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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Zidane Announces Squad for Champions League tie at Anfield
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Zidane Announces Squad for Champions League tie at Anfield

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has named a 21-man squad to tackle Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie at Anfield on Wednesday night. Zidane announced the squad in a post on Real Madrid’s official website on Tuesday. Zidane’s men had won Liverpool 3-1 in the first-leg in Spain last week. Real Madrid head to the game after beating Barcelona 2-1 in the LaLiga El Clasico clash last weekend. Below is Real Madrid’s squad against Liverpool: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Altube. Defenders: E. Militão, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola, F. Mendy and Chust. Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Marvin and Arribas. Forwards: Benzema, Asensio, Vini Jr., Mariano and Rodrygo. The kick-off time for Real Madrid vs Liverpool is...
Champions League: Bayern Munich’s squad to Face PSG in France confirmed
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Champions League: Bayern Munich’s squad to Face PSG in France confirmed

  Bayern Munich’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night in France has been confirmed. Bayern Munich manager, Hans-Dieter Flick, released a list of 19 players to tackle PSG in a tweet via the club’s official Twitter handle. Flick’s men had lost 3-2 against PSG in the first-leg last week in Germany. Bayern head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Union Berlin in their previous game on Saturday. Bayern’s squad against PSG: Neuer, Nubel, Pavard, Kimmich, Martinez, Sane, Choupo-Moting, Boateng, Goretzka, Davies, Sarr, Hernandez, Nianzou, Muller, Alaba, Coman, Musiala, Stanisic and Zaiser. The kick-off time for PSG vs Bayern is 8 pm.
Chelsea vs Porto: Tuchel names Squad for Champions League Second-leg tie
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Chelsea vs Porto: Tuchel names Squad for Champions League Second-leg tie

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named his side’s squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that will tackle Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had won Porto 2-0 in the first-leg last week. The Bleus head to the game following a 4-1 win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League last weekend. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy Caballero, Kurt Zouma, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kai Havertz a...
Graeme Souness Identifies club with Best Squad in Premier League history
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Graeme Souness Identifies club with Best Squad in Premier League history

  Former Liverpool manager, Graeme Souness has named the current Manchester City squad as the best in the history of the English Premier League. Souness hailed Pep Guardiola, City manager, for having assembled and parading an ‘incredible’ array of players. City were defeated 2-1 by Leeds United at the Etihad on Saturday but still maintain 14 points lead on the Premier League table. Apart from the Premier League title, City are still in the race to clinch the Champions League, League Cup and FA Cup trophies this season. And Souness, who noted that Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have the second best squad in the league at the moment, insisted that City are simply operating on another level. “They’re in a great position,” Souness told Sky Sports of Chelsea. When you look a...
Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without Three Key Players for EPL clash
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Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without Three Key Players for EPL clash

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, could be without up to three key players for Sunday’s trip to Sheffield United in the Premier League. The Gunners were thrashed 3-0 by Liverpool in their league outing. Arteta’s men also threw away a late advantage to draw 1-1 with Slavia Prague on Thursday. Ahead of this weekend’s clash against relegation-threatened Blades, the club has released an injury update. Calum Chambers is back in full training and available for selection, after missing Thursday’s match against Slavia Prague due to a slight knock. David Luiz is ruled out, after undergoing a small procedure on his right knee last weekend. Martin Odegaard has been experiencing discomfort to his right ankle since being on international duty and continues to be assessed ah...
Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte
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Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed he left out Sergio Aguero from his squad to face Leeds United on Saturday, because he had “niggles”. Guardiola has shuffled his pack for the Premier League clash, making seven changes from the team that beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League. Only Ederson, Bernardo Silva, John Stones and Joao Cancelo all keep their places. In come Nathan Ake, Benjamin Mendy, Feran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus. Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, Rodri and Phil Foden start from the bench, but there was no place for Aguero in the squad. “[Aguero] has niggles. He had problems the last three, four days and couldn’t train,” Guardiola said. Aymer...
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Zidane names Madrid squad for El Clásico tie on Saturday 
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Zidane names Madrid squad for El Clásico tie on Saturday 

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane has named his squad for the LaLiga El Clásico clash with Barcelona on Saturday night, April 10. The French manager released a list of 19 players to face Barcelona at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium in a post via the club’s website on Friday. Real Madrid will be without their captain Sergio Ramos, Raphaël Varane, Marcelo, and Daniel Carvajal. The Los Blancos are currently in the third position on the LaLiga table with 63 points from 29 games, while Ronald Koeman’s side are in the second position with 65 points from the same number of games played. See the squad list below.  Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Altube. Defenders: E. Militão, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola and F. Mendy. Midfielders: Kroos, Modri?, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco. ...
This is the worst Arsenal team ever – Merson
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This is the worst Arsenal team ever – Merson

