Thursday, April 15

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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Thomas Tuchel picks who Chelsea Prefer to Face in Semi-finals
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Thomas Tuchel picks who Chelsea Prefer to Face in Semi-finals

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that he would prefer a Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid instead of Liverpool. The German gaffer said he does not want to face teams from the same league as his sides in Europe. Chelsea booked their place in the semi-finals for the first time in seven years after a 2-1 aggregate win against Porto in Sevilla on Tuesday. Mehdi Taremi struck at stoppage time to give Porto a 1-0 win but the victory was not enough to see the Portuguese through to the next round. Chelsea will now wait for the winner between Liverpool and Real Madrid with the Spanish side leading the Premier League outfit 3-1 on aggregate. And Tuchel said he typically prefers to avoid teams from the same league in European knockout games. “I don...
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...
Gary Neville Predicts Likely Outcome of Liverpool vs Real Madrid
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Gary Neville Predicts Likely Outcome of Liverpool vs Real Madrid

  Former Manchester United star, Gary Neville has predicted that Liverpool will be knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid on Wednesday evening. Liverpool were beaten 3-1 in Spain by Real Madrid in the first leg of the quarter-final ties and now have a mountain to climb at Anfield in the return leg. Although Jurgen Klopp’s side won their weekend Premier League clash 2-1 against Aston Villa, Neville believes Liverpool’s injury-time victory against Villa suggests that they will be unable to pull off the rest they require to knock Zinedine Zidane’s side out of Europe. Neville said on Sky Sports, “They [Liverpool] were really poor in Madrid in midweek, and they’ve given themselves a lot to do and I’m not sure they have got it in them to do it because at Anfield ...
Arteta Names Arsenal Player that’ll not Play Again this Season
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Arteta Names Arsenal Player that’ll not Play Again this Season

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Kieran Tierney is set to miss the remainder of the Gunners’ season due to injury. Tierney was forced off with a knee problem in Arsenal’s 3-0 loss against Liverpool in the Premier League earlier this month. The Scotland international was replaced by Granit Xhaka as Arsenal defeated Sheffield United 3-0 victory over the weekend. “He [Xhaka] had a specific role today for the game because we believed they were going to try to do something, and he had the right qualities to develop that role,” Arteta said at his post-match press conference after Arsenal’s win over Sheffield on Sunday. “It’s a joy to work with him because you would ask him to play as a centre forward, and he would say, ‘yeah, yeah, I will do my best’. That ...
Jose Mourinho Gets Sack Warning
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Jose Mourinho Gets Sack Warning

Jose Mourinho has been given a sack warning as his Tottenham side take on Manchester United in a Premier League top-four battle. Former Portsmouth manager, Harry Redknapp warned the Portuguese that missing out on the top-four would put ‘real pressure’ on him. Tottenham is currently seventh in the table but could close the gap on fifth-placed Chelsea to just two points with victory over United on Sunday afternoon. Redknapp noted that the match is a ‘must-win’ for Mourinho. According to the former Tottenham boss, Chairman of the club, Daniel Levy and majority owner Joe Lewis will accept nothing less than a Champions League next season. Redknapp said former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss must get a result against the Red Devils. “I don’t know about that ...
Luka Modric Mocks Gerard Pique after Real Madrid’s 2-1 win Over Barcelona
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Luka Modric Mocks Gerard Pique after Real Madrid’s 2-1 win Over Barcelona

Pitchside camara has picked Luka Modric mocking Gerard Pique after Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday. Pique feels Barcelona deserved a spot kick, after Ferland Mendy appeared to pull down Martin Braithwaite in the dying minutes of the game. However, referee Gil Manzano waved play on and VAR did not intervene in the decision. Pique returned from injury but could not make Ronald Koeman’s XI for the game was only able to make the bench. At the end of the game Pique was shaking hands with Real Madrid players when Modric noticed he was queuing up for the referee. Footage picked up Modric mocking his the Spaniard, asking “You’re waiting for the ref to complain huh?” But Modric’s comment did not, however, stop the veteran defender from asking the ma...
Ajagba Maintains Unbeaten Streak With 3rd Round Knockout Win
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Ajagba Maintains Unbeaten Streak With 3rd Round Knockout Win

