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‘No more experiments’ – Kroos calls for Germany to improve tactically ahead of France showdown
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‘No more experiments’ – Kroos calls for Germany to improve tactically ahead of France showdown

The midfielder has warned Die Mannschaft that they cannot afford to make any mistakes against the world champions at Euro 2020 Toni Kroos has called for Germany to improve tactically ahead of their European Championships showdown with France. Germany will open their Euro 2020 campaign with a Group F clash against France, who reached the final of the tournament in 2016 before winning the World Cup two years later. Les Bleus are being billed as favourites to win the continental trophy, and Kroos has warned his Die Mannschaft team-mates that they will have to execute the perfect game plan in order to pick up a positive result on Tuesday night.
‘It was a joke!’ – Alba slams Barcelona’s decision to sell Suarez to Atletico
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‘It was a joke!’ – Alba slams Barcelona’s decision to sell Suarez to Atletico

The Spanish full-back thinks his employers were wrong to sell the prolific striker to a direct rival last summer Jordi Alba has branded Barcelona's decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid as "a joke" while admitting his ex-team-mate has "shut a lot of mouths" at Wanda Metropolitano. Suarez completed a €6 million move to Atletico from Barca last summer, bringing to an end his trophy-laden six-year career at Camp Nou. The Uruguayan was deemed surplus to requirements in Catalunya due to his age, but the 34-year-old proved he is still sharp as a tack in front of goal by firing the Los Rojoblancos to their first La Liga title in seven years last term.  
I will Call Tuchel after Euro 2020 – Mbappe
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I will Call Tuchel after Euro 2020 – Mbappe

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has said he will call Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, to congratulate him on his success in the Champions League. Tuchel’s men beat Manchester City 1-0 in the final on May 29. It was the German’s first trophy since he replaced Frank Lampard at the end of January. Tuchel and Mbappe both came close to winning it last year, but PSG lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the final. Mbappe believes his former manager can become one of the world’s best coaches, praising Tuchel’s tactical nous. “After the Euros, I’m going to call him because I have a really good relationship with him,” Mbappe said in an interview with Sport Bild. “He’s fantastic tactically. He knows exactly how opponents will behave and can predict matches very accu...
EPL: I Won ‘half a Trophy’ at Tottenham – Mourinho Insists
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EPL: I Won ‘half a Trophy’ at Tottenham – Mourinho Insists

Jose Mourinho has insisted he won “half a trophy” at Tottenham Hotspur, after he was denied the chance to lead the team out in the Carabao Cup final. The Portuguese was sacked by Spurs just days before they lost 1-0 to Manchester City at Wembley. Ryan Mason took charge of the game, having been installed as a caretaker manager. Mourinho’s time at Tottenham was the first of his illustrious career that did not see him win silverware, following successes at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United. confirmed But in an interview with James Corden, published in the UK Sun, Mourinho suggested he is adding an extra half to his already well-stocked trophy cabinet. “James, if you want to be proactive you can ask me how many trophies I have won in my career — ...
Mourinho aims dig at Tottenham over sacking before Carabao Cup final: 25 and a half trophies!
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Mourinho aims dig at Tottenham over sacking before Carabao Cup final: 25 and a half trophies!

Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at Tottenham over his sacking in April. The Portuguese was fired just before Spurs were set to compete in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, which they lost 1-0. But in an interview with James Corden, published in The Sun, Mourinho suggested he is adding half a trophy to his cabinet in regards to the Carabao Cup. "I like Manchester United, the fans were amazing with me," Mourinho replied. "And I think it is good for them that another season without trophies is seen as positive. "But with me the level of expectation coming from the media is completely different." Corden then said: "But some of that pressure you bring on yourself. In press conferences you'll say things like, 'Three, three!'" "I don't arrive and say three or five [tr...
USMNT defender McKenzie targeted by ‘disgusting’ racial abuse after Nations League final
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USMNT defender McKenzie targeted by ‘disgusting’ racial abuse after Nations League final

The center back took to social media to reveal that he had been a victim of online attacks after the U.S. topped Mexico in the finale U.S. men's national team defender Mark McKenzie revealed that he has been subjected to racial abuse following Sunday's CONCACAF Nations League final. McKenzie misplaced a pass in the opening moments of the USMNT's eventual 3-2 victory, handing Mexico the lead in just the second minute. And, in the wake of that mistake, McKenzie has been targeted by racial abuse on social media, despite the USMNT's trophy-winning triumph.
Mourinho sees Spurs failings inspiring Kane as England captain eyes Euro 2020 glory
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Mourinho sees Spurs failings inspiring Kane as England captain eyes Euro 2020 glory

