in Camp Nou, hails Mbappé

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman has said that his side fell 4-1 to PSG in the Champions League round of 16 first leg in Camp Nou because Mauricio Pochettino’s men were better. The former Everton manager also singled out PSG’s Kylian Mbappé for praise after the Frenchman netted a hattrick. Koeman further admitted that it would be difficult for his side to upturn the result when they travel to Paris for the second leg on March 10. “In the 2nd half they were better than us and were very efficient, especially Mbappé. Physically they were superior…,” he told a post match press conference. “We have to accept they were better, they showed they’re a more complete team than us… Losing 4-1 at home there aren’t many chances [to turn it around]. “We are on the path to changing thin...
FA Cup: Solskjaer Reacts to Van de Beek’s Performance Against West Ham
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FA Cup: Solskjaer Reacts to Van de Beek’s Performance Against West Ham

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has defended Donny van de Beek’s performance after they struggled past West Ham to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. Scott McTominay netted the winner in extra time after a drab affair at Old Trafford. Van de Beek, who arrived in a £35 million deal from Ajax in the summer, started in midfield with Bruno Fernandes benched. In the absence of their main creative outlets, United struggled to find a way through West Ham. But Solskjaer was satisfield with how Van de Beek performed. “I thought in the first half, we and Donny played really well,” Solskjaer told reporters. “We created spaces and he was part of that. He did his job neat and tidy, had a half chance. In the second half, the whole team fell off a little bit and...
Odion Ighalo’s New Club Revealed
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Odion Ighalo’s New Club Revealed

Former Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has agreed to a permanent deal with Saudi Arabian side, Al-Shabab, Sky Sports reports. Ighalo’s move to Al-Shabab is subject to passing medical and agreeing personal terms. His loan spell at Manchester United from Shanghai Shenhua came to an end on January 31, 2021. The Nigerian forward was due to return to his parent club Shanghai Shenhua, but they have given him permission to speak to Al-Shabab. The transfer window in Saudi Arabia will be closed on February 7, 2021. Ighalo netted five goals in 23 appearances in all competitions for Man United during his loan spells at Old Trafford. He only made two starts this season since Edinson Cavani joined Man United from PSG in October. The 31-year-old confirmed his departure ...
Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 5 transfer advice, captain picks and more
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Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 5 transfer advice, captain picks and more

Rushhoursport  handy Fantasy Premier League guide aims to assist your team selections over the course of the 2020-21 campaign Gameweek 4 of the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League campaign delivered two jaw-dropping results as Tottenham hit Manchester United for six before Liverpool conceded seven against Aston Villa. It was a day to remember for Ollie Watkins (£5.9m) as he netted a hat-trick against the Premier League champions, while Jack Grealish (£7.1m) also starred for Villa and recorded a hugely impressive 24 points.
Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 2-2 Draw with Celta Vigo, Speaks on Hazard’s Performance
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Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 2-2 Draw with Celta Vigo, Speaks on Hazard’s Performance

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has expressed his disappointment following their 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Sunday. Zidane also expressed his delight at Eden Hazard’s return from injury. Fedor Smolov gave the visitors an early lead, before Toni Kroos made it 1-1 after the break. Hazard won the penalty that Sergio Ramos converted, but Celta netted a late equalizer, to ensure the points are shared. “We made a great effort [after conceding early] but we’ve lost 2 points tonight at home. “Changes can be discussed after the game. [Gareth] Bale was good today while we had planned to let Hazard play for quite a few minutes. “I’m very happy with the return of Hazard, that he’s back with us, he’s played 70 minutes very well. Celta is a great team that doesn’t deserve to...
What Ronaldo Said to Real Madrid Fans After Hat-trick Against Atletico
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What Ronaldo Said to Real Madrid Fans After Hat-trick Against Atletico

Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo, sent hugs to all Real Madrid, after knocking rivals Atletico out of the Champions League. Ronaldo netted his eighth European hat-trick in Turin on Tuesday night, as the Italian side pulled off a stunning comeback to reach the quarter-finals. Juve had lost the first leg 2-0 in Madrid, with Ronaldo jeered throughout the match by the home fans, but he responded with three strikes in the second leg to have the last laugh. After the game, Ronaldo was making his way through the mixed zone with his son and spotted du Aguirre, a reporter for Spanish TV show El Chiringuito, who broke down in tears when Real Madrid were beaten by Ajax last week and gave him a big hug. ...
Chelsea Win in Greece as Rangers Hold Villarreal
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Chelsea Win in Greece as Rangers Hold Villarreal

Willian’s early goal in Greece gave Premier League leaders Chelsea a 1-0 win over PAOK in the Europa League on Thursday, while Steven Gerrard’s Rangers twice fought back to earn a 2-2 draw at Villarreal. Eden Hazard was omitted from the Chelsea squad at his own request due to fatigue, but manager Maurizio Sarri fielded a strong side for the Blues’ opening game in Group L at a hostile Toumba Stadium. Brazil winger Willian struck after just seven minutes with a first-time finish after an assist from Ross Barkley to extend Chelsea’s winning run to six games in all competitions. Rangers acquitted themselves well on their first appearance in the group stage of a European competition since the 2010-11 Champions League, as they came away with battling point in Spain. A disastrous star...

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