Friday, May 31, 2019

Spanish club celebrate promotion with stripper in wild dressing room party

A Spanish side celebrated promotion by hiring a leather-clad stripper to perform for the players in a wild dressing room party in which she poured champagne over herself.

The adult entertainer also proved she was up to date with the country's reputation for pass-and-move as she flitted between giving each of the stars a lapdance.

Esportiu Llanca earned promotion from Catalonia’s third division (Spain’s seventh tier overall) with an emphatic 5-0 win over Atletic Bisbalenc on Saturday.

The club's secretary secretly planned his own reward for the players by paying an adult entertainer to strip for them in the dressing room after the game.

The stripper slinks into the room under a guise before she unveils a leather-clad Catwoman type get-up and proceeds to give one of the staff a saucy lapdance.

In the video, the players can be seen chanting in the background as the slender blonde climbs onto a chair to dance in a bra and strip down to her underwear.

The stripper then gyrates on the floor before she grabs a bottle of champagne from one of the sheepish stars to pour over herself.

After the wild footage was leaked to local papers, the club released a statement on Facebook apologising if anyone was offended by the saucy scenes.

The announcement added that the stripper had been hired as “a gift made by one person” adding that the team “in no way” were involved in hiring her.

It has since been revealed that it was planned by the club's secretary Francesc Romero, who has since resigned after issuing his own apology.

Inter Milan appoint ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte has been named Inter Milan manager, replacing the sacked Luciano Spalletti.

The 49-year-old returns to work in Italy after being dismissed by Chelsea at the end of last season.

He spent two years at Stamford Bridge, where he won the Premier League and FA Cup, having previously claimed three Serie A titles as boss of Juventus.

Under Spalletti, Inter finished fourth in the league and qualified for the Champions League.

"A new chapter in my life is beginning, I'm really excited," the former Juventus and Italy midfielder said.

"I have chosen Inter because of the club it is, because of how ambitious it is.

"I was struck by the club's transparency and the desire to bring Inter back to where it belongs."

Inter president Steven Zhang said he was "sure Antonio Conte is one of the best coaches out there".

"I'm certain he'll help us achieve our objective and fulfil our mission, one which has always remained the same: to make this club one of the best in the world again."

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez Makes Movie Debut

Alexis Sanchez may have had a season to forget, but the Manchester United forward will be hoping he has more success with his debut film.

The 30-year-old stars in Mi Amigo Alexis, which is released in his native Chile on Thursday.

Executive producer Rocio Jadue told BBC Sport the film was Sanchez's idea and filming took place last year.

"Everybody loves him [in Chile]," said Jadue. "He is considered a big hero."

The film, from award-winning director Alejandro Fernandez Almendras, is not a biopic, but tells the story of 12-year-old Tito who accidently meets his idol Sanchez.

"The unexpected friendship between the child and the idol brings teachings for both: Tito discovers his true path in life and Alexis is reunited with the stories from his childhood that make him remember the reason why he loves football," reads the film's synopsis.

Sanchez, who is reportedly United's biggest earner, has struggled with injuries and form since moving to Old Trafford in January 2018 from Arsenal and has been linked with a move this summer.

The former Barcelona player has scored just once in the Premier League this season, having played just 45 games for United since joining them.

Mi Amigo Alexis is Sanchez's first film role, though he has previously appeared in adverts and famously played piano in his United unveiling video.

"I think people will be surprised at how Alexis acts - what he does and says," said Fernandez. "He goes beyond what we see on the pitch."

Speaking to ADN Radio Chile, Sanchez said: "It's different from playing soccer. There, you are not worried about the cameras. I am a perfectionist and I want things to go well. In the end, I was relaxed and happy and it came out natural."

Luciano Gonzalez, who beat thousands to land the role of Tito, said working with Sanchez was "the most wonderful thing that could have happened to me".

Sanchez is back home ahead of Chile's defence of the Copa America which starts on 14 June in Brazil.

