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Toni Payne: Sevilla extend Nigeria striker’s contract
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Toni Payne: Sevilla extend Nigeria striker’s contract

The Super Falcons star has been handed a new deal following her notable displays for the Estadio Jesus Navas giants Sevilla have handed Toni Payne a new three-year contract that will keep her at the Primera Iberdrola side until 2024. The 26-year-old Nigeria international joined the Spaniards from Dutch side, Ajax in 2018 and in her first three years for Cristian Toro’s side, she scored 16 goals in 81 league games. In the last game of the 2020-21 campaign, Payne was Sevilla’s hero having scored the winner as her team recorded a 2-1 comeback triumph over Espanyol.
UEL final: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes Give one Reason Emery beat Man United
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UEL final: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes Give one Reason Emery beat Man United

  Manchester United legends, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have applauded Villarreal boss, Unai Emery for successfully ‘snuffing out’ Bruno Fernandes during United’s Europa League final defeat to the Spanish outfit. Gerard Moreno put the Spaniards ahead in the first half but Edinson Cavani leveled for United to take the game to extra time. The Red Devils lost the game after a gruelling penalty shootout, with goalkeeper David de Gea missing the decisive spot-kick to keep his side on level terms. Emery seemed to have assigned Etienne Capoue with the task of nullifying Fernandes with the Portuguese having an uncharacteristically quiet evening. Scholes and Ferdinand reserved special praise for Emery for being able to deal with United’s biggest threat brilliantly. “O...
Fabregas Gives N’Golo Kante Nickname
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Fabregas Gives N’Golo Kante Nickname

  Cesc Fabregas has come with a new name for former Chelsea teammate, N’Golo Kante after the Blues 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Thursday. The former Arsenal player shared his nickname for Kante on Twitter after the fixture. Kante put up a top-class performance at Anfield which forced Fabregas to rename him N’golinho.’ Mason Mount scored the only goal of the night with Kante providing the killer pass that set up the Englishman for the goal. It was the kind of pass that Fabregas himself would’ve been proud of, having enjoyed so many assists during his time at Stamford Bridge. The Spaniard sits second in the all-time Premier League assists charts with 111. 57th of those arrived in a Chelsea jersey, where he spent three seasons sharing a dressing room with Kante....
Unai Emery, Mata Gushes About Super Eagles Intl, Samuel Chukwueze
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Unai Emery, Mata Gushes About Super Eagles Intl, Samuel Chukwueze

  Villarreal boss, Unai Emery has described Super Eagles international, Samuel Chukwueze’s return to form as great news for the club. According to the former Arsenal boss “Chukwueze’s return is news for the future of the team in this final part of the season.” The Spaniards added that the team were “beginning to see the Chukwueze that most fans knew and that this year for some reasons we had not seen.” The Super Eagles attacker overcame a groin injury, which needed surgery after it compromised his performances over time. And despite the Yellow Marines’ defeat to Atletico Madrid at the weekend, the Nigerian forward was the most dangerous player on the pitch. Also speaking about the player, popular sports figure, Javier Mata of AS newspaper pointed out that Chukwue...
Solskjaer Speaks on De Gea’s Error for Xhaka’s Goal in 2-0 Defeat to Arsenal
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Solskjaer Speaks on De Gea’s Error for Xhaka’s Goal in 2-0 Defeat to Arsenal

Manchester United caretaker boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has refused to blame David De Gea for Arsenal’s opener during the 2-0 defeat at the Emirates. Solskjaer, speaking after the game, rejected suggestions from Gary Neville that the Spaniard’s form is suffering because of uncertainty over his future. De Gea, who is approaching the final year of his deal at Old Trafford, was wrong-footed by Granit Xhaka’s speculative 25-yard strike after 12 minutes, to set United on their way to a first Premier League defeat under Solskjaer. Neville suggested “noise in his ear” surrounding the contract stand-off might be affecting the 28-year-old, but Solskjaer insisted the goalkeeper is focused. “I don’t class [the goal] as a mistake. I’m stood right behind the ball. We don’t put pressure ...
Guardiola Warned over Conduct at Liverpool Game
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Guardiola Warned over Conduct at Liverpool Game

