Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Lionel Messi"

    UCL: Messi opens with hat trick, late Firmino winner for Liverpool

UCL: Messi opens with hat trick, late Firmino winner for Liverpool

Barcelona started their UCL season with a 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou stadium, thanks to a Lionel Messi hat trick and a brilliant individual strike by Ousmanne Dembele.The first goal was a brilliant free kick just outside the penalty area while the 30-year old's second and third were first-time shots from the six-yard box off two [...]

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    Mourinho handed one-year prison sentence for £2.9m tax fraud

Mourinho handed one-year prison sentence for £2.9m tax fraud

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has accepted a one-year suspended prison sentence to settle a £2.9million tax evasion fraud case in Spain.According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Mourinho was handed a six-month sentence for each of the two financial crimes he was accused of.Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first time offender can be [...]

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    No mercy for Messi as UEFA announces player of the year nominees

No mercy for Messi as UEFA announces player of the year nominees

Lionel Messi, a favourite among Barcelona fans, will not be a contender for the 2018 edition of UEFA men's player award.The Barcelona forward, who is a three-time winner of the award, was however shortlisted for the forward of the season award.Cristiano Ronaldo, newly-signed Juventus player, Mo Salah, Liverpool forward, and Luka Modric, Real Madrid midfielder, are the three finalists.The trio [...]

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    The Best FIFA Men’s Award: Ronaldo hat-trick or new winner?

The Best FIFA Men’s Award: Ronaldo hat-trick or new winner?

World football governing body, FIFA, rolled out the names of nominees for its best men's player of the year award yesterday, a list compiled by its panel of legends which included Nigeria's Emmanuel Amunike.Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi again feature, but it was bad news for Brazil with the absence of Neymar Jr. from the list. Mohamed Salah secured a spot [...]

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    Salah, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi shortlisted for FIFA best player award

Salah, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi shortlisted for FIFA best player award

The nominees for the Best FIFA men's player of the year award were unveiled on Tuesday.Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were again nominated for the award.The shortlist also includes Tottenham's Harry Kane, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea's Eden Hazard.Brazil's Neymar, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane make up the remainder of the [...]

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    World Cup: Marcos Rojo talks Nigeria-Argentina clash

World Cup: Marcos Rojo talks Nigeria-Argentina clash

Argentine footballer Marcos Rojo says none of the games in the group stage of the World Cup will be easy.The Manchester United star will most likely be fielded when his country takes on Nigeria, Croatia and Iceland in group D.Nigeria have faced Argentina in four World Cups but the South American country prevailed in all those encounters.The Super Eagles have [...]

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    Messi announces birth of third son ‘Ciro’

Messi announces birth of third son ‘Ciro’

Lionel Messi has announced the arrival of his third son, Ciro. The striker's wife gave birth on Saturday.Citing "personal reasons," the Barcelona ace had pulled out of the squad for the game against Malaga on Saturday.He was replaced by defender Yerry Mina in the travelling party.The 30-year-old later took to Instagram to announce that Ciro had been born, with the [...]

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    Musa credits Rohr for his success, says ‘you inspired me to excel in football’

Musa credits Rohr for his success, says ‘you inspired me to excel in football’

Ahmed Musa, CSKA Moscow striker, has praised his national team coach Gernot Rohr for having a huge influence on his career and for constantly motivating him.In an Instagram post, the Leicester City loanee described the Super Eagles gaffer as a "great teacher".Musa thanked the Franco-German tactician for being an inspiration to him, and also for visiting him in Russia, where he moved [...]

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    INTERVIEW: It’s not advisable to set a target for Super Eagles in Russia, says Mutiu Adepoju

INTERVIEW: It’s not advisable to set a target for Super Eagles in Russia, says Mutiu Adepoju

Mutiu Adepoju, former Super Eagles midfielder, is excited that top Nigerian players are active in their European club sides, with just a few months to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.In an interview with TheCable, Adepoju advised the Nigerian squad to play against Argentina as a team and not make the mistake of concentrating on Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero during [...]

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    ‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

Toni Alvarez, a La Liga coach instructor, says it will be "difficult" for Pep Guardiola to repeat his Barcelona days achievements in Manchester City.Alvarez, a Uefa pro-license coach, believes it will be a tall order for any manager to put together a team like the Barcelona side that Guardiola tutored to multiple success."I don't think he can reach that level of [...]

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    Tijjani Babangida: Can Nigeria defeat Argentina when Messi is involved?

Tijjani Babangida: Can Nigeria defeat Argentina when Messi is involved?

Former Super Eagles striker Tijjani Babangida says Argentina may have an upper hand over Nigeria at the World Cup if star player, Lionel Messi, is fielded.According to Tijjani, the onus is on Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to fashion out a way to defeat Argentina at the World Cup, and not just during friendly matches.Argentina and Nigeria have met in [...]

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    Ronaldo: I am the best footballer in history

Ronaldo: I am the best footballer in history

Cristiano Ronaldo has declared that he is not just the best footballer in the world presently, but the best in football history.The 32-year-old attacker beat Lionel Messi on Thursday to win his fifth Ballon d'Or award to equal the Barcelona's ace haul.In an interview with France Football Magazine, Ronaldo said: "I don’t see anyone better than me.“No player does things [...]

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    Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or, equals Messi’s record

Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or, equals Messi’s record

Cristiano Ronaldo has won his fifth Ballon d’Or award on Thursday, drawing level with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.Ronaldo beat Messi and Neymar to second and third respectively. The striker received the award at a ceremony which took place at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.The Portuguese, who won the FIFA best footballer award in November, is the 62nd Ballon D'Or winner.Ronaldo [...]

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    Moses: My Chelsea teammates say we won’t go beyond World Cup group stage

Moses: My Chelsea teammates say we won’t go beyond World Cup group stage

Super Eagles wingback Victor Moses says his Chelsea teammates have written off Nigeria's chances of making it to the second round of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.Moses is, however, optimistic that Nigeria will go far in the competitionMoses, who said Argentina will be "scared" of the Eagles, told the UK Mirror that: "We don’t want to play against Messi, [...]

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    Messi extends Barcelona contract until 2021

Messi extends Barcelona contract until 2021

Lionel Messi has extended his contract with Barcelona until 2021.The Spanish club announced this on Saturday, making official an agreement reached in July.The contract of the soccer star with the Camp Nou side is supposed to expire in 2018."FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi signed on Saturday morning a new contract that will keep the Argentinian superstar at the club through [...]

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    Ighalo ‘very disappointed’ to miss Argentina game

Ighalo ‘very disappointed’ to miss Argentina game

Odion Ighalo says he is very disappointed that he will be unable to play in the Super Eagles' international friendly against Argentina.Ighalo, who is out injured for two weeks, told TheCable that it is more saddening because he will miss the opportunity to play against Lionel Messi."I feel very disappointed that I won't be able to play against Lionel Messi [...]

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