Klopp: Liverpool were like wolves that hadn't eaten in eight weeks vs Barca

The German boss says his team were "madmen' in the last four Champions League tie, as they managed to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit
Liverpool were like a pack of food-deprived wolves in their Champions Leaguesecond leg semi-final tie against Barcelona, according to Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds beat the Spanish champions 4-0 at Anfield on May 5, thanks to braces from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum, completing one of the most dramatic comebacks in the history of the competition.
Barca won the first leg 3-0 at Camp Nou and were favourites to reach the final in Madrid, but nothing went to plan for Ernesto Valverde's men on Merseyside.

'I hope we can win Champions League final in the same way' - Foyth wants Spurs to repeat Ajax heroics against Liverpool

The Argentine has described Tottenham's European journey as "unbelievable" and hopes they can win the trophy in dramatic fashion
Juan Foyth has called on Tottenham to replicate their Champions League semi-final heroics against Ajax when they take on Liverpool in the showpiece event this weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino's men earned their spot in the final in stunning fashion, overturning a three-goal deficit in 45 minutes against the Dutch giants.
A 1-0 loss at home was followed up by a nightmare first half in Amsterdam which saw Ajax race into a 3-0 aggregate lead, but a Lucas Moura hat-trick ensured the visitors triumphed on away goals.

'I hope we can win Champions League final in the same way' - Foyth wants Spurs to repeat Ajax heroics against Liverpool

The Argentine has described Tottenham's European journey as "unbelievable" and hopes they can win the trophy in dramatic fashion
Juan Foyth has called on Tottenham to replicate their Champions League semi-final heroics against Ajax when they take on Liverpool in the showpiece event this weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino's men earned their spot in the final in stunning fashion, overturning a three-goal deficit in 45 minutes against the Dutch giants.
A 1-0 loss at home was followed up by a nightmare first half in Amsterdam which saw Ajax race into a 3-0 aggregate lead, but a Lucas Moura hat-trick ensured the visitors triumphed on away goals.

‘Give Emery some money!’ – Arsenal legend sounds transfer warning ahead of big window

David Seaman sees the Gunners being left behind by their rivals and wants to see the purse strings loosened in north London this summer
Arsenal are in danger of being “left further behind”, says David Seaman, with a Gunners iconic calling for Unai Emery to be given “some money” in a crucial transfer window.
There were signs of promise at Emirates Stadium during the 2018-19 campaign, but the season ultimately ended on a low.
Emery was unable to secure a top-four finish in his debut campaign at the helm, while a Europa League final defeat to Chelsea means a third season outside of the Champions League for Arsenal.

Obama meets football legend, Pele in Brazil

Football legend Pele has met with former US president Barack Obama in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pele shared the photo on his Instagram page writing;

'‘Met with President Obama while he was in town. We spoke about our foundations and how we could work together to make the world better. I am happy we are on the same team. // Encontrei o @barackobama enquanto ele estava na cidade. Nós falamos sobre nossas fundações e sobre como poderíamos trabalhar juntos para fazer o mundo melhor. Eu estou feliz por estarmos no mesmo time.’'

Afcon: Magassouba reveals how Samassa ruled himself out of Mali squad selection

The Troyes shot-stopper wanted an assured starting spot at the continental showpiece which the coach couldn’t promise
Mohamed Magassouba has revealed that he omitted Mamadou Samassa from Mali's squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) because the goalkeeper wanted guaranteed game time at the continental showpiece.
The Eagles’ boss recently released a 27-man provisional list and the Troyes shot-stopper was a notable absentee, even though he was guaranteed a place in the final 23.
As reported by Football 365 , Magassouba finally shed some light on the 29-year-old’s absence from the West Africans’ squad.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sergio Ramos Finally Speaks On His Future At Real Madrid (Very Shocking)

Captain Sergio Ramos says he wants to end his career at Real Madrid despite receiving an offer to play in China.
Real president Florentino Perez said on Wednesday that Spain defender Ramos had asked to leave on a free transfer and move to the Chinese Super League.
“It is true that I have an offer from China on the table, I will not lie about it,” said 33-year-old Ramos, who has been at Real since 2005 and whose current contract expires in 2021.
“My dream is to retire here.”
Perez said Ramos and his agent told him they had received a “very good offer” from an unnamed club but that they could not pay a fee.
“I told Ramos that it was impossible for Real Madrid to let their captain go for free,” said Perez.
Ramos said:
“My moment still hasn’t arrived. When I leave Real Madrid, it will be when I feel my body can no longer perform at the top level.
“I have been captain for many years and I like it here. Yesterday I went to see the president to make everything clear.”

