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Nigerian winger Ademola Lookman has disclosed that he fashioned his style of play after Senegalese sensation Sadio Mane. Lookman is currently esteemed as one of the premier wingers in the Serie A. The 26-year-old emerged as Atalanta’s top scorer last season, netting 13 goals. The former Everton player has already found the net eight times for La Dea this season. Mane is renowned for his relentless pressing, dribbling prowess, and remarkable speed. Lookman admitted that he has gleaned valuable insights from the former Liverpool star. “The player I’ve always looked up to the most would have to be Sadio Mane,”…

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Manchester United’s scheduled home Premier League match against Arsenal has been moved to May 12, as reported by Sky Sports. This change comes after Sky Sports revealed the upcoming fixtures for the three main title contenders in the Premier League – Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City. The kick-off time for Arsenal’s visit to United has been set for 4:30 pm. In addition, Liverpool’s game against Aston Villa will also be rescheduled from Saturday at 3 pm to Monday, May 13, at 8 pm, and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. This adjustment sets up five consecutive days of Premier…

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Al Nassr’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo is confronting a new ban and fine following his dismissal against Al-Hilal, as reported by GOAL. The 38-year-old received a red card during the Al-Nassr versus Al-Hilal Saudi Super Cup semi-final for allegedly elbowing Ali Ali-Bulaihi. Ronaldo, visibly frustrated, left the field with just four minutes remaining, engaging in a heated dispute with the referee before heading to the tunnel. Reports indicate that the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star may face a two-match suspension along with a fine of 20,000 riyals. According to Goal, Ronaldo, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United icon,…

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Sporting CP could potentially complicate Liverpool’s pursuit of manager Ruben Amorim in an effort to secure a higher compensation fee from the Reds, according to insights from 90min. Amorim has emerged as a prime candidate to succeed Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, especially after Xabi Alonso publicly declared his intention to stay with Bayer Leverkusen beyond this season. While Amorim’s contract with Sporting CP includes a release clause of €20m (£17.1m) for non-Portuguese clubs, there is reportedly a gentleman’s agreement that would allow him to depart for just €10m (£8.6m) if a ‘top European side’ makes an offer. However, the definition…

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Manchester City enters the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals as the clear frontrunners to claim the prestigious trophy, and for valid reasons. Erling Haaland’s Prolific Form Erling Haaland boasts an exceptional record in the UEFA Champions League, having scored 41 goals in just 37 appearances. His remarkable goal-per-game ratio sets him apart as one of the most lethal strikers in the competition’s history. Haaland’s stellar performance, including 12 goals in 11 games during City’s triumph last season, underscores his potential to dominate the latter stages of the tournament once again. Dynamic Midfield Duo Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri constitute a formidable…

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Liverpool has set an approximate £75m valuation on winger Luis Diaz as they weigh their options for the Colombia international’s future this summer, according to reports. Despite Diaz’s impressive performance in his first two years at Anfield, he remains on the same terms as when he initially joined the club in 2022. With three years left on his current contract come summer, The Telegraph suggests that Liverpool will make a decision regarding Diaz’s tenure at the club, with both contract renewal and potential sale being considered. Aligned with clubs across Europe, Liverpool recognizes the significance of timing player sales to…

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Real Madrid and Manchester City treated football fans to an enthralling Champions League encounter, culminating in a sensational 3-3 draw on Tuesday. Bernardo Silva opened the scoring for City within two minutes, but Real Madrid swiftly turned the tide with a Ruben Dias own goal and a rapid strike from Rodrygo, propelling them into a 2-1 lead just moments later. The second half was a showcase of breathtaking goals, with Phil Foden, Josko Gvardiol, and Federico Valverde all delivering sublime strikes. Foden’s rocket into the top corner and Gvardiol’s powerful effort left both goalkeepers helpless, while Valverde’s clinical finish set…

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Arsenal is keen on securing Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga and is optimistic about striking a deal valued at €110m (£94.4m), according to Defensa Central in Spain. Barcelona is considering a move for Nico Williams, a target of Tottenham Hotspur, in 2025. The forward’s contract includes a £42.8m release clause, as reported by SPORT in Spain. Manchester City maintains their interest in Pedro Neto, a long-standing target for Arsenal, but faces competition from the Saudi Pro League, as noted by TeamTalk. Liverpool may relocate Trent Alexander-Arnold to midfield next season if they finalize a deal for Bayer Leverkusen full-back Jeremie…

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Super Falcons of Nigeria Script History with Olympic Qualification Following Victory over South African Women The Super Falcons of Nigeria etched their name in the annals of history tonight with a decisive win over South Africa’s women’s team, securing their spot in the Paris 2024 Olympic tournament. FIFA, in response to this momentous achievement, has expressed its reaction. Nigeria’s women’s team held their South African counterparts to a goalless draw in Pretoria tonight, cementing their qualification to the Olympic tournament by virtue of their 1-0 victory in the first leg. Super Falcons’ goalkeeper Nnadozie showcased a stellar performance, making numerous…

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Cody Rhodes Continues to Make Waves at WrestleMania At WrestleMania 40, Cody Rhodes, hailed as one of the most beloved faces in recent WWE history, achieved the pinnacle of success by claiming the title of Undisputed WWE Champion. His emotional victory over Roman Reigns left an indelible mark, not only on Rhodes himself but also on fans worldwide. Adding to the jubilation, reports from Fightful Select indicate that Rhodes set a new milestone by selling over $1 million in merchandise through WWE World and Shop, surpassing his own record from WrestleMania 39. Prior to WrestleMania, Rhodes had announced a contract…