Rising heavyweight contender Efe Ajagba made a statement in an emphatic 3rd round knockout of Brian Howard on Saturday evening in front of a sold-out crowd at Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Boxing Scene reports. Ajagba was fighting for the second time since signing with Top Rank, which was also accompanied by a switch in trainer from Ronnie Shields to Kay Koroma in the greater Houston area. The 2016 Rio Olympics star was measured in the opening round, walking down Howard who was fighting with a heavy heart as he was forced to bury his passing mother earlier in the week. Action was steady through two rounds before Ajagba punched for the highlight reel in round three when a right hand caught Howard clean on the chin, sending him sprawling to the canvas in forcing an immediate ...
Zidane Clashes with Koeman as Referee Refuses to Give Late Penalty to Barcelona
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Zidane Clashes with Koeman as Referee Refuses to Give Late Penalty to Barcelona

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has insisted it is the referee’s prerogative to award penalties or not. Zidane was reacting to comments by Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman. Koeman feels Barca should have gotten a spot kick, after Ferland Mendy appeared to pull down Martin Braithwaite in the dying minutes of the game. However, referee Gil Manzano waved play on and VAR did not intervene in the decision. When asked about Koeman’s comments, Zidane said: “They’re the feelings of each person. “The referee did not give a penalty because it wasn’t a penalty. As for the time added on, he is the one that decides. The important thing for us is what we did on the pitch. “We had a lot of chances to score. Barcelona are a really good team, they were ahead of us befo...
Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: Zinedine Zidane’s men go top of the table
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Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: Zinedine Zidane’s men go top of the table

Real Madrid are now top of the La Liga table after doing the double over Barcelona for the first time since 2007-08 by winning 2-1 on Saturday night, April 10. It was a very entertaining game as Madrid’s counter-attacking tactics worked well, particularly in the first half as Karim Benzema put Madrid 1-0 ahead. 33-year-old Benzema was first to meet Lucas Vazquez's low cross towards the near post, squeezing a backheeled flick past Marc-Andre ter Stegen for his 25th goal in 35 appearances this season. Barcelona fell further behind when Kroos' free-kick took a deflection off Sergino Dest on its way past Ter Stegen. Federico Valverde could have made it 3-0 before half-time, but his shot across goal came back off the inside of the far post. In the second half Coach Ro...
Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win
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Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win

Chelsea moved back up to fourth in the Premier League table after a blistering 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Friday, April 9. Before kick-off of the London derby, both teams observed a two-minute silence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Saturday April 9. Then in quick transition the Blues were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes and before Crystal palace could recognize what was going on, Chelsea were already 3-0 ahead on the 30th minute. Kai Havertz scoring his first Premier League goal since October, guided the ball into the net from an angle. Christian Pulisic soon scored after Havertz’s opener, before Kurt Zouma beat former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill in the air to add Chelsea's third from a Mason Mount free-kick. Palace s...
Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada
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Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without three of his key players for the return leg of their Europa League quarter-finals clash against Granada next week United won the first leg 2-0 in Spain with goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes but Solskjaer noted that it was “not a perfect night” after three bookings ruled out three players through suspension. Manchester United look well set for a place in the semi-finals after goals in each half from Rashford and Fernandes secured a 2-0 victory against the Spanish side. However, defender, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw will not be available for next week’s return game after they all picked up bookings. Speaking with BT Sport after the game, Solskjaer said he was happy with th...
Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves
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Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves

  Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has described Marcus Rashford as a blessing to the club after their Europa League victory over Granada. Rashford fired United in front in the first-half to set the English side on their way to a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg of their quarter-final tie. Bruno Fernandes scored the second from the penalty spot for United, who now have one foot in the Europa League semi-finals. “Marcus Rashford has been absolutely fantastic, he’s been magic for Manchester United,” Hargreaves told BT Sport. “He looks like he prefers that position off the left-hand side where he can run into space. “He just gives Manchester United so much. His touch is good, he can run in behind or come short. Marcus is a blessing for this ...
Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto
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Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto

Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount, has warned Thomas Tuchel’s men following their Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory over FC Porto on Wednesday night in Spain. Mount, who scored a goal against Porto, cautioned the Blues players that it was ‘only half-time’ and their work was far from complete in the Champions League last-8. Two goals from Mount and Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea the first-leg advantage ahead of the second-leg next Tuesday. “A very important game for us and me personally, to get my first goal in the Champions League,” Mount told Virgin Media Sport. “It was probably a long time coming, I have been waiting for the moment, and I am delighted it’s come tonight in a big win. “To keep a clean sheet as well going into the second leg, it’s a big perfor...
PSG Star, Neymar Banned for two Games
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PSG Star, Neymar Banned for two Games