David Luiz Names Only Player That’ll Replace Eden Hazard

Chelsea defender, David Luiz, has identified forward, Callum Hudson-Odoi, as the player that can replace star player, Eden Hazard, at Stamford Bridge.
Luiz stated this following Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League final on Wednesday night in Baku.
Hazard, who inspired Maurizio Sarri’s side to defeat their London rivals in the Europa League final, is expected to join Real Madrid in June.

But Luiz believes that Hudson-Odoi can fill the void Hazard’s departure could leave at the West London club.
Asked by reporters who could replace Hazard at Chelsea, Luiz was quoted by NAN as saying. “I think if he goes I just wish him all the best.
“He is a fantastic player, friend and guy. I’ve known him ever since he was here at so young. I am so happy for him because the world knows who Eden Hazard is.
“We have many (who could replace Hazard). Callum (Hudson-Odoi) is great.
“Callum has known this club since he was young and he has the talents to one day try to be like Eden.
“It is a new story for Callum. he didn’t start so well because of the injury but it is time for him to improve in other sides (of his game).”

Ex WWE star Terri Runnels arrested with loaded gun at airport

Former WWE superstar Terri Runnels was arrested in Florida for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to an airport.

According to booking information, the ex-wrestler was arrested by Tampa International Airport Police on Wednesday morning for "carrying a concealed firearm," which is a class 3 felony. Terri, 52, was taken to jail and her bond is set at $2,000.

TMZ reported that Terri had at least 11 hollow-tipped bullets with her Glock 9mm handgun.

A class 3 felony charge carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.

Terri is a bit of a professional wrestling legend, as she's worked with some of the biggest names in the business in the 90s, including The Hardy Boyz, Edge, Christian and her ex-husband, Dustin Rhodes, more commonly known as Goldust (they divorced in 1999).

In January 2018, Terri was honored for being a trailblazer of the industry at the WWE Raw 25 Year special. Among her accolades, Terri is one of only four women to hold the WWE Hardcore Championship title, which she won in 2002.

Although her wrestling days are behind her, Terri still takes part in wrestling conventions, and she recently appeared at WrestleCon in April.

Luciano Spalletti sacked as Inter Milan manager

Luciano Spalletti has been sacked as Inter Milan boss, with the Italian club expected to replace him with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

Spalletti, who had a contract until 2021, led Inter into the Champions League for the first time in six years in the first of his two seasons.

This year his side finished fourth in Serie A and were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage.

Conte has been out of the game since being dismissed by Chelsea last July.

Inter secured a Champions League spot on the last day of the season by beating 2-1 on Sunday to finish level on points with third-placed Atalanta.

Kante: Chelsea can only wish 'amazing' Hazard the best

The French midfielder is happy to see the Blues star move on after delivering so much for the club, including the 2019 Europa League crown
Eden Hazard once again stole the show on Wednesday night as he scored a brace in Chelsea's 4-1 win over the Arsenal in the Europa League final and team-mate N'Golo Kante believes the Belgian has earned the right to move on.
Real Madrid are looming as the number 10's next destination with the player himself admitting he had likely played his final game for the Blues.
Though Hazard's departure will leave a big hole in Chelsea's side, Kante isn't upset at the prospect of seeing his team-mate secure a well-deserved move.

'It's a big loss' - Azpilicueta sad to see Hazard play final Chelsea match

The defender wished his departing team-mate the best for his expected move to Real Madrid and conceded the Blues will find it tough without him
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta admitted Eden Hazard will "be a big loss" as the Europa League winners prepare to say farewell to their two-goal Baku hero.
Star attacker Hazard revealed the 4-1 victory over Arsenal on Wednesday is almost certain to mean "goodbye" with an expected switch to Real Madrid seemingly moving closer.
Olivier Giroud and winger Pedro also got on the scoresheet to help make the Belgium international's potential goodbye appearance a memorable occasion.

