Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Monaco"

    Chelsea sign midfielder Bakayoko from Monaco

Chelsea sign midfielder Bakayoko from Monaco

Chelsea have signed midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko from Monaco on a five-year contract.The €45million (£39.7m) deal for the 22-year-old was sealed on Saturday."I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea," said Bakayako, the club's second-most expensive signing."Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved [...]

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    Claudio Ranieri named manager of French side Nantes

Claudio Ranieri named manager of French side Nantes

Claudio Ranieri, former Leicester City manager, has agreed to a two-year deal to manage Ligue 1 side Nantes.The Italian, who led the Foxes to the Premier League title in 2016, has been without a club since being sacked by the Foxes in February."FC Nantes is pleased to announce the arrival of Claudio Ranieri at the head of his professional group," [...]

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    Spanish delight: Real, Atletico to clash in Champions League semi-final

Spanish delight: Real, Atletico to clash in Champions League semi-final

Defending champions Real Madrid have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League 2016/17 semi-final.The draw took place on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.Monaco, after seeing off Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-final, will face Juventus who defeated Barcelona.Real will be at home in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu while the second leg will be played at Atletico's Vicente Calderon.Both [...]

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    Borussia Dortmund team bus hit by explosions, player injured

Borussia Dortmund team bus hit by explosions, player injured

Borussia Dortmund's Champions League tie against Monaco was postponed after multiple explosions went off near the Dortmund team bus.Dortmund's defender, Marc Bartra, was taken to the hospital after being injured in the incident.The bus was damaged in two places with German police confirming there were three explosions near the vehicle at around 7pm.The incident reportedly took place while the vehicle [...]

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    Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Leicester City, club of Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa, will face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the 2016/17 Champions League.Craig Shakespeare's men are the last remaining English Premier League side in the competition.The Foxes had played Atletico twice before in Europe.Atlético won both ties, in the 1962 Cup Winners’ Cup and 1998 UEFA Cup.The first-leg ties of the quarter-finals will [...]

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    Man City crash out of Champions League on Guardiola’s 100th UEFA game

Man City crash out of Champions League on Guardiola’s 100th UEFA game

Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho could do little as Manchester City lost 3-1 to Monaco to crash out of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.The second leg match was an intense affair but the French side emerged victorious at the Stade Louis II.Iheanacho who came on in the 84th minute to replace Gael Clichy was unable to help City go through [...]

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    Liverpool finally sign Awoniyi

Liverpool finally sign Awoniyi

Liverpool have signed Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi, with the player immediately joining FSV Frankfurt, the Bundesliga 2 side, on loan.The 18-year-old becomes the 16th player to leave the club on loan this summer, following similar temporary moves for Samed Yesil (FC Luzern), Sergi Canos (Brentford), Joe Maquire (Leyton Orient) and Ryan McLaughlin (Aberdeen) in the past few days.Liverpool reportedly beat [...]

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    Enyeama helps Lille to vital away point

Enyeama helps Lille to vital away point

Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, helped Lille wrestle a crucial away point against Monaco at the Stade Louis II on Friday.The goalless draw was nonetheless enough to put Monaco provisionally top of the table.The home team came into the game in high spirits, having eased past Switzerland's BSC Young Boys 7-1 on aggregate in the UAFE Champions League third [...]

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    Chelsea sign Falcao on loan

Chelsea sign Falcao on loan

Chelsea have announced a season-long loan deal for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.The Colombian forward spent last season on loan at Manchester United but Louis van Gaal turned down the chance to sign the 28-year-old on a permanent deal after he scored just four goals in 29 appearances.The former Atletico Madrid striker will link-up with former team-mates Thibaut Courtois, Filipe Luis [...]

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    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 [...]

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    Falcao equals goal-record

Falcao equals goal-record

On-loan Manchester United striker, Radamel Falcao, has equalled Colombia’s international scoring record with a 74th-minute penalty in his country’s 3-1 win over Kuwait in a friendly on Monday.Falcao, who has now scored 24 goals in 56 games for his country, drew level with Arnoldo Iguaran.It was his third goal in two friendlies in the Middle East, having bagged a brace [...]

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    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 [...]

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    Echiejile glad to knock out the Gunners

Echiejile glad to knock out the Gunners

Monaco left back, Elderson Echiejile, has expressed delight in his team’s qualification for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League at the expense of Arsenal.The Gunners saw their Champions League dreams crash as they exited the competition on away goals on Tuesday despite winning the return 2-0 at Louis II Stadium.Olivier Giroud's first-half effort and Aaron Ramsey's goal after 79 [...]

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    We can finish off the Gunners in Monaco, says Echiejile

We can finish off the Gunners in Monaco, says Echiejile

Monaco defender, Elderson Echiejile, has disclosed that his side can continue from where they stopped in London and finish off Arsenal in the second leg of their Round of 16 UEFA Champions League match in Monaco.In the match, a 25-yard deflected effort from Geoffrey Kondogbia put the French side ahead on 38 minutes, before striker Dimitar Berbatov scored a second [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: ‘Easy’ is a word you have to ban in the Champions League, says Wenger

UCL PREVIEW: ‘Easy’ is a word you have to ban in the Champions League, says Wenger

Arsenal host Monaco at the Emirates in the 1st leg of their UEFA Champions League (UCL) last 16 match.After exits from the competition at this stage in their previous four seasons against the likes of Barcelona, AC Milan and Bayern Munich, the Gunners are favourites this time to book a quarter final ticket ahead of their French opponent.But Arsene Wenger, [...]

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    UCL: Chelsea draw PSG, City meet Barca yet again

UCL: Chelsea draw PSG, City meet Barca yet again

Chelsea face French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) after the draw was made in Nyon.   Manchester City will once again face Barcelona while Arsenal will play Monaco.In the other ties, Bayer Leverkusen take on Atletico Madrid, Juventus play Borussia Dortmund, Schalke meet defending champions Real Madrid, Bayern Munich play Shakhtar Donetsk and [...]

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