The former Spurs boss believes an ambitious frontman will be desperate for international glory after missing out on domestic honours Jose Mourinho was unable to help Harry Kane end his wait for major silverware at Tottenham, with the Portuguese expecting that barren run to work as added motivation for the England captain at Euro 2020. A Portuguese tactician was relieved of his managerial duties in north London back in April, a matter of days before Spurs suffered a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. That setback nudged Kane a little closer to the exits, with a big-money move for the 27-year-old being mooted this summer, but he does have a shot at international glory with the Three Lions before returning to any trophy quests at club level.
LaLiga: Ancelotti to Replace Zidane as Real Madrid Manager
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LaLiga: Ancelotti to Replace Zidane as Real Madrid Manager

  Real Madrid want to bring Carlo Ancelotti back as manager to replace Zinedine Zidane, according to Sky Sports. Ancelotti previously coached Los Blancos between 2013 and 2015. During his spell at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Italian led the club to victory in the 2014 Champions League final against rivals Atletico Madrid. Champions League semi-final: Zidane speaks on Real Madrid facing Chelsea He also guided Real to Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup glory that year. However, Ancelotti was sacked in 2015 after ending the season without a major trophy. The Spanish giants are now keen for Ancelotti to return following the resignation of Zidane – who was himself in his second spell as the club’s manager – last week. Zidane quit his post after seein...
Champions League: Jamie Carragher Names Club to win Trophy next Season
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Champions League: Jamie Carragher Names Club to win Trophy next Season

  Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has backed the Reds to win the UEFA Champions League trophy next season. Recall that Chelsea won the Champions League this season. The Blues defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final on May 29 in Porto. Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the match. But Carragher now believes that Liverpool, who were knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid, will lift their seventh European Cup next year. “I fancy Liverpool next year [to win the Champions League],” Carragher told CBS Sports. “I have that feeling [they will win it].” Meanwhile, Liverpool finished in the third position on the Premier League table this season, behind Manchester City and Manchester United.
Victorious Chelsea Stars Return to England with the Champions League Trophy
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Victorious Chelsea Stars Return to England with the Champions League Trophy

Chelsea's victorious players have returned to Cobham in England with the Champions League trophy after winning their second European title on Saturday May 29. The Blues overcame Manchester City 1-0 at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto on Saturday night thanks to Kai Havertz' calmly taken first-half goal. Chelsea captain, Azpilicueta said after the match: 'That's done, we are very happy, we will celebrate, we are champions of Europe again after nine years, second time in our history. 'I'm pleased that I could get my hands on the trophy that I missed before. But that's gone, we are part of the history of Chelsea and then we will go for the next challenge. 'I was proud to lead the team out but I wanted to be prouder. 'Of course to lift the trophy, to lead the team, this c...
Zidane Pens Open Letter to Real Madrid Fans after dumping LaLiga club for second time
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Zidane Pens Open Letter to Real Madrid Fans after dumping LaLiga club for second time

  Zinedine Zidane has broken his silence on why he decided to leave Real Madrid, revealing what hurt him the most about his second spell in charge. The 48-year-old returned to the Santiago Bernabeu only 10 months after walking away in 2018. Zidane then led Los Blancos to a 2019/20 LaLiga title. He,however, left Madrid again after failing to win a trophy in the 2020/2021 campaign. In an open letter to Real fans, Zidane claimed he had stepped down because he feels president Florentino Perez has lost faith in him. “In May 2018 I left because after two and a half years, with so many victories and so many trophies, I felt the team needed a new approach to stay at the very highest level. Right now, things are different. I’m leaving because I feel the club no longer has...
Ex-Golden Eaglets Star Akinkunmi Amoo Wins Swedish Club With Hammarby
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Ex-Golden Eaglets Star Akinkunmi Amoo Wins Swedish Club With Hammarby

Former Golden Eaglets midfielder Akinkunmi Amoo was in action as Hammarby won the Swedish Cup following a 5-4 penalty shootout win against Hacken on Sunday night, reports NGNewsHub.com. Final scores stood at 0-0 after 120 minutes of thrilling football action. Amoo started the game on the bench and took the place of Vladimir Rodic on the hour mark. It was the 18-year-old’s first trophy since linking up with the club last year. Another Nigerian Godswill Ekpolo featured for Hacken in the game. Ekpolo was in action for the entire duration of the game. Hammarby will now feature in the qualifiers of the UEFA Europa League in the 2021/22 season.
Guardiola Reveals his next Move after Man City’s Champions League Disappointment
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Guardiola Reveals his next Move after Man City’s Champions League Disappointment

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has revealed his plans after his lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the Champions League final. According to him, he will go away to see his family, after not seeing them for a long time. It has been a long season for Guardiola, who won the Carabao Cup and Premier League, but failed to deliver Europe’s biggest trophy. Guardiola said: “We arrived in the final of the Champions League, for us it was really good, we won the Premier League again and we competed incredibly well throughout the whole season. “Now, I want to go home with my family, for a long time I didn’t see them, take a break for one or two weeks and after, we start thinking about the club and what is best for the club in the next years and that is what we are trying to do.”...
Champions League final: Ronaldinho, Drogba, Fabregas react as Chelsea defeat Man City
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Champions League final: Ronaldinho, Drogba, Fabregas react as Chelsea defeat Man City

  Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho, has congratulated Chelsea for beating Manchester City to win this year’s Champions League. Chelsea defeated Man City 1-0 to win their first Champions League trophy since 2012 on Saturday night in Portugal. Kai Havertz scored the match’s only goal in the 42nd minute after Chelsea split open Man City’s defence with a counter-attack. Reacting, Ronaldinho applauded Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva and all the Brazilians who participated in winning the Champions League for the Blues. Ronaldinho wrote on Twitter, “Congratulations @ChelseaFC to my friend @tsilva3 and the Brazilians who participated in this great achievement #UCLfinal.” Also reacting, former Chelsea stars, Didier Drogba and Cesc Fabregas also paid tributes to Thomas Tuchel’s...
Champions League final: Sterling Reveals What can Stop Man City from Beating Chelsea
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Champions League final: Sterling Reveals What can Stop Man City from Beating Chelsea

  Raheem Sterling has insisted that only Manchester City can stop themselves from winning the Champions League final. City go into Saturday’s game as big favourites to beat Chelsea, despite suffering two defeats against their opponents in the past two months. Chelsea ended Pep Guardiola’s men’s hopes of winning an unprecedented quadruple this season. Thomas Tuchel’s team also delayed City from winning the Premier League title, with a 2-1 away win at the Etihad. “It is now about focusing on winning that trophy. The only thing that can stop us is ourselves, if I am honest. “We have played them twice [under Tuchel] and lost twice. But this is a Champions League final. “On the day, things are a lot different. You go into it with a clean mindset. Those games that h...
See the hate filled mail a fan sent to Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, following Europa league final loss
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See the hate filled mail a fan sent to Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, following Europa league final loss

  A fan has sent a hate mail to Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea following his poor performance in goal for the club in last night's Europa League final loss. Villarreal played out a 1-1 draw with United on Wednesday May 26, and had to play extra time then penalties. The subsequent shoot-out was much more entertaining as 21 out of 21 spot-kicks were scored, meaning it was left to De Gea to take one himself with it all on the line. Unfortunately, De Gea's shot was weak and easily saved by his opposite number, Geronimo Rulli, meaning United's four-year wait for a trophy goes on. According to reports, legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson waited for David De Gea after the medal ceremony and walked down the tunnel with him as he cheered him ...
LaLiga: Barcelona President, Laporta Holds Showdown talks With Koeman
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LaLiga: Barcelona President, Laporta Holds Showdown talks With Koeman

  Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, held talks with manager Ronald Koeman atthe club’s offices in Nou Camp on Tuesday, to discuss his future at the club. According to Marca, the conversation that involved Koeman’s representative, Rob Jansen, only lasted half an hour. The Dutchman’s future at the club remains uncertain after the meeting. Barca were in prime position to clinch the LaLiga title, but bungled their chances in the final weeks of the season. This allowed Atletico Madrid to lift the trophy, with Real Madrid finishing in second place. Koeman was however able to win the Copa del Rey earlier this summer. Laporta is expected to take a decision on his future in the coming days.
Phil Mickelson bags $12 million prize money after winning PGA Championship at the age of 50, becoming oldest golf major winner ever
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Phil Mickelson bags $12 million prize money after winning PGA Championship at the age of 50, becoming oldest golf major winner ever

  Phil Mickelson, aged 50 has become the oldest golf major winner in history after finishing at six-under to win the PGA Championship on Sunday, May 23. Apart from the trophy he also bagged a $12m prize money for winning the tournament, a major victory considering that his last major win was the 2013 British Open. This is his sixth major title.   The previous oldest major winner was Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA at 48. Mickelson turns 51 next month. “This is just an incredible feeling,” Mickelson said. “I just believed that it was possible but yet everything was saying that it wasn’t.” Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka rallied late and finished tied for second at four-under, two strokes back. Koepka, who had won the PGA in 2018 and 2019, was ...
Drake Brings his son Adonis onstage to accept Billboard Music Awards Artist of the Decade
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Drake Brings his son Adonis onstage to accept Billboard Music Awards Artist of the Decade

