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Real Madrid left shellshocked by depleted Shakhtar

Madrid, Oct. 21, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Shakhtar Donetsk pulled off a shock 3-2 win away to 13-times winners Real Madrid in their Champions League Group B opener on Wednesday. This was despite the Ukrainian side missing 10 players due to injuries and COVID-19. Shakhtar raced into a...

Real Sociedad go top after win over Real Betis

Seville (Spain), Oct. 18, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Real Sociedad beat Real Betis 3-0 away to go top of La Liga on Sunday, winning a fiery encounter marked by three Video Assistant Referee (VAR) interventions which went their way. Cristian Portu put Real Sociedad ahead shortly before...

Schalke 04 apologise to Borussia Dortmund teenager for fan insults

Berlin, Oct. 18, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Schalke 04 on Sunday apologised to 15-year-old Borussia Dortmund player Youssoufa Moukoko after their fans hurled abuse at the teenager following his hat-trick in the Under-19 Ruhr derby. “We can only apologise to Moukoko for what fans shouted during the...

FC Barcelona sink to defeat at Getafe

Getafe (Spain), Oct. 18 2020 (Reuters/NAN) FC Barcelona fell to their first defeat in La Liga under new coach Ronald Koeman as they lost 0-1 at Getafe on Saturday. Getafe forward, Jaime Mata, sent goalkeeper Neto the wrong way from the penalty spot to score...

Real Madrid slump to defeat by minnows Cadiz

Madrid, Oct. 17, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Spanish champions Real Madrid suffered a shock 0-1 loss at home to promoted Cadiz on Saturday, their first La Liga defeat in over seven months. Honduran forward Anthony Lozano put Cadiz ahead in the 16th minute. This was after he darted...

Zidane criticises Madrid attitude in surprise Cadiz defeat

Madrid, Oct. 17, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his side showed less enthusiasm than promoted Cadiz in their shock 1-0 home defeat in La Liga on Saturday. Zidane added that his team could have been two or three goals down before halftime. Anthony...

Nobody was angrier than me over Napoli no-show at Juve — Gattuso

Naples (Italy), Oct. 17, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso said he was furious that his team failed to play Italian champions Juventus two weeks ago due to confusion over COVID-19 rules. Gattuso finally made his first comments on the controversial episode, which led to...

Bayern crush Arminia 4-1 with Lewandowski, Mueller doubles

Bielefeld (Germany), Oct. 17, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller scored two goals each as the German champions crushed hosts Arminia Bielefeld 4-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday to move within a point of top spot. Mueller scored either side of Lewandowski’s...

Nigerian Victor Osimhen scores first goal as Napoli thump Atalanta 4-1

Naples (Italy), Oct. 17, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen scored his first goal for his new club as Napoli blasted four goals in a devastating 20-minute, first-half spell, thumping Atalanta 4-1 in a Serie A match on Saturday. The hosts are said to have handed...

Werner double for Chelsea but Saints fight back in 3-3 draw

London, Oct. 17, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Chelsea were held to a 3-3 draw by a spirited Southampton side which equalised in added time to earn a deserved point in a thriller on Saturday. This was after Timo Werner scored two early goals for the home side,...
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