Liverpool Starts Champions League Defense With 2 -0 Defeat At Napoli

*Liverpool forward Mo Salah (right) sees an effort blocked by the outstretched leg of Napoli centre back Kostas Manolas —————————————————————————————————————————— A costly mistake by Virgil van Dijk, the world’s best defender was what led to a spot kick Napoli capitalized to open their account in this year’s Champions League group stage. But another goal by former Tottenham striker, Fernando Llorente who came off the bench to grab the second goal ensured that Napoli beat Liverpool 2 -0 on Tuesday. With that defeat, Liverpool became the first European champions to lose…

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Rampaging New Look Super Eagles Held 2-2 By Ukraine In Dnipro Arena

By Sport Editor New look Super Eagles team nearly beat Ukraine national team in their home by the whiskers. The Eagles without known manes like Mikel Obi, Jude Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa and a host of other top guns never showed any form of respect to Ukrain. Intimidating as the stadium was, with Blue and Yellow, which represents their national colours, Ukraine was down by 2 goals at half time even as the Super Eagles missed the opportunity of adding more goals. So for the first half of the game…

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Gernot Rohr Test Runs Newlook Super Eagles Against Ukraine

Having finished on the third position at the last Africa Cup of Nations, Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles head into a new phase of their evolution on the back of the retirement of the calming presence of John Mikel Obi and the goalscoring prowess of Odion Ighalo. Nigeria plays Ukraine in a friendly at Dnipro Arena with a raft of new faces and some returning after missing out on the last AFCON. Joe Aribo, Josh Maja, Dennis Bonaventure and Maduka Okoye were handed their first time invites to the Super Eagles…

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Defender, Thomas Meunier May Switch To Arsenal Or Man United

It is not news any more that both Arsenal and Manchester United are struggling with their defence and have set out to patch up the leakages probably in the January transfer window. News reports coming out of France as the different leagues observe the International Break have it the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender, Thomas Meunier is considering a January transfer possibilities amid ongoing interest from Arsenal and Manchester United of England. The movement has a very high possibility because with his contract expiring next summer, the Belgian has been…

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World Revered Striker, CR7 Can’t Stop Making Headlines

Cristiano Ronaldo has proved that no matter the league he finds himself, he would continue to deliver quality football, create history and set new standards. Over the years, from the English Premier League, to the Spanish La Liga and now in Italian Serie A, Ronaldo has shown that it would be difficult for anybody to replace him in world football. In Portugal where he comes from, Ronaldo has also shown leadership to the national team. This time around, the unstoppable striker has continued to create history as he goes having…

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Arsenal Sends Henrikh Mkhitaryan On Loan To AS Roma

Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan finally joined Italian club, AS Roma. With that move, Arsenal shifted off their wage bill this summer to more than £46million-a-year. The attacking midfielder Mkhitaryan was the biggest contributing factor to that huge sum as one of Arsenal’s highest earners. He was on £180,000-a-week, which is huge compared to his contribution to the team. The Armenian, 30, who did not feature in Arsenal’s Europa League game for security reasons has failed to impress since joining Arsenal in the swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez join Manchester United…

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English Teams Fovoured By Champions League Draws

*Champions League holders, Liverpool ——————————————————————————————————————————– English clubs all managed to avoid a Group of Death as Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all received favourable draws for the Champions’ League group stages according to reports by Mailonline. The news platform reports that there was a case of history repeating itself as Manchester City got drawn with Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk for the third season in a row. Pep Guardiola’s side will also face Dinamo Zagreb and Champions League debutants Atalanta. Liverpool will renew a familiar rivalry as were paired with…

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2019/2020 Premier League Opener: Liverpool 4 – Norwich 2

Liverpool got their new Premier League season on the front foot last night with a 4-1 demolition of Norwich, one of the new returnees to the league. Divock Origi, Virgil van Dijk, Mohammed Salah were all on the score board in the cracker, but Teemu Pukki was able to pull one back for Norwich. Liverpool also suffered a payed for the win with Alisson Becker, the Liverpool outstanding goalkeeper suffering an injury. It is not certain how long he would be out. Football pundits are of the opinion that should…

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Deadline Day: Alex Iwobi Joins Everton, David Luiz To Arsenal

Arsenal on transfer deadline day completed the £7million signing of David Luiz from one of their closest rivals, Chelsea. The transfer, which ended on Thursday witnessed one of the window’s biggest shock moves. Unai Emery had been chasing a central defender all summer and the Arsenal boss finally got one in the door with Luiz moving from Stamford Bridge to north London. On the other hand, Nigerian forward, Alex Iwobi has crossed over to Everton on a deal worth £35million. The Gunners, according to Sportsmail paid £7m for Luiz, who…

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Arsenal Manager Seeks For Replacement For Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal possibilities before end of transfer window ——————————————————————————————— According to Sportialia, Unai Emery appears to have finally got the centre-back he has been wanting all summer after Arsenal reportedly agreed personal terms with Juventus’s’ Daniele Rugani. The Gunners have been desperately chasing a new defender throughout the summer window and the need for reinforcements was exacerbated by the departure of Laurent Koscielny. It seems Emery has finally settled on Rugani though, who looks set to leave Turin after the arrival of Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax. The Gunners, according to…

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