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News from London: Chelsea 0-0 Fulham: 3 Positives and 3 negatives from stalemate

Kai Havertz of Chelsea (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images) Chelsea has played Fulham for the second time this season and has, again, dropped points. This would be incredibly frustrating for everyone in the Chelsea community, as the game had everything but a goal. There was high quality, defending, pressing, and attacking on display. Chelsea …

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News From Spain: Real Madrid looking to steal defensive target from Barcelona

Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have had problems at right back this season. For Los Blancos, club officials have been left unimpressed with the performances of Dani Carvajal, while Lucas Vazquez and Alvaro Odriozola have been deemed not not be good enough to start regularly. At times, Eder Militao and Nacho have filled in, but …

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News From Spain: Seven European clubs interested in move for young Barcelona forward

This season, Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez has largely stuck with a regular starting eleven for La Liga matches, providing that injury and suspension is not an issue. This has meant that many of the squad has been reduced to substitution appearances. One of these players who has been reduced to cameos is Ansu Fati. …

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News From Germany: Predicted Bayern Munich XI vs Wolfsburg

Bayern Munich will look to regain top spot in the Bundesliga when they face Wolfsburg on Sunday evening at the Volkswagen Arena, kick-off 17:30CET. Winless in their three Bundesliga games in 2023, Julian Nagelsmann is also without two key players against Wolfsburg. Kerry Hau of Sport1 reports that the Rekordmeister will be without Dayot Upamecano …

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News From Liverpool: “He’s the right man” – Liverpool fans can’t stop talking about Jurgen Klopp

Another week, another hapless Liverpool performance that saw the opposition score three goals opposition that had scored just 12 goals in 20 league games prior to the Reds visit. Klopp cut a frustrated figure, as evidenced by a refusal to answer a journalists question, and called the defeat at Wolves the pinnacle of our problems. …

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News From Spain: Real Madrid forward suffers another injury setback, will miss Club World Cup

Real Madrid have been massively unlucky with injuries this season, and especially since the return of domestic football at the end of December. In recent weeks, Lucas Vazquez and Ferland Mendy have been ruled out with long term injuries, while David Alaba and Eder Militao have also been sidelined. Aurelien Tchouameni missed the last few …

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News From Liverpool: Liverpools demise more remarkable by the week as Reds hit new low at Wolves

The Reds were appalling at Molineux on Saturday afternoon, succumbing to a deserved loss and looking completely out of sorts. Jurgen Kloppps men started terribly and never recovered, and their top-four chances now look even bleaker than before. Heres how the media reacted to Liverpools latest show of ineptitude. Goals Neil Jones admitted that the …

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News From Spain: Revealed: Real Madrid’s semi-finals opponents for Club World Cup showpiece

Following the resumption of their La Liga fixture against Mallorca on Sunday, Real Madrid will travel to Morocco for the Club World Cup. Los Blancos qualified for the competition as a result of winning the Champions League last season, and they will now aim to add another trophy to their collection. Carlo Ancelotti’s side now …

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News From Spain: Predicted XIs Mallorca-Real Madrid: Injuries cause more problems for Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid will be aiming to continue their good run of form when they take on Mallorca in La Liga on Sunday afternoon (14:00CET). Carlo Ancelotti’s side have won four out of their last five, but their hosts are unbeaten in their last four home matches, winning their last three. Ancelotti will travel to the …

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CHAN 2022: Senegal Beats Algeria In Penalties To Complete Treble

Senegal defeated Algeria 5-4 on penalties in the championship game on Saturday, crushing Algeria’s devastating aspirations of winning the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) on home soil. In front of 39,120 people on a chilly winter night at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers, the local Teranga Lions narrowly defeated the hosts in a very …

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CHAN 2022: Senegal, Algeria Players Scoop Individuals Award

The CAF Technical Study Group has recognized players of Senegal and Algeria for their outstanding performance at the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2022 awards. The Best Player of the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2022 is Houssem Eddine Mrezigue of Algeria. The Technical Study Group has recognized the 22-year-old midfielder for consistently making an …

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CHAN 2022: Bougherra Rues Algeria Defeat To Senegal In The Final

Madjid Bougherra, the coach of Algeria, has expressed his sincere sadness at his team’s failure to take home the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2022 trophy. Following a scoreless stalemate after extra time in the competition final on Saturday in Algiers, the Desert Foxes lost to Senegal 5-4 on penalties. Bougherra acknowledged that he, along …

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Sundowns win headlines DStv Premiership fixtures – DStv Premiership 2022/23