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has labelled the current squad as the worst he has seen. The Gunners were thrashed 3-0 by Liverpool last weekend, leaving them in 10th place in the league. Arsenal face Slavia Prague on Thursday night in the Europa League, knowing they must win, if they want to stand any chance of playing in the Champions League next season. But it has been a disappointing season for Mikel Arteta’s men, one that has left Merson shocked. “They’ve taken that chance now to be completely and utterly judged on five more football matches. What I watched against Liverpool the other day was as bad as I’ve ever seen. “People will say about the times under Unai Emery and at the end of Arsene Wenger’s reign, but I never saw anything like that. “All I saw was rolling ...
Europa League: Arteta Identifies Arsenal Players he will drop
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Europa League: Arteta Identifies Arsenal Players he will drop

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has vowed to drop players in his squad, who act like they are on holiday. This follows Emmanuel Petit’s brutal review of his former club. Petit, who won the Premier League and FA Cup during his time with the Gunners, criticized the club’s recent recruitment and said too many players treat it like a “holiday retreat”. Arteta, speaking ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Slavia Prague, says he has taken Petit’s assessment on board and vowed to change his mind about Arsenal. “He [Petit] knows the club well. He was here in their most successful years and has that opinion. I’m here to change that opinion. “I am here to give my evaluation of what I see every day and where we are and I know where we are and where we want to go. ...
Man Utd Confirms Zidane Sealed Contract with EPL side
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Man Utd Confirms Zidane Sealed Contract with EPL side

  Zidane Iqbal has become the latest youngster at Manchester United to sign a professional contract with the club. The 17-year-old is yet to feature for United’s U18s since December. However, Zidane is working his way back to full fitness and has been included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for Thursday’s Europa League clash against Granada. United, however, intends to promote Iqbal to the Under-23 squad next season as he turns 18 later this month. Iqbal had started seven times for the Under-18s before he suffered an injury in December and made his debut at that level when he was just 16 last year. Academy talents Teden Mengi, Shola Shoretire, Hannibal Mejbri and Anthony Elanga have all inked new deals this calendar year.
Champions League: Pepe Predicts Club to Win Trophy this Year
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Champions League: Pepe Predicts Club to Win Trophy this Year

  FC Porto defender, Pepe, has predicted his team to win the Champions League this year. Pepe believes Porto can eliminate Chelsea from the Champions League last-8 and win the Europe top-flight trophy this season. The former Real Madrid star said this on Tuesday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Porto’s Champions League quarter-final, first-leg tie with Chelsea on Wednesday night in Seville. Recall that Bayern Munich is the reigning champions after beating PSG 1-0 in the final last season. Pepe said, “If I did not believe it [that Porto can win the Champions League], I would not wake up every day to come and train at Olival [Porto’s training ground] with the passion I have for football. “I always believe that it’s possible to win the Champions League...
Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie
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Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a strong squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final’s first-leg tie on Wednesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that has the likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount to lead the midfield for the Blues against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had knocked Atlético Madrid out from the Champions League last-16 in March, while Porto eliminated Juventus. Tuchel’s side head to the game after losing 5-2 to West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Toni Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy C...
Real Madrid Confirm Key Player to Miss Liverpool clash
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Real Madrid Confirm Key Player to Miss Liverpool clash

Real Madrid have confirmed defender Raphael Varane will miss their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday against Liverpool, after testing positive for coronavirus. This means Zinedine Zidane will be without his first-choice central defender, as Sergio Ramos is already sidelined with a calf problem. Varane and Ramos will likely miss the second leg at Anfield next Wednesday, April 14. Zidane is set to start Nacho Fernandez and Eder Militao in the first leg. Zidane also hinted over the weekend that Eden Hazard could be fit after a hip injury but the former Chelsea man was not named in the Spaniards’ squad.
I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand
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I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand

