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RB Leipzig proving worthy competitors against Bayern in the Bundesliga
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RB Leipzig proving worthy competitors against Bayern in the Bundesliga

The race for the 2020/21 Bundesliga title has been a close one thus far as the contenders have proven to be up to the task of usurping the defending champions Bayern Munich if they let complacency creep into their season. The Bavarian giants are always favorites for the title and this has been the case in recent seasons. Although folks thought that their regular domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund would give them a good chase, this has not been the case. Instead, another club has crept in to ensure that Hansi Flick and his men have it tough this season and it's Julian Nagelsmann's Red Bull Leipzig. After 23 games in the Bundesliga this season, alongside some shock losses by the Bavarian giants, just 2 points separate table-toppers Bayern Munich from second-placed RB Leipzig. READ...
Paul Scholes asks Jack Grealish to leave Aston Villa
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Paul Scholes asks Jack Grealish to leave Aston Villa

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has asked Jack Grealish to leave Aston Villa and consider a move to Man United, Man City, or Liverpool. According to Scholes, Grealish has to get out now. Grealish has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and has inspired Aston Villa in their continual push for a place in Europe next season. The 25-year-old has been tipped to move on in the summer and Scholes is of the opinion that he must do so if he intends to win trophies and establish himself at the elite level. When asked if Grealish was a contender for the PFA Player of the Year award for the 2020/21 season in a chat with Optus Sport, Scholes replied: "Don’t get me wrong, I love the player, but if he was doing this at Man United, Liverpoo...
Liverpool vs Chelsea preview – Klopp and Tuchel rivalry renewed
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Liverpool vs Chelsea preview – Klopp and Tuchel rivalry renewed

The heat of the race for the top 4 places of the 2020/21 Premier League season continues to heighten as Chelsea travel to face Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday. Both sides have experienced dramatic changes since their last meeting. The Reds are now a shadow of their former in-form self while the Blues are under a new manager in Thomas Tuchel and are seemingly thriving under him. Liverpool's form at Anfield in the Premier League has been terrible, to say the least, as they've failed to win in their last 6 home games. They've scored just twice in those games and have lost 4 and drawn 2. The 4 losses were consecutive and were in their most recent home matches. Chelsea's season has also taken a turn under German manager Thomas Tuchel as they're yet to lose a game since he assumed the ...
Guardiola – Aguero must be at his best to play for City
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Guardiola – Aguero must be at his best to play for City

Manchester City are soaring in the Premier League and coasting to the title win for the 2020/21 season and this has been possible even in the absence of key man and goal machine Sergio Kun Aguero. The Citizens beat West Ham 2:1 last weekend in the Premier League to extend their lead at the top as city rivals Man United drew away to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge while Leicester City lost 3:1 to Arsenal at the King Power stadium. City boss Pep Guardiola speaking about the absence of Sergio Aguero has now insisted that the Argentine will have to earn his place in the starting 11. Sergio Aguero has attained legendary status at the Etihad since he joined in 2011 but Guardiola will not invite him into the team based on past glories. The Citizens have won 20 games in a row and the Spanish b...
Bayern make £39million bid for Kalidou Koulibaly
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Bayern make £39million bid for Kalidou Koulibaly

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have tabled a bid of £39million to Napoli for the services of center-back Kalidou Koulibaly to partner new signing Dayot Upamecano in the center of the Bavarian defense. The Napoli center-back has also been linked with the two Manchester outfits in England and has established himself as one of the most coveted defenders in Europe. Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, has made it into the Serie A team of the year for four consecutive seasons, won the best defender in Serie A award, and also won the Coppa Italia with Napoli in 271 games for the club. The report by Tuttosport suggests that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis and Koulibaly's representatives met Fali Ramadani to discuss Bayern's offer for the Senegalese international who has been capped 44 times fo...
Former Barca president Bartomeu, others arrested on corruption charges
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Former Barca president Bartomeu, others arrested on corruption charges

According to reports, former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is among those that were arrested on Monday morning during a raid on the club's offices by the Catalan police. This is related to a case known as 'Barcagate' in which the club supposedly hired a third company to defame their rivals within and outside the club in the media. Catalan police force Mossos carried out the raid on the club's facilities on Monday morning and it has been confirmed that the arrests made were related to the case but have not disclosed those who have been detained. It must be noted that Bartomeu has not been involved with the Catalan giants since his resignation from the board alongside his colleagues in October last year. The action prompted the need for a new set of presidential electi...
Novice and shaky Lazio are no match for a faltering Bayern
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Novice and shaky Lazio are no match for a faltering Bayern

Bayern Munich may be faltering in the Bundesliga or running some sort of charity of giving points away domestically but this won't be the case in the UEFA Champions League. The Bavarian giants made a statement on Tuesday night with the 4:1 thrashing of Lazio at Stadio Olimpico in the first leg of the round-of-16 tie between the two sides. It can be recalled that Bayern Munich have not won in their last two Bundesliga games and folks thought the Italians could give them a run for their money as they supposedly appeared out of sorts in recent games. However, Hansi Flick's men traveled to Italy with ruthlessness and desire to punish every error from their opponents and they started from the first 10 minutes as a Mateo Musacchio back pass gifted Robert Lewandowski the chance to open t...
Thomas Tuchel passes first major test as Chelsea boss
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Thomas Tuchel passes first major test as Chelsea boss

Thomas Tuchel has been impressive in his start to life as Chelsea manager and now has 6 wins and 2 draws in 8 games in all competitions including the impressive 1 nil win in the first leg of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash against Atletico Madrid in Bucharest. The Blues' style of play has changed under the former PSG boss as they focus more on keeping possession and dictating play whilst building from the back. The issue of building from the back has been a challenge for most clubs who lack the personnel that are skilled in passing the ball and keeping possession, especially the defenders, and the Blues have shown signs of struggles under the German in these early stages. Chelsea emerged victoriously over the leading table toppers in La Liga in a game that was ...
Bielsa reveals when he wants to decide his future with Leeds
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Bielsa reveals when he wants to decide his future with Leeds

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has revealed his preference to wait until the end of the season before making a decision about the extension of his contract at Elland Road. Bielsa joined the newly-promoted Premier League side in 2018 in the Championship and led them to the title in the 2019/20 season ensuring promotion to the Premier League for the first time since 2004. His contract with the club ends in June and he believes it is best for both parties to make their considerations at the end of the season. Leeds United have been one of the entertaining sides this season and will be looking to secure their place in the Premier League this season. READ: Flick – Bayern must bounce back against Lazio "The first thing I want to highlight, because what it seems like is that t...
Flick – Bayern must bounce back against Lazio
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Flick – Bayern must bounce back against Lazio

Ahead of the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash against Serie A outfit Lazio on Tuesday night, Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has insisted that there can be no excuses in the first leg despite his side's recent dip in form. "I want my team to be switched on from the start and I have total confidence they will do that at Lazio," Flick said during Monday's press conference ahead of the encounter. Bayern lost 2:1 to Eintracht Frankfurt in Bundesliga last Saturday and this was preceded by a shock 3 all draw against Arminia Bielefeld at the Allianz Arena. These results are coming after the club's triumph in the Club World Cup in Qatar some weeks back. The squad depth of the side has been tested since Thomas Muller and Benjamin Pavard tested positive for COVID-19 with Corentin Tol...