Sports News Today Headlines Friday 18th September 2020

Sports News Today Headlines Friday 18th September 2020

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Premier League urges government to stick to Oct. 1 date for fans return

The Premier League has urged the British government to stay committed to its plans for a controlled return of fans into stadiums from Oct. 1. The government last week restricted pilot events to 1,000 spectators after a spike in COVID-19 cases, and said it would review the date for when fans could enter stadiums. TheRead More
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Embattled Barcelona president Bartomeu faces vote of no confidence

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is facing a vote of no confidence after club members claimed to have gathered enough signatures for a motion of censure. Bartomeu has been under enormous pressure at Camp Nou after a tumultuous 2019-20 season, during which Barca finished trophy-less. The LaLiga giants confirmed on Thursday that enough members hadRead More
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Flick: I can only congratulate Klopp on Thiago signing

Thiago Alcantara has said farewell to his Bayern Munich team-mates ahead of his expected transfer to Liverpool, with Hansi Flick congratulating Jurgen Klopp on the signing. After months of speculation about his future, Thiago finally appears set to depart treble winners Bayern and join Klopp’s Premier League champions. Stats Perform News understands the two clubs have agreed a deal that couldRead More
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Late show saves Tottenham from Europa League exit

Tottenham scored twice in the final 10 minutes to avoid a humiliating Europa League exit to Lokomotiv Plovdiv as Jose Mourinho’s men came from behind to beat the nine-man Bulgarians 2-1 on Thursday. Harry Kane’s penalty and Tanguy Ndombele’s winner five minutes from time ensured the 2019 Champions League finalists did not fall at theRead More
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Senegalese allege racism in Diack corruption verdict

Senegal and the sporting world has been shaken after the former head of the world athletics body, Lamine Diack, was found guilty of corruption by a Paris court. Residents in Dakar alleged racism and said Wednesday’s verdict by a Paris court was unjust. “As a Senegalese, I think it was an injustice to condemn him.Read More
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Setien announces legal action over sacking from Barcelona

Barcelona are facing legal action from Quique Setien after the coach they sacked last month revealed dismay over the handling of his dismissal. Setien was removed from his post in a move that allowed Ronald Koeman to return to Camp Nou to take charge of the team. Former Real Betis boss Setien indicated Barcelona haveRead More
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Breaking: Nigeria’s 29th in world FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by two spots in FIFA’s ranking for September to place 29th after more than six months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the ranking placed on the world football governing body’s website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1493 points during the period under review without playing any match.Read More
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Liverpool agree fee for Bayern midfield maestro Thiago

Liverpool have agreed a fee of around €30m (£27m) to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcántara. The Premier League champions have been strongly linked with 29-year-old Thiago all summer but had delayed making a bid, prompting rumours that Manchester United were ready to come in and strike a late deal to sign the Spaniard whoRead More
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*-toys-company-logo-a-no-go-for-dutch-club/ S** toys company logo a no-go for Dutch club

Dutch top flight club FC Emmen will not be allowed to enter into a shirt sponsorship deal with a company that makes s** toys, the Dutch football association (KNVB) has said. Emmen played their opening game of the new season without a logo on their shirt on Sunday as they were still looking for aRead More
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Football: UEFA Champions League qualifying results

UEFA Champions League results on Wednesday: Third qualifying round (Ties are single-leg): Omonia Nicosie (CYP) 1 (Lueftner 32) Red Star Belgrade 1 (Ivanic 45+2) (Omonia win 4-2 on penalties) Ferencvaros (HUN) 2 (Lovrencsics 3, Uzuni 66), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 1 (Uzuni 24-og) Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)1 (Biton 51-pen), Dinamo Brest (BLR) 0 Molde (NOR) 0, Qarabag (AZE) 0Read More
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Man Utd vs Crystal Palace: Solskjaer gives update on Jadon Sancho transfer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he is still looking to add to his squad, before the summer transfer window closes in October. Solskjaer has only brought in Donny van de Beek from Ajax so far, leaving United fans frustrated about the club’s activity in the market. When asked specifically about Borussia Dortmund’s …
Man Utd vs Crystal Palace: Solskjaer gives update on Jadon Sancho transfer

