Covid-19: Ronaldo quarantined

May 5, 2020 Goal 0

Cristiano Ronaldo will be placed in quarantine for two weeks after the Juventus star returned to Turin, Goal reports. The Portuguese attacker spent almost two months in his native Madeira as the coronavirus pandemic struck Italy, forcing the country into lockdown. Ronaldo was expected back on May 18, when clubs were initially scheduled to return to training. The Italian government moved that date forward Read More

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Breaking: Late Son’s strike lifts Spurs; Ozil, Lacazette shine as Arsenal tune up winning style, eye UEFA Champions League spot

February 16, 2020 Editor 0

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes Manchester City’s two-season ban from the Champions League has opened the door for a host of teams to qualify for next season’s competition. Mourinho’s men moved up to fifth in the Premier League – which could be enough to secure Champions League football should City’s appeal against the ban fail – thanks to Son Heung-min’s Read More

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UEFA ban: Key Manchester City players set to exit club

February 16, 2020 Editor 0

After the ban placed on Manchester City by UEFA, the club will now resolve to sell leading players such as Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte. This will happen if their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport fails. UEFA slammed City a two-year ban from the Champions League and other European competitions on Friday. Pep Guardiola’s Read More

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CAF award: #SadioMane, Salah, Mahrez… Who wears the crown?

January 7, 2020 Editor 0

Three African soccer musketeers Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Riyad Mahrez will be up for battle Tuesday night during 2019 CAF best footballer award in Egypt. All three players have had an impressive year, as the Reds duo managed to lift the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and the Club World Cup. Additionally, they also shared the Premier League Read More

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Tammy Abraham, Tomori finally await England call-up after UEFA Champions League Chelsea triumph

October 3, 2019 Editor 0

Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori’s fine starts to the season with Chelsea will see them called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad when it is announced THursday afternoon, Sky Sports News reports. It caps an eye-catching start to the season for Abraham – he scored his first Champions League goal on Wednesday on his 22nd birthday and sits just behind Sergio Aguero in the Read More

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Breaking: Willian secures Chelsea victory as Super Eagles youngster Osimhen nets 1st UEFA Champions League goal, Liverpool survive Salzburg scare

October 2, 2019 Editor 0

Willian marked his 300th appearance for Chelsea with the winner as Frank Lampard’s side dug deep to beat Lille 2-1 and get off the mark in the Champions League. The Brazilian had a mostly quiet game but produced a rare moment of quality in the second half, cracking a powerful volley beyond Mike Maignan in the 77th minute to secure three points. Earlier in the game, Read More

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#Live: Manchester City bash Shakhtar Donetsk in UEFA Champions League group opener

September 18, 2019 Editor 0

Riyad Mahrez scored a goal and provided an assist in Manchester City’s 3-0 triumph over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. Mahrez, who was making his third start for City across all competitions this season, wasted no time in starting the party at the Metalist Stadium. The Algeria international opened the scoring in the 24th minute by slamming home a rebound after Ilkay Gundogan’s shot hit the Read More

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UEFA Champions League: Holders Liverpool, Chelsea, Osihmen’s Lille succumb to defeat; Barcelona cage Dortund

September 18, 2019 Editor 0

Holders Liverpool began their defence of the Champions League trophy with a defeat at the hands of Napoli on Tuesday, while one missed spot-kick condemned Chelsea to defeat against Valencia and another came to Barcelona’s rescue. Liverpool survived a 1-0 defeat in Naples in the group stage last season to go on and win their sixth European Cup, and this Read More

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Super Eagles youngster set to lead Lille strike force vs Ajax as UEFA Champions League returns

September 17, 2019 Editor 0

The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage starts on Tuesday (today), with matches across Europe. Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, a revelation since moving to French Ligue 1 side, Lille, will lead his side’s attack when they face Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena today. Osihmen has been in blistering form for Lille, scoring five goals in five league games. Other Read More

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Breaking: Messi declared fit for UEFA Champions League opener vs Dortmund

September 16, 2019 Editor 0

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been declared fit to face Borussia Dortmund during the match day one of UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been out of action since sustaining a calf injury in pre-season, following his return to Camp Nou from the Copa America with Argentina. The 32-year-old returned to full training on Monday morning Read More

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Breaking: Ronaldo, Messi, Virgil van Dijk make final 2019 Best FIFA Men’s Player award shortlist

