Thursday, October 17, 2019

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    Ramon Azeez scores as Grenada beat Barcelona

Ramon Azeez scores as Grenada beat Barcelona

Ramon Azeez, Super Eagles of Nigeria player, scored one and was impressive for Granada on Saturday night in the minnows’ 2-0 win over La Liga defending champions, Barcelona.Granada, who returned to the Spanish top league this season following promotion from the Segunda division, harried and bullied a surprisingly flat Barcelona side to submission.The 26-year-old Azeez set the tone for the [...]

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    Ronaldo: I deserve to win more Ballon d’Or awards than Messi

Ronaldo: I deserve to win more Ballon d’Or awards than Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese professional football player who also plays for Juventus, says he has to win more Ballon d'Or awards before he retires.This, he said, would ensure he retires as the greatest player of all time; ahead of Lionel Messi, an Argentine footballer who also plays for Barcelona.The Ballon d'Or is an annual football award presented by France Football, [...]

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    ‘The End’ — Samuel Eto’o retires after 22-year playing career

‘The End’ — Samuel Eto’o retires after 22-year playing career

Samuel Fils Eto'o, Cameroon's football legend, has hanged his boots from the game after a 22-year playing career.Eto'o took to his Instagram page to make the announcement on Friday after leaving Qatar SC earlier this year.He is arguably Africa's most decorated player -- a title held in fluid contention with Nigeria's Kanu Nwankwo."The End. Towards a new challenge... thanks to [...]

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    Oshoala gets new 3-year deal with Barcelona — in absentia

Oshoala gets new 3-year deal with Barcelona — in absentia

Asisat Oshoala has agreed to a three-year deal with Spanish female side, Barcelona Ladies -- in absentia. The contract was concluded by Oshoala, Barcelona Ladies and Dalian Quajian, her former Chinese club, while the Nigerian star was away in Austria, preparing for the 2019 Women's World Cup.The Super Falcons forward initially joined Barca on a six-month loan from Dalian Quanjian in [...]

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    Lyon thrash Oshoala’s Barca to lift 4th back-to-back Champions League title

Lyon thrash Oshoala’s Barca to lift 4th back-to-back Champions League title

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin thrashed Asisat Oshoala's Barcelona 4-1 to clinch their fourth back-to-back Champions League trophy at the Ferencvaros Stadium, Budapest.Oshoala's dream of a victory over Lyon to make the Catalan side the first club to win the Champions League with both their male and female sides was dashed.Lyonnais have now won six Champion League title within nine years.Barca, who [...]

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    Yaya Toure announces retirement, reveals future plans

Yaya Toure announces retirement, reveals future plans

Yaya Toure, former Ivory Coast midfielder, has announced his retirement from playing football and is set to launch a coaching career, according to his agent.The 35-year-old former Manchester City, Barcelona play-maker has made the decision after having his contract at Greek club Olympiacos terminated in December, says Dimitri Seluk, the Ivorian's agent, on Friday.Seluk revealed that Toure will now concentrate on a career [...]

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    Messi sets new records, wins 10th La Liga title with Barcelona

Messi sets new records, wins 10th La Liga title with Barcelona

Lionel Messi came off the bench to hand Barcelona its fourth La Liga title in five years in a 1-0 defeat of Levante.Messi broke Andre Iniesta's record as the player with the most La Liga titles with Barcelona, setting a new record at 10 titles, one title ahead of the Spanish midfielder.Messi broke the deadlock in the 61st minute when he picked up [...]

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    Ighalo: Why I turned down move to join Barcelona

Ighalo: Why I turned down move to join Barcelona

Odion Ighalo, Nigerian professional player, has revealed that he rejected a move to join Barcelona on loan in January because he 'deserved better' than a short-term deal.The Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, while on duty for relegated Changchun Yatai in the 2018 Chinese Super League season, had attracted interest from the European giants after he finished as the 2018 CSL's second-top [...]

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    UCL: Brilliant Mane, Messi brace Liverpool, Barca into quarter finals

UCL: Brilliant Mane, Messi brace Liverpool, Barca into quarter finals

Sadio Mane scored twice to lead Liverpool into the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich.In the game played at Bayern's Alianz arena stadium, Jurgen Klopp's men reigned supreme, and their prolific Senegalese was the star of the show.The 26-year-old has been attracting interest from Real Madrid in recent days and showed has shown why in the 17th minute.Latching [...]

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    Wasteful Liverpool held by Bayern Munich, as Lyon, Barcelona go goalless

Wasteful Liverpool held by Bayern Munich, as Lyon, Barcelona go goalless

Liverpool played out a 0-0 draw at home against Bayern Munich in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie -- no thanks to a wasteful attack.The Merseyside club's major worry before this encounter was the absence of centre back pairings, Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren, due to injuries, but Jurgen Klopp would need to work out [...]

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    Asisat Oshoala joins Barcelona on loan

Asisat Oshoala joins Barcelona on loan

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker, has joined the female team of FC Barcelona.The Dalian Quanjian player will be at the Spanish club until the end of the 2018/19 season.Barcelona issued a statement with details of her loan signing on Thursday."The Nigerian footballer, 24 years old, arrived in Barcelona this morning," the statement read"Subsequently, she carried out the relevant medical tests [...]

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    UCL: Liverpool, Tottenham reach knockout phase at expense of Italian teams

UCL: Liverpool, Tottenham reach knockout phase at expense of Italian teams

It was joy for England and despair for Italy as Premiership clubs, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, did the needful to advance into the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League at the expense of Serie A's Napoli and Inter Milan.Liverpool, needing to win by a lone goal and keep a clean sheet to qualify, defeated Napoli 1-0 thanks to Mohamed [...]

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    Euro Roundup: City outclass United in Manchester derby as Betis stun Barca

Euro Roundup: City outclass United in Manchester derby as Betis stun Barca

Manchester City displayed their supremacy over Manchester United in the city's derby with a 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.Pep Guardiola's team flexed their squad supremacy from the first minute, and went ahead through David Silva, the Spaniard slotting in from close range after Sterling's cut back was deflected into his path.United did not have a shot on target in [...]

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    UCL: Liverpool suffer shock defeat, Barcelona through to round of 16

UCL: Liverpool suffer shock defeat, Barcelona through to round of 16

Barcelona are the first team to book a spot in the knockout round of this season's UEFA Champions League following a 1-1 draw against Inter Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday.The Catalans are still missing inspirational captain, Lionel Messi, and were short of attacking ideas although they dominated the game.Ernesto Valverde's team had to wait until the 83rd minute [...]

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    No Messi but Barca annihilate Real Madrid through Suarez hat-trick

No Messi but Barca annihilate Real Madrid through Suarez hat-trick

A Barcelona team bereft of Lionel Messi annihilated La Liga arch-rival Real Madrid 5-1 in the first El Clasico of the season.Barcelona had a brighter start in the first El Clasico without either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo for over a decade - and they duly took the lead through the ex-Liverpool man.A sweeping move down the left saw Jordi [...]

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    UCL: Salah hits brace in dominant Liverpool win as Barca soar without Messi

UCL: Salah hits brace in dominant Liverpool win as Barca soar without Messi

Liverpool returned to the top of their Uefa Champions League group with a 4-0 thrashing of Red Star Belgrade at Anfield, with the goals scored by their fearsome attacking trident of Roberto Firmino, Saido Mane and Mohammed Salah.The Reds dominated from start and went ahead on 20 minutes through Firmino. The Brazilian striker controlled Andrew Robertson's cross before dispatching for [...]

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