Friday, August 6

Tag: Teammate

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria Suffers major blow as Adegoke Fail in men’s 100m final
Sport

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria Suffers major blow as Adegoke Fail in men’s 100m final

Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke on Sunday failed to deliver at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, as he pulled up injured in the men’s 100 metres final. The 21-year-old sprint star had delighted his compatriots by storming into the event’s final earlier in the day to raise hopes for the much-awaited medal after series of a disappointment for Team Nigeria. DAILY POST reports that Adegoke had qualified with a time of 10.00 seconds in second place from semi-final 2. It was achieved moments after teammate Usheoritse Itsekiri had failed to qualify after finishing seventh in semi-final 1 with 10.29 secs. Even then, it was more assuaging for Team Nigeria after Divine Oduduru’s disqualification in the event in round one on Saturday. Adegoke’s failure meant another big medal hope failure f...
Antetokounmpo takes NBA Trophy home to Greece
Sport

Antetokounmpo takes NBA Trophy home to Greece

Giannis Antetokounmpo returned home to Athens bearing the NBA trophy on Sunday saying he was still “thirsty for victory”. “It’s an addictive feeling to be a champion and we want to experience it again,” Giannis, who was accompanied by his brother and Milwaukee Bucks teammate Thanasis, said at a short press conference at Athens airport. Their triumph sparked joy and pride of Greek fans, media and political leaders. Giannis said he was “happy to bring the cup home” and promised to take the trophies to the working-class neighbourhoods of Sepolia and Zografou, where he grew up. The son of Nigerian immigrants who arrived in Greece in 1991, Giannis was born and raised in poverty in Sepolia, a poor suburb of Athens. “All our lives we saw our parents working, they never stopped. W...
Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega Wins men’s Olympic 10,000m Gold
Sport

Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega Wins men’s Olympic 10,000m Gold

Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega outsprinted Ugandan pre-race favourite Joshua Cheptegei to claim the men’s Olympic 10,000m gold on Friday. Commonwealth champion Cheptegei, who finished sixth in the event in Rio before winning world silver in 2017 and gold in 2019, had set world records over the 5,000 and 10,000m on road and track in 2020. But there was to be no gold in Tokyo as Barega, 21, timed his last-lap sprint to perfection to win the first athletics gold of the Games in 27min 43.22sec. Cheptegei claimed silver in 27:43.63 with teammate Jacob Kiplimo taking bronze in 27:43.88.
Ballon d’ Or: Mbappe Speaks on Rivalry with Neymar
Sport

Ballon d’ Or: Mbappe Speaks on Rivalry with Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has insisted that he has no rivalry with teammate Neymar for the Ballon d’ Or. Mbappe believes that the Ballon d’ Or will be won by whoever deserves it on the pitch. The France international also confessed that he dreams of winning the UEFA Champions League with PSG. He is under contract with PSG until 2022, but he has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer. “I dream of winning the Champions League for PSG,” Mbappe told PSG Magazine. “Neymar has played with [Lionel] Messi and never had a problem with him. If one day PSG win [the Champions League] and Neymar is the outstanding player, he will deserve the Ballon d’Or, he will win it. But if I deserve it more, I will win it.” Mbappe added: “We are not goin...
I felt for Saka, not many players would dare do that – Mesut Ozil
Sport

I felt for Saka, not many players would dare do that – Mesut Ozil

  Former Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil has said that he felt very much for Bukayo Saka after the winger missed a penalty in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy earlier this month. Ozil, a former club teammate with Saka, said that not many players would dare to do what the youngster did for England against Italy. Recall that Italy defeated England in a penalty shootout to win the Euro 2020 after Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all missed their spot-kicks. The trio eventually suffered online racial abuses for not converting their penalties against Italy. Speaking on the development, Ozil, who now plays for Fenerbahce, said he sent messages to Saka to show his support to the 19-year-old after the incident. “I felt very much for Bukayo [Saka]. I know fro...
Yerry Mina opens up on fight with Messi during Copa America
Sport

Yerry Mina opens up on fight with Messi during Copa America

  Everton defender, Yerry Mina, has opened up on fight with Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, during Copa America 2021. Mina and Messi were involved in a few heated moments during the Copa America semi-final between Colombia and Argentina earlier this month. The fight culminated with Messi having the last laugh as he mocked Mina after he missed a penalty in the shootout. “Why don’t you dance now?” Messi shouted from the halfway line after Mina missed his penalty kick, in what went viral on social media. Reacting to the development, Mina, a former club teammate with Messi, said he does not hold personal grudges against the 34-year-old. “What happened with Leo [during Copa America] is something that can happen at any moment, this is football,” Mina said at an event ...
Anderson could have been the world’s best player if he didn’t love McDonald’s so much, says former Man Utd team-mate Rafael
Sport

