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Man City’s Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for coronavirus, the Premier League club announced on Monday, hours ahead of their first match of the new campaign. The Germany international is now in self-isolation as the club prepare to play Wolves at Molineux. “Ilkay is now observing a 10-day period of self-isolation in accordance withRead More
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Football career struggle story of Cameroonian player, Joseph Minala 

Joseph Minala does not wish to dwell on the bizarre age claim which propelled him into the headlines in 2014, but there is just no getting away from it. “It held back my career and is (still) holding back my career,” the Cameroonian tells AFP. Minala was a budding star at Italian giants Lazio whenRead More
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Real Sociedad 0-0 Real Madrid: Stuttering start for LaLiga champions

Real Madrid’s LaLiga title defence got off to an underwhelming start on Sunday as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena. Zinedine Zidane’s men were belatedly returning to domestic action after their unsuccessful Champions League exploits at the end of last season and had Martin Odegaard in theirRead More
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It’s my job to give Kepa confidence, says Lampard

Kepa Arrizabalaga has “held his hands up” after making a calamitous error in Chelsea’s defeat to Liverpool, but Frank Lampard insists it is his responsibility to give the goalkeeper confidence. Sadio Mane scored twice as Premier League champions Liverpool made it two wins from two with a 2-0 triumph at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Kepa –Read More
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Vidal arrives in Milan ahead of move to Inter

Arturo Vidal has arrived in Milan ahead of his proposed switch from Barcelona to Inter. The Chile international, who previously worked with Inter head coach Antonio Conte at Juventus, has spent the past two seasons at Camp Nou. ALSO READ: Born to prevent war, United Nations at 75 faces deeply polarized world Vidal featured 43 times forRead More
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Osimhen, young lad with head of 40-year-old — Gattuso

Napoli’s coach Gennaro Gattuso on Sunday dished out rare praises on new Nigerian signing Victor Osimhen, describing him as “a young lad with the head of a 40-year-old”. Osimhen became Napoli’s record signing when he joined from Lille in the summer for a reported 70 million euros. Also read: Osimhen’s agent reveals why Napoli hitmanRead More
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Son, Kane form lethal link up as Spurs thrash Southampton 5-2

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane’s phenomenal link-up play put Southampton to the sword on Sunday as Tottenham ran out 5-2 winners at St Mary’s. Danny Ings goals bookended the contest but in between – especially after half-time – Jose Mourinho’s side ran riot, thanks almost exclusively to the two elite attacking stars who will imminentlyRead More
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Mane scores brace as Liverpool defeat ten-man Chelsea 2-0

Sadio Mane scored twice as Kepa Arrizabalaga made another calamitous error in a 2-0 victory for Liverpool over 10-man Chelsea, with Thiago Alcantara conceding a penalty on his debut. Frank Lampard’s side hardly laid a glove on the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge and their cause was not helped by Andreas Christensen’s red cardRead More
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Nigeria’s football chain has been broken — Ifeanyi Onyedika

….Relishes coaching Dolphin to win FA Cup back-to-back ….Says with good management, Super Eagles can become an all-conquering team …..Insists it’s not yet time for govt to hands-off football in Nigeria   In this concluding part of the interview with former Green Eagles striker, Ifeanyi Onyedika, he tells us how life has been as aRead More
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Five new signings to watch in Serie A

There will be a clutch of new faces when the 2020/21 Serie A season kicks off this weekend. AFP Sport looks at five new signings to look out for in Italy this season: Victor Osimhen (Napoli) Napoli paid French club Lille a club record fee of up to 80 million euros ($94.6 million) to bringRead More
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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Michael Owen criticises Kepa, speaks on Christensen’s red card

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has criticised Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga for a role in defender, Andreas Christensen’s red card following the Reds’ 2-0 victory against the Blues in the Premier League on Sunday. Owen said Kepa “confused” Christensen before the Chelsea centre-back was sent off for taking down Liverpool forward Sadio …
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Michael Owen criticises Kepa, speaks on Christensen’s red card