  Manchester United and England legend, Rio Ferdinand has accused Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho of ‘creating a rift’ within his own team after the Portuguese took another swipe at his Spurs squad following their 2-2 draw with Newcastle at the weekend. Spurs were unable to beat Newcastle on Sunday, a result that would have seen them climb to fourth place after Chelsea were thrashed by West Brom earlier on Saturday. After the game against Newcastle, reporters reminded the Portuguese gaffer that his teams are usually good at defending leads and he responded: “Same coach, different players.” Ferdinand said that the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager may have done more harm than good with his usual attacks on his players, adding that he ‘fears’ for...
Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund Squad Arrive In Manchester
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Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund Squad Arrive In Manchester

Erling Haaland and his Borussia Dortmund teammates have now arrived in Manchester ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match. The Borussia Dortmund squad arrived at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester. Erling Haaland has attracted interest from top European clubs in recent weeks such as Manchester United, PSG, Real Madrid, Manchester City, and others. Haaland wrote a £2,000 Louis Vuitton bag, with light blue colour like Manchester City's kit. Haaland has scored ten goals for Borussia Dortmund in six Champions League matches so far for Borussia Dortmund this season. Borussia Dortmund will play against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals tomorrow April 6th. Watch Video;
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Confirms Player to Miss, start Premier League Clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Confirms Player to Miss, start Premier League Clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed the player who will miss and start his side’s Premier League tie against West Brom on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel, midfielder, N’Golo Kante, will miss the West Brom clash at Stamford Bridge due to injury, while Timo Werner, who missed an open goal in Germany’s 2-1 World Cup qualifier defeat against North Macedonia earlier this week, will start for the Blues against the visitors. The German said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Recall that Kante had returned to Chelsea early from international duty after picking up a minor hamstring injury. “Everyone was training today, and we had a good, high-quality session,” Tuchel said. “Apart from N’Golo Kante, he wasn’t with the squad, and he did some individual work.” ...
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta’s Team news Confirmed
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Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta’s Team news Confirmed

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has confirmed the latest update on his team ahead of the Gunners’ Premier League tie with Liverpool on Saturday night at Emirates. Arteta said Bukayo Saka has not trained with Arsenal’s squad ahead of the Liverpool clash, while Emile Smith Rowe has some discomfort in his hip. Arsenal head to the game following a 3-3 draw with West Ham United in their last Premier League encounter on March 21. “Bukayo has not trained with the team yet,” Arteta said at his pre-match press conference on Thursday. “He has been doing some individual work. “We had to pull him out of the England squad, unfortunately. He is feeling better, but he has not trained with the team yet. “Emile has some discomfort in his hip, and that is why they decided to k...
Liverpool to offload 16 players [Full list]
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Liverpool to offload 16 players [Full list]

  Liverpool will offload 16 of their players this summer and are willing to listen to offers from other clubs, according to The Athletic. The Premier League title holders will embark on a major squad overhaul, with manager, Jurgen Klopp needing a major change following disastrous title defence. They are looking to bring in additions, with a deal for Ibrahima Konate already in the pipeline and expensive fringe players will be allowed to leave the club. The Athletic‘s James Pearce reports that Klopp and sporting director, Michael Edwards have already identified six players they are willing to sell. These players include striker Divock Origi and winger Xherdan Shaqiri have been told they can leave. Others are 24-year-old Marko Grujic, Harry Wilson, Sheyi Ojo and Ben...
World Cup qualifier: Roy Keane Names Outstanding, Fantastic Player in England Squad
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World Cup qualifier: Roy Keane Names Outstanding, Fantastic Player in England Squad

  Former Manchester United star, Roy Keane has identified Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount as an ‘outstanding player’ in the England squad. The former England international also branded as ‘idiots’ those who doubt the Chelsea midfielder. Mount extended his excellent form at club level to his national team during the international break with England and now looks to have cemented his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championship this summer. And the former Manchester United captain Keane believes Mount is now an integral part of the England set up. “Well that is pretty important, that your manager likes you,” Keane told ITV. “Doesn’t matter what people outside the game think, there are a lot of idiots out there. “Ultimately, I think the players...
Wan-Bissaka vs Reece James, Walker: Deeney Names Better right-back for England
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Wan-Bissaka vs Reece James, Walker: Deeney Names Better right-back for England

  Watford striker, Troy Deeney, has picked Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka as a better right-back than Chelsea’s Reece James and Manchester City’s Kyle Walker. Deeney believes Wan-Bissaka should be included in England’s European Championship squad rather than James or Walker this summer. England manager, Gareth Southgate, said he has a major decision to make at the right-back, where he has several excellent options. The likes of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier are also in contention. Speaking on Talksport, Deeney said Wan-Bissaka should get the nod ahead of others, adding that James should not have been in England’s current squad. “It’s not personal, just an opinion; I don’t think Reece James goes over Wan-Bissaka. I...
Chelsea midfielder, Kante Picks up Injury on International Duty
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Chelsea midfielder, Kante Picks up Injury on International Duty