Anderson could have been the world’s best player if he didn’t love McDonald’s so much, says former Man Utd team-mate Rafael

The Brazilian believes that his fellow countryman's struggles to stick to a healthy diet prevented him from fulfilling his potential Anderson could have been the world's best player if he didn't eat so much and love McDonald's, according to his former Manchester United team-mate Rafael. United paid £28 million ($39m) to sign Anderson from Porto in the summer of 2007, and he went on to form part of one of the most successful squads in the club's history. The Brazilian picked up nine trophies during his time at Old Trafford, but was never able to hold down a regular spot in the starting XI, with Rafael now revealing that he struggled to stick to a healthy diet amid persistent struggles with injury.
EPL: Ziyech Mocks Chelsea team-mate at pre-season training
Sport

EPL: Ziyech Mocks Chelsea team-mate at pre-season training

  Chelsea midfielder, Hakim Ziyech, teased teammate Edouard Mendy on their first day back in pre-season training. Ziyech suggested the goalkeeper had enjoyed himself a little too much over the summer. Some players in Thomas Tuchel’s squad have already returned to their Cobham training complex this week, as preparations begin ahead of the new Premier League season. Mendy last played on June 8 for Senegal in a friendly against Cape Verde, while Ziyech also had a month off since playing for Morocco against Burkina Faso on June 12. However, Mendy may have a few gruelling sessions ahead of him, with Ziyech suggesting he wasn’t exactly in tip-top shape after a month off. The former Ajax midfielder playfully poked Mendy in the stomach as they were warming up, making a f...
Copa America final: What I told Messi after Argentina beat Brazil – Neymar
Sport

Copa America final: What I told Messi after Argentina beat Brazil – Neymar

Brazil forward, Neymar, has revealed that he told Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, ‘son of a bitch, you beat me’ following his country’s Copa America final 1-0 defeat to La Albiceleste on Sunday morning. Neymar, a former club teammate with Messi during his time at Barcelona, said this while breaking his silence on Brazil’s defeat to Argentina at the Maracana Stadium. Angel Di Maria’s first-half goal sealed Argentina’s 1-0 victory against Brazil. Reacting, Neymar, in a post via his Instagram account on Monday, wrote, “Losing hurts me, it hurts me… it’s something I still haven’t learned to live with,” Neymar wrote on Instagram. “Yesterday, when I lost, I went to give a hug to the biggest and best in history that I saw playing. “My friend and brother MESSI, I was sad and I ...
Griezmann’s Contract Cancelled
Sport

Griezmann’s Contract Cancelled

  France forward, Antoine Griezmann, has had his contract with Konami cancelled. This comes after a controversial video all the way from 2019 surfaced on social media this week. The footage, taken before a Barcelona pre-season friendly, shows Griezmann and teammate Ousmane Dembele mocking Japanese hotel staff who were fixing a TV. Both players have since released statements apologising and insisting any comments they made were not racist. However, Griezmann’s contract with the Japanese entertainment company has now been ripped up. “Konami Digital Entertainment believes, as is the philosophy of sports, that discrimination of any kind is unacceptable. “Previously we had announced Antoine Griezmann as our Yu-Gi-Oh! contents ambassador, however in light of recent ...
Roma football star, Stephan El Shaarawy under investigation for ‘beating up’ thief stealing his car
Sport

Roma football star, Stephan El Shaarawy under investigation for ‘beating up’ thief stealing his car

Roma winger, Stephan El Shaarawy is being investigated by police after brawling with a thief who was attempting to steal his car. According to Italian Newspaper, Corriere della Sera claims El Shaarawy, 28, inflicted serious injuries on Jose Carlos Aliaga Sagardia, who was trying to make away with his Lamborghini. The report adds Sagardia, a 30-year-old Chilean, has received a sentence of one year and six months on charges of attempted theft. The incident is believed to have occurred as El Shaarawy confronted Sagardia while visiting his former Italy teammate Alessio Cerci on 12 February. El Shaarawy allegedly spotted the thief breaking his car's window while playing video games with Cerci, before rushing out of the door to chase him. Corriere della Sera says the former AC...
Azpilicueta discusses Jorginho-Busquets comparison as Spain star talks up Chelsea team-mate
Sport

Azpilicueta discusses Jorginho-Busquets comparison as Spain star talks up Chelsea team-mate