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has been suspended for two matches, following his red card against Lille last Saturday. This means the Brazilian international will not feature for PSG when they tackle Strasbourg this weekend and Saint-Etienne on April 18, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has announced. Neymar was sent off during PSG’s 1-0 home defeat following an altercation with Lille defender, Tiago Djalo, who was also dismissed. Neymar and Djalo were given three-match bans, but with one of those games suspended. PSG’s defeat against Lille means Mauricio Pochettino’s men are now three points behind Christophe Galtier’s side on the Ligue 1 table. Meanwhile, Neymar was impressive for PSG in their Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-2 victor...
Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto
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Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto

  Former Premier League star, Clinton Morrison, has told Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel to keep Timo Werner out of the team. Morrison said the Germany International ‘needs time out’ of the Chelsea team after the striker struggled again in the game against Porto in Sevilla last night. Werner has endured a difficult season at Chelsea, scoring just eight goals in 38 appearances for the Blues in all competitions. The 25-year-old was subbed off by Tuchel in the second-half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Porto on Wednesday. “Chelsea have got other attacking options – it just depends on how long Tuchel wants to stick with Timo Werner,’ Morrison told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Listen, Werner is not a bad player. You don’t become a bad player overnight. It’s just at the moment, he’s gett...
De Gea in Fight with Henderson to be Man Utd’s no1 – Solskjaer
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De Gea in Fight with Henderson to be Man Utd’s no1 – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has told David De Gea he is in a battle with Dean Henderson to be the club’s long-term No.1 goalkeeper. De Gea has been Solskjaer’s regular first-choice for much of the season. But the Spaniard has lost his place to Henderson after flying home to attend the birth of his child. Henderson was selected for the 2-1 victory over Brighton on Sunday, with De Gea forced to watch from the bench. “When you are a part of Man United there is always going to be players coming in that don’t just come to fill the bench,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Wednesday. “David has had 10 fantastic years at Man United and he’s had, challengers. Of course, they want to play. Sergio [Romero] probably played fewer games than he deserv...
Sergio Ramos Reacts to Real Madrid’s Victory Against Liverpool
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Sergio Ramos Reacts to Real Madrid’s Victory Against Liverpool

  Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has reacted to his side’s Champions League 3-1 victory against Liverpool on Tuesday night at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Vinicius Junior opened the scoring for Real Madrid before Marco Asensio doubled the lead for Zinedine Zidane’s men before half-time. Mohamed Salah then scored a goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the second half as Junior scored again to give the LaLiga champions a first-leg advantage. Reacting to the match’s outcome, Ramos, who missed the game due to a muscular injury in his left leg, said he was annoyed not to feature for Real Madrid against Liverpool. The Spain international also said he was delighted to see Real Madrid won against the Premier League champions. Ramos wrote on Twitter, “Anger at n...
Hargreaves gives verdict on Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Dortmund’s 2-1 loss to Man City
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Hargreaves gives verdict on Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Dortmund’s 2-1 loss to Man City

  Former England and Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has given his verdict on Jude Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 loss against Manchester City. Bellingham had beaten City goalkeeper Ederson to a through ball but the referee blew for a foul in favour of the English side. The referee did not also allow a VAR check which would likely have allowed the goal to stand. Kevin de Bruyne had put the home side in front with Marco Reus equalizing for the visitors in the second-half. But the German side were left frustrated as Phil Foden struck in the last minute to clinch a 2-1 victory. Hargreaves told BT Sport: “The referee had a couple of big mistakes there. This is huge. “The ref has blown his whistle too early because the goal co...
Owen Predicts Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Man City vs Dortmund
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Owen Predicts Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Man City vs Dortmund

  Michael Owen, a former Manchester United striker, has predicted tonight’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Owen also predicted Manchester City’s clash with Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester City welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad ahead of a match, which on paper has the potential to be a classic. “Although a few years have passed, Pep Guardiola is no stranger to the Germans after going head-to-head with them on multiple occasions whilst manager of rivals Bayern Munich. “This time around, Guardiola’s City side are on the cusp of greatness as they remain on course in all competitions. It’s 26 wins in their...
Guardiola blasts UEFA, FIFA for ‘killing’ players
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Guardiola blasts UEFA, FIFA for ‘killing’ players