  Chelsea have been dealt a big injury blow, after N’Gole Kante picked up a hamstring injury, while on international duty with France. Kante will now return to Stamford Bridge early, although the issue is not thought to be serious. The 29-year-old played 90 minutes on Wednesday evening as Les Bleus were held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine. He did not appear to be carrying an injury when he left the pitch at full-time. But further examinations on Thursday have revealed that he has suffered a small injury to his left hamstring. A statement from the French national team read in part: “N’Golo Kante will not take part in the next two matches of the French team on Sunday in Kazakhstan and three days later in Bosnia-Herzegovina. “The Chelsea midfielder felt a pain in the h...
Nigeria National Team did not Contract me – Daniel Akpeyi reacts to Super Eagles snub
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Nigeria National Team did not Contract me – Daniel Akpeyi reacts to Super Eagles snub

  Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has expressed disappointment over the decision of Nigerian coach, Gernot Rohr, to drop him from the Super Eagles squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations AFCON, qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. Akpeyi only managed to make the Super Eagles standby list, while Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho and John Noble received the nod for the fixtures against Benin and Lesotho from Rohr. Rohr’s men will tackle Benin in Porto Novo on Saturday and face Lesotho three days later in Lagos. Akpeyi while expressing his sadness said he was not contracted to the Nigeria national team, adding that he just needs to focus on his club side. “The truth is that I’m concerned. Nothing surprises me in football anymore because I have been in the...
Juventus takes final decision on Pirlo, Ronaldo leaving club
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Juventus takes final decision on Pirlo, Ronaldo leaving club

  Juventus has taken a final decision on the teams manager, Andrea Pirlo and forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, leaving the club. Recall that call for Pirlo’s sack grew in Italy earlier this month after Juventus crashed out from the Champions League against FC Porto, while Ronaldo was linked with a return to Real Madrid. However, Juventus vice-chairman, Pavel Nedved, has now decided that Pirlo and Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions at the end of the season. According to Nedved, Pirlo will continue his role as Juventus coach, while Ronaldo will see out the rest of his contract. “For me, Ronaldo can’t be touched,” Nedved told DAZN. “He has a contract until June 30, 2022, and will stay. What happens after that remains to be seen. “Cristiano, both technically...
Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Aubameyang Confirms Discussion With Arteta after Punishment
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Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Aubameyang Confirms Discussion With Arteta after Punishment

  Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said his disciplinary situation with manager Mikel Arteta has been resolved. Aubameyang was dropped from the starting XI for the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Tottenham last Sunday, after he arrived late for the squad’s meet-up before the game. On Wednesday, Arteta said he and Aubameyang have addressed the situation ahead of their Europa League fixture. Nowe, the Gabon striker also insists he is now keen to move on from the incident. “On my own situation, I have spoken with the boss and it’s all done now – we move on,” Aubameyang wrote in his matchday programme notes ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League tie with Olympiacos. “I’m focused on the next game and it’s a big one for us. We fought so hard last Thursday to get in this...
AC Milan vs Man Utd: Solskjaer confirms Cavani’s withdrawal from squad
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AC Milan vs Man Utd: Solskjaer confirms Cavani’s withdrawal from squad

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , has confirmed that Edinson Cavani has withdrawn from the squad that will travel to Italy to take on AC Milan in the Europa League. Cavani was set to feature for the Red Devils in the second leg of the last-16 tie but has suffered a reaction to a recent injury. “Unfortunately, it looks like Edinson has got a bit of a reaction to training today and didn’t feel ready to travel,” Solskjaer said. The 34-year-old striker has been fighting to be fit in recent weeks and has already missed six of United’s last seven games. Solskjaer will be hoping that the attacking firepower at their disposal, can power them to the quarter-finals after the teams drew 1-1 at Old Trafford last week.
Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Arteta’s squad for Europa League tie at Emirates confirmed
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Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Arteta’s squad for Europa League tie at Emirates confirmed