September 2, 2019 Editor 0

FIFA have unveiled its three-man shortlist for the 2019 Best Men’s Player Award – with Cristiano Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk and Lionel Messi all competing for the top prize. The European superstars will battle it out to win the prestigious gong, currently held by Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, in a ceremony held in Milan on September 23. All three names were recognised for their formidable Read More

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Breaking: Hazard emerges UEFA Europa League best player of the season

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

Eden Hazard has been crowned the Europa League Player of the Season for his performances with Chelsea last term. The Belgian was the Blues’ star man during the 2018-19 campaign and scored two goals in the final as they lifted the trophy in Baku. Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1, with Olivier Giroud and Pedro also getting on the scoresheet, before substitute Alex Iwobi – now of Everton – hit a Read More

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#Live: Arsenal face Frankfurt, Manchester United get Kazakhstan’s Astana in UEFA Europa group draw

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

Manchester United face a trip to Kazakhstan in the Europa League group stages after being drawn against Astana while Arsenal will face last season’s semi-finalists Eintracht Frankfurt. Scottish champions Celtic, meanwhile, have been drawn to face Serie A side Lazio in Group E. Europa League 2019-20 groups in full Group A Group B Group C Group D Sevilla Dynamo Kiev Basel Sporting CP APOEL FC Copenhagen Krasnodar PSV … … Read More

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Arsenal, Manchester United in the mix as Europa draw takes centre stage Friday, day after UEFA Champions League turn

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

Arsenal will hope to bounce back from their Europa League final disappointment this season. The Gunners will be in the draw for the group stage of the competition on Friday, following their defeat to Chelsea in Baku last term. Unai Emery has a great record in the Europa League but they couldn’t get over the line last term, losing to their Premier Read More

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Virgil van Dijk dethrones Messi, Ronaldo, emerges UEFA player of the year; Bronze is female best footballer

August 29, 2019 Editor 0

England’s Lucy Bronze has been named the Uefa Women’s Player of the Year, while Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk took the men’s award. Defender Bronze beat Lyon team-mates Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry to the award. She is the first English winner of the honour, voted for by top coaches in the women’s game and journalists. Defender Van Dijk helped Liverpool Read More

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UEFA footballer of the year: Messi, Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk – Who wins?

August 29, 2019 Editor 0

Uefa will name its Men’s Player of the Year on Thursday with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk up against Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi for the award. Last year, Luka Modric ended Ronaldo and Messi’s dominance of the award – and Van Dijk will be hopeful of leaving the duo empty-handed again after a stellar season with the Reds. Read More

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Breaking: UEFA confirms first-ever female to referee major men’s match

August 2, 2019 Editor 0

Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to referee a major UEFA men’s match when she takes charge of the Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea. UEFA have confirmed Frappart, who refereed the FIFA Women’s World Cup finalbetween the United States and the Netherlands in Lyon, will officiate the clash between the Champions League and Europa League winners in Istanbul on August 14. Read More

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Breaking: UEFA hits AC Milan with Europa League ban

June 28, 2019 Editor 0

AC Milan have been excluded from the 2019-20 Europa League as a result of Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced. The Serie A giants will play no part in continental competition during the upcoming campaign, despite having secured a fifth-place finish last season. They ended 2018-19 one point behind arch-rivals Inter and outside Read More

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Breaking: UEFA Champions League 1st round fixtures revealed

June 18, 2019 Editor 0

Celtic have been drawn against Sarajevo in the first round of next season’s Champions League. The opening draw for European football’s elite competition took place in Nyon, Switzerland, with the second qualifying round set to take place on Wednesday. Neil Lennon’s side will go against Bosnian outfit FK Sarajevo in the first qualifying round, as they bid to make the group stages. The first leg Read More

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2022 World Cup: Ex-UEFA President in fresh trouble

June 18, 2019 Editor 0

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been detained as part of an investigation into alleged corruption relating to the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup, according to reports. He was taken into custody in Nanterre, Paris, on Tuesday morning and detained at the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police. French police investigating the bidding process for the 2018 Read More

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Portugal defeat Netherlands, lift maiden UEFA Nations League title

June 10, 2019 Editor 0

Portugal became the first team to win Uefa’s Nations League competition when a well-crafted goal by Goncalo Guedes gave them a 1-0 win over Netherlands in the final on Sunday. Guedes, 22, nutmegged an opponent, exchanged passes with Bernando Silva and then beat goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with a shot from the edge of the area on the hour for his Read More