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Klopp Laments ‘Unfair’ Football After Newcastle Draw

Jurgen Klopp assessed Liverpool’s latest failure to win a Premier League game after a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United by saying: ”Football is not fair.” Liverpool’s German manager found it difficult to accept that the visitors emerged with only a point thanks to a spectacular long-range goal from Philippe Coutinho after enjoying twice as much possession as Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle at St James’ Park on ... Read More »

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

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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

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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 »

Lukaku Wants Man Utd Fans To Drop Offensive Chant

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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 »

Manchester United Announce Record Profits

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Manchester United announced record revenue on Thursday after a successful season in which they won the Europa League and the League Cup and qualified for the Champions League. The Old Trafford club earned revenues of £581.2 million ($783 million, 659 million euros) in the 12 months to the end of June and made an operating profit of £80.8 million. Debt, linked to the purchase of ... Read More »

Maintain Victorious Super Eagles Line Up On Sept. 4–Odegbami

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Segun Odegbami, Nigeria ex-International player, has called for the maintaining of the Super Eagle’s line up that defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon during Sept. 4 second leg encounter. Nigeria’s goalkeeper Vincent Ezenwa saves the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Nigeria and Cameroon at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, southern Nigeria, on September 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO ... Read More »

FIFA Clear Chelsea’s Ola Aina For Nigeria-Cameroon

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Nigeria have received clearance from FIFA for Chelsea defender Ola Aina to make his international debut in the World Cup qualifier against Cameroon on Monday. Coach Gernot Rohr said Aina, who can play at right-back or left-back, could now line up in Yaounde as the Super Eagles look for a second victory in four days over Cameroon. “FIFA have approved Ola Aina who can now ... Read More »

Liverpool Demanded €200m For Coutinho, Says Barcelona

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A leading Barcelona board member claimed Liverpool set an asking price of 200 million euros ($238 million) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho as the Catalan giants criticised the rampant inflation in the football transfer market on Saturday. Albert Soler, Barca’s director of institutional relations, said the club’s under-fire board would not put the future of the institution at risk by bending to excessive demands. “Liverpool put ... Read More »

Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifier: You’re Condemned To Win, NFF Boss Tells Eagles

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A win for Nigeria over Cameroon at the Nest of champions, Uyo in today’s Russia 2018 World qualifier has been reiterated by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation and Member of the CAF Executive Committee, Amaju Melvin Pinnick who has demanded nothing short of total commitment from the players. He charged the Super Eagles to commit their heart, soul and spirit to the first leg ... Read More »

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