  Arsenal’s squad to face Olympiacos in today’s UEFA Europa League round of 16, second-leg tie at Emirates Stadium has been revealed. Arsenal had defeated Olympiacos 3-1 in the first leg in Greece. Mikel Arteta’s men head to the game after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 last weekend. According to Football London, Arsenal’s full squad against Olympiacos includes: Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Matt Ryan & Karl Hein. Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, David Luiz, Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers & Kieran Tierney. Midfielders: Willian, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson, Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Dani Ceballos, Mohamed Elneny, Martin Odegaard & Emile Smith Rowe. Strikers: Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubame...
Rohr adds two more players to Super Eagles squad for Benin, Lesotho games
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Rohr adds two more players to Super Eagles squad for Benin, Lesotho games

Genk striker, Paul Onuachu has been called up to the Nigeria national team, for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. Onuachu was a shock exclusion from the original 24-man list released earlier this month. The 26-year-old could only make the standby list, despite his fine displays for Genk this season. However, Onuachu has now been added to the squad, along with Henry Onyekuru. Onuachu has been extended an invitation but Moses Simon and other Super Eagles stars in France are to miss the encounter due to the country’s COVID-19 protocol. “Following the uncertainty regarding the availability of players based in France [due to COVID 19 laws guiding the country], Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has extended an invitation to KRC Genk str...
Chelsea vs Atlético Madrid: Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed [Full list]
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Chelsea vs Atlético Madrid: Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed [Full list]

Chelsea’s squad to face Atletico Madrid in tonight’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 20-man squad to tackle Atlético Madrid at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the match after beating Diego Simeone’s side 1-0 in the first leg last month in Bucharest, Romania. Tuchel’s men are currently in the 4th position on the Premier League table with 51 points from 29 matches. Chelsea’s full squad against Atletico Madrid: Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero. Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri. Midfielders: Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, N’Golo ...
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Simeone announces squad for Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Simeone announces squad for Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge

Atlético Madrid’s squad to face Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge has been confirmed. Atlético Madrid coach, Diego Simeone, has named a 23-man squad that has the likes of Luis Suarez, Joao Felix and Dembele in the attack line to face Chelsea. Simeone announced the squad in a post via Atlético Madrid’s official website. Atlético Madrid head to the game after losing 1-0 against Thomas Tuchel’s men in the first leg last month in Bucharest, Romania. Atlético Madrid’s squad against Chelsea: Grbic, Oblak, San Roman, J.M Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Tripper, Vrsaljko, Kondogbia, Torreira, Koke, Saul, Lemar, Marcos Ilorente, Hector Herrera, Vitolo, Carrasco, Joao Felix, Suarez, Correa and Dembele. The ...
Real Madrid Launch Investigation after the club’s Twitter account and website are hacked before a false medical report about Rodrygo was published 
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Real Madrid Launch Investigation after the club’s Twitter account and website are hacked before a false medical report about Rodrygo was published 

Spanish giants, Real Madrid have announced they are investigating an incident that led to their official Twitter account and website sending out a false medical report declaring Brazilian forward Rodrygo had been injured. In the tweet, which was published on the club's account with 11.9 million followers, had a link to an article on the official website with a previous injury statement detailing a thigh injury Rodrygo had sustained in December but was dated for Tuesday. A spokesman for the Spanish club refuted the report and confirmed that Rodrygo is fit for Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Atalanta, adding the club was investigating the hack. Spanish newspaper Marca said the club's website and Twitter account had been hacked, adding the player was ...
Monchengladbach vs Man City: Guardiola Opens up on Fight With Sterling
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Monchengladbach vs Man City: Guardiola Opens up on Fight With Sterling

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has addressed talk of a fight between him and England forward, Raheem Sterling. He insisted that it is normal for football players to be unhappy when they are left out in the team. The England winger was a surprise absentee from Guardiola’s matchday squad for the win over Fulham at the weekend. He was also an unused substitute for their 5-2 victory against Southampton three days earlier. Manchester City has travelled to Germany where they will face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Tuesday, and Guardiola says there are no issues between him and the player. Asked if there were rifts between him and the former Liverpool man, Guardiola said, “He travels with the team. All the squad travels to Budapest for the Champions L...
Arteta Decides on Aubameyang’s Status as Arsenal Captain
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Arteta Decides on Aubameyang’s Status as Arsenal Captain