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hit out at UEFA and FIFA, accusing them of “killing” players with a hectic schedule. Guardiola’s men are still on track for a historic quadruple of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. However, the Spaniard has the luxury of rotating players for matches in all of those competitions, as he left Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo, Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones on the bench for the 2-0 weekend victory at Leicester City. But Guardiola says he has no option but to rotate his players. “UEFA and FIFA kill the players and it is too much,” he said after the win at the King Power. “We haven’t had one midweek off since we started. They are human beings, not machines. “Some of them want to play every day,...
Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom
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Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva has reacted to the red card he received from referee David Coote during the Blues Premier League match against West Brom on Saturday. The Brazilian was shown a second yellow card leading to him being sent off during the shocking 5-2 defeat to West Brom at home on Saturday. According to the Brazilian, who was playing his first game for Chelsea after two months following an injury-enforced absence, his tackle on Matheus Pereira “was not an expulsion move.” Chelsea appeared to be on a smooth ride to victory when Christian Pulisic put them ahead in the 26th minute but the game changed completely two minutes when Silva was shown a second yellow card for a reckless challenge on Okay Yokuslu. The Brazilian veteran defender had earlier recei...
Mark Lawrenson Predicts scoreline of Man United vs Brighton
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Mark Lawrenson Predicts scoreline of Man United vs Brighton

Former Liverpool star, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted Manchester United to claim a 2-1 victory against Brighton in today’s Premier League clash. Lawrenson believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will take all three points against Brighton at Old Trafford, adding that he expects a tight game between both teams. Man United are currently in the 2nd position on the Premier League table with 17 points behind leaders Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, while their opponents Brighton are down in 16th place. “Brighton have won their past 2 games, and they’re suddenly scoring for fun,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport. “They are now 6 points above the bottom three, which is a lot at this stage of the season, and with a much better goal difference than the teams below them too. “So, the Seagulls...
Leicester City vs Man City: What Guardiola told his Players at Half-time
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Leicester City vs Man City: What Guardiola told his Players at Half-time

Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, has revealed Pep Guardiola’s half-time team talk as they played 0-0 with Leicester City after the first 45 minutes on Saturday. Guardiola told his players to dominate the game and be patient against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Guardiola’s men defeated Leicester, thanks to second-half goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus. Asked what Guardiola said at the break to inspire Man City’s second-half display, Bruyne told Sky Sports: “To do the same [dominate the game]. Obviously, we created chances, and we should have scored, but that happens. “We knew the way they play against us, it’s going to be really difficult, they play really defensive, so we have to be patient, and I think that’s what we did. “I’m very happy fo...
De Bruyne Takes Swipe at Leicester after Manchester City’s 2-0 Victory at King Power
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De Bruyne Takes Swipe at Leicester after Manchester City’s 2-0 Victory at King Power

  Manchester City playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne, has taken a veiled swipe at Leicester City following his side’s Premier League 2-0 victory against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. De Bruyne said Man City’s match against Brendan Rodgers’ really defensive Leicester side was basically a “one team playing” game. According to the Belgium international, Leicester only had one chance that was offside during the encounter. Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Leicester, thanks to goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus in the second half of the encounter. “I thought it was really good today, especially the first half, which we totally dominated,” De Bruyne told Sky Sports. “They had the one chance that was offside with [Jamie] Vardy but basically, it was ...
Are Real Madrid next? Top-class Jota fires Liverpool past Arsenal to boost Champions League hopes
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Are Real Madrid next? Top-class Jota fires Liverpool past Arsenal to boost Champions League hopes

The Portuguese came off the bench to score twice in a crucial 3-0 victory at the Emirates that moved the Reds up to fifth in the Premier League table Talk about an instant impact. Talk about a big contribution in a big game. Talk about a top-class signing. Talk about Diogo Jota. The Portugal star is becoming the go-to man for Liverpool, and he delivered again at the Emirates on Saturday, scoring twice off the substitutes’ bench to hand the Reds a vital 3-0 win over a subdued, overmatched Arsenal. That’s a dozen goals now in a Liverpool shirt for Jota, who has looked a million dollars since his summer switch from Wolves. As buys go, there have been few better in the Premier League this season. It was 0-0 when he arrived into this game, replacing Andy Robertson just after the ...
Tyson Fury’s Loses Serious Weight Ahead of Anthony Joshua Fight
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Tyson Fury’s Loses Serious Weight Ahead of Anthony Joshua Fight