Juventus vs Sampdoria: What Pirlo said about Cristiano Ronaldo after Serie A 3-0 win

Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has admitted that forward, Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested this season as the 35-year-old helped his team to beat Sampdoria in their first Serie A fixture on Sunday night at home. Juventus started their quest for a 10th consecutive Serie A title with a 3-0 victory against Sampdoria at Allianz Stadium …
Juventus vs Sampdoria: What Pirlo said about Cristiano Ronaldo after Serie A 3-0 win

Carabao Cup: Lampard reveals goalkeeper he will pick against Barnsley

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has confirmed that Willy Caballero will start their Carabao Cup fixture in midweek against Barnsley. Lampard was speaking after a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. He defended Kepa Arrizabalaga, whose error gifted Sadio Mane the second goal of the encounter. However, he confirmed Kepa who cost …
Carabao Cup: Lampard reveals goalkeeper he will pick against Barnsley

EPL: Kai Havertz under fire after slow start to Chelsea career

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has said he does not see where Kai Havertz fits into Chelsea’s set-up. The German international has made an underwhelming start to life with the Blues. Havertz made his debut in the 3-1 win at Brighton on Monday, but failed to impress from the right wing. He is still awaiting …
EPL: Kai Havertz under fire after slow start to Chelsea career

Messi reacts as Barcelona sell Vidal to Inter Milan

Lionel Messi has bid an emotional farewell to Arturo Vidal, who has left Barcelona for Inter Milan. Vidal is set to be announced as a Nerazzurri player on Monday, after the Serie A club posted updates on his arrival last weekend. The 33-year-old, who previously played in Italy for Juventus, is set for a €1million …
Messi reacts as Barcelona sell Vidal to Inter Milan

Ex-Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Martins joins new club

Former Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Martins, has signed for Chinese Super League side Wuhan FC, on a one-year contract. The 35-year-old joined as a free agent, after his deal with Shanghai Shenhua was terminated. Martins had previously featured for Inter Milan, Newcastle, Wolfsburg, Rubin Kazan, Birmingham, Levante and Seattle Sounders in the MLS. While Martins …
Ex-Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Martins joins new club

EPL: Klopp singles out one Liverpool player after 2-0 win over Chelsea

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has hailed Fabinho for an “outstanding” performance at centre-back in their 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday. With Joe Gomez and Joel Matip out injured, Fabinho partnered Virgil van Dijk and produced a fine display at Stamford Bridge. Sadio Mane scored twice in the second half to hand the Reds all …
EPL: Klopp singles out one Liverpool player after 2-0 win over Chelsea

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Lampard reacts to Christensen’s red card in 2-0 defeat

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has admitted that he knew Andreas Christensen would be sent off, after he fouled a goal-bound Sadio Mane. Christensen was shown a red card shortly before half time, after he hauled down Mane, who was clean through on goal. Referee Paul Tierney initially awarded a yellow card, but reversed his decision …
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Lampard reacts to Christensen’s red card in 2-0 defeat

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s men drop points in LaLiga opener

Real Madrid got their title defence off on a shaky note, following a 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad on Sunday night. Zinedine Zidane’s men snatched the LaLiga crown from Barcelona last season, producing outstanding form after lockdown to overtake their rivals. However, Los Blancos failed to reproduce such fine form against Sociedad, in their first …
Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s men drop points in LaLiga opener

Atletico Madrid in talks with Arsenal over Torreira amid Partey interest

Atletico Madrid are in talks with Arsenal over a loan deal for Lucas Torreira. Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, confirmed this via a tweet on Sunday night. According to him, the Gunners want a permanent deal for Torreira, so they can try again for their midfield targets this summer, which includes Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey. …
Atletico Madrid in talks with Arsenal over Torreira amid Partey interest

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