Drake shared a proud moment with his son at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The 34-year-old Canadian rapper accepted the Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, and he took to the stage with his family members including his three-year-old son, Adonis, 3, who he shares with French artist and former adult film star, Sophie Brussaux. According to a rep for the show, the people who accompanied  Drake and Adonis onstage were his father and mother Dennis and Sandi Graham; managers Future and Oliver El-Khatib; and friends/ business associates Nessell Beezer (security), Mark Robinson, Alonzo Thornhill (trainer), Christopher Gibson, Noel Casastre (recording engineer), Matte Babel, Raynford Humphrey, Travis Savoury and Nicholas Carino. Wearing a red...
Germany World Cup Winner, Sami Khedira Announces Retirement from Football at 34
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Germany World Cup Winner, Sami Khedira Announces Retirement from Football at 34

World Cup-winning Germany midfielder, Sami Khedira has announced his retirement from football at the end of the 2020-21 season. The 34-year-old, who currently plays for Hertha Berlin, will play his last game against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday May 22. Khedira joined Hertha in February after five-and-a-half years with Serie A giants Juventus, where he won five Scudettos and three Coppa Italia titles. Prior to that, he enjoyed five seasons at Real Madrid, claiming one LaLiga title and the Champions League in 2013-14 and the Bundesliga with Stuttgart. He made 77 appearances for Germany and was an important part of the squad that won the 2014 World Cup. In a post on Instagram, Khedira confirmed that Hertha's season finale against Hoffenheim on Saturday will be h...
Kane ‘100 per cent committed’ for Tottenham’s game against Aston Villa, says Mason, amid transfer rumours
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Kane ‘100 per cent committed’ for Tottenham’s game against Aston Villa, says Mason, amid transfer rumours

The Spurs interim boss has insisted he's not concerned about the striker's mental state despite talk of a summer move Harry Kane will be "100 per cent committed" for Tottenham's game against Aston Villa, according to Ryan Mason, who says the club captain's future has yet to be discussed amid the ongoing rumours linking him with a summer transfer. Kane came through the ranks at Spurs and took in loan spells at several Football League clubs before carving out a reputation as one of the most deadly strikers in Europe. The 27-year-old's place in both the Tottenham and Premier League history books has long been secure due to his prolific output in the final third, but he is still on the lookout for his first major trophy.
Iheanacho and Ndidi win their first FA Cup with Leicester City after 1 – 0 victory against Chelsea (Photos)
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Iheanacho and Ndidi win their first FA Cup with Leicester City after 1 – 0 victory against Chelsea (Photos)

Nigerian superstars, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi have claimed their first silverware with Leicester City after the Foxes defeated Chelsea 1 - 0 to win their first ever FA Cup. Belgian midfielder, Youri Tielemans’ thunderbolt strike in the 63rd minutes sealed the win for Leicester City at Wembley on Saturday night, May 15. Former Leicester full-back, Ben Chilwell saw a last-gasp effort for Chelsea ruled out for offside after a video assistant referee review. After the match, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, presented the trophy to Leicester captain Kasper Schmeichel following their win. Iheanacho and Ndidi are the latest Nigerian footballers to win the FA CUP after John Mikel Obi, Kanu Nwankwo, Victor Moses, John Utaka, Daniel Amokachi, and Celestine Ba...
Tielemans Screamer Wins Leicester their First FA Cup
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Tielemans Screamer Wins Leicester their First FA Cup

Youri Tielemans struck a sensational winner to clinch Leicester City their first FA Cup in a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, in front of 21,000 fans at Wembley - with Ben Chilwell's 89th-minute effort ruled out by VAR for offside. It was the biggest gathering of supporters inside a stadium since the coronavirus pandemic began - and they were treated to incredible drama in the 140th FA Cup final. Leicester fans had the perfect view as Tielemans fired a brilliant shot into the top corner of the goal at their end on 63 minutes. It was a goal worthy of winning any final and capped a superb performance from the Belgian. Leicester, who lost key defender Jonny Evans to injury midway through the first half, held on and, 52 years after their last appearance in a FA Cup final, were able to ho...
Chelsea Women Realising their Champions League Final Dreams
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Chelsea Women Realising their Champions League Final Dreams

After a string of near misses, Chelsea Women will finally realise their dream of playing in a Champions League final when they face Barcelona Femeni in Sweden on Sunday, and are eager to prove themselves as winners. It is no secret that manager Emma Hayes has long targeted a spot in the European showpiece, having twice been knocked out at the semi-final stage in recent seasons. But after an incredible semi-final second leg performance against Bayern Munich, Chelsea Women's staff and players will finally be involved in arguably the biggest game in the team's history with one aim - to bring home the trophy. They will be hoping to add the silverware to an already growing collection this season, having secured their second successive WSL title last weekend and the Wo...
Rangers Close in on Invincible Season with Livi Win
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Rangers Close in on Invincible Season with Livi Win