A dominant Mamelodi Sundowns outfit made it 15 wins out of 15 games in the DStv Premiership this weekend, as Orlando Pirates struggled to overcome the reigning league champions at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Brazilians made their way to the Orlando Stadium this weekend where they faced an in-form Buccaneers outfit. The …

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News From Germany: Player Ratings | Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-0 Schalke

Borussia Mönchengladbach and Schalke played out a 0-0 draw at Borussia Park in the Bundesliga Topspiel. The game was uneventful but the point Schalke earned was crucial as they close the gap on Hertha Berlin to three points. But for Gladbach the gap between them and Europe continues to widen.  Jonas Omlin: 6 Joe Scally: …

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News From Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp “absolutely” confident in his job of turning Liverpool around

For the first time in his seven-and-a-half years in charge at Anfield, Klopps position as manager is under increasing pressure. While it is still far from the time when his job is under threat, there are understandable questions as Liverpool sit 10th in the Premier League and out of both domestic cups. Real Madrid stand …

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News From Liverpool: 5 key things from Jurgen Klopp’s press conference after Wolves 3-0 Liverpool

Here are the five key points from Klopps post-match press conference Start to the game not allowed to happen Liverpool were punished for yet another dreadful start to a match, going 2-0 down in the first 12 minutes, with Klopp insisting such a poor opening period was unacceptable. Very frustrating, very disappointing, he told reporters. …

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News From Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp describes Wolves defeat as “the pinnacle of our problems”

Joel Matips own goal set the tone for an awful defeat as the hosts raced into a 2-0 lead inside 12 minutes. Craig Dawson grabbed a debut goal and Ruben Neves piled on the misery with Wolves recording their biggest win for almost a year. Liverpool are languishing in 10th in the Premier League having …

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News From Germany: Delight for Sébastien Haller as he gets off the mark for Borussia Dortmund

Speaking after Borussia Dortmund’s 5-1 win against Freiburg on Saturday afternoon, Sporting Director Sebastian Kehl discussed the excitement of Sébastien Haller scoring his first goal, and BVB’s general performance. “We were dominant even before the red card and deservedly won by this margin,” said Kehl. “We’ve worked hard and spoken a lot. The team has …

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News from London: Have Chelsea made a huge mistake leaving this player out of the Champions League squad?

Chelsea defender Benoit Badiashile (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) Chelsea made eight signings in the winter transfer window, splashing £300+ million, on signing players like Mykhailo Mudryk, Enzo Fernandez, Benoit Badiashile and others. CFC now have a potent squad capable of pursuit of multi-dimensional success. With eight new arrivals, Chelsea’s senior squad now comprises of …

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News From Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp refuses to answer question from Liverpool journalist – “You know why”

It is fair to assume that Klopp was not in the best of moods after Liverpools 3-0 defeat to Wolves. But he attended his post-match press conference as normal, in line with a managers media obligations after any Premier League game. However, when put to him by The Athletics James Pearce that the Reds had …

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News from South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns: “It’s important for us to go into a match with a positive mindset.” – Denis Onyango

Mamelodi Sundowns are gearing up for a massive clash against Orlando Pirates this weekend. Bafana Ba Style have been in great form for the DSTV Premiership 2022/23 campaign leading with fifty-two points. The team will be looking to add three points to their current standing on the table on Saturday afternoon. Ahead of the big …

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News From Liverpool: “I don’t know what will wake us up” – Alisson left “completely frustrated”

A truly awful start to the game saw the Reds go 2-0 down in the first 12 minutes, with Joel Matip putting the ball into his own net, before Craig Dawson doubled Wolves lead. And despite a more encouraging start to the second period, Liverpool conceded a third when Ruben Neves waltzed through their defence …

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News from South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns: Masandawana Truimph Over Bucs In Orlando

Mamelodi Sundowns registered a fine win over Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Cassius Mailula’s furst-half winner sent The Brazilians into their 15th consecutive win in the DStv Premiership and moved the striker to his sixth goal in the league. Masandawana was absolutely spot on right from the beginning as they looked brilliant …

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News From Germany: Bundesliga Preview | VfL Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich: Must-win game for Julian Nagelsmann

It’s only the first weekend of February but Julian Nagelsmann is feeling the heat. Three consecutive 1-1 draws in the Bundesliga last month has opened the door for the likes of RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, SC Freiburg, and Union Berlin to reach the summit. Bayern Munich have to curb the trend this Sunday and beat …

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News From Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp “can’t find the words” for Liverpool – “It needs to change”

Klopp made two alterations to his side for the trip to Molineux in the Premier League; one enforced, as Joel Matip came in, the other tactical, as Darwin Nunez started. It mattered little as, a week on from defeat to Brighton in the FA Cup and three weeks after a 3-0 loss to the same …

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