The Blues captain is preparing to line up against a familiar face when tackling Italy in the semi-finals of Euro 2020 Cesar Azpilicueta sees shades of Sergio Busquets in Chelsea team-mate Jorginho, with the Spain international aware that a talented club colleague is set to pose him plenty of problems in the Euro 2020 semi-finals. The Azzurri have won many admirers at this summer's European Championship, with Brazil-born playmaker Jorginho pulling the strings for Roberto Mancini's side from the middle of the park. World Cup-winning Barcelona star Busquets does likewise for La Roja, with Azpilicueta fortunate to have spent plenty of time playing with two of the finest deep-lying midfielders on the planet.
Copa America: Messi sets new Argentina record after 4-1 win over Bolivia
Sport

Copa America: Messi sets new Argentina record after 4-1 win over Bolivia

  Lionel Messi is now Argentina’s most-capped player, after he captained the side to a 4-1 victory over Bolivia at the Copa America on Monday. Messi has now turned out 148 times for his country, moving him ahead of former Barcelona teammate Javier Mascherano, who had 147 caps. Ex-Inter Milan defender, Javier Zanetti, held the record before Mascherano with 143 international appearances. Messi is also Argentina’s all-time leading scorer with 75 goals, having surpassed Gabriel Batistuta (54 goals) in 2016. Sergio Aguero, who won his 100th international cap against Bolivia, is third in the rankings with 42 goals. Messi is yet to taste success in senior international football, but won the Under-20 World Cup in 2005 and an Olympic gold medal with Argentina’s U23s in 20...
Verstappen beats Hamilton to pole again, Norris stars
Sport

Verstappen beats Hamilton to pole again, Norris stars

Max Verstappen claimed his second pole position in a row for the Styrian GP as the Red Bull driver maintained his championship momentum ahead of Lewis Hamilton at the team's home track. Hamilton set the third-quickest time of qualifying behind Valtteri Bottas but will start alongside Verstappen on the front row in second due to a three-place grid penalty for his Mercedes team-mate for spinning in the pit lane on Friday. Lando Norris, enjoying a stunning season, starred again for McLaren to take what becomes third on the grid for Sunday's race, with the Briton outpacing the second Red Bull of Sergio Perez. Norris lapped just 0.053s slower than Hamilton, whereas McLaren team-mate Daniel Ricciardo was knocked out in Q2 and starts 13th. Bottas, meanwhile, will drop from second to...
Olunga: Harambee Stars and Al-Duhail star comes to Matasi’s rescue
News

Olunga: Harambee Stars and Al-Duhail star comes to Matasi’s rescue

The forward also paid the medical bills of 30 patients at the Kakamega Referral Hospital after helping his national teammate Kenya international Michael Olunga has come to the aid of his national teammate Patrick Matasi who was asking for help to settle the bills after being involved in an accident. The goalkeeper was involved in a road accident at Kapsabet on his way to Nairobi from Kakamega on June 1. Goal understands the former Posta Rangers and AFC Leopards custodian was traveling alongside his wife and family members in a Toyota Vitz but it rolled several times after hitting a pothole and burst the rear tire.
Lazio join Fenerbahce in pursuit of Arsenal left-back Kolasinac
Sport

Lazio join Fenerbahce in pursuit of Arsenal left-back Kolasinac

Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac is attracting interest from the likes of Lazio and Fenerbahce. The 28-year-old was second choice to Kieran Tierney for the first half of the 2020-2021 season. He then went on loan to Schalke until the end of the season, playing 17 times in the league for the relegated team. According to football.london, Lazio and Fenerbahce are the two teams keen to sign the left sided flyer. Kolasinac could reunite with former Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil if he goes to Fener.
Mourinho reveals what he did when Christian Eriksen collapsed
Sport

Mourinho reveals what he did when Christian Eriksen collapsed

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed he ‘prayed and cried’ after seeing Inter Milan midfielder, Christian Eriksen, collapse during Denmark’s Euro 2020 1-0 defeat against Finland at the weekend. Eriksen collapsed on the pitch before the closing stages of the first half of Denmark’s Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday. The 28-year-old playmaker was resuscitated on the pitch, with players and fans watching on in distress before he was taken to hospital. The Danish Football Federation had said on Sunday morning that Eriksen is “stable” and he remains in hospital. Speaking on the development, Mourinho, who was Eriksen’s manager at Tottenham Hotspur for two months, said it is a day to celebrate after the positive news about the player’s condition. “Today ...
Mbappe Opens up on ‘Fight’ with Chelsea Striker, Giroud
Sport