Tyson Fury looks to be in unbelievable shape for his world heavyweight title unification fight against Anthony Joshua this year. The WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion has not fought since his victory over Deontay Wilder in February 2020. Six weeks ago, Fury showed off an obese figure as he went for an ice-cold dip in Morecambe beach leading many people to doubt his preparation for the fight with Joshua. However, taking to Instagram to model off his latest merchandise, ‘The Gypsy King’ displayed a far leaner physique. See the photo below.
Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash
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Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash

  Chelsea have received a triple injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday afternoon. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is expected to see the return of a number of his first-team players, Thiago Silva, Tammy Abraham and Jorginho, when Chelsea host West Brom at Stamford Bridge. The trio was at Chelsea’s training ground (Cobham) earlier this week with the rest of their team-mates in a bid to get ready for the West Brom clash. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last ten games due to a thigh injury. Abraham had missed Chelsea’s last seven games due to an ankle problem he picked in their 2-0 victory over Newcastle United. Jorginho was ruled out of Chelsea’s win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final and...
Chelsea to Play Bayern Munich in Champions League Semi-final
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Chelsea to Play Bayern Munich in Champions League Semi-final

Bayern Munich beat FC Rosengard 1-0 in the second leg of their women’s Champions League quarter-final on Thursday, to qualify with a 4-0 aggregate. Lea Schueller netted the only goal of the encounter for the German side. The result in Malmo extended the Frauen-Bundesliga leaders’ winning streak in all competitions to 26 matches. Schueller scored in the 22nd minute, heading in defender Carolin Simon’s cross from the left, following a slick passing move by the visitors. Bayern will now face Chelsea in the semi-final. Chelsea secured a 3-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg yesterday, to progress with a 5-1 aggregate win. Lyon will take on Paris Saint-Germain in their rescheduled quarter-final second leg on April 18 after a string of COVID-19 cases within the Lyon squad. The win...
Oshoala Nets as Barcelona Qualify for Champions League Semi-final
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Oshoala Nets as Barcelona Qualify for Champions League Semi-final

  Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, netted the only goal for Barcelona, as they lost 2-1 to Manchester City in the second leg of their Women’s Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday. The Spanish qualified for the semi-final however, as they had won 3-0 in the first leg. Oshoala was making her seventh appearance in the European competition. She started the encounter along with Caroline Graham Hansen and Mariona Caldentey in the attack for Lluis Cortes’ team. City opened scoring through Janine Beckie in the 20th minute. After the restart, Caldentey brilliantly set up Oshoala, who made no mistake to fire past Lucy Bronze and Robuck in the 59th minute. Samantha Mewis converted from the penalty spot for secure victory for City on the day.
England vs Poland: What I told John Stones after Blunder – Harry Maguire
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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...
Woman Accused of Murdering Abusive Husband is Executed by her Own Daughter
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Woman Accused of Murdering Abusive Husband is Executed by her Own Daughter

A woman killed her own mum as state punishment for "premeditated murder", despite her mum not carrying out the killing. Maryam Karimi was sentenced to death in Iran after her father killed her abusive and violent husband. Though her father was the one that killed her husband, Maryam Karimi was arrested and charged with premeditated murder. She was then sentenced to be executed by her own 29-year-old daughter. Her death in Rasht Central Prison, Iran, is the latest shocking example of the rise in executions enforced in the Islamic Republic. Activist and journalist for Iran International TV described the execution as another "victory for a man" as a woman was encouraged to end her mother's life while her grandfather escaped capital punishment. Maryam’s father is beli...
Atletito Madrid player, Luis Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in 500-goal club
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Atletito Madrid player, Luis Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in 500-goal club

Atletico Madrid and Uruguay striker, Luis Suarez, is now among the 500 goal club after scoring in a crucial La Liga victory against Alaves on Sunday night, March 21. Luis Suarez netted the goal in the 54th minute of Atletico Madrid's clash with Alaves as he headed home a cross from Kieran Trippier to give the La Liga's leaders the lead. The goal was Suarez's 19th league goal of the season, with only Lionel Messi having more in La Liga this season, with 21. Suarez is now the first Uruguayan player to ever reach the 500 goal landmark. At Barcelona he scored 198, at Ajax he netted 111 goals while he scored 82 times during his stay at Liverpool. For his country, Suarez has scored 63 times, while he scored 15 for his old clubs Groningen and 12 for Nacional. Suarez is only ...
Cristiano Ronaldo presented with special ‘G.O.A.T’ shirt after scoring his 770th goal to break Pele’s all-time record of official goals
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Cristiano Ronaldo presented with special ‘G.O.A.T’ shirt after scoring his 770th goal to break Pele’s all-time record of official goals

Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with a special commemorative shirt for breaking Brazil legend Pele's official goalscoring record of 767 goals. The Juventus and Portuguese superstar overtook the Brazilian's total last weekend by netting a hat-trick in his side's 3-1 victory Cagliari to take his own tally to 770 goals. Before the Old Lady's Serie A fixture with Benevento on Sunday March 21, which they lost 1 - 0 at home, Ronaldo was handed a shirt with 'G.O.A.T 770' on the back, claiming that the Portuguese forward is the 'Greatest Of All Time'. The presentation was done by Juventus president Andrea Agnelli. On achieving the milestone in his career, Ronaldo wrote on Instagram: 'Today, as I reach the 770th official goal in my professional career, my first words go straight...
FA Cup: Man City, Southampton Qualify for Semi-finals
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FA Cup: Man City, Southampton Qualify for Semi-finals

  Manchester City and Southampton on Saturday booked their places in this year’s FA Cup semi-final. The Premier League leaders beat Everton 2-0, thanks to late goals from Ilkay Gundgoan and Kevin De Bruyne. The victory keeps City’s quadruple hopes alive this season. Pep Guardiola has now guided the Etihad side to the FA Cup semi-finals for the third season in a row. In the first match of the day, Southampton thrashed South Coast rivals Bournemouth 3-0. Nathan Redmond netted twice and Moussa Djenepo also scored to secure a place in the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2017-18.
Martin Keown Identifies Arsenal Star that did ‘Especially Well’ During 1-0 Defeat to Olympiacos
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Martin Keown Identifies Arsenal Star that did ‘Especially Well’ During 1-0 Defeat to Olympiacos

  Arsenal hero, Martin Keown has hailed Gabriel Martinelli for doing especially well during the Gunners 1-0 defeat to Olympiacos on Thursday. Arsenal secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a 3-2 aggregate victory against Olympiacos despite losing 1-0 at the Emirates on Thursday night. Having built up a 3-1 lead in the away leg, the Gunners made lives difficult for themselves with a laboured display. Youssef El-Arabi cut inside and scored a deflected effort in the second half to put the pressure on Arsenal. Martinelli came on in the 81st minute and set up Aubameyang with a teasing cross, but the striker’s flick was saved and his athletic bicycle kick on the rebound sailed over the bar. The 19-year-old Martinelli, who impressed with 10 goal...
No Club Wants to Play Against Chelsea – Tuchel
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No Club Wants to Play Against Chelsea – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that no club in the Champions League wants to play against the Blues. Tuchel said this after Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 in the round of 16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge to qualify for the last-8 on 3-0 aggregate. Goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri gave Chelsea the victory over Diego Simeone’s side. “The most important thing is we deserve this,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “They play with a special bond, and results like this give you a certain edge to achieve special things. “I’m sure no one wants to play against us. This will be a difficult challenge, but on we go, no need to be afraid. We take what we get.”
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Owen Hargreaves predicts winner of Champions League tie
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Owen Hargreaves predicts winner of Champions League tie

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has predicted victory for Chelsea in their Champions League last 16 tie against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday. Hargreaves said that even though Atlético Madrid are not a team to write off at this point of the competition, Chelsea stand a better chance of progressing. Chelsea have not tasted defeat since January when Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard and got a 1-0 lead after Olivier Giroud’s spectacular winner in the first leg. They have also not conceded a single goal in their past five matches. Hargreaves believes that the Thomas Tuchel’s experience of guiding PSG to last season’s Champions League final could also prove valuable. “I think he got that PSG team to the final. Pep spoke about experience, you see ...
‘Gundogan one of the most intelligent players I’ve ever seen’ – Guardiola lauds ‘incredible’ Man City star
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‘Gundogan one of the most intelligent players I’ve ever seen’ – Guardiola lauds ‘incredible’ Man City star

