UEFA Champions League: Again, Ronaldo rescues Manchester United, Chelsea, Samuel Chukwueze’s Villarreal, Bayern win

October 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

A late Cristiano Ronaldo winner capped another Manchester United comeback in the Champions League on Wednesday, this time against Atalanta, as holders Chelsea and Bayern Munich cruised to big victories and Barcelona gave their campaign a shot in the arm. The knives were out for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as his side found themselves 2-0 down at halftime at Read More

Europa: Fans in Police net over Leicester City, Napoli violence

September 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Several arrests were made after clashes between Leicester City and Napoli fans ahead of their Europa League tie. Police said eight Napoli fans and a 27-year-old man from Leicester were detained following a street fight about a mile from the King Power Stadium. A 39-year-old man from Italy was also detained on suspicion of racially abusing a taxi driver. Leicestershire Read More

Breaking: Mikel Obi leaves Stoke City, joins club in Kuwait

July 1, 2021 Editor 0

Kuwaiti Premier League club Al Kuwait SC have announced the signing of John Obi Mikel from Championship side Stoke City. The Brigadiers disclosed hat the former Chelsea and Trabzonspor star has penned a one-year contract that will keep him at the club for the 2021-22 season. Mikel’s signing comes as reinforcement for Al Kuwait who finished third in the Premier League Read More

Breaking: UEFA set to scrap away goals rule from all competitions

June 24, 2021 BBC 0

The away goals rule in European club football is to be abolished from the start of next season, governing body Uefa has confirmed. The rule, used since 1965, decided drawn two-legged games by favouring the team that scored the most away goals. All ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg will instead go to extra time Read More

Ronaldo’s Juventus confront Inter Milan for Champions League spot

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo warned his side were “alive and kicking” as they take on Inter Milan for Champions League survival on Saturday. Antonio Conte’s Inter have already wrapped up the Serie A title but the battle behind for a top four finish that would secure elite European football next season is tight. Just three points separate second-placed Atalanta and Read More

Breaking: Chukwueze, Emery on song as Arsenal crash out of Europa, Manchester United through to final despite loss

May 7, 2021 Supersport 0

Villarreal will face Manchester United in the Europa League final after the Spanish side held out for a 0-0 draw at Arsenal on Thursday to prevent a clean sweep of European finalists for Premier League sides. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang twice hit the post for Arsenal, but a 2-1 aggregate defeat means the Gunners will miss out on Champions League football for Read More

Breaking: Tottenham sack Mourinho

April 19, 2021 BBC 0

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham after just 17 months in charge. The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager in November 2019 and guided the club to sixth in the Premier League last season. They are currently seventh, having picked up two points from their past three league games, and were knocked out of the Europa League in Read More

Arsenal thrash Slavia Prague 4-0 to clinch Europa League semis spot

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

 Arsenal cruised past Slavia Prague 4-0 to book a Europa League semi-final spot on Thursday, with three quick-fire goals in seven first-half minutes to advance 5-1 on aggregate. Alexandre Lacazette struck twice, including a penalty, while Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka also found the net in the quarter-final second leg to set up a last-four clash with Villarreal. Arsenal, who Read More

Breaking: Inform Iheanacho nets brace as Leicester City lash Manchester United, set up Saints’ FA Cup semis clash

March 21, 2021 BBC 0

Leicester City reached their first FA Cup semi-final for 39 years with a fully deserved win over Manchester United at the King Power Stadium. Brendan Rodgers’ side will face Southampton at Wembley with Chelsea and Manchester City meeting in the other semi-final. Leicester, who lost to eventual winners Tottenham in the 1982 semi-final, were the more vibrant and positive team Read More

Manchester United to play Granada, Arsenal face Slavia Prague in Europa

March 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Manchester United have been drawn against Granada in the Europa League quarter-finals, while Arsenal will face Slavia Prague. Ajax have been drawn against Roma, while Dinamo Zagreb play Villarreal. In the semi-finals, the winner of the Granada v Manchester United tie will play Ajax or Roma and Dinamo Zagreb or Villarreal will play Arsenal or Slavia Prague. The two-legged quarter-final Read More

Breaking: Mourinho to be fired from Tottenham if… Report

March 19, 2021 Dailymail 0

Jose Mourinho is under huge pressure to deliver top-level European football, with failure set to cost the Tottenham boss his job. A season in the European wilderness will place significant strain on the club’s finances that has already endured major blows by their failure to qualify for this term’s Champions League and the Covid pandemic. And while Mourinho’s position is under greater internal scrutiny following Read More