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Arsenal settled for a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich during their Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Emirates on Tuesday night. A lively first half in north London witnessed Bayern taking a surprise lead into the break, with Serge Gnabry’s strike and Harry Kane’s penalty canceling out Bukayo Saka’s excellent opener. Leandro Trossard emerged as Arsenal’s savior from the bench in the second half, delivering a vital equalizer as the thrilling encounter concluded all square. The game began with Arsenal players encountering a deafening roar as they entered the Emirates. Within 12 minutes, the decibels rose as Saka fired…

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Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, has conceded that his team faced consequences for their errors in the 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. Despite initially taking the lead through Bukayo Saka’s impressive strike, the Gunners found themselves trailing at halftime. Leroy Sane and Harry Kane found the net for Bayern, putting them in front. However, Arteta’s side managed to level the score late in the game, courtesy of substitute Leandro Trossard. “We began the game very positively. We controlled possession and played predominantly in their half. We had the momentum on our side, but there was a pivotal moment…

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Liverpool standout Luis Diaz has revealed that encountering Argentina legend Lionel Messi left him feeling like he “almost died.” Expressing his admiration for Messi as the best footballer globally, Diaz shared his overwhelming experience meeting the former Barcelona icon during an interaction with Colombian magazine, SoHo. He elaborated, stating that the sheer excitement of meeting the 36-year-old nearly overwhelmed him. According to AlbicelesteTalk, Diaz remarked, “When I met Messi, I almost died. I was on the verge of telling him: ‘I love you and everything.’ “Leo has always been my role model. He is the best in the world. I…

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Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel has asserted that the referee lacked the courage to award them a penalty in their draw with Arsenal. The first leg of the Champions League quarter-final ended in a 2-2 stalemate at the Emirates Stadium. Bukayo Saka opened the scoring for Arsenal with a well-placed shot, but Thomas Tuchel’s side turned the tide before halftime with goals from Leroy Sane and a Harry Kane penalty. Leandro Trossard emerged from the bench to secure the equalizer for Arsenal. Speaking to TNT Sports, Tuchel commented, “It was a tough match against a very strong opponent with an…

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Bayern Munich’s coach, Thomas Tuchel, has verified that Serge Gnabry sustained a hamstring injury during their 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Tuesday. Gnabry equalized for the Bundesliga outfit after Bukayo Saka put the Gunners ahead in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final. However, he had to be substituted in the second half by Kingsley Coman due to his hamstring issue. “Regrettably, Serge Gnabry will be sidelined again. He felt discomfort, and it’s a hamstring injury,” Tuchel disclosed to reporters after the match at the Emirates. Bayern is scheduled to host Cologne in the league this Saturday.

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Yassine Chueko, Lionel Messi’s personal bodyguard, has been prohibited from accessing the field during the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions Cup quarter-final clash between Inter Miami and Monterrey. However, he will still have permission to enter the locker room and mixed area, as reported by The Mirror. This ban stems from an incident following the first leg in Miami on April 3, where Monterrey secured a 2-1 away victory, gaining an advantage in the race for a semi-final berth. Following the match, Lionel Messi, sidelined due to injury, was involved in a confrontation with Monterrey’s manager, Fernando Ortiz, and…

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Real Madrid’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has conceded his desire for his team to carry a lead into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City. Nevertheless, Ancelotti remains confident in Real Madrid’s ability to secure victory in the return leg. In a captivating encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu, the LaLiga giants fought to a 3-3 draw against City. Despite initially falling behind, Real Madrid managed to stage a comeback only to see their lead slip away, ultimately settling for a draw at home. Reflecting on the match, Ancelotti remarked, “I had hoped for a slight advantage, but…

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Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher has offered his forecast, envisioning Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City as contenders in this year’s Champions League final. City, reigning champions, held Real Madrid to a 3-3 draw in the first leg of their quarter-final encounter. In another fixture, a late strike from Leandro Trossard secured a 2-2 draw for Arsenal against Bayern Munich. Upcoming matches include Atletico Madrid hosting Borussia Dortmund, and Barcelona facing off against PSG. When pressed to predict further, Carragher opined, “For Arsenal-Bayern, I lean towards Bayern due to their European pedigree. For Man City vs Real Madrid, I back Man City,…

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The clash between reigning champions Manchester City and Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals sees two European powerhouses face off on Tuesday night. While this fixture could have easily been the final, both teams will battle it out in the last eight for a spot in the semis. Despite nothing being decided in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, it presents a significant opportunity for both sides to edge closer to the final four. However, Manchester City will have to navigate the challenge without the presence of Kyle Walker in the Spanish capital. Walker’s influence and experience are…

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Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel issues a stark message to Arsenal ahead of their Champions League quarter-final showdown, expressing his intent to “inflict pain” on the London side. Heading into the first-leg clash at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, Tuchel’s Bundesliga outfit confronts Mikel Arteta’s side amidst a series of recent disappointing outcomes, including a 3-2 loss to newly promoted Heidenheim. However, Tuchel maintains confidence in his squad’s capabilities and anticipates a compelling performance at Arsenal’s home turf. Addressing the upcoming encounter, Tuchel states, “Arsenal currently stands as the Premier League’s top team, and their form substantiates that. They’ve consistently…

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