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Ibrahimovic’s quickfire double gives Milan 2-1 derby win

Milan (Italy), Oct. 17, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) AC Milan’s 39-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection, scored an early brace to secure a 2-1 win over neighbours Inter in the Serie A derby on Saturday. The Swedish striker put Milan in front after...

Ronaldo in defiant mood after being accused of breach of virus rules

Rome, Oct. 16, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Juventus’ star player Cristiano Ronaldo appeared as combative as ever in a social media post on Friday, a day after being accused of breaching Italian coronavirus rules. “Don’t let what you can’t do stand in the way of what you...

De Bruyne to miss Arsenal match at Etihad

London, Oct. 16, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday that midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will miss Saturday’s home English Premier League (EPL) game against Arsenal. The midfielder had picked up an injury on international duty with Belgium last weekend. He was substituted...

Wenger didn’t mention me in his book “because he never beat me” —– Mourinho

London, Oct. 16, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho believes there could be only one reason why long-term rival Arsene Wenger missed out on mentioning him in his new book. “Because he never beat me,” Mourinho told reporters on Friday. Wenger’s autobiography — “My Life...

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo -- arguably the most famous athlete in the world -- has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Portuguese Football Association. He's already been sent away from the team so he can self-quarantine at his home. The PFA issued a statement saying Ronaldo "is...

Mancini fumes over pitch after Italy’s draw with Poland

Gdansk (Poland), Oct. 11, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Italy coach Roberto Mancini fumed over the state of the pitch after his team were held to a 0-0 draw away to Poland in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday. After a glaring miss by Federico Chiesa early in...

Messi can be convinced to stay at Barca, Suarez says

Madrid, Oct. 10, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Lionel Messi can be convinced to stay at FC Barcelona beyond this season, in spite of interest from Manchester City, his former team mate Luis Suarez says. The Barca captain tried to force his way out of the club in...

Cavani hoping to do justice to iconic

Manchester (UK), Oct. 10, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Manchester United’s new recruit, Edinson Cavani, says he is relishing the challenge of playing in the English Premier League (EPL). Cavani also said he is confident he can handle the pressure of wearing the club’s iconic number 7 jersey. The...

Manchester City have financial muscle to pull off Messi deal, says COO Berrada

Manchester, Oct. 10, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Manchester City will be in a position to sign Lionel Messi if the opportunity presents itself next season, the English Premier League (EPL) club’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Omar Berrada, says. Manchester City were the frontrunners to land Messi’s services...

Maradona’s coronavirus test is negative, his lawyer says

Buenos Aires, Oct. 6, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Former Argentine football player Diego Maradona tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday, his lawyer said on Monday. His announcement helped to allay fears the Argentina football legend had contacted the virus after hugging a colleague who was later...
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