Mbappe Opens up on ‘Fight’ with Chelsea Striker, Giroud

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has finally played down his ‘fight’ with Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, ahead of France’s Euro 2020 opener against Germany on Tuesday. Recall that Mbappe felt ‘attacked’ and ‘angry’ following Giroud’s comments that he was unhappy with France’s lack of cohesion in attack after France won Bulgaria 3-0 in their final Euro 2020 warm-up game last Tuesday. Reacting to the development, Mbappe, a fellow country teammate with Giroud, insisted that he was not happy with the 34-year-old’s public criticism. “I spoke with Olivier Giroud. Everyone knows what happened. It is true that I was a little affected by it,” Mbappe said at a press conference on Sunday. “But we are not going to make a big deal about it because we are here to represent F...
Havertz names Outstanding Chelsea Player since Tuchel’s arrival
Sport

Havertz names Outstanding Chelsea Player since Tuchel’s arrival

Chelsea attacking midfielder, Kai Havertz, has named teammate, Antonio Rudiger, as the outstanding Blues player since their manager Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at Stamford Bridge last January. Rudiger looked to be on the verge of leaving Chelsea last January under former manager Frank Lampard. But after Lampard’s departure and Tuchel’s appointment, Rudiger’s form has been exceptional for the reigning Champions League winners. “He [Rudiger] has given us so much stability over the last few months. After Tuchel’s arrival, he played outstandingly,” Havertz was quoted by Goal as telling reporters ahead of the Euro 2020. “As a mentality player, he is also important. On the pitch, he is a warrior. A bit like Kante – you want him in your team. “Playing against him in training is not...
Mourinho Reveals Conversation with Manchester United’s Henderson
Sport

Mourinho Reveals Conversation with Manchester United’s Henderson

  AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed his conversation with Manchester United goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, over the Red Devils’ first-choice goalkeeper spot. Henderson has been battling teammate David De Gea to be Man United’s number one shot-stopper in recent weeks. The 24-year-old was given a run of games from March after De Gea returned to Spain for the birth of his first child. He initially impressed in De Gea’s absence, but his level dropped towards the end of the 2020/21 campaign. “I think they [De Gea and Henderson] are good goalkeepers. I don’t think they are phenomenal goalkeepers or, in Dean Henderson’s case, not yet phenomenal,” Mourinho, a former Man United manager, told the Times. “When I say not yet, I say he will be. I met him at [Manchester] U...
Ohale Scores, Oshoala, Chikwelu In Action As Barca Edge Madrid
Sport

Ohale Scores, Oshoala, Chikwelu In Action As Barca Edge Madrid

Super Falcons star defender Osinachi Ohale was on target for Madrid but it was not enough as they lost 3-2 against Champions Barcelona, in Sunday’s Spanish women’s league game, Rushhoursport.com reports. It was Ohale’s second goal in Spain’s women’s top-flight this season. Also in action was Rita Chikwelu for Madrid and Falcons teammate and Barcelona treble winner Asisat Oshoala, who was replaced on 79 minutes. Ohale scored in the 38th minute to put Madrid 2-1 after Barca’s Bruna Vilamala (2nd minute) had cancelled Priscila Borja’s opener (1st minute) for the visitors. Madrid had a player sent off on 53 minutes as Sara Tui was shown a second yellow card. Barca took advantage of the sending off with Marta Torrejon and Patricia Guijarro scoring the second and third goals r...
Another Manchester City player joins Aguero at Barcelona
Sport

Another Manchester City player joins Aguero at Barcelona

  Barcelona have completed the signing of Eric Garcia on a free transfer from Manchester City, the club announced on Tuesday. The 20-year-old has signed a contract until 2026. His buyout clause has been fixed at €400 million, with an official presentation planned for later in the day. Garcia joined hours after former City teammate Sergio Aguero made the same move. He first joined Barcelona’s La Masia academy in 2008 and came through the club’s youth system. However, he left for City in 2017, where he made 35 appearances for the first team under Pep Guardiola. Garcia only played 12 games this season, after informing City last summer that he will not renew his contract.
Romelu Lukaku Wins Serie A 2020-21 MVP Award
Sport

Romelu Lukaku Wins Serie A 2020-21 MVP Award

Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku has been named as the best overall MVP of Serie A after he helped Inter Milan win the league title for the first time in 11 years. The Belgium international, 28, scored 30 goals across Serie A, the UEFA Champions League, and the Coppa Italia with 11 more assists as Antonio Conte's men ended Juventus' stranglehold on the domestic scene. He also came second after Cristiano Ronaldo as the best forward in the Italian top flight. AC goalkeeper,Gianluigi Donnarumma was crowned best goalkeeper after he kept 14 clean sheets for his, while the top defender award went to Atalanta's Cristian Romero. Nicolo Barella picked up the best midfielder award to join Inter teammate Lukaku on the honours list.
Ronaldo Ready to take Pay Cut to Join Man Utd
Sport