Bruno Fernandes, Lukaku nominated for Europa League Player of the Year

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has made the three-man shortlist for the Europa League Player of the Season award. The other two are: Sevilla’s Ever Banega and Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku. Fernandes finished the competition as its highest goalscorer, netting eight times in 10 appearances for both United and Sporting Lisbon. Banega played a …
Bruno Fernandes, Lukaku nominated for Europa League Player of the Year

Super Eagles players: Who to watch out for this season, how COVID-19 affected transfers

The English Premier League led the way, as football quickly returned for the 2020/2021 season. There were really no Nigerians to fix one’s gaze on. Wilfred Ndidi, who for the past seasons, excelled at tackling, winning the ball and setting up attacks in defensive midfield, was used as a centre-back for Leicester City’s 3-0 win …
Super Eagles players: Who to watch out for this season, how COVID-19 affected transfers

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Lampard given warning after spending £200m on players

Former Real Madrid and Liverpool manager, Rafa Benitez, has warned Frank Lampard that he must deliver this season, after Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich approved over 200m so far on new players. Benitez knows all about being under pressure at Stamford Bridge, after managing the Blues for only six months. He arrived in November 2012, but …
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Lampard given warning after spending £200m on players

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Thiago Alcantara to be unveiled ahead of EPL clash

Thiago Alcantara will be unveiled as a Liverpool player on Friday, before this weekend’s trip to face Chelsea in the Premier League, the UK Mirror reports. The Spain midfielder said goodbye to his team-mates at the Bundesliga club’s training ground on Thursday morning. Despite Bayern’s confirmation, with Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explaining that Thiago had …
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Thiago Alcantara to be unveiled ahead of EPL clash

LaLiga: Messi could miss Koeman’s first El Clasico in October

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, could be without Lionel Messi for three games in October, including the El Clasico against Real Madrid, if he travels for international duty. Argentina’s 2022 World Cup have matches against Ecuador on October 8 and Bolivia on October 13. FIFA has confirmed that players situated in Europe will be available for …
LaLiga: Messi could miss Koeman’s first El Clasico in October

Carabao Cup fourth round draws confirmed Full fixtures

The teams involved in Europe will get their Carabao Cup campaigns underway next week. Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and defending champions Manchester City are all in action. United face Luton, Arsenal travel to Leicester, Chelsea host Barnsley, Tottenham play Leyton Orient, Liverpool visit Lincoln and City welcome Bournemouth to the Etihad. However, these …
Carabao Cup fourth round draws confirmed Full fixtures

Real Madrid: Only two players scored more goal than Gareth Bale

Forwards, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronnaldo, are the two players that scored more goals than winger, Gareth Bale, at Real Madrid since 2013. According to Opta Joe, only Benzema (160) and Ronaldo (249) scored more goals than Bale (105) in all competitions for Real Madrid since the Wales international joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur …
Real Madrid: Only two players scored more goal than Gareth Bale

Chelsea star leaves Stamford Bridge for new club ahead of Liverpool clash

Chelsea have confirmed that 21-year-old midfielder, Conor Gallagher, left the club to join West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan ahead of their Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday. Gallagher, who signed a new long-term Chelsea contract before leaving Stamford Bridge for West Brom, is now the second Blues midfielder to leave the West …
Chelsea star leaves Stamford Bridge for new club ahead of Liverpool clash

Messi, Ronaldo fail to make UEFA’s Champions League awards shortlist Full List

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both failed to make the final shortlist for UEFA’s positional awards next month. The awards reward the top players in each position during the 2019/2020 Champions League campaign. There are seven Bayern Munich players nominated across the four categories. Manuel Neuer is up for the best goalkeeper award and …
Messi, Ronaldo fail to make UEFA’s Champions League awards shortlist Full List

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