Laliga: Atletico Madrid Earn Vital Victory Over Villarreal


 114  LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid secured a vital 2-0 win away to Villarreal on Sunday to reaffirm their title ambitions following a difficult run of results. Diego Simeone’s side were smarting from twin defeats to Levante and Chelsea but went ahead in the 25th minute courtesy of an Alfonso Pedraza own goal following a goalmouth […]

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Messi Left Red-Faced With First Red Card For Barcelona In Super Cup Final Loss


 294  By Taiwo Ibrahim Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time in his Barcelona career in the 3-2 loss to Athletic Bilbao in the Super Cup Final. Barcelona raced to a 2-1 lead courtesy of a brace by Antoine Griezmann but Bilbao fought back with two late goals from Oscar De Marcos and […]

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Messi On Target As Barcelona Pip Bilbao


 260  Adeleye Akinbade-Ojo A Wednesday night at Bilbao was the stage as Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a 3-2 comeback victory against hard fighting Athletic Bilbao. The hosts raced opened scoring with ever fit striker Inaki Williams running ragged the Barcelona defense before putting a fine finish past the diving keeper. Barcelona then equalized with […]

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Pele Celebrates Messi After Equalling His Record


 392  Hope Ejairu Legendary footballer Pele has celebrated Lionel Messi after equalling his goal record tally. The Argentine forward scored Barcelona’s first goal in the 2-2 draw against Valencia at Camp Nou to achieve the feat. “Like you, I know what it’s like to love wearing the same shirt everyday. “Like you, I know that […]

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Nigerian Players Scorecard: Onuachu On Target Again, Okoye Shines


 783  Hope Ejairu Nigerian players in Europe have always been putting their football acumen to bare. And this weekend was not exception, as many of them were firing on all cylinders. In the English Premier League, Alex Iwobi played 67 minutes as a right wing back, an unusual position as Leeds United defeated Everton 1 […]

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La Liga: Hazard Injured Again As Alaves Beat Real Madrid, Stingy Atletico Pip Valencia


 372  By Taiwo Ibrahim Alaves recorded a shock 2-1 win over Real Madrid at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium to pile more pressure on Zinedine Zidane. Lucas Perez scored a fifth-minute penalty to give the visitors an early lead, Joselu took advantage of a terrible mistake from Thibaut Courtois to increase Alaves lead just after […]

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