Monday, 8 July 2019

Nigeria😍😍Super Eagles 😍😍 fight back to see off Cameroon 

Nigeria fight back to see off Cameroon
Nigeria produced a second-half comeback to beat Cameroon 3-2 and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Super Eagles had taken an early lead through Odion Ighalo’s deflected effort in the 19th minute.
However, Cameroon turned the match around with two quick goals just before half-time.
Stephane Bahoken got on the end of Christian Bassogog’s lofted cross to equalise in the 41st minute.
Clinton N’Jie then showed good strength to hold off a defender and slot in another to put the Indomitable Lions ahead.
At the start of the second half, Marseille forward N’Jie was denied by Nigeria keeper Daniel Akpeyi and Ighalo levelled things up at 2-2 just after the hour when he drilled in a volley.
In the 66th minute, Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi produced a neat first-time finish after running onto a pass from Ighalo inside the Cameroon box to edge Nigeria back in front.
Nigeria also saw late chances for Ighalo and Ahmed Musa, but had already done enough to make sure of a place in the last eight.

Real Madrid ready to sell four players to get Paul Pogba deal sealed

Real Madrid ready to sell four players to get Paul Pogba deal sealed
Real Madrid are desperate to sign Man Utd ace Paul Pogba (Pic: GETTY)
REAL MADRID are ready to offload four players as they step up their chase for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Los Blancos struggled last season and finished a whopping 19 points behind La Liga champions Barcelona.
The heavyweights failed to make the transition into a post-Cristiano Ronaldo era and sweeping changes are now taking place at the club.
Zidane has already lavishly splashed the clash.
But with Pogba still firmly on the agenda, he now needs to sell before he can buy.
According to Spanish news outlet Diario Madridista, a high-profile quartet are in the firing line.
Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Keylor Navas and Dani Ceballos all look set to pack their bags.
Some players will be easier to shift than others.
Ceballos is being chased by a host of clubs - including Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Rodriguez, meanwhile, has been linked with Manchester United but a move to Napoli now looks most likely.
The Colombian forward spent two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich but the Bundesliga side opted not to make the transfer permanent.

Frustrated Messi launches rant at officials after his Copa America dismissal

Frustrated Messi launches rant at officials after his Copa America dismissal
Lionel Messi claimed Argentina were treated unfairly at the Copa America and did not collect his bronze medal after being controversially sent off in the 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile.
The Barcelona star was dismissed towards the end of the first half of Saturday’s match in Sao Paulo following a confrontation with former Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel, who was also shown a red card.
Messi appeared to have been hard done by, with Chile defender Medel appearing to push his head towards the Argentina playmaker as they squared up, chest to chest.
Messi did not take part in the medal presentations with the rest of the squad, and told reporters of his frustrations following the ceremony.
The Argentina captain suggested he had been singled out following his comments over the “crazy” officiating in the wake of their 2-0 semi-final defeat by hosts Brazil in Belo Horizonte.
“We don’t need to be part of the corruption that we’ve suffered at this tournament,” Messi said, as quoted by Spanish media outlet AS.
“Medel is always right at the limit. With a yellow that would have been the end of it for both of us, but well, maybe what I said recently had an impact.
“What’s important is that the team finished well in the tournament. Maybe this was ordered and I ended up suffering because of what I said.”

Frank Lampard to seal Chelsea return in 48 hours as Derby boss hammers out details of deal

Frank Lampard to seal Chelsea return in 48 hours as Derby boss hammers out details of deal
Frank Lampard to seal Chelsea return in 48 hours as Derby boss hammers out details of deal (Image: GETTY)
On Monday night, the 41-year-old was finalising the details on a three-year contract worth around £4.5million a year – and Lampard is set to be unveiled to fans later this week.
Lampard and his assistant Jody Morris were excused the first day of pre-season training with Derby County on Monday, in order to wrap up negotiations for their switch to Chelsea.
A statement from the Rams read: "Derby County Football Club has excused Frank Lampard from reporting back for pre-season training on Monday and Tuesday to allow his discussions regarding a potential move to Chelsea to be concluded as soon as possible.
"The first few days of pre-season training will be focused on fitness training and will continue as planned under the guidance of the fitness, medical, conditioning and sports science teams at the club's Training Centre.
"On the assumption that Frank will reach an agreement with Chelsea to become their new manager, the club shall step up its efforts to find a replacement manager."
Former England midfielder Lampard, Chelsea's record club goalscorer, will be back at the club he left as a player five years ago – this time as manager.

