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Bayern Surrender Two-Goal Lead As Post-Ancelotti Era Begins


Bayern Munich again surrendered a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin on Sunday in their first match since Carlo Ancelotti’s shock sacking as the German giants slipped five points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. With Willy Sagnol in temporary charge after Ancelotti’s dismissal on Thursday, Bayern went 2-0 up at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium with goals by Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski. But Berlin ... Read More »

Empty Stadium A Protest Not Security Related – Barca Boss


Playing Sunday’s La Liga match against Las Palmas behind closed doors was a protest against violent clashes between police and activists in Catalonia rather than a security issue, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said.At least 91 people have been injured as Spanish riot police fired rubber bullets and forced their way into activist-held polling stations over an independence referendum for Catalonia deemed illegal by the ... Read More »

UPDATED: English Premier League Table


English Premier League table after Saturday’s matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Man City       6 5 1 0 21  2 16 Man Utd        6 5 1 0 17  2 16 Chelsea        6 4 1 1 12  5 13 Tottenham      6 3 2 1 10  5 11 Liverpool      6 3 2 1 12 11 11 Watford        6 3 2 1  9 10 11 Newcastle ... Read More »

WAFU Final: Dalung Leads Pinnick, Others To Watch Eagles Play Ghana


Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung will lead a delegation of top officials to cheer on the Super Eagles when they clash with Ghana’s Black Stars in Sunday’s WAFU Cup of Nations final. A statement from the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF ) on Saturday said Dalung would be accompanied by the NFF President Amaju Pinnick. “Also in the delegation to the Cape Coast ... Read More »

Ifeanyi Ubah FC Defeats ABS To Advance To Semi-Final


Ifeanyi Ubah FC of Nnewi are through to the semi-finals of the Aiteo Cup after 4-0 aggregate win over Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Ilorin FC. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Ifeanyi Ubah recorded a 1-0 win over ABS on Saturday in Ilorin after a 3-0 triumph in Nnewi on Wednesday. Ikeokwu Patrick finished off a well coordinated team play in the 74th ... Read More »

Eagles Set Up Ghana WAFU Cup Showdown


Nigeria on Thursday beat Benin 1-0 in Cape Coast to set a final showdown with  rivals Ghana in the 2017 WAFU  Cup of Nations. Hosts Ghana defeated Niger  2-0 to qualify for  Sunday’s final. It will be the second meeting between the Super  Eagles and  Black Stars  at the competition after an earlier meeting in the Group stages. Nigeria won the match 2-0. Kano Pillars ... Read More »

Injured Neymar To Miss First PSG Game


Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 game at Montpellier on Saturday after the world’s most expensive player injured his right foot, French media report. The Brazilian striker has made an immediate impact at his new club with four goals and four assists from his first five outings since moving to the French capital from Barcelona. According to Radio RMC on Friday, the injury does ... Read More »

No Conte Grudges As Diego Returns To Madrid

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Diego Costa insists that he leaves Chelsea with no grudges  towards Antonio Conte despite reports of a fractious relationship with the Italian prompting him to seek a return to Athletico Madrid Chelsea and Atletico secured a deal, estimated to be worth up to €60million, on Thursday, with Costa set to undergo a medical and agree personal terms before finalising a reunion with Diego Simeone’s side. ... Read More »

Lukaku Wants Man Utd Fans To Drop Offensive Chant


Romelu Lukaku has asked Manchester United fans to “move on” from their controversial chant about the Belgium striker. Lukaku has quickly become a favourite of United supporters since his close-season move from Everton, but their vocal praise of the star has angered anti-racism groups. One United chant, to the tune of the Stone Roses’ Made of Stone, prompted anti-discrimination organisation Kick It Out to protest ... Read More »

Costa To Return To Atletico From Chelsea

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Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa return to the La Liga club. “Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Diego Costa,” the Spanish side said in a statement. “The agreement is pending the formalisation of the contract between our club and the Spanish international forward. “The ... Read More »

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