UCL Match Preview: Valencia vs Manchester United

Manchester United scored a dramatic late winner against Young Boys last time out in the Champions League to secure a top-two finish. Jose Mourinho’s side can still finish top but that would require Young Boys beating Juventus to have any chance of leapfrogging the Old Lady.

Valencia cannot improve on a third-place finish and are also four point clear of bottom side Young Boys. They held United to a draw at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture and will hope to do at least the same here against an experimental United XI.

Valencia have only lost twice at home all season, though there have been five 1-1 draws in 11 games.

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Valencia- Jose Gaya is suspended for Valencia, while Daniel Parejo, Carlos Soler and Geoffrey Kondogbia are one booking away from a one-match ban in the Champions League.

Gabriel Paulista was forced off with an injury in Valencia’s 1-1 draw with Sevilla at the weekend and is unlikely to feature against Manchester United on Wednesday. Live Bet are available on NaijaBet 24/7

Mouctar Diakhaby came off the bench to replace Gabriel and scored a stoppage-time equaliser for Los Che. He should start in Gabriel’s place in midweek. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: Valencia vs Manchester United”

Inter Milan knocked out of UCL after being held by PSV

Inter Milan were knocked out of the Champions League after they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Group B’s bottom club PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday to finish third behind Tottenham Hotspur.

Inter would have qualified with a win but, on a fraught night at San Siro, finished level on eight points with Tottenham who squeezed through on their head-to-head record with the Italians after drawing 1-1 away to Barcelona.

PSV, with only one point from their first five games, took a shock lead in the 13th minute when Hirving Lozano headed home after Kwadwo Asamoah lost possession in defence.

The visitors then survived incessant Inter pressure until Mauro Icardi headed in from Matteo Politano’s cross in the 73rd minute.

Inter were twice close to snatching a win in stoppage time, first when Icardi had the ball taken off his toe by a brilliant last-ditch tackle and then when substitute Lautaro Martinez headed over Ivan Perisic’s cross from an unmarked position. Bet Now 

Inter made a whirlwind start and, after Perisic saw his header pushed onto the post by Jeroen Zoet, got a huge boost when Barca took an early lead in the other game. Continue reading “Inter Milan knocked out of UCL after being held by PSV”

UCL Match Preview: BSC Young Boys vs Juventus

Young Boys cannot improve on a fourth-place finish in Group H no matter what happens on Wednesday. Juventus, meanwhile, only need to match Manchester United’s result against Valencia to secure top spot.

Juventus have won five games in a row without conceding since losing to United over a month ago.

Juventus have a 100 per cent record away from home in all competitions and have kept six clean sheets in their last seven matches on the road.

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BSC Young Boys- Sekou Sanogo is suspended for Young Boys, while Loris Benito and Kevin Mbabu are one booking away from a one-match ban. Steve Von Bergen, Gregory Wüthrich and Jordan Lotomba are doubts for the home side. Bet Now 

Juventus– Alex Sandro has resumed training with a view to making Wednesday’s match against Young Boys. However, he is one booking away from a one-match ban in the Champions League and may not be risked unless required. Blaise Matuidi is in the same boat. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: BSC Young Boys vs Juventus”

Pogba should lead by example against Valencia- Mourinho

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba must rediscover his best form and lead by example in Wednesday’s Champions League tie at Valencia, manager Jose Mourinho has said.

Record signing Pogba, who has been on the bench for United’s last two Premier League games, is likely to start the final Group H encounter alongside fringe players as the side have already qualified for the last 16.

Since winning the World Cup with France earlier this year, Pogba has struggled to replicate that form at club level amid media speculation of a rift with the manager. Various options are available on site for today’s games

“I am looking for him (Pogba) to play well and to have a good impact in the game and in the team… a team with many players who don’t have many miles in their legs and some players who are not playing a lot,” Mourinho told reporters. Continue reading “Pogba should lead by example against Valencia- Mourinho”

UCL Match Preview: Liverpool vs Napoli

Liverpool sit three points behind Napoli in group C and need to win here to harbour any hopes of progression to the next round of the Champions League. Two points behind second-placed PSG, anything less than three points will see them settle for a Europa League spot.

Napoli needs only to avoid defeat to secure their place in the next round of the Champions League and come into this clash in the midst of a 12-match unbeaten run. They’ve won three of their last four away matches and won the reverse fixture courtesy of a late Lorenzo Insigne strike.