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has decided he will not take Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang off captaincy duties despite his disciplinary issues last weekend, according to the UK Sun. Aubameyang was dropped to the bench for Arsenal’s Premier League derby win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after the striker broke the club’s rules by arriving late to a team meeting ahead of the game. The Gabonese international looked furious on the bench throughout the match at Emirates. He did not also take part in the post-match warm down, choosing to leave the Stadium early instead. Some had suggested Arteta may choose to strip Aubameyang of the captaincy in order to further punish the 31-year-old for his behaviour. However, Arteta considers that the issue has been dealt with and does not w...
Man City vs Monchengladbach: Guardiola’s Squad for Champions League Confirmed [Full list]
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Man City vs Monchengladbach: Guardiola’s Squad for Champions League Confirmed [Full list]

Manchester city manager, Pep Guardiola, has named a 23-man squad to face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture at the Puskas Arena in Budapest on Tuesday night. Guardiola announced the squad in a post via Man City’s official website on Monday. Guardiola’s men had defeated Monchengladbach 2-0 in the first-leg last month. Man City head to the game after beating Fulham 3-0 in the Premier League over last weekend. Man City’s squad against Monchengladbach: Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Aké, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gündogan, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Agüero, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Zack Steffen, Aymeric Laporte, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Ferran Torres, Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, João Cancel, Ederson...
Arsenal Players React to Arteta Dropping Aubameyang for ‘Disciplinary Reasons
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Arsenal Players React to Arteta Dropping Aubameyang for ‘Disciplinary Reasons

Aubameyang was furious with Arteta’s decision to remove him from the starting XI just hours before the clash against Tottenham. Nevertheless, it is understood influential members of the squad believe the Spaniard made the correct decision. Aubameyang was caught in traffic on his way to the Emirates Stadium for the game and Arteta deemed his late arrival as unacceptable. The club’s top-earner is said to have been livid and as a result, did not take part in the post-match warm-down with his fellow substitutes and was one of the first players to leave. It is understood that Arteta wanted to make a public stand, partly as a message to his squad, that no one player is bigger than the squad. There have been concerns within the club regarding Aubameyang’s discipline. His ti...
Ex footballer, Finidi George faults coach Gernot Rohr over AFCON qualifiers squad
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Ex footballer, Finidi George faults coach Gernot Rohr over AFCON qualifiers squad

Former Super Eagles player, George Finidi, has faulted coach Gernot Rohr's squad list for Nigeria’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. On Tuesday, March 9, the German coach released a 24-man list that included Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, who has been without a club since leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr last October. Genk striker Paul Onuachu, who has scored just once in seven appearances, has failed to replicate his club form for the national team. For his club, he has scored 26 goals with three assists in 30 games across all competitions. Speaking with Punch, George Finidi admitted that Musa is a quality player who has done a lot for the country but should not be on the list on the basis of form or fitness. The 49-year-old f...
Cristiano Ronaldo Removed From Juventus’ ‘Untouchable’ List
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Cristiano Ronaldo Removed From Juventus’ ‘Untouchable’ List

  Cristiano Ronaldo has been removed from Juventus’ list of untouchable players. The Serie A champions are planning a major overhaul this summer and Ronaldo is not a concrete part of those plans. Following their embarrassing exit from the Champions League on Tuesday, Juventus are currently drawing up elaborate plans for their squad. The Serie A champions trailed 2-1 from the first leg in Portugal but were eventually beaten on away goals (4-4 on aggregate) Romano said that Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has already decided that he would like to stay in charge next season. He said that the Old Lady want to build their team around four names, with Ronaldo left off the untouchables list. “Juventus are planning to rebuild the team,” Romano tweeted. “[Weston] McKennie,...
AFCON: Ahmed Musa Wasn’t Invited, he won’t play for Nigeria – Gernot Rohr
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AFCON: Ahmed Musa Wasn’t Invited, he won’t play for Nigeria – Gernot Rohr

  Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said that Ahmed Musa is not in the 23-man squad he called up to prosecute the qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho later this month. He said that the clubless Musa was not invited as a player but as the captain of the team, adding that the former Leicester City forward will not play. After terminating his contract with Saudi Arabian Al-Nassr, Musa has been without a club. Musa was a surprise inclusion in Gernot Rohr’s 24-man provisional team list released yesterday by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Rohr told Leadership Sports that the former CSKA Moscow striker would play no part in the last two group games. “He is not in the list of 23-man but he is invited like a captain, not like a player of the lis...
Man United vs AC Milan: Stefano Pioli Announces Squad for Europa League Clash
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Man United vs AC Milan: Stefano Pioli Announces Squad for Europa League Clash

