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Ballon D’Or 2021: Salah tipped to win ahead of Messi, Lewandowsk
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Ballon D’Or 2021: Salah tipped to win ahead of Messi, Lewandowsk

Brazil legend, Rivaldo, has said Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is “one of the best players in the world” and should be in contention to clinch the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Salah had made the 30-man shortlist for the prize this year. The Egyptian is among 18 other Premier League footballers up for the award. Salah, 29, has already scored six goals in seven appearances in the league for the Reds. He also grabbed a brace in the 5-1 thrashing of FC Porto in the Champions League, having netted against AC Milan in a 3-2 in the first fixture. Salah, who arrived at Anfield in 2017 from AS Roma, has also become the fastest player in the club’s history to reach 100 goals. “Liverpool’s Egyptian forward [Salah] is producing a fantastic start of the season with impressive stats and a sensati...
Liverpool vs Man City: Redknapp Predicts Winner of EPL clash
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Liverpool vs Man City: Redknapp Predicts Winner of EPL clash

Former Tottenham Hotspur star, Jamie Redknapp, has predicted Liverpool to beat Manchester City in today’s Premier League tie. Liverpool will, on Sunday evening, host Manchester City at Anfield in a Premier League clash. Jurgen Klopp’s side head to the game after thrashing FC Porto 5-1 in the Champions League, while Man City lost 2-0 against PSG. Liverpool are currently in the second position on the Premier League table, while Pep Guardiola’s side are in the sixth position. “This is one of those games where, from Liverpool’s point of view, having that confidence boost of those goals,” Redknapp said on Essential Football Podcast. “From City’s point of view, they have had two really tough games. I think Pep might have to shuffle his pack. “The sharpness proba...
Champions League: Barcelona is in Critical Condition – Busquets
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Champions League: Barcelona is in Critical Condition – Busquets

Barcelona midfielder, Sergio Busqets, has admitted the club’s situation is “critical”. This follows a 3-0 thrashing at Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday night. It was the second successive time the Catalan club has lost by that margin in the competition. Two goals from Darwin Nunez sandwiched a Rafa Silva strike in Lisbon, as Benfica followed Bayern Munich in putting three goals past Ronald Koeman’s struggling side. It’s the first time Barca have suffered back-to-back defeats in the group stage of the Champions League since 2000 and they are in real danger of not making the knockout rounds for the first time in 21 years. “That’s the easiest thing in the world of football, but everyone has their share in the responsibility, [including] the players. ...
Guardiola hints on Man City’s tactics for Chelsea clash at Stamford Bridge
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Guardiola hints on Man City’s tactics for Chelsea clash at Stamford Bridge

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said his team will approach their Premier League tie against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge with the way they tackled Southampton last weekend. Guardiola explained that Man City, who played 0-0 against Southampton, would try to read Chelsea and know what his team has done against Thomas Tuchel’s side recently. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man City’s clash with Chelsea. Guardiola’s men head to the game after thrashing Wycombe 6-1 in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. “We prepare the game [Chelsea vs Man City] like we prepare Southampton and like before in the previous games,” Guardiola said. “Try to read what they are and what we have don...
Koeman Calm about Future as Barca Coach
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Koeman Calm about Future as Barca Coach

Ronald Koeman has said he is not fearing for his future as Barcelona coach, despite last week’s 3-0 thrashing at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Barca were unable to muster a single shot on target against a dominant Bayern at Camp Nou while Koeman’s relationship with the club’s president Joan Laporta has been strained in recent weeks. Koeman has admitted Laporta tried and failed to find a replacement for him last summer and there is growing speculation about a change of coach if performances do not improve. “I’m calm, we have seven points in three games (in La Liga),” said Koeman in a press conference on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s match at home to Granada. “We have players recovering from injury. I know you have to win. I am not afraid for my future, the c...
Bundesliga: Lewandowski sets new record as Bayern Munich thrash Bochum 7-0
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Bundesliga: Lewandowski sets new record as Bayern Munich thrash Bochum 7-0

Bayern Munich went top of the Bundesliga for the first time this season with a 7-0 thrashing of Bochum on Saturday with Robert Lewandowski scoring for a record 13th consecutive home league game. Lewandowski is the first player to score in 13 consecutive home league games, according to Bundesliga. Joshua Kimmich netted twice while Lewandowski poached a second-half goal to claim another league record as Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting all scored for Bayern. Bochum’s Greek defender Vasilios Lampropoulos scored a first-half own goal at the Allianz Arena.
Akwa United secure maiden NPFL title after thrashing MFM
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Akwa United secure maiden NPFL title after thrashing MFM