This promises to be a hugely entertaining encounter at Anfield, but it may be a bridge too far for Liverpool, with the absence of Joe Gomez a huge blow for the home side.

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Liverpool- Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Joe Gomez are Jurgen Klopp’s only injury concerns ahead of the welcome of Napoli.

Joel Matip could again start alongside Virgil van Dijk here, though Dejan Lovren is an option to deputise for the injured Gomez. Place bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet

Klopp has a selection headache in midfield, with Fabinho and Naby Keita pushing for starts, though the Reds boss could continue with James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Georgino Wijnaldum. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: Liverpool vs Napoli”

Sterling has endured abuse for years – Gary Neville

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville claims Manchester City star Raheem Sterling endured years of “vicious” abuse before the alleged racist slurs directed at him by Chelsea fans on Saturday.

Sterling was subjected to reported racist abuse from Chelsea fans during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have suspended four supporters while they continue their investigation into the incident.

Neville, who worked with Sterling during his time as the assistant to former England boss Roy Hodgson, says the abuse at Chelsea is far from the first time the City winger has taken the brunt of vitriolic public criticism.

Neville revealed Sterling approached him for advice during Euro 2016 when abuse from fans and media for his poor performances became too much for him to take.

“He came to see me one-on-one in 2016, I think it was three or four days before the Iceland game,” Neville said on Monday Night Football.

“Before the tournament, he was getting so much stick. We were aware of that as a coaching staff that fans were on to him, media were on to him.

“It then continued into the stadium, to the point where there were boos and groans.

“He accepted that he would get criticism playing for England, he accepted he would get scrutinised as an England player, he didn’t want any special treatment. Place Bet on today’s games

“But it was so vicious, he felt so targeted, he didn’t know what to do about it. I saw someone who has a great mentality and is tough, but a level of vulnerability.” Continue reading “Sterling has endured abuse for years – Gary Neville”

UCL Match Preview: Barcelona vs Tottenham

Having already wrapped up top spot, Barcelona having nothing riding on this match and can instead turn one eye to the weekend welcome of Levante. They dismantled Tottenham with ease at Wembley, though with Lionel Messi potentially rested, a repeat is unlikely.

Tottenham bounced back impressively from a 4-2 loss to Arsenal last weekend with back-to-back wins over Southampton and Leicester. Victories over PSV and Inter at Wembley kept their hopes of progression alive, but they face an uphill task to secure their spot in the next round of the Champions League.

Indeed, while Barcelona may not be at full strength here, they should still have enough to beat Tottenham in what promises to be an entertaining encounter at Camp Nou.

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Barcelona- Ernesto Valverde is without injured quartet Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Malcom and Samuel Umtiti for the welcome of Tottenham.

With top spot already wrapped up, the Barcelona boss may take this chance to rest some key players here and has confirmed that Luis Suarez will play no part. Various betting options are available on site

Indeed, Jasper Cillessen and Thomas Vermaelen could start, while Lionel Messi may feature from the bench having played the full 90 minutes at Espanyol on Saturday. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: Barcelona vs Tottenham”

Messi should try something new or come to Italy – Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain.

“I’d like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect that,” Ronaldo told the Italian press on Monday.

The two strikers have been rivals for the past decade winning five Ballon d’Or trophies each before their domination was broken by World Cup runner-up Luka Modric last week.

Asked if he missed the 31-year-old Argentinian, who has spent his entire senior career at Barcelona, Ronaldo replied: “No, maybe it’s him who misses me …

“I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal and for my national team, while he’s still in Spain.

“Maybe he needs me more… For me, life is a challenge, I like it and I like to make people happy. Bet Now 

“He’s a fantastic player and a good guy, but I don’t miss anything here. This is my new life and I’m happy.

“I left my comfort zone and took on this challenge here in Turin, everything has gone well, I’ve proven I’m still an incredible player,” said Ronaldo. Continue reading “Messi should try something new or come to Italy – Ronaldo”

Bale goal gave Madrid victory over struggling Huesca

Gareth Bale ended a run of 802 minutes without a goal in La Liga as Real Madrid won 1-0 at bottom side Huesca on Sunday to climb back to within five points of leaders Barcelona.