Ronaldo Ready to take Pay Cut to Join Man Utd

  Cristiano Ronaldo will take a pay cut to return to Manchester United from Juventus, according to AS. It is understood the Portugal captain is considering a return to Old Trafford more seriously than at any other point. Ronaldo left United 11 years ago to sign for Real Madrid, but has been regularly linked with a return to the Premier League club. United are monitoring the 36-year-old’s situation at Juventus, where failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League could lead to an exit, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still in touch with his former United teammate. Solskjaer has spoken with Ronaldo, “outlining his plans for the team” and explaining “how important his return would be” for the club. Juve are unlikely to stand in the player’s way and will accept fee ...
EPL: Iheanacho Gives Reason for Fight Between Leicester, Chelsea Players During 2-1 Defeat
Sport

EPL: Iheanacho Gives Reason for Fight Between Leicester, Chelsea Players During 2-1 Defeat

  Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has provided a reason for the fight between his teammates and Chelsea players towards the end of their Premier League on Tuesday. The Blues climbed above the Foxes in the table and into the Champions League driving seat after the 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge. And one of the talking points of the encounter was in injury time when a fight broke out between the Blues stars and Leicester City players. It all began when Antonio Rudiger reacted to Leicester City right-back Ricardo Pereira’s late challenge on Ben Chilwell. Iheanacho explained that he was only trying to calm things down by acting as peacemaker as tempers boiled over. Iheanacho told Sky Sports, “Antonio Rudiger went aggressively on Ricardo Pereira and that is what...
Ben Chilwell Names ‘brilliant’ Player in Chelsea Squad after Man City win
Sport

Ben Chilwell Names ‘brilliant’ Player in Chelsea Squad after Man City win

Chelsea left-back, Ben Chilwell, has identified teammate, Reece James, as the ‘brilliant’ player following the Blues’ 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Marcos Alonso’s late goal gave Thomas Tuchel’s side all three points against Man City at Etihad. Hakim Ziyech had cancelled Raheem Sterling’s opener for Pep Guardiola’s men against Chelsea. But Chilwell, who was rested on Saturday, still took time to recognise the influential display of James. He wrote on Twitter: “Thought this guy was brilliant tonight Reece James!” The victory against Man City means Chelsea are now in the third position on the Premier League table with 64 points from 35 matches. Chelsea’s next match is against Arsenal on Wednesday.
Belgium: Onuachu Fires Goal No 31 In Genk Win Vs Club Brugge
Sport

Belgium: Onuachu Fires Goal No 31 In Genk Win Vs Club Brugge

Paul Onuachu inspired Genk to a 3-0 home win against Club Brugge in their Belgian Pro League clash at the Luminus Arena on Friday night. Onauchu opened scoring for the home team in the 57th minute. The 26-year-old has now scored 31 goals in 35 league appearances for the Smurfs this season. He was replaced by his International teammate Cyril Dessers in stoppage time. Junya Ito and Kristian Thorstvedt scored the other goals for John van den Brom’s side.
Champions League: UEFA told to investigate referee after Man City dump PSG out
Sport

Champions League: UEFA told to investigate referee after Man City dump PSG out

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has called on UEFA to investigate claims that referee Bjorn Kuipers swore at his players during their Champions League semi-final defeat to Manchester City. The Ligue 1 side lost 2-0 at the Etihad and 4-1 on aggregate to exit the competition. But after the second leg, Verratti claimed he was sworn at by Kuipers, while Herrera alleged he heard another teammate Leandro Paredes being verbally abused by the Dutch official. “Verratti explained to the TV in an interview. “We need to believe in what they are telling us. “I didn’t hear anything from the touchline. If something is there and it is how they explain, maybe UEFA will investigate the situation. “That is not an excuse. The most important thing is that we’re...
EPL: Santi Cazorla Names right Manager to get Arsenal Back to their Best
Sport

EPL: Santi Cazorla Names right Manager to get Arsenal Back to their Best

Former Spain international, Santi Cazorla, is convinced Mikel Arteta is the right manager to get Arsenal back to their best regardless of what happens when they face Villarreal in the Europa League semi-final second leg tie on Thursday at Emirates. Arteta’s side had lost 2-1 against Villarreal in the first-leg last Thursday in Spain. Arsenal are currently in the ninth position on the Premier League table with 49 points from 34 games. Speaking with UEFA, Cazorla gave his full support to old teammate Arteta despite the Gunners often struggling this season. He said, “I think he’s [Mikel Arteta] the right man to take the club forward. “It’s difficult to follow a period like Arsene Wenger’s – the club has to adapt to another kind of football, another philosophy, another visio...
Michael Owen reveals why he refused socialising with David Beckham while they both played in Real Madrid
Sport

Michael Owen reveals why he refused socialising with David Beckham while they both played in Real Madrid

