But as Carles Perez, Jordi Alba and Arturo Vidal made it three, four and five, the gloom was forgotten, along with Nabil Fekir’s opener in the 15th minute, that had Betis level at halftime. Various betting options are available on Site
Loren Moron slammed a stunning strike into the top corner for Betis late on but by then the game was up as Barca ensured no more ground was lost on Atletico Madrid, who beat Leganes 1-0 earlier on Sunday, or Real Madrid, who were held to a 1-1 draw on Saturday by Real Valladolid. Continue reading “Griezmann scores twice as Barca sink Betis 5-2”
However, Portuguese star Ronaldo, whose influence at Real Madrid mirrored that of Messi at Barcelona before he left for Juventus, admitted that the pair have never socialised together.
“I really admire the career he has had and from his side, he has already talked of the disappointment when I left Spain because it was a rivalry that he appreciated,” Ronaldo said. Place bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet
“It’s a good rivalry but it’s not unique – Michael Jordan had rivalries in basketball, there was Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in Formula 1. The thing they all had in common is that they were healthy rivalries.”
Ronaldo had to deal with rape allegations last year after former model Kathryn Mayorga filed a complaint in September alleging she was sexually assaulted by the footballer in 2009 in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Wolves were a revelation in the Premier League last season and took more points off the top-six than any other side outside the elite clubs.
Wolves were unbeaten in three matches against United last season and beat them twice in that time.
Coach Niko Kovac will be confident that Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry can plug the gaps left by Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben out wide, while Robert Lewandowski remains the focal point of the record champions’ attack as he targets a third straight top scorer’s cannon.
Borussia Dortmund came mighty close to unseating Bayern last season and claiming a first Bundesliga crown since 2012, and Lucien Favre has declared that they are all in for the title in 2019-20. Predict, Stake and Win Big on NaijaBet
The club have made some tasty signings – Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard and Nico Schulz – while Mats Hummels is back from Bayern and Paco Alcacer’s move has been made permanent.
Athletic Bilbao- Gaizka Garitano is not expected to make any alterations to his usual style or system despite facing the reigning league champions on the opening day. Start forecasting your Weekend games Now
Bayern, who last failed to win the title when Dortmund were champions in 2011-12, kick off the season against Hertha Berlin on Friday, having bolstered their defence with World Cup-winning French duo Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard.
The arrival this week of 30-year-old winger Ivan Perisic as a replacement for departed veterans Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben was seen by many as a desperate Plan B before the transfer window closes on September 2.
“I think we can get better, there are things I still want us to improve on in terms of how we play slightly, but I am really happy with the performance,” said Lampard after Chelsea held the European champions to a 2-2 draw after extra time, only to lose 5-4 in the shootout.
The decisive moment came after nine successful spot-kicks when Tammy Abraham’s effort was saved by Adrian. Predict, Stake & Win Big
However, Chelsea were a match for Jurgen Klopp’s team for long spells and Lampard believed they were moving in the right direction after his first competitive game at the helm ended in a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Frank Lampard started life as Chelsea manager with a 4-0 defeat away to Manchester United and life doesn’t get any easier for the 41-year-old in midweek. Chelsea have also had two days fewer recovery for this match.
A Dusan Tadic penalty in each half and Nicolas Tagliafico’s late header were enough to give Erik ten Hag’s side a chance to make the group stage and relive the dream of last season, when they seduced Europe with a thrilling run to the last four.
Tagliafico left the Greeks needing to score twice to go through with 11 minutes to go when he met Ziyech’s corner with a powerful header, and shortly after Tadic ensured a playoff clash with Apoel Nicosia before September’s group stage, despite Biseswar’s stoppage time strike. Place bet on Live Events 24/7 on NaijaBet
Apoel will face the Dutch giants after overturning a 2-1 deficit from the first leg to win 2-0 at Qarabag thanks to goals from Tomas De Vincenti and Urosh Matich.
The club’s director for football, retired French international Eric Abidal, and two other top club officials few to Paris to meet with their Paris Saint-Germain counterparts, Catalan radio Rac1 and Catalan television TV3 reported.
Frank Lampard has already tasted victory at Old Trafford as a manager after his Derby side knocked United out of the League Cup last season.
Manchester United – Harry Maguire only signed for Manchester United at the start of the week but will make his full debut for the club on Sunday.
Fellow summer signings Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will also make competitive debuts for the Red Devils when they host top-six rivals Chelsea this weekend.
Anthony Martial was deployed as the central striker in pre-season and the Frenchman is expected to start through the middle here, with Marcus Rashford on the left. Mason Greenwood should feature from the bench. Various betting options are available on NaijaBet
Champions City, who have dropped only 30 points over that period of sustained domestic dominance, were pushed all the way by a hungry Liverpool last season but held them off to win by a single point in a thrilling climax.
Defensive midfielder Rodri, 23, has joined from Atletico Madrid for a club-record fee and Pep Guardiola will have a virtual new signing in Kevin De Bruyne, who spent so much of the last campaign injured.
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Let’s at the west London side ahead of Lampard’s debut season on the Blues bench:
Despite securing a third-place finish in the Premier League and winning the Europa League with a rout of London rivals Arsenal, Maurizio Sarri’s decision to join Juventus in the close-season went unlamented by Chelsea fans.
Lampard is well-established as a Chelsea icon, with the midfielder’s 13-year spell bringing the club’s goal-scoring record, three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and their first Champions League crown in 2012.
But can we expect both sides to be firing on all cylinders come Sunday? Perhaps not. Despite no World Cup dominating our screens this summer, there have been a number of other elite international competitions taking place across the globe, including the Africa Cup of Nations, the Concacaf Gold Cup and Copa America.
The arrival of Osimhen, for a fee that reportedly could rise to 14 million euros ($15.5 million), comes with Lille on the verge of selling Nicolas Pepe and Rafael Leao to Arsenal and AC Milan respectively.