The Welshman struck his first goal in the league since the start of September to lift Real to a fourth win in five matches and move the European champions up to fourth place.

“He (Bale) and the rest of the team were all fantastic. He scored a great goal and it was enough to get the win,” said Real coach Santiago Solari.

“His goal and the general character of the team were crucial in taking all three points.”

“It wasn’t a game to remember, but if you want to win La Liga, you have to win these matches,” the Argentine added. Place bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet

Bale put a halt to his longest spell without scoring in the league since joining Real as he expertly cushioned in a volley from an arcing cross by Alvaro Odriozola on eight minutes. Continue reading “Bale goal gave Madrid victory over struggling Huesca”

Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Manchester City

Chelsea has now lost two of their last three in the Premier League and have dropped down to fourth in the Premier League as a result. They could finish the weekend outside the top-four and 13 points adrift of Manchester City.

There is a good chance City will be second by the time their match with Chelsea starts on Saturday evening. City are unbeaten in the Premier League this season and have only dropped points on two occasions.

City have won the last three meetings between the two sides without conceding. Pep Guardiola has also won all three of his previous meetings against sides managed by Maurizio Sarri.

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Chelsea- Maurizio Sarri rested some key players in midweek and Chelsea paid a heavy price, losing 2-1 away to strugglers Wolves. Latest Odds

The likes of David Luiz, Jorginho, Olivier Giroud and Pedro will almost certainly return to the starting XI when Chelsea host Manchester City on Saturday. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Manchester City”

Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Fulham

Manchester United twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Red Devils start the weekend in eighth and eight points adrift of the top four.

Claudio Ranieri’s record after three matches in charge of Fulham is one win, one defeat and one draw. They are still bottom of the Premier League but only a point adrift of safety.

This is the first Premier League meeting between the two sides at Old Trafford in four years. Fulham haven’t beaten United since 2009 and you have to go back to 2003 to find the last time they won at the Theatre of Dreams.

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Manchester United- Ashley Young served his one-game ban in midweek and will surely return to the starting XI to provide Jose Mourinho with some fresh legs.

Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba were only named as substitutes against Arsenal on Wednesday and could also star here. Place bet on LIVE MATCHES 24/7 ON Naijabet

Anthony Martial picked up a knock in the second half of Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal but Mourinho believes the Frenchman has avoided a serious injury. He may not be risked here, nonetheless. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Fulham”

Premier League Match Preview: Bournemouth vs Liverpool

Liverpool could finish the weekend top of the Premier League, as current leaders Manchester City are away to Chelsea on Saturday evening.

Bournemouth’s four-game losing streak came to an end in midweek, although they were forced to survive a second-half onslaught against Huddersfield. Fatigue could be an issue for Eddie Howe’s side this weekend.

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Bournemouth- Lewis Cook has been ruled out for six-nine months after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Huddersfield on Tuesday.

With Dan Gosling also ruled out for Bournemouth, Andrew Surman will start in central midfield alongside Jefferson Lerma.

Eddie Howe will have to assess the fitness of his players after surviving a second half onslaught against Huddersfield in midweek. Various betting options are available on site for this weekend games.

Liverpool- Joseph Gomez suffered a fracture to his lower left leg in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Burnley on Wednesday and is sidelined for up to six weeks. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Bournemouth vs Liverpool”

Schalke are ready to add more to Dortmund’s recent derby misery

Schalke 04 plot to become the first Bundesliga side to beat Borussia Dortmund this season and extend the German league leaders’ recent misery in Gelsenkirchen in Saturday’s Ruhr derby.

This is the first time in six years Dortmund go into the derby top of the table, but they last won at the Veltins Arena half a decade ago.

A gulf of 19 points and 12 places in the table separates the clubs, who are only 33kms (20miles) apart, but Schalke are itching to get one over their high-flying neighbours and bitter rivals.

“Since Monday, the pulse of the derby beats in the region. Everyone is talking about it,” Manuel Neukirchner, director of the German Football museum in Dortmund, said.

“Here, you can’t be neutral. Various Betting options are available on Site

“It reminds me a bit of the Beatles and Rolling Stones in the 1960s – you have to support one or the other.” Continue reading “Schalke are ready to add more to Dortmund’s recent derby misery”

SerieA Match Preview: Juventus vs Inter Milan

 

Juventus have only dropped two of the 42 points available in Serie A so far this season. It is in their DNA to win every single match.