Footballer, Michael Owen has revealed the reason he didn't socialize with David Beckham when the pair were team-mates at Real Madrid. Beckham arrived at the Bernabeu in Spain in 2003 after a row with Sir Alex Ferguson. Owen then joined the La Liga giants from Liverpool for £8million in 2004. Owen and Beckham had been England team-mates for some time, so many expected them to form a close bond as two of the only Englishmen playing in Spain, but Owen says that was not the case. Owen in his new autobiography, Reboot, stated that he and Beckham rarely had much contact away from the football pitch though he and his wife, Louise and their daughter lived close to the Beckhams. Owen said: “As much as we ended up living close to David and Victoria Beckham and were two English...
Kai Havertz Names Top Player in Chelsea Team after 2-0 win Over Fulham
Sport

Kai Havertz Names Top Player in Chelsea Team after 2-0 win Over Fulham

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

Neymar Celebrates PSG Win Kimmich’s Face

Neymar celebrated as PSG qualified for the Champions League semi final in the face of Bayern Munich player Joshua Kimmich. Neymar played a key role as PSG lost in the quarter-finals second leg 1-0 but won on away goals. The Brazilian was overjoyed, and passionately celebrated PSG Semi-final qualification. Neymar made sure to celebrate right in front of Kimmich with teammates Paredes. Neymar hugged fellow teammate Leandro Paredes, and Kimmich was right there. A fan on Twitterwrote: " Neymar screaming in the face of Kimmich was great no doubt." Another fan wrote: "Neymar screaming in Kimmich's face after the match made it worth watching." Watch Video; https://youtu.be/-6FOCrXwU08
Messi vs Mbappe: Neymar Speaks on Comparison, Names Best Player
Sport

Messi vs Mbappe: Neymar Speaks on Comparison, Names Best Player

Neymar has said that there is no comparison between his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe and Barcelona King, Lionel Messi. Even though Neymar enjoys playing with Mbappe, he noted that the France international is still a long way from reaching Messi’s level. The Frenchman has impressed in the Champions League this season, single-handedly shooting down Barcelona at the Camp Nou. “There’s no comparison,” Neymar told France Football when asked to compare the two. “They have two very different styles of play. “Messi is the best player I’ve seen, and Kylian is on his way to becoming one of the best.” Neymar and Mbappe made it to the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday despite losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in Paris. The first leg of the quarter-final ties ended...
Draxler Names Best Player in the World Following PSG’s 3-2 Win Over Bayern Munich
Sport

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...
Juventus Withdraw Dybala’s new Contract
Sport

Juventus Withdraw Dybala’s new Contract

Juventus have withdrawn Paulo Dybala’s contract extension offer, Calciomercato reports. Dybala’s current €7.5m-a-year deal expires in June 2022 and Juve had offered him a new €10m-a-year deal. The Argentine and his agents turned down the offer and demanded a new €15m-a-year deal. This has led to the Serie A champions withdrawing their latest offer, leaving Dybala’s future in doubt. It happened after the player broke COVID-19 rules last week, attending a private party at Weston McKennie’s home along with their teammate Arthur. Juventus fined all three players and dropped them for their clash against rivals Torino. Dybala is facing even more significant consequences. It is understood the club has told the player he can extend his stay at the club on the same conditio...
England vs Poland: What I told John Stones after Blunder – Harry Maguire
Sport

England vs Poland: What I told John Stones after Blunder – Harry Maguire

  Harry Maguire has revealed what he told his England teammate and defence partner, John Stones after the Manchester City star’s blunder in their 2-1 win against Poland on Wednesday. England took the lead in the Group I clash with Harry Kane scoring from the spot but Poland were gifted an equaliser in the 58th minute after Stones conceded possession on the edge of the box. The Man City defender then managed to pick himself up and assisted Harry Maguire’s emphatic strike with five minutes remaining on the clock. And speaking to ITV Sport after the game, Maguire said, “He’s had a brilliant year, he’s had a great camp as well. “Obviously he’s made one little mistake but he makes up for it with a great header at the back post. “I said to him ‘keep going and we’ll get...
Obi Mikel Opens up on Eden Hazard’s Approach to Football amid battle with injury
Sport

Obi Mikel Opens up on Eden Hazard’s Approach to Football amid battle with injury

  Chelsea icon, John Obi Mikel, has opened up about Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard’s approach to football amid the Belgium international’s latest battle with injury. Hazard has endured a torrid time at Real Madrid since joining Zinedine Zidane’s side from Chelsea in 2019. The 30-year-old has been dogged by persistent problems with his left ankle, which has restricted him to just 14 appearances for Real Madrid this season. Speaking on the development, Mikel, a former teammate with Hazard during their time together at Chelsea, believes the Real Madrid No. 7 is not dedicated to the game, adding that he doesn’t train well. “He [Eden Hazard] said it himself sometimes: ‘If I want to be as good, I can be as good. Not as good as [Lionel] Messi because he is from a differen...
Police Release Mugshot of Accused Colorado mass shooter, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa
News

