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Mbappe, Neymar miss fires as Bayern defeat PSG to win Champions League

Champions Lisbon, Aug. 23, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Bayern Munich has won the Champions League for a sixth time by beating Paris St Germain 1-0 in Sunday’s final thanks to a goal from former PSG youth academy graduate Kingsley Coman. Coman, France international appeared at the back post...

UEFA may consider future “final eight” format for Champions League

Lisbon, Aug. 23, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the single game knockout format, used in their Champions League this year from the quarter-final onwards, has produced more exciting football than the usual two-legged games. Ceferin then hinted that the format could be revisited...

Monaco force draw against Reims in Kovac’s first game in charge

Monaco, Aug. 23, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Monaco rallied from two goals down to salvage a point in a 2-2 home draw against Stade de Reims in Ligue 1 on Sunday. It was their first game under new coach Nico Kovac, a former coach of Bayern Munich. Hoping...

Bayern Munich vs PSG: A true final of champions awaits in Lisbon

Lisbon, Aug. 21, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) After four thrilling quarter-finals, the upsets stopped at the last four stage in the UEFA Champions League, setting up Sunday’s final between Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain (PSG). Five-times winners Bayern Munich are back in the final for the first...

Fati, Torres, Traore lead Spain squad full of fresh faces

Madrid, Aug. 20, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) FC Barcelona’s teenage forward Ansu Fati and new Manchester City signing Ferran Torres were among six debutants in the Spain squad coach Luis Enrique unveiled on Thursday. The squad is for next month’s UEFA Nations League matches against Germany and...

Di Maria leads PSG into first-ever Champions League final

Lisbon, Aug. 18, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Paris St-Germain (PSG) reached their first ever UEFA Champions League final with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig on Tuesday, inspired by Argentine Angel Di Maria. Goals from Marquinhos and Di Maria put PSG 2-0 up at the interval. Juan...

Sheffield Wednesday to appeal against points deduction

Sheffield (England), Aug. 17, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Sheffield Wednesday are to appeal against the decision by a disciplinary panel to impose a 12-point deduction at the start of the 2020-2021 Championship season for breaching profit and sustainability rules, the club said on Monday. Wednesday were charged...

The Champions League has become a thorn in Guardiola’s side

Lisbon, Aug. 16, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) With the millions they have invested in top players and with the most respected coach of his generation in charge, Manchester City should be doing much better than going out of the Champions League in the last eight. But after...

Manchester City were not perfect against Lyon, Guardiola says

Lisbon, Aug. 15, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Saturday said his side lost 3-1 to Olympique Lyonnais to exit the UEFA Champions League because they lacked the perfection needed in Europe’s top competition. Manchester City fell behind to Maxwel Cornet’s strike in...

Lyon upset Manchester City to set up semi-final with Bayern Munich

Lisbon, Aug. 15, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Substitute Moussa Dembele struck twice as Olympique Lyonnais stunned Manchester City with a 3-1 victory on Saturday to move into the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The effort takes the French side to a date with Bayern Munich. Lyon took...
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