Inter have dropped points in two of their last three league matches but are still five points clear of fifth.

Inter Milan may have one eye on their final Champions League group game next week, but the idea of being the first side to beat Juventus in Serie A this season should really motivate them on Friday night.

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Juventus- Alex Sandro is still carrying a minor injury and may not be risked on Friday night ahead of Juventus’ busy December schedule.

Paulo Dybala isn’t scoring as much this season but is still an integral part of Massimiliano Allegri’s plans. The Argentine will find space in the starting XI against Inter. Bet Now on NaijaBet

Rodrigo Bentancur is arguably Juventus’ most in-form player at the moment. He is guarenteed a starting berth, though Emre Can has been tipped with a return to the matchday squad here. Continue reading “SerieA Match Preview: Juventus vs Inter Milan”

Henry, Vieira clash has been postpone due to security concerns

Two more Ligue 1 games scheduled for this weekend, including the clash between Thierry Henry’s Monaco and local rivals Nice, have been postponed, the French league (LFP) said Thursday, amid fears of more violent “yellow vest” protests in France over rising living costs.

The LFP said Friday evening’s game at the Stade Louis II had been called off following a request by the government in the Mediterranean principality, “in collaboration” with authorities in the neighbouring French Alpes-Maritimes prefecture, which includes Nice.

Sunday night’s encounter between Saint-Etienne and Marseille has also been postponed on the request of local authorities.

The latest postponements come after Paris Saint-Germain’s game against Montpellier and Lyon’s trip to Toulouse – scheduled for Saturday – were both called off due to security concerns, and the possibility remains that all other French top-flight games could be postponed too. Place on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet

Paris has been the scene of violent protests for three weekends running from “yellow vest” demonstrators unhappy at planned fuel tax rises.

Demonstrations turned particularly violent last Saturday, with 412 people arrested after the worst clashes in central Paris for decades. Continue reading “Henry, Vieira clash has been postpone due to security concerns”

Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Arsenal

Manchester United are 16 points off first and eight behind Arsenal in fourth ahead of the midweek Premier League fixtures. Jose Mourinho’s side are already out of the title race and a defeat here would surelt end their hopes of a top-four finish before Christmas.

Arsenal will be high on confidence after crushing Tottenham 4-2 in Unai Emery’s first north London derby. The Gunners are unbeaten in all competitions since August and Emery has done a fantastic job since replacing Arsene Wenger in the summer.

Arsenal haven’t won a Premier League match at Old Trafford since September 2006 but have a golden chance to change that here. United are in disarray and Mourinho’s time at the club appears to be coming to an end.

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Manchester United- Manchester United are in terrible shape ahead of Wednesday’s welcome of Arsenal, particularly in defence. Jose Mourinho was forced to play Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay at the back against Southampton at the weekend after being left with just one fully fit centre-back.

Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling both missed out at the weekend through injury and Mourinho will be desperate to recover at least one of them here, particularly as Phil Jones could now also be sidelined. Today’s games Latest Odds

Marcos Rojo made the bench against Southampton but only returned to training at the end of last week and has not featured for United at all this season. Mourinho may have no choice but to risk him in midweek. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Arsenal”

Hazard must make up his mind over new contract – Sarri

Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard must make up his mind whether he wishes to commit to Chelsea and extend his contract worth a rumoured £350 000 a week, the club’s manager Maurizio Sarri said.

The 27-year-old – whose present deal runs till June 2020 – was linked with a move to Real Madrid after a stunning World Cup in which he inspired Belgium to their best ever finish of third.

However, Sarri said Chelsea’s offer was on the table and now the ball lay in Hazard’s court.

Hazard, who joined Chelsea for £32 million from Ligue 1 outfit Lille in 2012, has spoken often about the dilemma he faces in re-signing for the Blues or taking his chances at Real.

“The club is available to sign a new contract immediately, but it’s up to him if he wants to renew or not,” said Sarri. Bet Virtual games 24/7 on NaijaBet

“I want Eden here, of course, but I want him here if he wants to stay here.” Continue reading “Hazard must make up his mind over new contract – Sarri”

Premier League Match Preview: Tottenham vs Southampton

Tottenham threw away a 2-1 lead to lose the North London Derby 4-2 on Sunday and Mauricio Pochettino will be demanding a return to winning ways after they slipped below Arsenal in the table. They couldn’t have been handed a more affordable opponent either in Southampton, who they have beaten in five of their last six home meetings with.

