Saturday, February 16, 2019

Jonathan Ledger

    Real Madrid strike twice to punish impressive Ajax

Real Madrid strike twice to punish impressive Ajax

Real Madrid, reigning Uefa Champions League winners, scored two momentous goals- including a late winner- to defeat an impressive but inexperienced Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena in Holland.The back-to-back UCL defending Champions started both Bale and Brazilian wonderkid, Vinicius Junior together, while Ajax’s starting line-up had six 21-year-olds.The youthful Ajax dominated the early exchanges, harrying Real Madrid and winning possession [...]

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    Pogba gets red card as Neymar-less PSG defeat Man United

Pogba gets red card as Neymar-less PSG defeat Man United

PSG scored two second half goals to secure a 2-0 win against a subdued Manchester United in the first leg of their Uefa Champions League round of 16 tie at Old Trafford.In the absence of injured duo Neymar Jr. and Edison Cavani, Kylian Mbappe led PSG’s attack, while Angel Did Maria also started on his first return to Old Trafford.Both [...]

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    Man City dismantle Chelsea, return to top of league

Man City dismantle Chelsea, return to top of league

Manchester City scored four first-half goals in the first 25 minutes and Aguero helped himself to a hattrick as Pep Guardiola’s men returned to the top of the EPL with a 6-0 obliteration of Chelsea at the Etihad stadium in Manchester.City, who have overcome a seven-point gap to take the top spot in midweek were deposed on Saturday by Liverpool, [...]

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    Ceferin re-elected UEFA President — promises to bring World Cup to Europe by 2030

Ceferin re-elected UEFA President — promises to bring World Cup to Europe by 2030

European football governing body, UEFA, has reappointed President, Aleksander Čeferin, for another four-year term at the helm.Ceferin, 51, was confirmed in office on Thursday by all 55 UEFA member associations' delegates at the 43rd UEFA Ordinary Congress in Rome.Speaking after his re-election, the Slovenian thanked delegates and declared himself honoured to be given a second term in office."Thank you once [...]

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    Victor Moses scores on Turkish debut to seal Fenerbahçe win

Victor Moses scores on Turkish debut to seal Fenerbahçe win

Victor Moses, former Super Eagles winger, scored on his debut for struggling Turkish Super League side, Fenerbahçe, in their 2-0 win over Goztepe on Friday evening.The former Chelsea player, Moses, came on for Andre Ayew, scorer of the first goal, in the 64th minute and sealed the win nine minutes later with his first strike in Turkish football.Fenerbahçe had won [...]

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    Ahead of 2022 World Cup, Qatar beats Japan to win Asian Cup

Ahead of 2022 World Cup, Qatar beats Japan to win Asian Cup

Qatar pulled off a major surprise to win their first ever continental tournament, the Asian Cup.The country upset Japan, the third-ranked country in Asian football, to a 3-1 victory.The 2022 World Cup hosts scored two first-half goals; the first a bicycle kick from the tournament's highest goalscorer with nine goals, Ali Almoez, to stun the Samurai Blue of Japan who [...]

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    Chelsea trounced by Bournemouth as Liverpool extend EPL lead with draw

Chelsea trounced by Bournemouth as Liverpool extend EPL lead with draw

Chelsea suffered their biggest defeat of the season with a 0-4 humiliation at Bournemouth while Liverpool failed to fully capitalise on Man City's loss, only managing a 1-1 draw at Anfield to go five points clear.Gonzalo Higuain made his first Premier League start for Chelsea but the Argentine striker failed to have a shot on target in his 65-minute baptism [...]

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    EPL wrap-up: Newcastle stun City as United’s winning streak ends

EPL wrap-up: Newcastle stun City as United’s winning streak ends

Manchester clubs, City and United, dropped points in their quest for the league and top-four finish respectively.Man City suffered a surprise 1-2 loss at Newcastle United despite taking the lead in the third minute of the encounter, while Man United played a 2-2 draw with Burnley.Sergio Aguero tapped in the opener from four yards after just 24 seconds to give [...]

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    Djokovic, Nadal to square off in Australian Open final

Djokovic, Nadal to square off in Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic, world number one tennis player, will come up against the power and resilience of Rafael Nadal in the final of the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open.Djokovic, 31, breezed past his opponent, Lucas Pouille, in less than 90 minutes, defeating the Frenchman 6-0 6-2 6-2. The gulf in class was evident from the start, with [...]

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    Ronaldo accepts €18.8m fine for tax evasion

Ronaldo accepts €18.8m fine for tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a €18.8m fine from Spanish authorities after admitting tax evasion charges.The deal was struck at a Madrid-based court by the former Real Madrid star in a case which was constituted due to under-declared tax records between 2010 and 2014 when he was playing and living in Spain.He was accused of declaring lower earnings from image rights [...]

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    Federer, Sharapova crash out of Australian Open but Nadal sails through

Federer, Sharapova crash out of Australian Open but Nadal sails through

Roger Federer, reigning Australian Open champion, has crashed out of this year’s tournament after suffering a shock four-set defeat at the hands of Greek youngster, Stefanos Tsitsipas.The 20-years-old who is a self-confessed Federer protégé lost the first set but ousted the Swiss master 6-7 7-6 7-5 7-6 in a dramatic turn of events at Melbourne.The loss sees Federer fail to [...]

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    Arsenal beat Chelsea in London derby as Man United, Liverpool secure wins

Arsenal beat Chelsea in London derby as Man United, Liverpool secure wins

Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-0 at the Emirates thanks to first half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny.Arsenal had won just two in six, and coupled with uncertainty surrounding Mesut Ozil and Manchester United's resurgence, the Gunners needed a win to keep up in the race for a top four finish.Still waiting for the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain, Chelsea coach [...]

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    Ronaldo seals Italian Super Cup for Juventus

Ronaldo seals Italian Super Cup for Juventus

Juventus won the Italian Super Cup with a 1-0 victory over AC Milan thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s second half header at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.The win makes Juventus the most successful club in the competition with eight triumphs, surpassing Milan’s seven.Despite the many controversies trailing the decision to play this year’s edition in Saudi Arabia, [...]

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    Petr Cech to retire at end of season

Petr Cech to retire at end of season

Petr Cech, Arsenal's veteran goalkeeper, has announced that he will retire from football at the end of the season.The 36-year-old former Chelsea goalkeeper who joined Arsenal in the summer of 2015 made the announcement on Twitter."Having played 15 years in the Premier League and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to [...]

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    Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Serena march into Australian Open second round

Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Serena march into Australian Open second round

Australian Open got underway in Melbourne with the big guns -- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams -- all waltzing through the first round with minimal fuss.Defending champion, Federer, picked apart Denis Istomin in straight sets with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 win.Federer, who has won the tournament six times, will face Britain's Dan Evans in the second [...]

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    Retiring Andy Murray bows out of Australian Open

Retiring Andy Murray bows out of Australian Open

Andy Murray, British tennis star, has crashed out of the Australian Open after losing a five-set thriller to Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round.The Scotsman had to show his famed doggedness despite visibly hobbling during the match to come close to upsetting his Spanish opponent.The 31-year-old who says he is constantly in pain during play had to fight back [...]

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