'He's been amazing' - David Luiz backs Sarri to continue with Chelsea

The club boss is a "great guy" and is fully deserving of his Europa League success, according to the Chelsea defender
David Luiz hailed Maurizio Sarri's "amazing" impact on Chelsea following the glittering 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku.
Former Napoli boss Sarri lifted his first major trophy after Eden Hazard's double and one apiece from Olivier Giroud and Pedro torpedoed Arsenal's bid to squeeze into next season's Champions League.
Hazard revealed the match is likely to mark a "goodbye" to the Blues and doubt also surrounds the club's head coach, Sarri having been heavily linked to the vacant Juventus post in recent weeks.

Emery asks for patience as rebuild continues at Arsenal

After his first season ended with Europa League final defeat the first-year boss asked Gunners supporters to trust him as he works to improve his team
Unai Emery has asked Arsenal’s supporters to trust him as he embarks on a long-term rebuilding process in North London.
The ex-PSG boss’s first season in charge ended in a chastening 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday night.
The game represented their last chance to qualify for next season’s Champions League, after a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.

Spurs are 'training like animals' ahead of Champions League, says Alderweireld

The Belgium international revealed his teams exertions as he hoped to avoid a second defeat in the European club showpiece
Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld has played in the Champions League final before and is determined to win against Liverpool this time after the disappointment of defeat in 2014.
The Belgium international was at Atletico Madrid at the time and came on in the last ten minutes to shut the game down for Diego Simeone’s men, who lead 1-0 at the time.
Sadly for Atleti, Real came back through a Sergio Ramos header before running out 4-1 winners after extra time.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1: Hazard strikes twice as Sarri celebrates

Chelsea denied Arsenal a route into the Champions League with a convincing Europa League final victory over their Premier League rivals.
Eden Hazard's brace helped Maurizio Sarri claim his first major trophy as Chelsea crushed Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday.
In perhaps his final appearance before a mooted move to Real Madrid, star man Hazard struck two second half goals to confirm Chelsea's second triumph in six seasons in this competition.
Olivier Giroud sparked the landslide against his former employers in the 49th minute before Pedro put a second past retiring Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech.

What happened at Heysel? Juventus vs Liverpool European club ban explained

The Reds would not play in Europe for six years after the tragic events in Brussels, which left 39 dead and hundreds more injured
May 29, 1985 is remembered as one of the darkest days of modern football, as that is the date that the Heysel Stadium disaster occurred before Liverpool met Juventus in the final of the European Cup.
There were 39 deaths, including two children, caused by the incident, which took place in Brussels, Belgium, while some 600 people were injured in the event.
Remarkably, the game was played in any event, with Juventus going on to win 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Michel Platini.

Lozano 'doesn't care' about critics accusing him of diving

The Mexico international insisted he doesn't seek to get opponents cautioned and blamed defenders for their physical play
PSV forward Hirving Lozano has hit out at critics who accuse him of diving, saying he doesn’t care what they think of him.
Mexico international Lozano scored 17 goals and provided 11 assists in the Eredivisie this season, but was accused of diving against NAC Breda.
He denied trying to trick defenders into getting cautions, instead highlighting the physical nature of play in the Dutch top-flight.

Steve Mvoue: Who is Cameroon’s Afcon-bound wonderkid?

Clarence Seedorf has named the 17-year-old midfielder, the star of the Indomitable Lions' U-17 Afcon success, in his provisional squad for Egypt
When Steve Mvoue netted a hat-trick in Cameroon’s 7-1 demolition of the Central African Republic in the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Equatorial Guinea, the 16-year-old could never have imagined that he’d be named in the Indomitable Lions provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations a year later.
Yet after winning the age-grade tournament with Cameroon in Tanzania last month, the Azur Academy midfielder was a surprise inclusion in Clarence Seedorf’s preliminary squad for the continental showpiece this summer.

