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    UEFA postpones all next week’s Champions League, Europa games over coronavirus

UEFA postpones all next week’s Champions League, Europa games over coronavirus

UEFA, European football's governing body, has postponed all next week's Champions League and Europa League fixtures due to coronavirus. In a statement issued on Friday, UEFA said further decisions on the scheduling of the postponed fixtures "will be communicated in due course". The football's governing body added that it will decide how to reschedule games and the quarter final draw, which was also postponed, [...]

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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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    Man City v Arsenal clash postponed over coronavirus fears

Man City v Arsenal clash postponed over coronavirus fears

The English Premier League game between Manchester City and Arsenal -- expected to take place on Wednesday night at the Etihad -- has been postponed over coronavirus fears. The postponement comes hours after Evangelos Marinakis, Olympiacos owner, announced that he has contracted the diseases. Marinakis was seen on the pitch at the Emirates stadium when his side played Arsenal in the Europa League on February [...]

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    Marinakis, Nottingham Forest owner, contracts coronavirus

Marinakis, Nottingham Forest owner, contracts coronavirus

Evangelos Marinakis, Nottingham Forest FC majority owner, says he has tested positive to coronavirus. In a statement issued on Tuesday via his Instagram page, the Greek businessman said "the recent virus has visited me". He added that he's now following the advice of doctors regarding self-isolation after contracting the killer disease. The 52-year-old, who was present during Forest's 3-0 defeat to Millwall four days [...]

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    Ighalo becomes first Nigerian to score for Man Utd — after goal against Club Brugge

Ighalo becomes first Nigerian to score for Man Utd — after goal against Club Brugge

Odion Ighalo, a former Super Eagles player, on Thursday night, scored his first goal for Manchester United in the 5-0 drubbing of Club Brugge in the Europa League round of 32 at Old Trafford. With the goal, the 30-year-old former Watford striker is now the first Nigerian to score in United colors. The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's inspired side had a very good [...]

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    How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

Several Nigerian players were in action as the UEFA Europa League resumed Thursday. We begin with Arsenal's 4-2 win over Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium. Alex Iwobi provided an assist for the Gunners and was taken off in the 70th minute. Victor Moses' woes at Chelsea continued as he was benched for the entirety of the 1-0 win at PAOK Thessaloniki. Chuba Akpom wasn't [...]

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    UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA is set to launch a third European club competition from the 2021-22 season. Andrea Agnelli, European Club Association president, confirmed the development on Tuesday. In his opening address at the ECA biannual meeting, Agnelli said: "Pending approval of the UEFA ExCo, the 'green light' has been given to introduce a third competition, bringing the overall number of clubs to 96, as of [...]

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    Ten-man Atlético hold Arsenal at home

Ten-man Atlético hold Arsenal at home

Atlético Madrid, despite playing 80 minutes with ten men, earned a smash and grab 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium in the first leg of the Europa League semi final. Arsenal dominated from start with their strikers in busy mode. Lacazette hitting the outside of the post when he should have hit the back of the net, Monreal's header [...]

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    Arsenal, Atlético survive scare to advance; Lazio eliminated

Arsenal, Atlético survive scare to advance; Lazio eliminated

Arsenal survived an unlikely CSKA Moscow comeback to qualify for the semi finals of the Europa League. The Gunners, looking to win the competition as a back door entry into next season's UEFA Champions League came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 on the night and advance 6-3 on aggregate. On a cold Moscow night, Petr Cech race out to [...]

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    Arsenal thrash Musa and CSKA; Atlético stroll over Sporting Lisbon

Arsenal thrash Musa and CSKA; Atlético stroll over Sporting Lisbon

Arsenal trounced CSKA Moscow 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium to all but seal qualification into the semi finals of the Europa League. Arsene Wenger benched Nigeria's Alex Iwobi, and started both Jack Wilshere and Alexander Lacazette, while Ahmed Musa started on the wing for CSKA. Arsenal flew out of blocks and had a goal ruled out for offside on seven minutes but [...]

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    Iwobi vs Musa headlines Europa League quarter-finals

Iwobi vs Musa headlines Europa League quarter-finals

Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles teammates, will play against one another in the quarter-final of the Europa League. Iwobi's Arsenal was drawn against Musa's CSKA Moscow on Friday. Athletico Madrid will face Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon while Olympique Marseille will face German side RB Leipzig. The ties will be played on April 5 and April 12. The draw in full: Atlético Madrid Vs [...]

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    Europa League: Arsenal, Atlético win; Musa scores as CSKA Moscow advance

Europa League: Arsenal, Atlético win; Musa scores as CSKA Moscow advance

Nigerian international winger Ahmed Musa scored for CSKA Moscow in a surprise 3-2 away win over Olympic Lyonnais in France which secured the Russians' passage into the Quarter finals of the Europa League on a night in which Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Marseille, Lazio and Sporting Lisbon all advanced. The Militerians who lost 0-1 at home knew only a win in France [...]

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    Arsenal to square up with AC Milan in Europa League cracker

Arsenal to square up with AC Milan in Europa League cracker

Arsenal have been drawn against AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League. Arsene Wenger's men will face the seven-time European champions in the first away game in Italy. Both sides last met in an European competition in the 2011/12 Champions League, with Milan winning 4-0 at San Siro before Arsenal won 3-0 at the Emirates. The full list of the [...]

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    The moment Red Devils were crowned Europa League champions

The moment Red Devils were crowned Europa League champions

Jose Mourinho ticked the last box of what qualifies as a good season when his Manchester United side defeated Ajax to win the Europa League on Wednesday. It was the first Europa League title for the Red Devils while Mourinho became the first coach to win both of Europe’s major trophies on multiple occasions. Here is a video of how the victors lifted the [...]

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    Dele Alli sent off as Tottenham crash out of Europa League

Dele Alli sent off as Tottenham crash out of Europa League

Tottenham Hotspurs were on Thursday knocked out of the Europa League as Gent held them to a 2-2 draw at a sell-out Wembley match. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Spurs, who trailed 1-0 after the first leg of the last-32 tie, made a great start as Christian Eriksen slipped an angled shot under Gent keeper Lovre Kalinic. The visitors [...]

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    Onazi dedicates goal to Nigeria at 55

Onazi dedicates goal to Nigeria at 55

Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, scored his first goal of the season for Lazio in the 3-2 win in the Europa League against Saint-Etienne and he dedicated the goal to Nigeria. Lazio came from a goal behind to beat nine-man St. Etienne 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Stadio Olimpico in Europa League Group G. The French side went ahead after [...]

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