Police Release Mugshot of Accused Colorado mass shooter, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa

Colorado police have released chilling mugshot of the man accused of killing 10 people in a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, was arrested following a shootout with police in a King Sooper grocery store on Monday, March 22. The Syrian native is being held on 10 counts of first-degree murder after he allegedly stormed into King Soopers grocery store in Boulder on Monday afternoon, March 22 and began shooting at workers, customers and cops. He allegedly shot ten people including a police officer. The suspect surrendered at the scene after he was shot in the leg and was hauled off in handcuffs. He had stripped off half his clothes before being arrested and then asked to speak to his mommy, authorities said. Alissa’s brother, Ali Al...
Steven Gerrard Advised Against Replacing Klopp at Liverpool
Sport

Steven Gerrard Advised Against Replacing Klopp at Liverpool

Former England striker, Peter Crouch, has advised Steven Gerrard to stay at Rangers amid reports linking him with a return to Liverpool to replace manager, Jurgen Klopp. Klopp is under intense pressure at Liverpool after the club lost 1-0 against Fulham at Anfield on Sunday. The result against Fulham was Liverpool’s sixth consecutive home defeat this season. However, Crouch, a former Liverpool teammate with Gerrard, wants the ex-midfielder to continue his managerial career at Rangers after guiding the club to win the Scottish Premiership title on Sunday. According to him, it is inevitable that Gerrard will manage Liverpool in the future, adding that the Reds legend should remain at Rangers for now and win more trophies with the Scottish side. “I found myself wishing I wa...
Man City vs Man Utd: Maguire Plays Down ‘Fight’ with Rashford
Sport

Man City vs Man Utd: Maguire Plays Down ‘Fight’ with Rashford

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has downplayed his on-pitch clash with team-mate Marcus Rashford during the goalless draw with Crystal Palace. With United searching for a breakthrough at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night, Maguire fumed at Rashford after he was caught offside, telling him to “f****g stay onside”. Rashford immediately snapped back at the defender, telling him to “shut the f*** up, f*****g nobhead”. But Maguire, speaking ahead of the Manchester Derby on Sunday, insists the incident was “nothing” but part of the game. “You pick up these things as there is no crowd in the stadium,” Maguire told The Sun. “But we are always shouting at each other in games. “I have full respect for Marcus and he has full respect for myself. We did not even confront e...
Fabregas Gives N’Golo Kante Nickname
Sport

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....
Salah vs Mane: Michael Owen Accuses Liverpool Star after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea
Sport

Salah vs Mane: Michael Owen Accuses Liverpool Star after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea

Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has histrionically accused the club’s forward, Sadio Mane, of avoiding winning penalties as he doesn’t want teammate, Mohamed Salah to score. Owen made the claims after Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the Premier League on Thursday night at Anfield, thanks to Mason Mount’s strike. Recall that Salah, who is Liverpool’s first-choice spot-kick taker, looked set to be handed another golden chance to increase his goals tally to 18 this season from 12 yards when Mane gave the Chelsea goal. Andreas Christensen dangled out a clumsy leg but Mane got to teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold’s ball first. There may have been enough contact for Mane to win a penalty, but instead, the Senegalese star attempted to meet his heavy touch to score. Mane...
Cristiano Ronaldo, Girlfriend, Georgina Heartbroken as Car Runs Over Pepe
Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo, Girlfriend, Georgina Heartbroken as Car Runs Over Pepe

  Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez are left heartbroken after their £2,600 cat, Pepe, was left close to death after being hit by a car. The Sphynx pet was run over after escaping Ronaldo’s luxury home in Turin, Italy the former Real Madrid star shared with Georgina, a supermodel. Georgina, who shared the news on social media, revealed that the scary-looking Pepe has been sent to Spain for recovery after time in intensive care. Georgina, 27, flew Pepe on Ronaldo’s private jet to Madrid to continue its rehabilitation. Pepe was named after Cristiano Ronaldo’s Brazilian-born Portugal and ex-Real Madrid teammate currently lacing his boots for FC Porto. The bald puss became part of Ronaldo and Georgina’s family just over two years ago and has en...
Hazard Lacks the Ambition to be World Best – Felipe Luis
Sport