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been warned by the Football Association about his behaviour during Thursday’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool. Guardiola threw his scarf to the ground and shouted at fourth official Martin Atkinson after a decision had gone against his team in the second half. This is the 47-year-old Spaniard’s first warning. If any manager receives four such warnings then they must serve a touchline ban.
Scintillating Borussia Dortmund Muscle Past Champions Bayern Munich
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Scintillating Borussia Dortmund Muscle Past Champions Bayern Munich

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund twice came from a goal down to beat champions Bayern Munich 3-2 with substitute Paco Alcacer’s second-half winner on Saturday. Players react at the final whistle of the German first division Bundesliga football match BVB Borussia Dortmund v FC Bayern Munich in Dortmund, western Germany, on November 10, 2018. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ / AFP) Victory enabled them to move seven points clear of their great rivals at the top. In a hugely entertaining encounter that lived up to its big-game billing, Dortmund came out on top, earning Bundesliga bragging rights. They pulled away from their main title contenders going into the international break. Robert Lewandowski twice put visitors Bayern ahead only for Dortmund captain Marco Reus to equalise eac...
Barca Want £133m From Man Utd For Alba
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Barca Want £133m From Man Utd For Alba

Barcelona  have indicated that they will not entertain selling  Jordi Alba  for a cut-price fee. File: Barca The Spaniard’s contract situation has allegedly led to  Manchester United  identifying Alba as a potential signing but according to  Sport, Barcelona have little interest in coming to an agreement over his departure. The report claims that the Catalan giants will demand that any interested clubs shell out £133m – Alba’s release clause – to secure the player’s signature in one of the next two transfer windows
Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont Suspends Independence
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Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont Suspends Independence

Catalonia's leader has said he accepts the "mandate from the people" to "become, an independent state", but has stopped short of declaring independence as he seeks dialogue with Spain. The announcement came in an address by Carles Puigdemont to the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona on Tuesday. Catalans held an independence referendum on October 1 and secured a 92 percent vote in favour of separating from Spain. A unionist boycott of the vote meant turnout stood at just 43 percent. "Based on the results of October 1st, Catalonia has earned the right to be an independent country and has earned the right to be listened to and respected," Puigdemont said in his speech. "The ballot boxes are telling us the people are in favour of independence and that is the path we follow. ...
Spaniards Take To Streets As Catalonia Independence Tensions Rise
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Spaniards Take To Streets As Catalonia Independence Tensions Rise

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people gathered in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday morning as Catalonia prepared to declare independence, many dressed in white and calling for talks to defuse Spain's worst political crisis for decades. The wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia, with its own language and culture, has long claimed to be distinct from the rest of the country and on Sunday held a referendum on leaving Spain, a vote the constitutional court had banned. The Catalan authorities say that a majority of those who voted supported a split from Spain. Madrid says secession is illegal under the country's 1978 constitution. The political stand-off has divided the country, pushed banks and companies to move their headquarters outside Catalonia and shaken market co...
Edelmira Barreira Appointed As Minister For Sex In Spain
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Edelmira Barreira Appointed As Minister For Sex In Spain

The Spanish Government has appointed a Minister of Sex in order to boost the nation’s declining population. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed Edelmira Barreira as the country’s top sex official. With this move, the government hopes to boost Spain’s falling birth rate, which is one of the lowest in the developed world. The Spanish government revealed that the move is aimed at getting Spaniards produce more babies. Experts have however attributed the decline in birth rate among Spaniards to long working hours and the culture of eating late at night. Spain in recent years has recorded declining birth rates which according to reports places it among developing countries with the lowest index.

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