Southampton raced into a two-goal lead against Manchester United on Saturday, but capitulated to draw 2-2. The result, coupled with Cardiff’s win over Wolves, saw them drop into the relegation zone and having failed to win their last five away matches, losing four, few are giving them a chance of coming away from Wembley with a positive result.

Indeed, Tottenham should bounce back with a win here.

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Tottenham- Jan Vertonghen is suspended after his sending off in the 4-2 loss to Arsenal, with Toby Alderweireld set to come in.

Kieran Trippier has recovered from injury and may start in place of Serge Aurier, but Erik Lamela is sidelined with a thigh problem that forced him to miss the North London Derby. Live Bet on NaijaBet.com

Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen, Mousa Dembele and Davinson Sanchez are all ruled out, while Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Lucas Moura could all start should Mauricio Pochettino look to shuffle his pack. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Tottenham vs Southampton”

Falcao’s double gives Monaco win over Amiens

AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao scored two penalties to secure a 2-0 win at Amiens on Tuesday as they moved out of the Ligue 1 relegation zone to ease the pressure on manager Thierry Henry.

It was Monaco’s second win in three league games and saw them leapfrog Amiens and Dijon into 17th in the 20-team table.

Lille moved into second spot with a 1-0 win at Montpellier, who began the day two points above them. They are 13 points adrift of Paris St Germain who visits Strasbourg on Wednesday.

Nicolas Pepe got the only goal after seven minutes when he slotted home after good work on the left by Jonathan Ikone.

Both sides had chances to score in an end-to-end encounter but Lille showed slightly more guile and deserved the points. Continue reading “Falcao’s double gives Monaco win over Amiens”

Premier League Match Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool

Burnley are winless in their last seven matches (D2, L5). Turf Moor was once a fortress for the Clarets but they have only won one Premier League home match all season.

Liverpool could be five points behind Manchester City by the time they play on Wednesday. They kept pace over the weekend with a 1-0 win over Everton but the performance was not overly impressive.

Liverpool should certainly beat Burnley but there will be added pressure if City win on Tuesday. Recent encounters between the two sides have produced hard fought, close matches.

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Burnley– Robbie Brady suffered an ankle injury late on against Crystal Palace on Saturday and is a doubt here. Steven Defour is also rated a huge doubt and may have to miss out. Bet Now

James Tarkowski was fit enough to make the bench against Palace and Sean Dyche may use the England international from the start here.

Sam Vokes and Ashley Barnes will push for starts if Dyche opts to freshen things up ahead of Wednesday’s welcome of Liverpool. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool”

Man City sinks Watford to extend EPL lead, Bournemouth up to sixth

Manchester City were forced to defend deep in the final stages at Watford on Tuesday but ensured their title-chasing juggernaut kept rolling on with a 2-1 victory that extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points.

The defending champions, who are unbeaten in the league, were again without Argentine striker Sergio Aguero but close-season signing Riyad Mahrez showed his worth by setting up Leroy Sane for the first goal before scoring himself.

Bournemouth moved up to sixth with a 2-1 home win over lowly Huddersfield Town, while there were comfortable wins for West Ham United and 10-man Brighton & Hove Albion.

City were having trouble finding a way past Watford keeper Ben Foster at Vicarage Road but the Englishman will not want to see the replay of him being beaten by the chest of Sane five minutes before the break after a Mahrez cross.

Algerian Mahrez then fired home himself shortly after halftime to set Pep Guardiola’s marauding side on the way to what looked like an easy victory. Latest odds are available on site for today’s games on NaijaBet

Watford did not give up though and Abdoulaye Doucoure fired in from close range five minutes from time. The hosts, without a win since October, pushed City deep into their half but could not stop them claiming a 13th win in 15 league games this term. Continue reading “Man City sinks Watford to extend EPL lead, Bournemouth up to sixth”

Premier League Match Preview: Watford vs Manchester City

After their 100% start to the season, the wheels look to have really come off for Watford, who now have just two wins to their name from their last 10. Things don’t get any easier for the Hornets here either as they welcome a Manchester City side unbeaten since September to Vicarage Road.