Rangers' quest for an Invincible league campaign will go down to the final day of the season after a 3-0 win at Livingston saw them clear the penultimate hurdle. James Tavernier tucked home his 19th goal of the season from the penalty spot before Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi sealed a 3-0 win at the Tony Macaroni Arena. The new kings of Scotland have survived 37 fixtures without defeat so far, racking up 99 points in the process. They also notched their 25th shut-out of an astonishing league season, setting a new benchmark as they beat the Scottish clean-sheet record for a 38-game schedule set by Celtic back in 2014/15. They now need only a draw to complete a blemish-free season and also smash through the century barrier when they host Aberdeen ahead of Saturday's long-awaited trop...
Kane convinced trophies ‘will come’ as Spurs star sparks talk of interest from Man Utd & City
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Kane convinced trophies ‘will come’ as Spurs star sparks talk of interest from Man Utd & City

  The England captain is yet to get his hands on a major trophy, with speculation suggesting he may need to move to end that barren run Harry Kane is convinced that major trophies "will come" for him, but the Tottenham striker has stopped short of revealing where he expects such challenges to be staged. The England captain is seeing a move away from north London mooted after finding another avenue to tangible success shut off by Manchester City in this season's Carabao Cup final. Pep Guardiola's side are said to be among those mulling over a big-money approach for Kane, along with arch-rivals United, and the ambitious frontman is making no secret of his desire to land a long-awaited medal.
Champions League: Guardiola’s Father Predicts Team Man City will Face in final
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Champions League: Guardiola’s Father Predicts Team Man City will Face in final

Valenti, the father of Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has predicted that his son’s team will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final. City have qualified for the final in Istanbul, following a 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain. The Premier League leaders won 2-1 in Paris and 2-0 at the Etihad on Tuesday night. They will now face either Chelsea or Real Madrid, who played out a 1-1 draw in their own semi-final first leg. “Beating Real Madrid would be a complete dream,” Valentí Guardiola told Israeli sports channel ‘Sports 5’. “If {Manchester City} play against Real Madrid, I hope they win the trophy.”
UCL: Guardiola Reveals what will help Man City Win Champions League
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UCL: Guardiola Reveals what will help Man City Win Champions League

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola says his team will need destiny on their side if they are to win their first ever Champions League trophy. Man City defeated Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 at the Etihad to make it to their first ever ChampionsLeague final on 4 -1 aggregate on Tuesday. They will now face either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the final, as both teams decide the next team to be in the final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The City boss said, “United won [the Champions League] because of John Terry’s slip and in the last minute against Bayern Munich. Real won a title against Atletico in the 93rd minute,” Guardiola told BT Sport. “It’s a competition that is so difficult and something in the stars is involved in that.” Guardiola added: “We beat a team that k...
Pep: City Players Incredible | Poch: Mbappe Absence not an Excuse
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Pep: City Players Incredible | Poch: Mbappe Absence not an Excuse

Pep Guardiola hailed his "incredible" players after Manchester City produced a superb performance to beat Paris Saint-Germain to reach their first Champions League final. Riyad Mahrez scored goals in each half as the Premier League leaders beat French champions PSG 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium to complete a 4-1 aggregate success in just their second Champions League semi-final. It means Guardiola, who reaches the Champions League final for the first time since he won the competition with Barcelona in 2011, will now lead his side against either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the final in Istanbul on Saturday, May 29 as City bid to claim the major title missing from their trophy cabinet. Before that, they have domestic matters to attend to and could add the Premier League title to the C...
UEL: Santi Cazorla names club to win Europa League this season
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UEL: Santi Cazorla names club to win Europa League this season

  Former Spain international, Santi Cazorla, has backed Arsenal or Villarreal to win this season’s UEFA Europa League, UEL. Cazorla said this ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final second-leg tie with Villarreal on Thursday at Emirates. Arsenal had lost 2-1 against Villarreal in the first-leg last Thursday in Spain. Speaking to UEFA, Cazorla, a former Arsenal and Villarreal player, said: “My feelings for both clubs [Arsenal and Villarreal] are so huge that it’s difficult for me to choose one or the other. “I would have liked for this tie to be the final as I would know at least the winner would lift the trophy. “The feelings are going to be very beautiful, but I will feel very bad for the team that gets knocked out [in the semi-final]. The only thing I ask f...
Champions League: Fabregas Rates Kante’s erformance as Chelsea failed to beat Real Madrid
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Champions League: Fabregas Rates Kante’s erformance as Chelsea failed to beat Real Madrid

  Former Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has lauded N’Golo Kante’s performance in the Blues’ Champions League semi-final first-leg 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday night. Fabregas hailed Kante as a ‘big game player,’ adding that the France World Cup winner always plays for two. The Spaniard, who left Chelsea in 2019 to join current club Monaco, said this in a tweet via his Twitter handle. Goals from Christian Pulisic and Karim Benzema ensured both Chelsea and Real Madrid played a draw at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Spain. “N’golo has always been a big game player. Never doubt him. He plays for 2,” Fabregas tweeted. “A close game in Madrid means we’re set up nicely for next week’s 2nd leg at the Bridge.” Fabregas and Kante played together a...
UCL: Rio Ferdinand names team to win Champions League
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UCL: Rio Ferdinand names team to win Champions League

  Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has predicted the winner of this year’s UEFA Champions League. The Englishman is backing Ligue1 giants, Paris Saint-Germain to go on to win the trophy this season. PSG were defeated in last season’s final by German Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich and Ferdinand believes they can end their long wait for Champions League glory under new boss, Mauricio Pochettino. The French Champions knocked out Barcelona and holders Bayern Munich to reach the last four of the competition and face Manchester City in the semi-final first leg on Wednesday. Ferdinand is confident PSG have the ‘experience’ and the attacking talent to see off City and go all the way after learning from the mistakes they have made in recent years. “I think Paris S...
Rio Ferdinand Predicts Winner of Arsenal vs Villarreal, Names club to win Trophy
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Rio Ferdinand Predicts Winner of Arsenal vs Villarreal, Names club to win Trophy

  Rio Ferdinand has predicted the winner of this season’s Europa League competition. Rio Ferdinand also predicted the winner of the games between Manchester United and AS Roma, Arsenal against Villarreal. In Thursday’s semi-finals, Arsenal face LaLiga side Villarreal, while Manchester United tackle Roma. Arsenal’s last shot at securing Champions League football next season rests on them winning this year’s Europa League. But the Gunners head into Thursday’s semi-final first leg on the back of two poor Premier League performances at home to Fulham and Everton. And Ferdinand feels Villarreal will beat Arsenal, while United will defeat Roma and will go on to clinch the trophy. “I think Arsenal go out, man,” he added. “United win the Europa League, I’m saying it h...
Guardiola Hailed as Greatest Manager ever after Winning Carabao Cup for 4th Year
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Guardiola Hailed as Greatest Manager ever after Winning Carabao Cup for 4th Year

Former Liverpool midfielder, Jamie Redknapp, has labelled Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, as the greatest manager ever. Redknapp hailed Guardiola as a “genius” after a 1-0 win over Tottenham in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. Aymeric Laporte headed in the winning ball in the 82nd minute. The victory saw Guardiola lift the trophy for the fourth year in a row. “But they are a joy to watch, if you enjoy watching football then you love watching Manchester city play. The way they move it, the triangles, it is a joy to watch. Pep Guardiola, I think he is a genius, the players will run through brick walls for him. The football they play in midfield, from the back, its a joy and they were far superior. “Is he the greatest ever? I personally think with the style of football h...
EPL: I’m a Bad Loser – Pogba
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EPL: I’m a Bad Loser – Pogba

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser, insisting that the club has to end the season with a trophy. According to Pogba, the Red Devils have not given up on chasing down rivals Manchester City for the Premier League title this season. United have qualified for the semi-final of the Europa League and will face AS Roma. The Europa League is now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s only chance of winning a trophy this season. United can reduce the gap between them and rivals City to eight points if they defeat relegation-battling Burnley in their Premier League meeting on Sunday, with only six games left. “I just want to win something; I don’t like to play and not win,” the Frenchman told Sky Sports. “I’m a bad loser, I will alwa...
Messi Hopeful of Winning LaLiga title After Copa del Rey Success
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Messi Hopeful of Winning LaLiga title After Copa del Rey Success

  Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, is optimistic of his side’s chances of winning the LaLiga title this season. The Catalans won their first trophy of this season, beating Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday. Messi is now eyeing the league crown, with only two points separating Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barca at the top of the table with eight games to go. “It was a difficult year for us so to be able to celebrate this trophy and now to go for La Liga is really important. “More than anything, it’s been a different year for us, a transition year, with a lot of young players coming in. “[Now] the team’s getting stronger. We’ve won this trophy and there’s still a long way to go in La Liga. A lot’s going to happen between now and the end ...
Copa del Rey: Messi Reacts as Barcelona Defeat Athletic Bilbao in final
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Copa del Rey: Messi Reacts as Barcelona Defeat Athletic Bilbao in final

  Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has said they deserved some happiness, after they crushed Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday. Messi grabbed a brace as Ronald Koeman’s men clinched their first trophy of the season. Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong were also on target at Seville. It was the 35th trophy Messi has won as a Barca player, but his first Copa del Rey as the club’s captain. “I am really happy for this group of players because they deserved some happiness,” he told Barca TV. “It’s really special to be the captain of this club, where I have spent my whole life, and it’s a really special Copa for me, to be able to lift [the trophy].” Last season was Barca’s first without a trophy since 2007/2008.
Owen predicts Chelsea vs Porto Chelsea, PSG vs Bayern Munich
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Owen predicts Chelsea vs Porto Chelsea, PSG vs Bayern Munich