AC Milan’s squad to face Manchester United in the Europa League last-16 first-leg tie on Thursday night at Old Trafford has been released. AC Milan manager, Stefano Pioli, called up 19 players to tackle Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in England. Pioli announced the list in a post via AC Milan’s official website on Wednesday. Pioli’s side eliminated Crvena Zvezda in the Europa League round of 32 last month. The Rossoneri head to the game after beating Verona 2-0 in the Serie A last Sunday, Man United defeated Manchester City 2-0 at Etihad. AC Milan’s Europa League squad against Man United: A. Donnarumma, G. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu, Calabria, Dalot, Gabbia, Kalulu, Kjær, Romagnoli, Tomori, Castillejo, Díaz, Kessie, Krunić, Meïte, Saelemaekers, Tonali, Leão and Tonin. The ...
Man Utd Announces New Appointments
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Man Utd Announces New Appointments

  Manchester United on Wednesday announced new appointments. John Murtough is now the club’s first football director, while Darren Fletcher is their first technical director. Murtough has been promoted from head of football development, while Fletcher returned to the club in January as part of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff. United in a statement, explained that Murtough, who has been at Old Trafford for seven years, “will have overall leadership and responsibility for operations and strategy across all football functions.” Fletcher, on his part, will “add technical input and direction into all football and performance areas and focus on a coordinated and long-term approach to player and squad development.” The Red Devils are currently second in th...
PSG vs Barcelona: Koeman Announces Squad for Champions League Clash
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PSG vs Barcelona: Koeman Announces Squad for Champions League Clash

Barcelona’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie has been released. Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has called up 22 players to tackle Mauricio Pochettino’s men in France. Koeman’s side was defeated 4-1 by PSG in the first-leg last month at Camp Nou. Barcelona head to the game after defeating Osasuna 2-0 in the LaLiga last Saturday, while PSG won 3-0 against Brest in the French Cup. Barcelona’s squad against PSG: Ter Stegen, Dest, Sergio, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, Dembele, Riqui Puig, Neto, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, Jordi Alba, Matheus, De Jong, Umtiti, Junior, Iñaki, Ilaix, Konrad and Mingueza. The kick-off time for PSG vs Barcelona is 9 pm.
Man City vs Man United: Solskjaer’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed
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Man City vs Man United: Solskjaer’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed

Manchester United’s squad to face Manchester City in today’s Premier League clash has been revealed. According to Metro UK, Man United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named a 21-man squad to tackle Man City at Etihad. The Red Devils head to the game following 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace last Wednesday, while Pep Guardiola’s side thrashed Wolves 4-1 Man United are currently in the 3rd position on the Premier League table with 14 points behind leaders Man City after 27 games. Man United’s full squad against Man City: Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop. Defenders: Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Brandon Williams. Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay...
Arsenal Very far from Being my Team – Arteta admits
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Arsenal Very far from Being my Team – Arteta admits

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted the current squad is still “very, very far,” from being his own team. The Gunners have won seven of their last 12 Premier League games since Christmas. However, they travel to Burnley in Saturday’s early kick-off in 10th place, after a poor first-half of the season. When asked how close the current Arsenal side was to being what he views as his own, Arteta said: “Very far. Very, very far. “There’s still a lot to improve, a lot of quality to add. [We need to be] much more efficient in decision-making, much quicker to open situations up when advantages are there, many more situations to feel when advantages are obtained. “More control of games, more defensive actions in the opponent’s half, fewer giveaways in our own half, more c...
Neymar Preparing to Face Barcelona in Return leg
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Neymar Preparing to Face Barcelona in Return leg

  Paris Saint-Germain could have Neymar available, for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Barcelona next Wednesday. Neymar has been left out of the squad to play Brest in the Coupe de France on Saturday. But he has returned to partial training and manager Mauricio Pochettino is “very happy” with his recovery. Neymar has not played for PSG since suffering an injury in the 1-0 cup win over Caen on February 10 and missed out as they beat his former side 4-1 at Camp Nou. Speaking in a press conference on Friday, PSG coach Pochettino said: “He will not be here tomorrow but we are very happy with his development and we will see in the days to come if he can be part of the squad against Barcelona.”
Fulham vs Tottenham: I Didn’t Give Dele Alli Gift – Mourinho
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Fulham vs Tottenham: I Didn’t Give Dele Alli Gift – Mourinho

