Lacazette fires youthful Arsenal to routine victory as Laurent Koscielny returns

I t was a measure of the significance of this tie for Laurent Koscielny that the Arsenal captain raised a clenched fist in celebration towards the crowd when he made his way off the pitch in the second half. A relatively inconsequential home match against a little-known side from Azerbaijan may not have been the […]

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Pictures: Barcelona star Lionel Messi’s £12million personalised private jet

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has splashed £12m on a stunning personalised private jet. The Argentine is a regular flyer between his native country and Spain, where he has made his name and lived since his teenage years. Now the Messi family will make the trip in some style, after the forward leased the new jet […]

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Vidi frustrate second-string Chelsea to draw final Europa League group game

I n a match that will be mostly remembered for the anti-Semitic chanting of Chelsea supporters, Maurizio Sarri’s side earned a creditable 2-2 draw in an oddly fractious Europa League tie away at MOL Vidi. Chelsea came into the match as group winners so had nothing to play for, while the Hungarian champions Vidi were […]

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Salah or Hazard? Liverpool legend explains why Chelsea star gets the nod

Mohamed Salah cannot be considered a Liverpool legend, says Graeme Souness, with the Reds star yet to offer the same level of consistency as Chelsea forward Eden Hazard. Anfield’s Egyptian frontman has been a revelation since returning to English football in 2017. A 44-goal haul in his debut campaign delivered countless honours,  including the PFA […]

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Cahill may need to leave Chelsea if he wants to play, admits Sarri

Gary Cahill lacks the technical ability to break into Chelsea’s team, according to head coach Maurizio Sarri, who admitted the 32-year-old will likely have to leave the club to find first-team football. Sarri has not selected Cahill to start in the Premier League so far this season and the defender is in the final year of his […]

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Victor Moses ruled out of Chelsea’s clash against Vidi

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has disclosed that Victor Moses will miss Thursday’s Uefa Europa League game against Vidi due to injury. The 28-year-old is yet to recover from a back injury he suffered in November and will miss his team’s last Group L tie in Hungary. Moses has found game time limited under Sarri this […]

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Senate passes Southeast Development Commission bill

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed a bill for the establishment of the Southeast Development Commission (SEDC). The Bill was passed after consideration of the report of the Committee on establishment and public service led by the chairman, Senator Emmanuel Paulker. The Bill, sponsored by senators Samuel Anyanwu (Imo East) and Stella Oduah (Anambra North), sought […]

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Klopp: Napoli had no answers to outstanding Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp said an “outstanding” Liverpool team performance stifled Napoli to earn a 1-0 win that secured a place in the Champions League knockout rounds. Mohamed Salah’s wonderful first-half goal put Liverpool on track at Anfield on Tuesday but they needed a terrific 92nd-minute save from Alisson to deny Arkadiusz Milik and clinch second spot in […]

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Liverpool, Spurs, PSG into Last 16, Napoli, Inter out

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur picked two of the remaining four tickets into the Last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, knocking out two Italian favourites, Napoli and Inter. Liverpool heeded the advice of Coach Jurgen Klopp and really put up a magical display against Napoli at Anfield, with Mo Salah almost walking into the net […]

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