Breaking: Rangers, Super Eagles duo Aribo, Balogun’s club win 55th Scottish premiership title

March 7, 2021 Skysports 0

Rangers have won their 55th Scottish top-flight title after Celtic’s 0-0 draw against Dundee United at Tannadice on Sunday officially ended their bid for 10-in-a-row. Super Eagles duo Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun are plying their trade with Rangers. Celtic needed to take maximum points from their trip to Dundee United after Rangers’ 3-0 win over St Mirren on Saturday took them Read More

Premier League: Manchester United, City in titanic clash

March 6, 2021 Supersport 0

Manchester City have history in their sights as the runaway leaders bid to take a huge step towards the Premier League title in Sunday’s showdown with fading challengers Manchester United.  City are 14 points clear of United with 11 games left and victory in the derby would effectively end their second placed rivals’ faint hopes of catching them. Pep Guardiola’s Read More

Breaking: Chelsea beat Liverpool at Anfield, land in Premier League top 4

March 4, 2021 BBC 0

Liverpool suffered a fifth successive competitive home defeat for the first time in their history as Chelsea made it 10 games unbeaten under new manager Thomas Tuchel with victory at Anfield. Mason Mount’s superb individual strike three minutes before half-time gave the visitors a deserved win and moved them into the top four, while Liverpool are now in seventh place Read More

Premier League: Solskjaer fumes as Manchester United drop more points

March 4, 2021 BBC 0

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United side need to find their “spark” again after they were held at Crystal Palace – a third goalless draw in a row for the visitors. The Red Devils never really looked like scoring in a drab encounter at Selhurst Park, with their failure to win a blow to their already slim Premier League Read More

‘Ndidi best Nigerian player at Europa’

February 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi is now the most outstanding Nigeria player in the UEFA Europa League, while little known Iyayi Atiemwen has crashed into the Top-3. Ndidi scored 2903 points to be the No 1 Nigeria player in the Europa League after Leicester City held Slavia Prague to a goalless draw Thursday night. This comes after Leicester City boss Read More

Breaking: Aubameyang bags hat-trick as Arsenal lash Leeds at Premier League

February 14, 2021 BBC 0

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a superb hat-trick as Arsenal ended their three-game winless run with victory over Leeds United at Emirates Stadium. Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 14th minute before doubling his side’s advantage from the spot towards the end of the first half. Right-back Hector Bellerin grabbed a third on the stroke of half-time, with Aubameyang completing his hat-trick Read More

Napoli stadium named after Diego Maradona

December 5, 2020 AFP 0

Napoli’s stadium has been renamed after Diego Maradona in memory of the late Argentine who led the club to two Italian league titles, Naples town hall said Friday. The city authorities and the club’s president had proposed renaming the San Paolo Stadium within hours of Maradona’s death on November 25. “The decree was signed by the entire city council,” the Read More

PSG gunning for UCL revenge at Manchester United

December 1, 2020 Editor 0

Wednesday is a big day in the UEFA Champions League with several groups still having places in the knockout rounds up for grabs going into matchday five. We start with a look at Group E. Both Chelsea and Sevilla have collected 10 points, while Krasnodar and Rennes dwindle in the bottom half of the table with one point apiece. Although Read More

AFCON 2021: Fixing defence key for Nigeria

November 10, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria had a flying start to their campaign in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers and after the coronavirus hiatus, they will be back in action, with a home game against Sierra Leone. The double header against Sierra Leone in Group L holds a big key towards Nigeria’s qualification. With two wins in the two coming matches, they will only Read More

Premier League Round 7: Table set to loosen up

October 31, 2020 Editor 0

A number of top matches are on the cards this weekend, as the Premier League goes into the seventh week of action. We expect that a compact table occasioned by the fast start to the season will start opening up in Round 7. At the end of the Round 7 matches, any side in the top nine can ascend to Read More

Ronaldo, Messi gear up for ‘war’ as PSG face Manchester United in UEFA Champions League action… see full draw

October 1, 2020 BBC 0

Manchester United will face Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League group stage this season. Premier League champions Liverpool will have to negotiate a group containing Ajax, Atalanta and Danish side Midtjylland. Chelsea will play Europa League winners Sevilla, Krasnodar and debutants Rennes. Manchester City are in Group D with Porto, Olympiakos and Marseille. Meanwhile, Cristiano Read More