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Mourinho urges Lo Celso to improve physically

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has called on Giovani Lo Celso to improve his match fitness so that he can showcase his amazing talent. The Argentine was impressive for Spurs in Thursday night's 3:1 Europa League win away to Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets. The Argentine was on hand to score a tap in to seal the victory although Claudiu Keseru's goal seemed to be the beginning of a comeback. The goal on the night was Lo Celso's third goal this season after a brace in the 7:2 thrashing of Maccabi Haifa in the play-off round. It was his fifth start this season and his performance is a pointer that he's gradually getting back to his best. However, Lo Celso has started just 1 game in the Premier League after struggling with a hamstring injury and Mourinho was honest in his assessment of the ...

Ighalo making strong case for United move to be made permanent

Although Odion Ighalo's deal to Manchester United didn't include an option for the deal to be made permanent, the striker's productivity thus far could result in a major change and see his move possibly being made permanent going by Solksjaer's comments after Thursday's Europa League round of 16 first leg 5 nil away win against LASK Linz in Austria. Odion Ighalo scored a stunner and there have been suggestions that his services could be needed by the Old Trafford outfit next season. Speaking shortly after the emphatic win, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "Odion has done really well when he's come in and he's enjoying himself". "He will improve and get better, but he has qualities that we saw in him that we needed and we'll still need those qualities for next season so let's see what we do...

Solskjaer – United can’t rely on Europa triumph for UCL place

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that his side cannot bank on winning the Europa League to seal a place in next season UEFA Champions League. The Red Devils are currently fifth in the Premier League and three points behind 4th placed Chelsea. Meanwhile, they host Belgian side Club Brugge later on Thursday in the second leg of their Europa League round-of-32 encounter which ended in a 1 all draw away to Brugge in the first leg. "In a cup competition you never know... you cannot predict, you can't rely on, 'we'll win this.' There are good teams in it," Solskjaer told a news conference. GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY Live Football Streaming Over 1.5 Goals predictions for today BTTS Tips for today " It might be a bad day, you meet someo...

Two Celtic fans stabbed by masked men in Rome ahead of Lazio Europa clash

According to reports, two men believed to be Celtic fans have been hospitalized after being stabbed by masked men outside a bar in Rome. The two men were drinking at the Flann O'Brien pub ahead of Thursday's Europa League encounter against Serie A side Lazio. Both of them are believed to have been stabbed in the leg and the injuries have been described as non-life threatening. MORE READS Valverde – Dembele must earn his place in the team Tottenham appeal Son red card against Everton Tensions are high after warnings that Lazio fans would seek revenge for a banner displayed by Celtic fans in the first leg of the group stage encounter in Glasgow. The banner showed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini hung upside down and investigations have been launched into the incident.

Aubameyang hails Bukayo Saka after 3 nil rout of Eintracht Frankfurt

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took to Twitter to hail youngster Bukato Saka for his man of the match performance in the 3 nil rout of Eintracht Frankfurt away from home in the Europa League on Thursday night. The 18-year-old was involved in all 3 goals scored by the Gunners on the night. Arsenal opened the scoring on the night through Joe Willock in the first half, before Aubameyang and Saka added 2 more goals in the closing minutes of the game. Saka played the whole 90 minutes and has been trending on Twitter prompting Aubameyang to sing his praises on the platform. READ: UCL – Di Maria on brace song as PSG thrash Madrid 3 nil https://twitter.com/Aubameyang7/status/1174764888725643264 Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Unai Emery spoke with the media after the game and rev...

Alexis Sanchez to play only Europa and Carabao Cup games if he remains at Man United

It's no more news that Alexis Sanchez has failed to live up to the expected hype since joining Man United. It can be recalled that his move to Old Trafford filled the fans with excitement based on his antecedents at his previous club. However, it has been a different ball game at Man United. The Chilean has a meager 4 Premier League goals to his name and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjarer is reportedly eager to get rid of the attacker who also comes with a huge wage bill. Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move to Serie A outfit Inter Milan who have already acquired Romelu Lukaku from the Red Devils. However, the deal appears to have stalled although it seemed as though it was close to completion. The window has just a few days before it shuts and the Serie A outfit are refu...

Can the English clubs dominate Europe in 2019/20?

The Premier League dominated Europe on all fronts in the 2018/19 football season, setting a record in the process. Europe's major elite club competitions had 4 all finalists emerge from English Premier League in the 2018/19 season. The UEFA Champions League saw Liverpool and Tottenham fighting for the holy grail of European club football while the Europa League final saw Chelsea and Arsenal fight for the honors. Very few fans would have thought of this when the season commenced seeing how their rivals in other leagues had invested heavily with eyes on the European honors. Regardless, the English boys were determined to prove a point in Europe and achieved it in record fashion. It remains to be seen if such a feat will ever be repeated in the two major European football club compet...

Leonardo slams referee after Milan crash out of the Europa

AC Milan sporting director Leonardo has fumed at the club's elimination from the group stages of the Europa League, citing poor decisions made by the referee in the 3:1 defeat away to Olympiacos. The Serie A outfit were 3 points ahead of their Greek counterparts before the game but were sent packing after the defeat. Olympiacos raced into a 2 goal lead through an opener from Pape Abou Cisse and an own goal from Cristian Zapata. However, the Colombian defender pulled one back for Gennaro Gattuso's men in the 72nd minute. Eight minutes from time, the referee on the night, Benoit Bastien awarded a penalty to the Greek side after he deemed that Ignazio Abate fouled Vasilis Torisidis. The ensuing penalty was put away by Kostas Fortounis. Leonardo criticised the referee's decision an...