  Jose Mourinho has said that featuring Dele Alli in Tottenham 1-0 win against Fulham on Thursday was not a gift to the player. According to him, Alli deserved his place in the starting lineup having worked hard for it. Tottenham managed a narrow 1-0 win over Scott Parker’s side after Tosin Adarabioyo put Son’s cross inside his own net. What seemed to be Fulham’s equaliser by Josh Maja was disallowed by VAR for Lemina handball. Speaking to the press after the game, Mourinho said of Dele Alli, “He deserved to start. It was not a gift. It was a consequence of his work since he came back and is working 100 per cent. “He was giving us important things. Did very well in the Europa League and very well in every minute he had. He was deserving. We need the squad we have...
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Thomas Tuchel’s Squad for Premier League Clash Confirmed
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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Thomas Tuchel’s Squad for Premier League Clash Confirmed

Chelsea’s squad to face Liverpool in tonight’s Premier League tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 25-man squad to tackle Liverpool at Anfield. Tuchel’s side head to the game after playing a 0-0 draw against Manchester United last Sunday in the Premier League, while Liverpool defeated Sheffield United 2-0. Chelsea’s full squad against Liverpool include Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso. Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Emerson Palmieri, Ben Chilwell Midfielders: Hakim Ziyech, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Billy Gilmour, Kai Havertz, Faustino Anjorin, Lewis Bate Forwar...
Solskjaer Warns Man Utd Fans over Buying new Players
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Solskjaer Warns Man Utd Fans over Buying new Players

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned fans that it may not be business as usual when the summer transfer window opens. Solskjaer feels the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic may hinder the Red Devils from strengthening the squad as they wish to. United had looked to challenge for the Premier League title once again this season, as bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City failed to hit their heights of previous seasons. But City have since embarked on a remarkable 21-match winning streak stretching back to mid-December and now sit 15 points clear of second-placed United ahead of their meeting at the Etihad this weekend. The gap has only amplified calls for United to bolster their squad with new faces at the end of the season. Hi...
Man City vs Wolves: Guardiola Reveals Players he Will Drop
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Man City vs Wolves: Guardiola Reveals Players he Will Drop

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has warned his players that anyone that thinks the Premier League title is already won will be dropped. City are 12 points clear at the top of the table with 12 games left. Ahead of their home fixture against Wolves on Tuesday, Guardiola is wary about complacency setting into the squad. “When I feel that everyone is thinking the job is done, or how good it is, this guy is not going to play. “I’m so intuitive to know exactly the guys who are not ready to continue what we have to do,” Guardiola told a news conference on Monday. City are on course for a quadruple of winning the Premier League title, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel Names New Position Kai Havertz Will Play in his Team
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Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel Names New Position Kai Havertz Will Play in his Team

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a new position Kai Havertz will feature importantly in his squad this season. Tuchel also insisted that Havertz’s lack of playing time over the course of the last month has simply been down to his lack of fitness. The former PSG manager, who has largely opted for a 3-5-2 formation since taking over from Frank Lampard last January, said the 21-year-old would play the number 9 or 10 role because he is very comfortable in high positions. “Since I have arrived, the only thing that kept Kai Havertz from making a big impact is his injury, nothing else,” Chelsea’s official website quoted Tuchel as saying ahead of the Blues’ clash with Manchester United on Sunday. “He is a unique player. It is not so clear where he needs to settle. D...
Chelsea vs Man United: You Have Done Really Well – Solskjaer Tells Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man United: You Have Done Really Well – Solskjaer Tells Thomas Tuchel

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has done really well at Stamford Bridge since he took over from Frank Lampard last January. Solskjaer said that the current Chelsea squad under Tuchel has the ability to keep teams away from their own goal. He also said that his job is to end Tuchel’s unbeaten run at Chelsea so far. The Norwegian spoke on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday. Tuchel has won six of his last eight matches in charge of Chelsea since his appointment last month. “You can see in the results, stats and possession they have had, the ability to keep teams away from their own goal, he’s done really well,” Tuchel said. “It is n...
Tuchel Names Player to Miss Chelsea vs Man United Match
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Tuchel Names Player to Miss Chelsea vs Man United Match

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that centre-back, Thiago Silva, will not take part in his side’s Premier League clash against Manchester United on Sunday evening at Stamford Bridge. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last five games because of a muscle thigh injury. The Brazilian international sustained the injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month. However, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Tuchel revealed that the 36-year-old would return to his squad next week. “He [Thiago Silva] did an individual session today, on the pitch, and felt it was big progress,” said Tuchel. “It’s a big step ahead for him, so I hope he will join the group next week.” Chelsea head to the game after beating Atletico Madrid 1-...

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