Arsenal focus remains on Zaha despite £30m Lucas Vazquez link

Arsenal focus remains on Zaha despite £30m Lucas Vazquez link
Wilfried Zaha remains Arsenal’s priority this summer as they look to bring in a winger to bolster their attack.
The Gunners are exploring other options due to the difficulty they face convincing Crystal Palace to part with their star man, but Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez is not understood to be on the agenda.
There have been reports in Spain that Unai Emery had identified Vasquez as a target and that the north London club were closing in on a £30 million ($37.7m) deal.
But Vasquez’s focus remains very much on Madrid, despite suggestions that he will soon be on the way out of the club.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have been offered the chance to sign Malcom by Barcelona and Goal has learned there is interest in potentially bringing the Brazilian to the Emirates.
The Gunners pursued the 22-year-old while Arsene Wenger was still in charge before he eventually left Bordeaux for Barcelona last summer.
Malcom failed to make much of an impression at the Liga champions, however, making just 15 league appearances last season, and Barcelona have made it known that he is available at a price of €40m (£36m/$45m). There have been informal talks with several clubs across Europe to try and generate interest, including Arsenal.
Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi still has strong contacts at Camp Nou following more than a decade with the Catalan giants and is well aware of Malcom’s situation.

Paul Pogba demands HUGE money to leave Man Utd for Real Madrid or Juventus transfers

Paul Pogba demands HUGE money to leave Man Utd for Real Madrid or Juventus transfers
Paul Pogba wants to leave Man Utd for Real Madrid or Juventus (Image: GETTY)
PAUL POGBA wants out of Manchester United - but will only join Juventus or Real Madrid if they meet his massive wage demands.
Pogba wants to leave Manchester United this summer, with both Real Madrid and Juventus hellbent on securing the player’s signature.
The World Cup winner has decided that, after three years of failing to get anywhere near the Premier League and Champions League trophies, enough is enough.
Pogba opened the door to a move away from Manchester United last month, saying: “There is a lot of thinking [going on].
“I have been three years in Manchester and have been doing great – some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody, like everywhere else.
“After this season and everything that happened, with my season being my best season … it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.”

Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Man Utd to launch £90m Maguire bid

Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Man Utd to launch £90m Maguire bid
Bournemouth see £12m Butland offer rejected
Bournemouth have seen an offer of £12 million ($15m) rejected by Stoke City for England international goalkeeper Jack Butland, reports The Daily Mail.
The 26-year-old spent last season playing Championship football, and the Potters have valued him at £20m ($25m) plus add-ons.
Butland kept 18 clean sheets in 45 league appearances last season and won his ninth England cap in a friendly against Switzerland in September 2018.
Everton ordered to look at Diego Costa move

Romelu Lukaku's Man Utd exit takes fresh twist as Inter Milan deal stalls

Romelu Lukaku's Man Utd exit takes fresh twist as Inter Milan deal stalls
Romelu Lukaku is wanted by Napoli as Inter Milan stall on Man Utd deal (Image: Getty)
NAPOLI are the latest Serie A club who are keen to lure Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku to Italy this summer.
The Belgium international wants to quit Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order and has also got Inter Milan and Juventus interested in him.
But United are refusing are budge from their £75million valuation which has opened the door for Napoli to make an enquiry to sign him.
Inter are still the front runners after Lukaku expressed a desire to work with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte who is now in charge at the San Siro.
United are willing to sell Lukaku but Inter want a two-season-long period with an obligation to buy which is causing the deal to stall.

Chile star Alexis Sanchez backed to quit Man Utd for one reason - 'I feel sorry for him'

Chile star Alexis Sanchez backed to quit Man Utd for one reason - 'I feel sorry for him'
Chile star Alexis Sanchez backed to quit Man Utd for one reason - ‘I feel sorry for him’ ? (Image: GETTY)
CHILE star Alexis Sanchez has been backed to quit Manchester United after a horror 18 months at Old Trafford.
Sanchez joined from Arsenal last January but has scored just five goals for the club in all competitions.
He had scored 80 times for Arsenal in 166 appearances but has not found the same form at United.
With his high wage, it’s led many to think Sanchez could be sold by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
And Sky Sports reporter Mark McAdam believes a departure might be best for the Chilean’s career.
McAdam said: “I feel sorry for him because I don’t want to see a footballer - particularly someone as talented as Alexis Sanchez - fail on the biggest stage.

Rapinoe wants pay talk in women’s football to ‘move to the next step’

Rapinoe wants pay talk in women’s football to ‘move to the next step’
Megan Rapinoe declared it was time for the conversation about pay in women’s football to move “forward to the next step” after she helped the United States retain their World Cup title.
The holders’ 2-0 victory over Holland in the final in Lyon saw Rapinoe score the opener with a coolly converted 61st-minute penalty before Rose Lavelle added a fine strike eight minutes later.
On the eve of the match Rapinoe had spoken at a pre-match press conference about the gap in prize money between the men’s and women’s World Cups.
On Sunday the 34-year-old was asked what she thought about chants of ‘equal pay’ and boos for FIFA president Gianni Infantino from the crowd after the game.

Friday, 5 July 2019

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