  The Promise Keepers thrilled their fans in Uyo on Sunday by securing the Nigerian top-flight crown with an emphatic win Akwa United have won the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League title after they defeated MFM FC 5-2 in their penultimate fixture of the season on Sunday. Charles Atshimene stood out for the hosts at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium as his hat-trick of goals helped crush the Olukoya Boys, who are winless in their last eight matches on the road. Atshimene opened the scoring in the 24th minute followed by Alimi Adebayo's own goal on the stroke of half-time which gave Kennedy Boboye's side a two-goal lead at the half-time break.  
Safaree Samuels Accuses Estranged Wife Erica Mena of Destroying his Bikes and Sneakers worth $50,000 in new Court filing
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Safaree Samuels Accuses Estranged Wife Erica Mena of Destroying his Bikes and Sneakers worth $50,000 in new Court filing

American Reality TV star and singer, Safaree Samuels has accused Erica Mena of destroying his property as their divorce proceedings continue to get messier. In May, Mena filed for divorce from her husband. The “Love & Hip Hop” stars, who got married in October 2019, share two children—daughter Safire, 1, and a son, who was born a month after the divorce filing. According to TMZ, in a new court filing this week, Safaree has accused Erica of pouring bleach on his expensive sneakers and trashing his motorcycles, totaling $50,000 in damage. Safaree is also accusing Erica of violating their domestic relations standing order, which limits the couple from harassing each other or damaging one another's property during the divorce. Safaree says that two days after their divo...
Does Mexico thrashing prove NPFL players are not good enough for Super Eagles?
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Does Mexico thrashing prove NPFL players are not good enough for Super Eagles?

A humbling defeat at the hands of El Tri did little to make the case for the home-based contingent breaking into Gernot Rohr's main squad There is no more polarizing discussion in Nigerian football than that surrounding the aptitude (or otherwise) of locally based players for the senior national team. Like for most differences of opinion in this present day and age, the battleground is digital, and with this comes the unspeakable principle that seems to govern disagreement on the internet: no one learns anything, and no one shifts ground. No matter what. To yield ground is to lose face.
Chelsea striker, Timo Werner reveals country to win Euro 2020
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Chelsea striker, Timo Werner reveals country to win Euro 2020

Chelsea star, Timo Werner, has revealed the country to win the Euro 2020. Werner said England will win the European Championship this year. The Germany international was unable to save his country when Gareth Southgate’s side defeated them 2-0 in the round of 16 last week. England are now in the semi-final at the ongoing Euro 2020 after thrashing Ukraine 4-0 in the last-8 on Saturday night. Asked whether England can win the Euros this year, Werner told Sky Sports: “Yes, I think so! After yesterday, of course. “They played a brilliant game against Ukraine and I think in the end they were the better team in the game on Tuesday [against Germany]. “So they have all they need to win the Euros and I wish them all the best.”
It’s coming home’ – England fans dreaming of Euro 2020 glory after 4-0 thrashing of Ukraine
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It’s coming home’ – England fans dreaming of Euro 2020 glory after 4-0 thrashing of Ukraine

England supporters are dreaming of Euro 2020 glory after watching their side demolish Ukraine 4-0 on Saturday. Gareth Southgate’s side will return to Wembley on Wednesday to face Denmark in the semi-finals of the competition, with their opponents travelling from Baku for the fixture. Ukraine v England - Southgate's to lose? As such, England stand a strong chance of progressing to the final, also at Wembley, on July 11.
Two own goals help rejuvenated Germany thrash Portugal
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Two own goals help rejuvenated Germany thrash Portugal

Two own goals in four first-half minutes helped a rejuvenated Germany to a crucial 4-2 comeback thrashing of Portugal in a sweltering hot Euro 2020 Group F blockbuster in Munich. The pressure was on the hosts after their opening match loss to France and, after a positive start, they went behind to a brilliant counter-attack from Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo tapping in his 107th international goal and first against Germany after good work from Bernardo Silva and Diogo Jota. There were just 15 minutes on the clock but Germany were frustrated and their hopes of a place in the knockout stages was in doubt - but the game then flipped on its head when Portugal defenders Ruben Dias (35) and Raphael Guerreiro (39) each turned the ball into their own net. It is the firs...
Evans Earns Point for Leicester at 10-man Saints
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Evans Earns Point for Leicester at 10-man Saints