The club's manager heaped praise upon the midfielder after his performance against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League Pep Guardiola has lauded "incredible" Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan, describing him as "one of the most intelligent players I have ever seen". Gundogan netted his 15th goal of the season to help City record a 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Guardiola's side progressed to the last eight of the competition 4-0 on aggregate after the win, and the Catalan singled out Gundogan for special praise in his post-match interview.
Guardiola Names most Intelligent, Wisest Player he has Seen
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Guardiola Names most Intelligent, Wisest Player he has Seen

  Pep Guardiola has singled out one player among his star-studded side for praise after their 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. The Spaniard hailed Ilkay Gundogan as one of the ‘most intelligent’ players he’s ever worked with in his career. Manchester City secured a 4-0 victory on aggregate against the German side to cruise into the last-eight with Kevin De Bruyne and Gundogan on the score sheet. City now join Real Madrid, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Porto in the quarter-finals line-up. It was Gundogan’s 15th goal for Manchester City this season in all competitions and Guardiola was left ‘delighted’ with the Germany international’s latest contribution. “He’s always had a sense of goa...
Monchengladbach vs Man City: Guardiola Opens up on Fight With Sterling
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Monchengladbach vs Man City: Guardiola Opens up on Fight With Sterling

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

  Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has reacted to equaling the club’s legend, Xavi Hernandez’s all-time appearance record for the Blaugrana. The Argentine captain said it’s a “great honour” for him to hit the landmark. Messi made his 767th outing for Barcelona in Monday’s 4-1 victory over Huesca in the LaLiga at the Camp Nou to match Xavi’s record for appearances. The 33-year-old’s brace and a strike from Antoine Griezmann and Oscar Mingueza gave Ronald Koeman’s side all three points against Huesca. Reacting, Messi wrote on Instagram after the game, “it is a great honour to reach this number of matches played with FC Barcelona. “Thanks to all the colleagues who accompanied me over the years and to my family and friends for always being by my side.” Barcelona’s...
Barcelona vs Huesca: Messi Sets two Records after LaLiga 4-1 Victory
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Barcelona vs Huesca: Messi Sets two Records after LaLiga 4-1 Victory

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, on Monday night, set two records following his side’s LaLiga 4-1 win over Huesca.   Two goals from Messi and a strike from Antoine Griezmann and Oscar Mingueza ensured the Blaugrana defeated Huesca. Rafa Mir did score a goal for the visitors at Camp Nou. The win over Huesca means Barcelona are now in the second position on the LaLiga table with four points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid after 27 games. According to OptaJose, Messi’s brace against Huesca means the Argentine has now scored 20 goals plus in the LaLiga for the 13th consecutive season, the only player to do so in the competition’s history. Messi also becomes the second LaLiga player to reach double figures for both goals (26) and assists (10) this season in all co...
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Klopp Criticizes Salah, Others after Liverpool’s 1-0 Win Over Wolves

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has criticized his players, including Mohamed Salah, following the Reds’ Premier League 1-0 victory over Wolves on Monday night at Molineux Stadium. Klopp said his players were ‘not active enough’ during the encounter against Wolves, adding that he didn’t like the start. A first-half goal from Diogo Jota gave Liverpool all three points against the host. “It’s all about the result,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “It was a big fight. We won three dirty points, and I am fine with that if that is what it takes to try to get back on track. “We had very good moments where we should have done better offensively. Defensively the whole game was really good. “I did not like the start; we were not active enough. But we improved a lot and defended well, and t...
Juventus CEO, Fabio Paratici Drops Comment on Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘exit’ from Club
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Juventus CEO, Fabio Paratici Drops Comment on Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘exit’ from Club

Juventus CEO, Fabio Paratici, has ruled out any possibility of forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, leaving the club this summer. Reports had emerged last week that Ronaldo was set to leave Juventus for a return to his former club, Real Madrid following their elimination from the Champions League. The 36-year-old, who had little impact during his side’s Champions League defeat to Porto, was heavily criticized for turning his back on Sergio Oliveira’s free-kick, which ensured the Portugal giants eliminated Andrea Pirlo’s side from the competition. Reacting to the development, Paratici said he would do everything possible to ensure the Portugal captain remains at the Allianz. He also insisted that Ronaldo represents the future of Juventus. “It makes me smile. I never imagined Rona...
Gunmen attack Nigerian WBF boxing champion, Ridwan Oyekola shortly after he received N10m cheque from Governor Makinde
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Gunmen attack Nigerian WBF boxing champion, Ridwan Oyekola shortly after he received N10m cheque from Governor Makinde

