Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Champions League"

    Draxler’s strike sinks Musa and CSKA

Draxler’s strike sinks Musa and CSKA

Julian Draxler's first goal for Wolfsburg was enough for the Bundesliga runner-up to begin their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over Ahmed Musa’s CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.Draxler, brought in from league rival Schalke to replace the departed Kevin de Bruyne, broke the deadlock in the Group B game five minutes before the break.The midfielder was alert to a [...]

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    Mourinho to journalists: Click Google instead of asking stupid questions

Mourinho to journalists: Click Google instead of asking stupid questions

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has told journalists to use the search engine Google instead to asking stupid questions.The Blues will open their Champions League campaign against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Wednesday as Mourinho seeks to revive his side after their worst start to a season in 29 years.At the pre-match conference, the Portuguese bat away at suggestions that on past [...]

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    La Liga strike called off

La Liga strike called off

The final two match-days in La Liga will go on after the week-long Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) suspension and players' union (AFE) strike were lifted by Spain's high court.The RFEF had suspended the end of the season while the AFE decided to go on a strike action over a TV rights dispute.The AFE had moved to strike from May [...]

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    Morata’s goal eliminates ex-club Madrid from Champions League

Morata’s goal eliminates ex-club Madrid from Champions League

Alvaro Morata came back to haunt his former club after scoring the decisive goal to send Juventus into their first Champions League final since 2003 at the expense of Real Madrid.Morata, who left Real for Juve last summer, scored an 57th-minute strike to seal a 3-2 aggregate win for Juve.The Italian champions went into the match with a 2-1 [...]

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    The big kick-off: Barclays Premier League returns!

The big kick-off: Barclays Premier League returns!

After this summer’s World Cup, fans are in for a longer treat as the new season in England begins. And guess who’s back, too? Sunday Einstein Omeike, our analyst of the World Cup fame.In this interview with TheCable, the soccer aficionado bares his mind on his expectations for the new season.Teaser: Manchester United fans will, at the end of the [...]

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    Franck ‘Bilal Yusuf Mohammed’ Ribery ends international career

Franck ‘Bilal Yusuf Mohammed’ Ribery ends international career

France winger Franck Ribery has announced his retirement from international football.Ribery, who adopted the name 'Bilal Yusuf Mohammed' after his conversion to Islam in 2006, revealed his decision in an interview with German magazine Kicker on Wednesday, bringing to end his eight-year international career.The 31-year-old missed out on this summer's World Cup in Brazil with a back injury and in [...]

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    Gerrard quits international football

Gerrard quits international football

Steven Gerrard has hung up his England boots after 14 years and 114 appearances for the national team.The 34-year-old captained Roy Hodgson's side at the World Cup in Brazil, where England crashed out in the group stages with just one point.Gerrard will now focus on extending his club career with Liverpool."I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country and [...]

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    Suarez makes ‘lifelong dream’ move to Barca

Suarez makes ‘lifelong dream’ move to Barca

Liverpool have confirmed that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with Barcelona.The Reds have agreed a fee with the Catalan giants and the Uruguay international will sign for them after undergoing a medical.Barcelona have confirmed the move and said that Suarez will sign a five-year contract with them and be presented next week. [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 4: Can Eto’o discard ego for national pride?

COUNTDOWN 4: Can Eto’o discard ego for national pride?

If you are looking for one country on its way to Brazil that has packed its bus filled with waning stars and not-so-superstar players who will find a way to disrupt team harmony, you are talking about Cameroon.The former darling of the West African region is filled with trouble-shooters and grudging players, surprisingly led by striker Samuel Eto’o Fils, one [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 9: Japan’s hopes rest on Honda and Kagawa

COUNTDOWN 9: Japan’s hopes rest on Honda and Kagawa

Coming to Brazil this summer, Japan can count on their two biggest stars, Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa to inspire their country to a respectable achievement in a World Cup where the European and American super powers flex their superior muscles.While Honda is the team’s obvious leader, Kagawa is the poster boy, courtesy of his transfer to European giants, [...]

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    United owner, Glazer, dies

United owner, Glazer, dies

Manchester United owner, Malcolm Glazer, has died.His death was announced on Wednesday night by his National Football League franchise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Glazer controversially became owner of United in May 2005 and his tenure was an uneasy one, with many fans unhappy at the level of debt his takeover had put on the club, who have largely continued to prosper [...]

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    ‘Super Eagles are still learning,’ say Ogunjobi, Ekpo

‘Super Eagles are still learning,’ say Ogunjobi, Ekpo

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Friday Ekpo, and erstwhile Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Taiwo Ogunjobi, has dismissed the target set for the Super Eagles at the Brazil 2014 World Cup, saying it puts unnecessary pressure on the team.The Super Eagles are going to Brazil as champions of Africa and the expectations of most fans was recently echoed by [...]

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    Real Madrid win La Decima

Real Madrid win La Decima

Real Madrid Football Club have won their 10th UEFA Champions League trophy after a pulsating final at the at the Estadio da Luz, home of Portuguese club, Sporting Lisbon Football Club.Madrid were some two minutes away from losing the trophy to a solitary Diego Godin goal off a mistake by Iker Casillas, but Sergio Ramos rose high in stoppage time to head home [...]

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    Bayern top Dortmund to win double

Bayern top Dortmund to win double

Extra-time goals from Arjen Robben and Thomas Mueller handed Bayern Munich a 2-0 German Cup final victory over rivals Borussia Dortmund to secure a tenth domestic double.Dutchman Robben, who scored the winner against Dortmund in the Champions League final last season, tapped in at the far post in the 107th minute after the country's top two teams slugged it out [...]

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    Atletico Madrid win La Liga in thrilling finale

Atletico Madrid win La Liga in thrilling finale

Atletico Madrid have been crowned La Liga champions, as Diego Godin’s header ensured a 1-1 draw away to Barcelona.Not since 1951 had the League title been decided on the final day of the season by two clubs facing each other. But that was exactly what would happen at Camp Nou, with Atleti knowing that a point would see them become [...]

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    Mikel: Argentina won’t be lucky this time around

Mikel: Argentina won’t be lucky this time around

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi believes Nigeria’s Group F World Cup foe, Argentina will bite the dust when both countries meet in the last group match coming up in June 25 at the Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre.Super Eagles face Argentina, Bosnia and Iran in the first round and Mikel said he’s expecting Nigeria to reach the knock-out stage, as they [...]

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