Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Messi"

    Buhari, Phyno, Messi… most googled people in Nigeria since 2008

Buhari, Phyno, Messi… most googled people in Nigeria since 2008

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    Bale rescued draw for Real Madrid against unbeaten Barcelona

Bale rescued draw for Real Madrid against unbeaten Barcelona

Gareth Bale equalised for Real Madrid as the Spanish capital club played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou stadium, with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi also on the scoresheet in El Clasico.In an entertaining see-saw match, Barcelona had a Luis Suarez goal disallowed for a wrong offside call, while the referee also denied Madrid a penalty [...]

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    UCL: Messi brace annihilates Chelsea, Bayern advance

UCL: Messi brace annihilates Chelsea, Bayern advance

Barcelona defeated an enterprising but error-strewn Chelsea 3-0 at the Camp Nou to advance into the Quarter final of the UEFA Champions League thanks to a brace and an assist from Lionel Messi.Both sides made one change apiece to their starting XI from the first leg, Oliver Giroud replacing Pedro for Chelsea. Barcelona replaced Paulinho with fit-again summer signing Ousmane [...]

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    WATCH: Messi finally scores against Chelsea

WATCH: Messi finally scores against Chelsea

After 730 minutes and nine games, Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi, has finally scored his first goal against Chelsea.The Catalonian achieved this during the first leg of UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie at Stamford Bridge.According to UEFA, Messi has now scored against 31 of the 37 clubs he has faced in European competition.https://twitter.com/SuperSportTV/status/966187149312843776 [...]

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    Neymar: I followed my heart to PSG — not the money

Neymar: I followed my heart to PSG — not the money

Neymar Jr., the most expensive football player in human history, says he followed his heart not the money, in making his multi-million dollar move to Paris St-Germain.Speaking at a news conference in Paris, Neymar said "my heart made this decision and I followed my heart".Neymar who will be paid about 45 million euros ($53 million) a year, said "money was [...]

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    Wearing a Barcelona shirt with Qatar Airways logo can get you jailed in the UAE

Wearing a Barcelona shirt with Qatar Airways logo can get you jailed in the UAE

Barcelona fans donning jerseys embossed with Qatar Airways logo in Saudi Arabia could be punished with up to 15 years in prison and fined €135,000.The new law follows the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar, who the Saudi Kingdom this week accused of supporting ISIS.Barcelona's deal with the Qatar Sports Investment in 2011 was historic for the club as it [...]

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    Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo make Ballon d’Or shortlist

Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo make Ballon d’Or shortlist

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar will contest the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or competition after the shortlist was whittled down from 23 names to just three.Having led Barcelona to a famous treble last season, Messi is the favourite to win the award while Ronaldo is looking to defend his crown and draw level with the Argentine for overall wins.Should he [...]

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    MLS-bound Gerrard proves God’s sense of humour

MLS-bound Gerrard proves God’s sense of humour

For a Manchester United fan, the memory of the retiring-from-the-Barclays Premier League-Steven Gerrard can be summarised in a popular idiom: what goes around comes around.Or better still: God has a wicked sense of humour!A great midfielder no doubt but when I think of Steven G (shhh…this is between us: I’m a Man U fan), I don’t remember the caps he [...]

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    Nigeria vs. Iran: Drab draw, stinging reactions

Nigeria vs. Iran: Drab draw, stinging reactions

A pillow and mat would have come in handy as it was snooze time at the Arena de Baixada during Monday night's listless draw between Nigeria and Iran.It was the first drawn match of the 2014 World Cup; it was also the first drab match.The Super Eagles were expected to cruise past Carlos Quieroz’s side, and win their first World [...]

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    Super Eagles must defeat Iran, and this is why

Super Eagles must defeat Iran, and this is why

The journey to a fruitful outing at a major tournament, like the World Cup, starts with a victory in your first game.At the 2010 edition, Spain turned this statement on its head after losing to Switzerland in their opening match and still emerged champions at the end. A team that could afford playing without an out-and-out striker and still score [...]

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    THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

Thirty-two teams, 64 games, 31 days, but one prize — the World Cup! Now, it is here.The tournament gets under way in Sao Paulo today with hosts Brazil facing Croatia, while Nigeria get their campaign up and running against Iran on Monday. TheCable’s team of analysts, dubbed The Three Wise Men — comprising a journalist, Bless Ekene (Editor, i-Soccer magazine), a soccer aficionado, Sunday [...]

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    Omeruo hoping to grab Chelsea shirt next year

Omeruo hoping to grab Chelsea shirt next year

Super Eagles of Nigeria defender, Kenneth Omeruo, is setting his sight on a regular first-team spot with Chelsea next season, once the World Cup is over.The 20-year-old Nigeria international recently signed a new deal to remain at Stamford Bridge after impressing during a loan spell at Middlesbrough.Omeruo has gained significant experience at international level, winning 16 caps with the Super [...]

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    Wenger: Eagles’ ‘team spirit’ will take them to second round

Wenger: Eagles’ ‘team spirit’ will take them to second round

Arsene Wenger has tipped Nigeria to reach the second round of the World Cup, alongside Argentina in Group F.The Arsenal manager, one of the most respected voices in world football, expects the Super Eagles to join La Albiceleste into the knockout stage because of the team's spirit.Wenger expects Argentina to win the group, which also has Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina.“I think that [...]

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    Keshi: Present Eagles have character and attitude of ’94 set

Keshi: Present Eagles have character and attitude of ’94 set

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will head into this World Cup as champions of Africa, just as they did 20 years ago. And coach Stephen Keshi sees other similarities between the set he captained in 1994 and present squad he’s taking to Brazil.Speaking in Lagos on Monday, shortly after he was presented with the Best Coach of 2013 in the [...]

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    Countdown 29: Can Kompany’s Belgium emulate ’86 golden generation?

Countdown 29: Can Kompany’s Belgium emulate ’86 golden generation?

The biggest stage is where he loves to be; and with the World Cup up in a month’s time and fresh from lifting the English Premiership title with Manchester City, Vincent Kompany is ready for the challenge to lead arguably the tournament’s most star-studded side.At 28 years, the Manchester City captain is at his peak; and as often seen at [...]

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