Saturday, July 13, 2019

Tag "Juventus"

    Juventus played well, says Allegri

Juventus played well, says Allegri

Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri, is satisfied with his players despite the 3-1 loss to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final.In a match watched by more than 70,000 fans in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, Juventus striker Alvaro Morata cancelled out Ivan Rakitic’s early opener. But Lionel Messi set up the vital second for Luis Suarez, and Neymar secured Barcelona’s fifth European [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UCL FINAL: If wishes were trophies, Juve would win

UCL FINAL: If wishes were trophies, Juve would win

There would be a gulf in soccer history without the two clubs competing in the final of the UEFA Champions League, Juventus and Barcelona. And these two are about to put themselves on the better side of history, as they stand about 120 minutes away from a 2015 treble.If Juventus win, it would be their first ever treble, but the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Juventus upset Real in Champions League semifinal

Juventus upset Real in Champions League semifinal

Juventus take a 2-1 lead to the Bernabeu thanks to victory in Champions League first leg in Turin against holders Real Madrid.Alvaro Morata opened the scoring eight minutes into the match as the Old Lady’s zeal paid dividend. The former Real Madrid striker latched on to the ball at the back post after Iker Casillas was unable to hold [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UCL: Guardiola returns to Camp Nou

UCL: Guardiola returns to Camp Nou

Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola, will return to former club Barcelona after the two European giants were drawn together in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.Guardiola won 13 trophies as a manager – including the Champions League in 2009 and 2011 – during four years at Barcelona. But this will be the first time he will be facing the team he [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Hernandez sends Real to semis

Hernandez sends Real to semis

Javier Hernandez scored a late winner as Real Madrid edged past 10-man Atletico Madrid 1-0 to secure their place in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.The on-loan striker from Manchester United tapped in from close range as the hosts constantly pressed for the all-important winner, after Diego Simeone’s men had Arda Turan sent off for a second yellow card with 13 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Re-elected Platini fears rise of hooliganism

Re-elected Platini fears rise of hooliganism

Michel Platini fears a return to hooliganism's “dark days” as he was re-elected unopposed for a third term as president of UEFA.Platini was a player with Italian side Juventus when crowd trouble prior to the 1985 European Cup final against Liverpool at Heysel Stadium led to the deaths of 39 people.A much recent incident occurred in Match 11 during [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    It’s Madrid derby in Champions League last eight

It’s Madrid derby in Champions League last eight

Champions League holders Real Madrid will face local rivals Atletico Madrid – the team they beat in last season's final – in the quarter-finals of this season's competition.Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain – conquerors of Manchester City and Chelsea in the last 16 – will battle for a place in the semi-final.Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich travel to Porto in the first [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Italians need the Juventus model and other UCL talking points

Italians need the Juventus model and other UCL talking points

Another mid-week, another round of UEFA Champions League (UCL) fixtures to keep us busy.Football fans can barely get their minds off Europe’s elite competition these days, thanks to the extension of fixtures over four weeks instead of a fortnight break. Atletico got beaten in Germany by Bayer Leverkusen, a sumptuous goal by Hakan Calhanoglu settling the affair. Barcelona flexed their [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Cannavaro handed 10-month jail sentence

Cannavaro handed 10-month jail sentence

Former Italy captain, Fabio Cannavaro, has been handed 10-month jail sentence for breaching orders to keep out of his property after it was seized by authorities.The 2006 World Cup winner’s property had been seized by Italian police as part of a planning abuse investigation in 2014, but the 2006 Ballon d’Or winner breached orders to not enter the villa.Cannavaro was [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UCL PREVIEW: City ‘not scared’ of Barca

UCL PREVIEW: City ‘not scared’ of Barca

A year is a long time in football.At this same stage last year, Manchester City lost 4-1 on aggregate against Barcelona – the four-time European champions.This time, though, City do not have an inferiority complex against the Catalan giant as they prepare to host them in their UEFA Champions League (UCL) last 16 first leg tie at the Etihad Stadium [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UCL REVIEW: Liverpool out… Juve, Monaco progress to knock-out stage

UCL REVIEW: Liverpool out… Juve, Monaco progress to knock-out stage

Liverpool are out of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) after playing a 1-1 draw with Basel on a night they needed a win.Basel took an early lead through Fabien Frei before Reds substitute Lazar Markovic was sent off midway through the second half.Steven Gerard's free-kick gave the home side hope with 10 minutes remaining but the Swiss held on [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UCL PREVIEW: It is all or nothing for Liverpool at Anfield

UCL PREVIEW: It is all or nothing for Liverpool at Anfield

Qualification for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) is up for grabs when Liverpool and Basel meet at Anfield in final group match.Basel are second in Group B with a two-point advantage over the Reds, and need only draw to secure their first knockout-stage appearance since 2011/12.Liverpool require three points to reach the round of 16 for [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UCL PREVIEW: Liverpool set for ‘Real thrashing’ in Madrid?

UCL PREVIEW: Liverpool set for ‘Real thrashing’ in Madrid?

Real Madrid host Liverpool looking for the victory that will guarantee their progress to the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League (UCL).Buoyed by their 3-0 win at Anfield – Liverpool’s heaviest home defeat in Europe – the 10-time champions are expected to continue their fine run of 11 victories in their last 11 games in all competitions.Third-placed Liverpool are [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UCL PREVIEW: ‘Hurricane on the field’ of Anfield

UCL PREVIEW: ‘Hurricane on the field’ of Anfield

Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, has predicted a “hurricane on the field” when his side clash with Real Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday night UEFA Champions League (UCL) tie.Two of the great names of European Cup football meet on match-day three when the Reds host the defending champions in Group B.And Rodgers expects an explosive game.“The hurricane will be on [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UCL PREVIEW: David v Goliath as Ludogorets host Madrid

UCL PREVIEW: David v Goliath as Ludogorets host Madrid

Ludogorets play their first home game in the UEFA Champions League on match-day two when holders Real Madrid visit Sofia.No one is giving the home side a chance in this game. For Ludogorets to even get a point, the Bulgarian champions for three consecutive seasons will have to play at the very top of their game and hope – better still, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement