Jonathan Ledger

    Ronaldo and Juventus teammates agree 4-month pay cut amid coronavirus crisis

Ronaldo and Juventus teammates agree 4-month pay cut amid coronavirus crisis

Juventus, Italian Serie A champions, have agreed a deal with the first team squad to freeze their remaining salaries of the season’s calendar to help the club successfully navigate financial woes accrued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The club disclosed this on Saturday in a statement on its official website. The statement said both players and coaches agreed to the deal. “Juventus [...]

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    Fellaini tests positive for coronavirus

Fellaini tests positive for coronavirus

Marouane Fellaini, a Belgian international and former Manchester United midfielder, on Sunday, confirmed that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 32-year-old player, who currently plies his trade in China, took to his Twitter page to disclose that he is currently in isolation at Jinan hospital which specializes in infectious diseases. The footballer, who formerly wears an afro and now plays [...]

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    COVID-19: Djourou, Song among 9 FC Sion players sacked ‘for not taking pay cut’

COVID-19: Djourou, Song among 9 FC Sion players sacked ‘for not taking pay cut’

Johan Djourou and Alexandre Song, former Arsenal duo, were among 9 players sacked by FC Sion, their Swiss premier league club, after the league halted indefinitely due to coronavirus crisis. The club confirmed the termination of their contract in a statement issued on Thursday on its website. "FC Sion confirms having terminated with immediate effect the contract of the following nine players: [...]

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    Ighalo scores as Man United thrash LASK inside empty stadium

Ighalo scores as Man United thrash LASK inside empty stadium

Manchester United defeated LASK, Australian side, 5-0 away from home, with Odion Ighalo scoring the first goal in the Europa League round of 16 first leg encounter. Despite being played in an empty stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 could not stop the Red Devils from taking a big advantage back to England for the second leg. The Super Eagles of [...]

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    La Liga suspended as Real Madrid players go into quarantine over coronavirus

La Liga suspended as Real Madrid players go into quarantine over coronavirus

Real Madrid have announced that the whole football club is going into quarantine “with immediate effect” due to fears of coronavirus. The decision, announced by the club on its website, was taken after a member of the club’s basketball team tested positive for COVID-19. The football club shares the same training complex with the basketball team, which would also follow suit in [...]

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    Atletico Madrid knock Liverpool out of Champions League

Atletico Madrid knock Liverpool out of Champions League

Liverpool, defending UCL champions, were surprisingly eliminated from this season’s competition at the round of 16 by Atletico Madrid, who stunned their host 3-2 after extra time at Anfield to earn a 4-2 aggregate win over the English side. The loss was Liverpool’s first at home in 43 games in all competition. It was also Liverpool’s third defeat in four games. [...]

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    Martial, McTominay score as Man United complete derby double over City

Martial, McTominay score as Man United complete derby double over City

Goalkeeping errors gifted Manchester United a deserved 2-0 win over Manchester City at the Old Trafford stadium, thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay. Ederson Moraes, City's goal keeper, allowed Martial’s shot in at the near post while he also gifted McTominay the ball in the final seconds of the encounter to seal the victory, much to the delight [...]

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    Ighalo double helps Man United knock Derby County out of FA Cup

Ighalo double helps Man United knock Derby County out of FA Cup

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, scored twice to help Manchester United to a 3-0 win over Derby County in their FA Cup fifth round tie. The 30-year-old goal poacher put up a man of the match performance to score the second and third goals of his Manchester United career, despite starting just twice in six games -- since [...]

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    Chelsea beat Liverpool to reach FA Cup quarter-finals

Chelsea beat Liverpool to reach FA Cup quarter-finals

Chelsea defeated Liverpool 2-0 at Stamford Brige to qualify for the quarter-finals of the English FA Cup, thanks to goals from Willian and Ross Barkley. The Blues delivered a crushing blow to Liverpool's treble hopes, handing the Anfield club their second consecutive defeat for the first time this season. It was the club's third defeat in four games, and it also denies [...]

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    Watford end Liverpool’s 44-game unbeaten record

Watford end Liverpool’s 44-game unbeaten record

Watford comprehensively defeated Liverpool, English Premier League leaders, 3-0 to end the Anfield club's unbeaten record in the league. Two goals from Senegal's Ismaila Sarr and a third from Troy Deeney consigned Liverpool to their heaviest defeat in two years. The Reds were aiming to set the record of 19 straight top-flight wins but Watford crashed Jurgen Klopp and his boys' party, [...]

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    De Bruyne helps Man City beat Real Madrid in Spain

De Bruyne helps Man City beat Real Madrid in Spain

Manchester City, the English Premier League champions, earned a statement win over ten-man Real Madrid, with a 2-1 victory over the Kings of Europe at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Spain. The Pep Guardiola's inspired side went into this encounter on the back of their impending two-year Champions League ban for alleged financial irregularities. It was also Man City's first ever win [...]

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    The king is back! How Fury dominated, punished Wilder in seven rounds

The king is back! How Fury dominated, punished Wilder in seven rounds

Tyson Fury, British boxer and challenger, on Sunday, delivered a sensational victory over Deontey Wilder, defending heavyweight champion, stopping the American in the seventh round via technical knock out. The much anticipated rematch, which held at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas, had Fury's corner worried over judges. The self acclaimed Gypsy King, however, looked unconcerned as he surprised the 15,000-strong [...]

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    Nigeria’s Bonaventure scores as Man United draw in Brugge

Nigeria’s Bonaventure scores as Man United draw in Brugge

Club Brugge were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United in their Europa League round-of 32 encounter in Belgium with Anthony Martial cancelling out Emmanuel Bonaventure’s goal. The striker, who has played in all of Club Brugge's six European games this season, led the former Belgium Super League champions' attack while Ighalo continues to warm his way up the Red [...]

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    UCL: Haaland shines for Dortmund as Atletico Madrid beat Liverpool

UCL: Haaland shines for Dortmund as Atletico Madrid beat Liverpool

Atletico Madrid's early goal and gritty performance delivered a 1-0 win over Liverpool, the UCL defending champions, at their Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Spain. Atletico had won only once in seven games coming into this encounter, while the World Club champions and runaway EPL leaders are on a 14-game unbeaten streak in all competitions. Atletico Madrid, finalists twice under Diego Someone, stormed [...]

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    Tottenham win against Manchester City gifts Liverpool 22-point lead

Tottenham win against Manchester City gifts Liverpool 22-point lead

Tottenham Hotspur defeated wasteful Manchester City, thanks to goals from debutant Steve Bergwijn and Heung-Min Son. In an entertaining encounter high on drama, Pep Guardiola's Man City peltered Tottenham's goal and should have taken the lead minutes from a VAR-awarded penalty kick five minutes before halftime. But Ilkay Gundogan's kick was saved by Hugo Lloris who also prevented Sterling from tucking the rebound. The duo of Sergio Aguero and Riyad Mahrez also missed an open goal before Jose [...]

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    15-year-old Gauff ends Osaka’s title defence in Australian Open shock

15-year-old Gauff ends Osaka’s title defence in Australian Open shock

Coco Gauff, American teenage sensation, has pulled off the latest and biggest upset yet in the Australian Open, defeating Naomi Osaka, defending champion. The shocking win comes at about the same time when Serena William, US tennis star, was eliminated from the tournament by China’s Qiang Wang. The 15-year-old teenager dispatched the Japanese -- ranked fourth in the world -- in straight sets 6-3 [...]

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