Hazard Lacks the Ambition to be World Best – Felipe Luis

  Former Chelsea full back, Felipe Luis, has provided one major reason his former teammate, Eden Hazard cannot reach Lionel Messi’s level or become world best despite having the natural ability of the Argentine. He said the Belgian lacks the “ambition” to be the best in the world, adding that the Real Madrid star would “be playing Mario Kart” five minutes before a big game. Luis believes that he needs greater passion in order to stand among the best in the game, noting that the Belgium captain is too laid-back Hazard, 30, has endured an injury-ravaged spell at Real Madrid. “Eden, along with Neymar, are the best players I have ever played alongside – up there with Messi”, Luis told the Daily Mail. “He didn’t train well, five minutes before the game, he would be pl...
Rivaldo Identifies Club Messi Will Join From Barcelona
Sport

Rivaldo Identifies Club Messi Will Join From Barcelona

  Barcelona legend, Rivaldo, has revealed that captain, Lionel Messi, will join Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires this summer. Rivaldo believes Barcelona’s 4-1 defeat against PSG would be Messi’s last Champions League game for the La Liga giants at Camp Nou. Recall that PSG thrashed Barcelona in Spain in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday night, thanks to a hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe. “This heavy defeat against PSG will almost certainly be Messi’s last Champions League game with Barcelona at the Camp Nou,” Rivaldo told Betfair. “[Barcelona cannot give Messi] the real possibility of fighting for big trophies. “His future will be PSG, even more so given his display at the Camp Nou. They are a team that can give him the opti...
Barcelona vs PSG: What Messi Told me – Dembele
Sport

Barcelona vs PSG: What Messi Told me – Dembele

  Barcelona star, Ousmane Dembele has revealed some advice he got from superstar Lionel Messi prior to their 4-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 first leg. PSG thrashed Barcelona 4-1 in the first leg on Tuesday with Kylian Mbappé scoring a hattrick. But in an interview before the game, the French international, who has endured a difficult time in Catalonia, confirmed that some wise words from his captain have made a big difference in his reviving career. “He tells me how to position myself and when to pass, because I like to dribble when I have the ball”, the 23-year-old said in an interview with UEFA.com. “I like to go forward on my own. Sometimes he tells me to calm down, to go out wide, or wait for a teammate and to not always try ...
EPL: Manchester United Releases Pogba’s Price Tag to Juventus as Ronaldo approves signing
Sport

EPL: Manchester United Releases Pogba’s Price Tag to Juventus as Ronaldo approves signing

  Cristiano Ronaldo has given Juventus the go-ahead to re-sign Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, according to Calciomercato. The platform also claimed that United want to sell the Frenchman for 60m euros, but Juventus has plans to drive down that fee. Pogba, who left the Bianconeri for England in 2016, has continued to edge towards the end of his contract at Old Trafford. The Frenchman whose stay at the Theatre of Dream has not turned out as expected, is looking to extend his stay at Old Trafford. The Italian giants have been linked with a move for the World Cup winner all season as they consider bringing him back to continue their successful relationship. There were even talks of him moving to Turin on an initial loan deal last month, but that never mate...
Ejide Contributed To Me Being One Of The Best Goalkeepers In The World – Enyeama
Sport

Ejide Contributed To Me Being One Of The Best Goalkeepers In The World – Enyeama

Vincent Enyeama says former Super Eagles teammate Austin Ejide played a big part in making him one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Enyeama and Ejide had a healthy rivalry during their time as Super Eagles goalkeepers. However, Ejide always played second fiddle to Enyeama during qualifiers and at major tournaments. Ejide was second choice behind Enyeama at the 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. At the 2008 AFCON in Ghana, Ejide got the nod over Enyeama as first choice under the reign of Berti Vogts. Both former internationals were at the World Cups in 2002, 2010 and 2014 with Enyeama seeing action in all three tournaments. And reflecting on their time in the national team, the 2003 and 2004 CAF Champions League winner with Enyimba, who published a...
Orlando Pride And Brazil Star Marta Announces She Will Marry Teammate Toni Deion
Sport

Orlando Pride And Brazil Star Marta Announces She Will Marry Teammate Toni Deion

  Orlando Pride and Brazil star Marta Vieira da Silva has announced her engagement to teammate Toni Deion Pressley after the pair fell in love at the club. The 34-year-old, a six-time World Player of the Year winner regarded by many as the greatest female footballer of all time, posted the news to her 2.3 million Instagram followers this week alongside several pictures of the happy couple. She wrote: "This is another chapter of the story that we are writing together." The pair are believed to have met at Florida-based Orlando Pride in 2017 and according to NewsChain, the pair made their relationship public two years later. Those reports suggest a date for the wedding has not been confirmed as of yet, but the big day is not expected until after the 2021 National Women'...

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4979