What’s more, City has won their last eight meetings with Watford, and have scored 11 goals in their last two visits to Vicarage Road. Watford may have been solid at the back under Gracia, but few will give them a fighting chance of keeping City out.

Indeed, this should be a routine win for the visitors.

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Watford- Etienne Capoue is suspended after his red card in the 2-0 loss at Leicester on Saturday, with Nathaniel Chalobah in line to deputise for the Frenchman.

Adalberto Penaranda and Tom Cleverley are both sidelined due to a lack of fitness, while Daryl Janmaat is a doubt. Bet Now

Javi Gracia could make a couple of changes to the side that lost at the weekend, with Troy Deeney, Christian Kabasele and Adam Masina among those who could come in. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Watford vs Manchester City”

Mauro Icardi wins Serie A footballer of year award

Inter Milan’s Argentina striker Mauro Icardi won the Serie A Footballer of the Year award at the Gran Gala del Calcio ceremony in Milan on Monday night.

The 25-year-old becomes the first player outside Juventus to win the Italian Players’ Association award, voted for by his peers, since Zlatan Ibrahimovic with AC Milan in 2011.

Icardi was joint top scorer with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile in Serie A last season with 29 goals.

The Argentine also won the best goal award for his spectacular backheel during a four-goal haul against Sampdoria last March.

Icardi disagreed with the choice, insisting his “one (goal) at AC Milan was more beautiful”. Start forecasting your midweek fixtures Now

Juventus were voted top team with Massimiliano Allegri winning coach of the year after the Turin side won a league and Cup double for the fourth consecutive year. Continue reading “Mauro Icardi wins Serie A footballer of year award”

Aubameyang compared to Henry after scoring twice against Tottenham

Arsenal’s record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was compared to the club’s all-time great striker Thierry Henry after his double set the stage for his side’s pulsating 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby on Sunday.

The Gabonese, who signed from Borussia Dortmund in January for £56 million, put Arsenal ahead with a 10th-minute penalty and in the second half pulled them level with a dazzling strike after they had gone 2-1 behind.

Aubemayang’s performance, which made him the Premier League’s leading marksman for the season with 10 goals, prompted the highest of praise from his teammate Aaron Ramsey, who was reminded of Arsenal’s all-time record scorer Henry.

“It was unbelievable but he does that in training all the time,” said Ramsey of the first-time strike that made it 2-2.

“He just eases the ball into the corners but with pace as well. It reminds me of Thierry Henry’s finishes,” Ramsey added on Arsenal’s official website. Place bet on today’s game on NaijaBet

“After the first goal we conceded, we had a moment where we were a bit down. At halftime we were confident. We spoke and we knew that we could do it in the second half, to come back,” Aubameyang himself noted. Continue reading “Aubameyang compared to Henry after scoring twice against Tottenham”

Neymar injury concern after Bordeaux end PSG winning run

Paris Saint-Germain are again sweating on Neymar’s fitness on Sunday after the superstar attacker left the field at Bordeaux clutching his groin before Andreas Cornelius’ late header ended the French champions perfect start to the Ligue 1 season.

Brazilian Neymar was substituted 57 minutes into the hugely entertaining 2-2 draw the Matmut Atlantique stadium, in which he had opened the scoring and had looked in great form before having to head to the dressing room with what looks to be an injury to the same adductor muscle that nearly stopped him from scoring the decisive goal in Wednesday’s huge 2-1 win over Liverpool.

“I don’t know at all (what his injury is). We have to be careful, he said it was not a problem to play tonight but the pitch was hard and I hope he will be in good shape after Strasbourg,” said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel, referring to his side’s must-win final Champions League group game at Red Star Belgrade in nine days’ time.

The Ligue 1 leaders, who had won all 14 of their league matches going into Sunday’s pulsating clash, had to wait until the last minute to see if Neymar and strike partner Kylian Mbappe would be ready for the win over the Reds, who now face an uphill battle for qualification to the Champions League last 16 thanks to Neymar’s first-half winner last week. Place bet on LIVE EVENTS 24/7 on NaijaBet

The pair twice put PSG in front on Sunday, but Jimmy Briand and Cornelius ensured that Bordeaux became the first French team to stop the runaway leaders this season. Continue reading “Neymar injury concern after Bordeaux end PSG winning run”