The current World Boxing Federation, WBF, International Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola popularly known as Scorpion, has survived an alleged attempt on his life by unknown gunmen. It was gathered that the Oyekola was attacked by the gunmen shortly after receiving a cheque of 10 million from the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde at the state Secretariat on Thursday evening, March 4. Oyekola had defeated his counterpart from Argentina, Lucas Montesino at Ilaji Sports Resorts, Ibadan in December 2020 and he was decorated as the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight Champion. Governor Makinde had presented the check to Oyekola for making the State proud with his victory over his Argentine counterpart. Narrating his experience, Oyek...
Rio Ferdinand Lists two Players that will Help Liverpool win Champions League this Season
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Rio Ferdinand Lists two Players that will Help Liverpool win Champions League this Season

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has said that Liverpool cannot win the Champions League this season unless Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez return to the team. Both defenders have been kept out of football actions by long term injuries with Liverpool badly affected by their absence. The Reds qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition on Wednesday as they completed a routine victory over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated the Germans 2-0 in the first leg in Germany and repeated the scoreline at Anfield, strolling to a 4-0 aggregate victory. Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen had suggested that the Reds could win the Champions League this season following their impressive performance during the game ...
De Bruyne Named Best Player in Premier League this Season
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De Bruyne Named Best Player in Premier League this Season

  A former Liverpool manager, Graeme Souness has picked Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne as the best player in the English Premier League. The Belgian international found the net twice in Manchester City’s 5-2 victory over Southampton on Wednesday. Souness hailed the Belgian after City sparkled in the attack with Riyad Mahrez also scoring twice and Ilkay Gundogan also getting on the score sheet for the league leaders. Despite Phil Foden and Mahrez being in superb form during the game, De Bruyne earned the highest praise from Souness “Kevin De Bruyne is an absolute superstar,” Souness told Sky Sports. “Best player in the Premier League and everybody thinks he’s not at it! He’s had a bad night again hasn’t he?” With his strikes on Wednesday, De Bruyne now has f...
Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea
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Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea

  Chelsea star, Kai Havertz, has promised to improve and give his best for the club in the next few weeks. Havertz has also revealed that a false nine position will be good for him in the Blues’ squad, adding that he likes to have freedom on the pitch. The 21-year-old said this after his impressive display in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Everton in the Premier League on Monday night. “Now we are four points in front of them [Everton], and we have to secure that. That’s the plan, our goal is the Champions League,” the Germany international said as quoted by Chelsea’s official website. “You have to be strong in the next few matches as well, and that’s my goal. I will try to improve, I will try to give my best in the next few weeks, and then I hope it will continue li...
Man Utd Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of AC Milan, West Ham Matches
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Man Utd Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of AC Milan, West Ham Matches

Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford, has not suffered ankle ligament damage, but is still expected to face a spell on the sidelines, the UK Telegraph reports. Rashford hobbled off the pitch in the 73rd minute of their 2-0 victory at Manchester City on Sunday. The 23-year-old ran back to challenge City winger Riyad Mahrez for the ball and there were fears he could have sustained ligament damage. However, he underwent a scan on Monday and it was confirmed that he has not suffered such extensive damage. His ankle ballooned with swelling bruising and he struggled to put weight on it on Monday. Rashford will ice it over the next couple of days and has surely emerged a major doubt for the first leg of United’s last-16 Europa League tie with AC Milan at Old Trafford on Thu...
Nigerian MMA Fighter, Israel Adesanya Suffers his First Career Loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259
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Nigerian MMA Fighter, Israel Adesanya Suffers his First Career Loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259

Israel Adesanya has suffered his first career loss after he was defeated by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 in Las Vegas on Saturday night, March 6. The New Zealand-Nigerian middleweight champion was bidding to become the fifth fighter to hold two UFC titles simultaneously after a 20 - 0 record. In the fight, Adesanya showed a clear speed advantage against Jan Blachowicz. But Polish light-heavyweight took control during the final two rounds and defended his title via unanimous decision to claim victory.  All three officials awarded the bout his way, 49-46, 49-45, and 49-45. “Losses are part of life. Losses are something I deal with occasionally,” Adesanya told reporters, including MMA Junkie, at the post-fight news conference. “Just this is my first one in MMA. As I say, it is w...

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