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It’s the Ronaldo United but how long can the over-reliance last?
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It’s the Ronaldo United but how long can the over-reliance last?

What could have been more perfect to describe Ronaldo’s second debut goal for Manchester United in their Champions League campaign this season than legendary? His show of glamour at Old Trafford yet again blew people away as he sealed a stoppage-time win for United as they came from behind to secure an unforgettable 2-1 victory in their second UCL game in group F over stubborn Villarreal at Old Trafford. Before the game last night, the yellow Submarines have been a tough nut to Crack for Manchester United over the years, most of their meetings against the Spanish club have been a stalemate. Last year's encounter against the same side led by former Arsenal boss, Unai Emery in the Europa final wasn’t palatable either as they defeated United to the trophy through penalty shootouts. ...
Chiesa provides the goods as the Old Ladies tame Chelsea
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Chiesa provides the goods as the Old Ladies tame Chelsea

Struggling Old Ladies were agile against their visitors as they defeated the Blue side of London with a solitary goal in their second UCL game in group H. Having recorded a convincing 3-0 win in their first UCL game at Malmö, the Italian giants now top the group with a perfect record and six points. Italy forwards Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi were the orchestra that ran the show with their consistent penetration into the heart of Chelsea’s defense. The big Romelu Lukaku that could have caused the damage was held and tamed throughout the encounter as a determined Juventus defeated the injury-depleted trophy defenders Chelsea with a Lone goal from Fredrico Chiesa in the second half of the encounter. About 30 seconds into the second phase of the game, Chiesa sprinted ...
Karim Adeyemi; Germany’s next superstar on the rise
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Karim Adeyemi; Germany’s next superstar on the rise

Karim Adeyemi is a young attacker plying his trade in Austria for RB Salzburg and has caught the eye of many in the past 12 months. Blessed with pace and ambidexterity which makes it so hard to defend against him. Adeyemi is predominantly a striker, but he is also capable of playing on either the right or left-wing. But with that being said, he is not a classical out-and-out striker. Adeyemi tends to position himself deep down the central channels or drift out wide in the attacks and in the build-ups to get more time on the ball. Whilst on the ball, he likes to challenge the opposition and take players on or execute penetrating, line-breaking passes throughout the vertical channels to set his teammates up in prosperous positions. When taking on the opposition, Adeyemi mostly re...
Messi opens PSG record; Fans are craving for consistency
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Messi opens PSG record; Fans are craving for consistency

Lionel Messi's slow start to life in France and his adaptation to a new system/environment has been raising some questions since he joined the Parisian club from Barcelona but the prodigy finally delivered the goal fans have been waiting for. Lionel of football roared and lighted up Parc des Princes with a historic moment that will last and linger forever in the subconscious of everyone fortunate enough to be there watching the god of soccer with his artistic ingenuity. The 34-year-old Argentina international had faced loads of criticism from all directions due to his slow start to life in the French league, and his disparagers would have been licking their lips on their conceived banter, ready to throw the jibe on the highlight of what had been a mostly anonymous performance until t...
Sheriff FC stun Madrid; Prove that football is not played on paper
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Sheriff FC stun Madrid; Prove that football is not played on paper

There is no doubt, FC Sheriff's victory against Los Blancos is arguably the greatest upset in a UCL match in recent times. Before yesterday's game at BERNABEU, the Moldovan side had never featured in Europe’s biggest club competition. However, they are topping the table that comprises the club that has lifted this trophy more times than any other team. From a glance, the visitors looked like a random collection of unknown players plying their trade in an obscure league, but they authenticated their relevance last night. This was possible with a combination of determined players coupled with a manager’s game plan that ensured that the unknown became known to the football world. I guess folks will start taking them seriously from henceforth. Having such belief in themselves that the...
UCL – PSG vs Manchester City Match Preview
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UCL – PSG vs Manchester City Match Preview

The UEFA Champions League matchday 2 continues this week with Paris Saint-Germain hosting English giants Manchester City in a mouth-watering clash.  City kicked off their UCL campaign with an entertaining 6-3 win over German side RB Leipzig whilst PSG settled for a disappointing draw against Club Brugge, a game the French side could've easily lost despite starting the game with the trio of Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe. Therefore, PSG would look to build on a disappointing start and would be looking for their first win of the campaign. City, on the other hand, would be looking to build on their first win and hope to increase their lead in the group.  No doubt this would be a tough encounter for both sides and should be an entertaining one. The possible lineup for PSG The Red and Blu...
Dortmund chief shocked by Sancho’s bench role at Man United
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Dortmund chief shocked by Sancho’s bench role at Man United

Hans Joachim Watzke has been fuming and greatly concerned about Sancho's situation at Manchester United, he claims it ‘hurts his soul’ to see former star player of his club rotting on Manchester United’s bench. A player with such quality shouldn’t be subjected to the bench, He claims Sancho is so good that he brings people to TEARS. Jadon Sancho is regarded as one of the hottest properties in world football. The 21-year-old English winger completed a protracted £73 million switch from Dortmund to Old Trafford in the last transfer window. He’s been on Manchester United's wish list for over two years but the German club BVB halted the England international from making the move last season amidst strong indications that the deal was about to be completed. The move was finalized th...
Guardiola proves why he’s arguably the best coach in the world.
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Guardiola proves why he’s arguably the best coach in the world.

A dominating performance saw Pep's side breeze through a compact Chelsea side over the weekend which finally gave Pep Guardiola his first win over Thomas Tuchel since he took over at Chelsea. Pep had suffered 3 successive defeats in the hands of Thomas Tuchel since his arrival in England. Tuchel, in the past, looked to have found a formula to stop Pep's side and even got the better of him in the UCL final whilst going toe to toe in what looked like a fierce tactical battle. Pep and Tuchel both came into the weekend's game looking to snatch all 3 points especially as City endured a frustrating barren draw at home to Southampton last week which was a result we don't often see with Pep's side. Thomas Tuchel also looked to continue with Chelsea's impressive start to the season after s...
Anthony Martial is in limbo at Manchester United
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Anthony Martial is in limbo at Manchester United

Former Monaco man, Anthony Martial has seen himself drop down the pecking order at Old Trafford following the arrival of Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo. His United career seems to be edging closer to the dusk due to Ronaldo’s presence that has diminished his chances of playing regularly. Some of his critics believe his inconsistency over the years for the Red Devils is one out of many of his undoings. Before the arrival of Ronaldo, He’s been finding it difficult to command a regular starting place in the team and the arrival of Cristiano has further compounded his woes. His days at Old Trafford now look numbered. Antonio Martial's Triumphant entry at United in 2015 set him apart from his contemporaries as he became the most expensive teenage footballer in history at th...
Chelsea showed their title credentials by thrashing Spurs
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Chelsea showed their title credentials by thrashing Spurs

Chelsea's imperious form in the Premier League keeps getting stronger and their perfect record after five games into the campaign continues as they defeated Tottenham away from home with three un-replied goals. Chelsea's efforts were below ebb in the first half of the game as they recorded no shot on target for the entire forty-five minutes. The home side were solid and they denied Chelsea from seeing the back of the net in the first half. However, they couldn’t persist with their solidity after the first half as Chelsea started their scoring spree through Thiago Silva with an opener in thein 49th minute. The Blues doubled the lead through N’Golo Kante who came in for substitute MasonMount in the 57th minute. The two-goal lead put Chelsea in a conformable position and the grip of ...