Jonny Evans' header ensured Champions League hopefuls Leicester avoided a surprise defeat to 10-man Southampton as they drew 1-1 at St Mary's. The hosts may have been fearing a repeat of last season's 9-0 thrashing after Jannik Vestergaard was shown a contentious early red card for denying Jamie Vardy a clear goalscoring opportunity. But, after limiting Leicester and the Premier League's man of the moment Kelechi Iheanacho to some sporadic half-chances, out-of-form Southampton instead took the lead after an hour when Iheanacho's handball allowed James Ward-Prowse to step up and beat Kasper Schmeichel from 12 yards. The Saints' lead lasted only seven minutes as Iheanacho redeemed himself by finding Evans with a cross from deep which was powered home by the experienced centre-ba...
We are Ready to Avenge 6-1 Thrashing by Mourinho’s Players – Man United’s Solskjaer
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We are Ready to Avenge 6-1 Thrashing by Mourinho’s Players – Man United’s Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned his players not to be deceived by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham team on Sunday. Solskjaer, speaking ahead of the game admitted that his men will be fired up to avenge the 6-1 thrashing they suffered at Old Trafford six months ago. United were already 2-1 down when Anthony Martial hit out after provocation from Erik Lamela and got sent off by Anthony Taylor. Solskjaer’s side then collapsed to an embarrassing defeat. “We got conned into a red card. We gave ourselves a difficult game by having ten men. “And that is something we have to be aware of, that we can’t react like this because we know in games like this we will be wound up,” Solskjaer said. Solskjaer also feels Mourinho will be telling his players...
Man City vs Southampton: We Will Win 18-0 – Guardiola
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Man City vs Southampton: We Will Win 18-0 – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has waved off a suggestion that they could hand Southampton another 9-0 thrashing and joked: “The score will be 18-0.” Southampton lost by nine goals to Leicester City in 2019 and to Manchester United in February 2021. But ahead of their visit to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, Guardiola reacted angrily to a suggestion it could happen again. “The score will be 18-0 — what a question. “They [Manchester United] scored nine because for 89 minutes, it was 10 vs. 11. “Come on, we will try to win the game, that’s all and get the three points,” Guardiola said on Tuesday, when asked if Southampton’s two 9-0 defeats would be in his mind ahead of the game City’s 21-game winning run ended on Sunday, with a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United....
18 year old Jamal Musiala Commits Future to Bayern Munich with new five-year Contract
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18 year old Jamal Musiala Commits Future to Bayern Munich with new five-year Contract

Highly-rated English-German young winger, Jamal  Musiala has signed a new bumper contract with Bayern Munich, his first professional deal with the club, a week after turning 18. He recently snubbed England and committed his international future to Germany and on Friday, March 5, signed a five-year deal running until 2026. Musiala has already played 27 times for Bayern's first team, scoring four goals. Musiala told Bayern's official website: “I’m really pleased to have signed my first professional contract at FC Bayern. "I just feel very good at the club and in the team, I’m playing with the best players in the world and I can learn from them every day in training. Hansi Flick, [director] Hasan Salihamidzic and [chief scout] Marco Neppe along with the whole club have bel...
Champions League: Pochettino Makes Demand after PSG Thrash Barcelona at Camp Nou
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Champions League: Pochettino Makes Demand after PSG Thrash Barcelona at Camp Nou

  Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has urged his players to focus on their next game against Monaco in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday. Pochettino made the plea following PSG’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg win over Barcelona on Tuesday night. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach also said that PSG are capable of doing anything after thrashing Barcelona 4-1. A hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe and Moise Kean’s goal gave PSG an advantage ahead of the second leg in Paris. Lionel Messi did score a goal for Ronald Koeman’s side at Camp Nou. “When you win, you are always happy and then the performance was very good,” Pochettino told PSG TV. “The players deserve everything and we feel very proud of our players for their fantastic match. “But now we n...
Man Utd Will not Win Title This Year – Gary Neville
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Man Utd Will not Win Title This Year – Gary Neville