  Michael Owen, a former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker, has predicted Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash between Chelsea and FC Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Sevilla, Spain. Owen also predicted Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League home clash at the Parc des Princes Stadium in France. Recall that Chelsea had won Porto 2-0 in the first-leg last week, while PSG defeated Bayern Munich 3-2 in Germany. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “PSG hold all the aces going into this as they welcome Bayern Munich to Paris. Making last year’s final, it seems that the Parisians are ready to again push for the elusive Champions League trophy. “Prior to the first leg, all the talk was around how much Bayern would miss Robert Le...
Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy
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Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy

Chelsea hero, Frank Lebouef, has named Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain as the favourites clubs to win the Champions League ahead of the Blues this season. Leboeuf feels Chelsea is far away from winning the Champions League this season despite beating Porto 2-0 in the quarter-final first-leg on Wednesday. “You can say you have a feeling, but you cannot say Chelsea has a chance to win the Champions League, You have to be far away from really thinking that,” Leboeuf told ESPN. “Of course, in one game, you do not know what can happen and it happened for them when they played Bayern Munich in 2012, playing the final in Munich. It is possible. “But they’ll have to be more consistent up front, stronger in the middle of the park to just hope of winning someth...
“Suffering is not a Badge of Honour. Get a Cook, Cleaner” – OAP Toolz Advises Women to Hire Domestic helps
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“Suffering is not a Badge of Honour. Get a Cook, Cleaner” – OAP Toolz Advises Women to Hire Domestic helps

OAP Tolu Oniru-Demuren aka Toolz, has advised women to hire domestic helps as no woman has ever won a trophy for suffering the most. "Suffering is not a badge of honour. Get a cook, cleaner, etc." she wrote in an Instagram story on Tuesday, March 30 The mother of two, however, said women should learn how to do these chores in case the helps start acting up. 'But by all means know how to do all they do yourself in case they start acting mad." she added"
Man United To Extend Solskjaer’s Contract Whether He Wins A Trophy Or Not
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Man United To Extend Solskjaer’s Contract Whether He Wins A Trophy Or Not

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be offered a new contract worth £10m-a-year even if he fails to win a trophy for the club this season. The 48-year-old Norwegian is yet to win any silverware at Old Trafford since his initial appointment as a caretaker manager, following the sack of Jose Mourinho in December 2018, before permanently signing a three-year contract as manager in March 2019. His present contract which expires at the end of the 2021-22 season, would be extended by two-years, and an option for a third year with his salary go from £7.5 to £10million-a-year. According to the Times, the United hierarchy believes that the club is happy with the progress they have seen under Solskjaer in his two-years in charge. Solskjaer who has 15 months left ...
Chelsea Named English Club of the Decade [See Top 7]
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Chelsea Named English Club of the Decade [See Top 7]

Chelsea FC have been named as the English club of the decade for 2011-2020. According to IFFHS, Chelsea beat Manchester City and Manchester United to win the prize. The Rankings are decided by rating victories and draw from each competition. The last ten years were filled with success for Chelsea, which saw them win the UEFA Champions League. The Blues defeated Bayern Munich in Germany to win Europe’s top trophy back in 2012. Chelsea clinched two Premier League [2015, 2017], FA Cup [2012, 2018], League Cup [2015], Champions League [2012] and two Europa League [2013, 2019]. Below are the standings for the English club of the decade: 1. Chelsea 2. Manchester City 3. Manchester United 4. Arsenal 5. Tottenham 6. Liverpool 7. Everton
Solskjaer Sent Sack Warning after Man Utd Crash Out of FA Cup
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Solskjaer Sent Sack Warning after Man Utd Crash Out of FA Cup

  Former Liverpool midfielder, Danny Murphy, has warned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he could be sacked as Manchester United, if he doesn’t win a trophy this season. Solskjaer watched on as the Red Devils crashed out of the FA Cup on Sunday, thanks to a 3-1 defeat at Leicester City. United have already been knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages this season and the Carabao Cup semi-finals by rivals Manchester City. Murphy now feels Solskjaer keeping his job, might depend on him winning the Europa League. “They can’t be blaming tiredness for a loss at Leicester in the FA Cup and their squad not being strong enough,” Murphy told talkSPORT . “United competing in the Europa League is not good enough, first and foremost, the fans know that, the club know that...
FA Cup: Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa Predicts Club to Win Trophy
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FA Cup: Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa Predicts Club to Win Trophy

Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, has predicted Chelsea to win this season’s FA Cup. Kepa believes Chelsea can win the FA Cup this year after they lost the trophy in the final last season against Arsenal. The Spaniard said this after Chelsea defeated Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday, thanks to an own-goal from Oliver Norwood and Hakim Ziyech’s strike. Chelsea will now face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final tie next month at Wembley. “We have an international break now, but when we come back to play, we must continue in the way we have been playing recently,” Kepa was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “The manager has come in, we are unbeaten, and we are in good form. We have a lot of exciting games coming up, we must prepar...
‘This is my Worst Man City Team’ – Guardiola
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‘This is my Worst Man City Team’ – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed his current squad is his worse until they win a trophy. The Etihad side is in the running to win an unprecedented quadruple this season. Guardiola’s men could end up with the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League titles. But the Spaniard is reluctant to give his players big billing until tangible success has been enjoyed. When asked if his current side ranks on a list of trophy-winning teams from his recent past, Guardiola told reporters: “Right now, the team is worse than the previous ones as those teams won the lot and they’ve won nothing this year. “We are waiting for results, titles we can lift, that’s why the previous Man City won and this team still have to prove it.”
Zidane Confirms Real Madrid Interested in Re-signing Ronaldo
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Zidane Confirms Real Madrid Interested in Re-signing Ronaldo

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has confirmed speculation that the club is interested in re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. Ronaldo signed for Juventus from Real in 2018 for a fee of around £100m. But the 36-year-old has failed to deliver the Champions League trophy that the Serie A club craves during his three years in Turin. Juventus were knocked out by Porto last week, raising question marks over Ronaldo’s future in Italy. The Portugal captain has one year to run on his deal and the club risks losing him on a free transfer next summer. Zidane has admitted they may bring Ronaldo back to the Santiago Bernabeu. When asked if there’s any truth in the reports about Ronaldo, Zidane said: “Yes, there may be. “We know Cristiano, we know the person he is an...
‘Liverpool is too big’ – Klopp insists Reds will never sacrifice Premier League to focus on Champions League
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‘Liverpool is too big’ – Klopp insists Reds will never sacrifice Premier League to focus on Champions League

The defending champions are well off the pace domestically, with Europe their only remaining hope of a trophy this season Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his Liverpool side will never abandon their pursuit of a top-four place in the Premier League in order to focus on the Champions League. The Reds have slipped to seventh in the league table after a miserable run of form, and currently find themselves four points behind fourth-place Chelsea. Klopp's side are still in good shape in Europe though, having defeated RB Leipzig 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 matchup.
Why I Enjoy Champions League Football in Chelsea More Than PSG – Thiago Silva
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Why I Enjoy Champions League Football in Chelsea More Than PSG – Thiago Silva

  Brazilian defender, Thiago Silva, has said he enjoys Champions League football in Chelsea more than PSG because of the Premier League side’s previous success in Europe’s elite competition. Silva moved to Stamford Bridge from PSG on a free transfer last summer after eight seasons with the Ligue 1 giants. The Brazilian won 23 honours, of which seven were Ligue 1 titles but never tasted the Champions League trophy. The Ligue 1 champions came close to winning the Champions League last term, getting to the final last summer under current Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel but they were defeated 1-0 by Bayern Munich. “At PSG, the pressure to win a first Champions League is immense. The team works around this objective, not to win Ligue 1,” Silva told FourFourTwo “It’s ...
Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady in Women’s Final to Win Australian Open
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Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady in Women’s Final to Win Australian Open

Japan's Naomi Osaka beat America's Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final on Saturday morning, February 20, to win her fourth Grand Slam title. Osaka, 23, won 6-4 6-3 and has the enviable record of being unbeaten in major finals. Osaka won the first set when Brady, made bad errors in the game. Osaka then seized control from that point, going 4-0 ahead in the second set before sealing a deserved victory with the last set. Osaka has now won two Australian Open titles after also triumphing at Melbourne Park in 2019, with her other Grand Slam successes coming at the US Open in 2018 and 2020. Osaka has not suffered a defeat since February 2020 and has won her last 20 matches. "Hello everyone. Firstly I want to congratulate (and then looks to Brady and asks if she ...
Real Sociedad vs Man United: Daniel James’ Assist to me Was Accidental – Fernandes
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Real Sociedad vs Man United: Daniel James’ Assist to me Was Accidental – Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes has said that his team-mate, Daniel James’ assist in Manchester United 4-0 win against Real Sociedad on Thursday was accidental. Fernandes netted twice with James and Rashford also finding the net as United recorded a comfortable lead in the Europa League last-32 tie. The midfielder’s second strike came as he took the ball from James and sent it beyond goalkeeper, Alex Remiro. The Portuguese said he doubts that James intended to put the ball in his path, but credited him with the assist regardless. “I was expecting the touch from Dan James to me. When he controlled the ball. I think he was trying to control it, but I’ll give him an assist,” he told BT Sport. “I saw the ball close to me and I think on these occasions, the keeper is coming out, if you kick ...

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