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News From Spain: Karim Benzema “asks” Florentino Perez for Real Madrid signing

Karim Benzema has undoubtedly affirmed himself as one of Real Madrid’s greatest strikers of the modern era. The Frenchman shone as part of the famous “BBC” trio of himself, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, but he has got even better since they disbanded. He had his greatest year in a Real Madrid shirt in 2022, …

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News From Spain: Unofficial Premier League link could see Atletico Madrid duo depart this summer

In recent years, Atletico Madrid have taken a liking to Tottenham Hotspur fullbacks. Kieran Tripper joined in 2019, before leaving for Newcastle United in January 2022, while both Sergio Reguilon and Matt Doherty moved to the Spanish capital this season. Doherty is the latest to make the move, having joined on deadline day on an …

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News From Spain: Ousmane Dembele pips Vinicius Junior to title of “best dribbler” of 2022

Ousmane Dembele has excelled at Barcelona this season. After a difficult spell at the club before, the Frenchman has firmly turned his fortunes around in the Blaugrana shirt. Dembele is beginning to justify his huge transfer fee, in which Barca paid Borussia Dortmund a total of €145m back in 2017. A combination of injuries and …

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News From Liverpool: QUIZ – Can you name every Liverpool player to score vs. Wolves since 2004?

Liverpool and Wolves have met twice already this season but have yet to meet in the Premier League, with their previous two encounters coming in the FA Cup, which the Reds narrowly edged. This will be the 21st fixture between the two sides since 2004 and in that time, 22 different Liverpool players have found …

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News From Spain: European wonderkid affirms his desire to join Real Madrid

Florentino Perez’s vision for Real Madrid is domineering success across both Spain and Europe, and the best players in the world will help him achieve his goals. Real Madrid’s transfer strategy in recent years has revolved around signing some of the world’s best young talent and helping them blossom in a top-level environment. The trick …

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News from South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns: Sundowns Ladies ready for Hollywoodbets Super League opener against Richmond United

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies will be aiming to begin their quest for a fourth consecutive Hollywoodbets Super League title on a high as they square off against Richmond United in a repeat of the final game of last season. Banyana Ba Style registered an entertaining 4-2 victory the last time both sides clashed with Salome Kekana, …

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News From Liverpool: Mo Salah eyes another milestone but Liverpool must steer clear of 10-year record

Salah is in line to make his 200th league appearance for Liverpool. Currently, the players with the most goals in the first 200 top-flight games for the Reds are Gordon Hodgson 126, Salah 125*, Roger Hunt 123 and Ian Rush 122. And should Salah score today, he will become the Reds leading scorer away from …

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News From Spain: Matt Doherty tipped for Atletico Madrid debut against Getafe

Matt Doherty could be in line for an immediate Atletico Madrid debut at home to Getafe this weekend. The Republic of Ireland international joined Los Rojiblancos on the final day of the January transfer window in a surprise move from Tottenham. Atletico opted to agree a free transfer deal, after Spurs reluctantly terminated his contract …

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News From Spain: Tottenham missed out on transfer deal for Gerard Deulofeu

Premier League giants Tottenham reportedly missed out on a deadline day deal for Spanish international Gerard Deulofeu. Spurs were working to bring in new faces until the final hours of the January transfer window, as Pedro Porro joined from Sporting Lisbon, and Matt Doherty completed a surprise move to Atletico Madrid. However, alongside the acquisition …

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News From Liverpool: Has Financial Fair Play failed? – Jurgen Klopp says he cannot answer

The Blues rounded off their winter spending spree with the signing of Enzo Fernandez, a player who was linked to Liverpool in some quarters, for a British record transfer fee. By tying their new players down to long-term contracts, Chelsea are believed to have exposed a loophole in FFP rules that will allow them to …

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News From Liverpool: Spanish winger impresses but Liverpool suffer FA Youth Cup exit

FA Youth Cup 5th Round, Portman Road February 3, 2023 Goals: Morgan 7 45+1 Having overcome Bournemouth and Port Vale in the earlier rounds, the young Reds arrived at Portman Road with Bobby Clark as a starter but the lineup otherwise affected by absences. An issue pre-match saw Jayden Danns left on the bench and …

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News From Germany: Bundesliga Preview | Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg – Bayern Munich’s title challengers go head-to-head

Borussia Dortmund face Freiburg as they look to continue their winning start to the year and close the gap to first, which Freiburg will also want to do as both teams sit three points off of first.  Last weekend, Dortmund beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 with Karim Adeyemi scoring his first goal for Dortmund since his …

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News From Germany: Julian Nagelsmann believes Kylian Mbappé could play against Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann believes that PSG’s Kylian Mbappé will play against them in their Champions League clash on February 14, despite being ruled out for three weeks. “I don’t think he’s going to drop out,” said Nagelsmann. “It’s relatively vague on their homepage, saying that he would be out for up to …

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News From Germany: Álex Grimaldo a candidate for Bayer Leverkusen

After missing out on Fran Garcia and Borna Sosa, Benfica’s Álex Grimaldo (27) is now a candidate for Bayer Leverkusen, according to Kicker, as Die Werkself look to add a left-back to their squad. With a contract expiring in the summer, Grimaldo is available on a free transfer and although wanted by Leverkusen in January, …

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News From Spain: Analysis: Evan Ndicka agreement – are Barcelona overstocking?

Barcelona have been very clear that they will pursue free agents under the guidance of Mateu Alemany, as they attempt to manage their salary limit issues over the coming seasons. Last summer Barcelona brought in Andreas Christensen and Frank Kessie on pre-agreed contracts, which has so far produced varying levels of success. Kessie has failed …

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CHAN 2022 : Niger vs Madagascar line-ups

Niger and Madagascar face off tonight for CHAN 2022 tournament third-place game pending the final between Algeria and Senegal on Saturday night (7:30pm). Confirmed line-ups Niger 🆚 MadagascarLineups are here! Are you ready for #NIGMAD clash? 🇳🇪🇲🇬#TotalEnergiesCHAN2022 pic.twitter.com/YSI92kkOtX

News From Spain: Mesut Ozil set for retirement with immediate effect – report

Former Real Madrid and Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil may have played his last game of professional football, according to various reports. The German midfielder has been at Istanbul Basaksehir since last summer, but has struggled to make it onto the pitch, playing just 142 minutes across seven matches for them. Turkish outlet Fanatik say that …

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