Gary Neville has said Manchester United will not win the title this year, but expects his former club to challenge for it next season. United dropped more points last week, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s  late goal ensuring they drew 3-3 with Everton at Old Trafford. With Manchester City thrashing Liverpool on Sunday, the Red Devils are now five points off the league leaders, having played a game more. Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, Neville said: “They’re not there yet, I know it’s disappointing, but it isn’t surprising. I think they’re on the right track. “It has been clear in the last few weeks. Drawing against Arsenal, drawing against Liverpool, losing against Sheffield United, drawing against Everton, that is not going to win you the title. And for me, I don’t expe...
Man United vs Everton: Solskjaer Gives Injury Update on Cavani, Bailly Ahead of EPL Clash
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Man United vs Everton: Solskjaer Gives Injury Update on Cavani, Bailly Ahead of EPL Clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has provided injury update on Edinson Cavani and Eric Bailly ahead of his side’s Premier League clash against Everton on Saturday night at Old Trafford. Cavani sustained a knock during Man United’s win against Southampton on Tuesday, while Bailly did not feature in the encounter. Providing an update on his players, Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference on Friday, “Edinson should be available, yeah, definitely. “He got a bad ankle knock there. Eric [Bailly] is a doubt. Apart from that everyone’s raring to go.” He added, “Sergio’s working hard, training. He’s in the group. Of course, he lost a lot of training early on in the season. “He joined us very late on after having some time back home, and over Christmas as...
Wilfred Ndidi’s Returns Inspires Leicester To 4-1 West Ham Thrashing
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Wilfred Ndidi’s Returns Inspires Leicester To 4-1 West Ham Thrashing

Super Eagles’ Wilfred Ndidi showed class as he inspired the Foxes to their first win in three matches in the English Premier League match against West Ham Wednesday night, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report Leicester City are back to winning ways in the EPL and they did it on the return of midfielder Wilfred Ndidi after a surgery. Leicester had suffered two defeats against Southampton and Burnley in the absence of the Nigerian international who has now cut short his expected time of recovery from six to just two weeks. Two late goals from Ayoze Perez complimented first-half strikes from Harvey Barnes and Ricardo Pereira. Leicester City got off to a bright start on Wednesday and gained dominance immediately, Maddison dummied the cut-back and it ran to Vardy, who can’t bring it...
‘She gives us hope’ – Malawi’s Linda Kasenda reveals Asisat Oshoala inspiration
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‘She gives us hope’ – Malawi’s Linda Kasenda reveals Asisat Oshoala inspiration

The She-Flames star has spoken on how she looks up to the three-time African Footballer of the Year Malawi striker Linda Kasenda has described Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala as the ambassador and role model for women's footballers in Africa. Oshoala won the maiden BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award in 2015 and became the first African to score in the Uefa Women's Champions Leaguefinal in 2019 with Barcelona. Kasenda scored eight goals for the already eliminated She-Flames, all in a 13-0 thrashing of Comoros in the 2019 Cosafa Women's Cup in Port Elizabeth.
Lionel Messi ‘broke down in tears’ in Barcelona’s Anfield dressing room after 4- 0 thrashing by Liverpool
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Lionel Messi ‘broke down in tears’ in Barcelona’s Anfield dressing room after 4- 0 thrashing by Liverpool

Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi reportedly broke down in tears after his dream of winning the Champions League for a fifth time with Barcelona was wrecked by Liverpool. According to British media, Messi, who had made it his mission to win 'that trophy' was inconsolable in the Barcelona dressing room following the 4-0 defeat at Anfield, after his team won the first leg 3-0 at the Camp Nou. To add to the public shame, Messi was selected to do the random drugs test by anti-doping officials and the team coach departed for Liverpool John Lennon Airport without him as a consequence. Reports in the Spanish media have also claimed that, on Messi's arrival at the airport, he was involved in an angry confrontation with a group of Barcelona supporters over their team’s latest collapse in t...
Barcelona’s Gameplan Against Liverpool Revealed
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Barcelona’s Gameplan Against Liverpool Revealed

Barcelona midfielder, Ivan Rakitic has revealed their gameplan against Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League semi final clash on Wednesday. The Croat said his side knows exactly what to expect from Jurgen Klopp’s men. Liverpool have scored 18 goals in their last six games, including a 6-1 aggregate thrashing of Porto in the quarter-final ahead of their trip to Camp Nou. Rakitic had played against Klopp’s teams during his time playing for Schalke in the German Bundesliga. And the midfielder admits Barcelona cannot allow the Liverpool forward line to start wreaking havoc. Talking about Klopp, Rakitic told Echo, “I really, really respect him as a coach. “I loved playing against his teams. “He has always had really organised, really tight teams. You can ...

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