Boco - Benin has for some time been one of the best nations in Africa

The former Squirrels captain believes the West Africans can surprise competitors at the continental showpiece
Former Benin captain Romuald Boco believes the Squirrels can cause an upset at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
In an interview with Benin Sports, the 33-year-old pointed toward the unpredictability of football as a reminder that anything is possible for Benin.
“Personally, there are no small teams and whatever the groups [are], everything is possible,” Boco told Benin Sports.

FIFA 19 Team of the Week: Handanovic and Vela among star performers

With the Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga all wrapped up, this week’s team was made up heavily of Serie A and Ligue 1 stars
Samir Handanovic’s excellent performance against Empoli ensured he was the highest-rated player in the latest round FIFA Team of the Week, with an 89 rated card for the Slovenian.
The Inter stopper pulled off a string of superb saves on Sunday, not least in injury-time to prevent Salih Ucan, as Inter secured their their spot in the Champions League for next season.
Also in this week’s team is an 87-rated Carlos Vela, who helped guide Los Angeles FC to a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Impact at the weekend.

Sane deal financially 'very difficult', accepts Bayern president

The German winger has long been a target for the Bavarian club, but their president admitted a deal may be difficult to get over the line
A deal to bring Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich from Manchester City is looking increasingly difficult from a financial perspective, according to the Bundesliga champions' president Uli Hoeness.
Bayern are embarking on a rebuild over the coming months as they look set to move on several ageing players, with Rafinha, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery already departed.
As such, Bayern are being heavily linked with a number of younger wingers and Sane has emerged as a primary target, with the club doing little to hide their desire to sign him.

‘I have nothing to do with Ozil’ - Low still disappointed at former Germany star

The Arsenal man quit the national team in controversial circumstances and his former boss is still disappointed with his handling of the situation
Germany head coach Joachim Low has said he no longer has any contact with his former player Mesut Ozil.
The Arsenal man played a starring role for the Germans in their victorious 2014 World Cup campaign, which was overseen by Low.
However, Ozil chose to retire permanently from international football last summer following Germany’s elimination from the World Cup in the group stages.

'I puked my guts out' - Robertson opens up on miserable first day at Liverpool

full-back's first day at Melwood was an unfortunate one, which was made a little easier by the presence of Jurgen Klopp
Andy Robertson revealed that his first day at Liverpool didn't exactly go to plan as the Scottish full-back vomited all over the training ground during his medical.
Robertson joined Liverpool from Hull City in 2017 and, in the two seasons since, has proven to be one of the best left-backs in world football.
He racked up 11 Premier League assists this season while helping guide the Reds to a second consecutive Champions League final.

Gervinho dropped as Bony makes Cote d'Ivoire's provisional squad

Coach Ibrahim Kamara released his preliminary squad selection for next month's continental tournament on Wednesday
Parma forward Gervinho will not play at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but Wilfried Bony has a chance to feature for the Elephants in Egypt after he was named in the 27-man provisional squad.
Lille star Nicolas Pepe, Crystal Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha and TottenhamHotspur defender Serge Aurier made the cut.
The former Arsenal star had a fine debut season with Parma where he scored 11 goals in 30 Serie A outings.

Africa Cup of Nations: How to watch Afcon 2019 matches

Goal has your complete guide to watching Afcon 2019 matches on TV around the world
The 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will kick off in Egypt on June 21, with the continent’s finest teams coming together to compete for the grandest prize in the African game.
The likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Alex Iwobi will all be present as heavyweights such as Egypt, Senegal and Nigeria look to get their hands on the Afcon title.
Other teams like Morocco, Ghana and Tunisia will also fancy their chances of clinching the crown, while South Africa and the Ivory Coast could also be dark-horse winners in the Afcon latter stages.

'I worked my b*llocks off to be a Liverpool player!' – Robertson irked by 'fairytale' narrative

The defender says his run to the top hasn't come by luck or magic, but pure hard work
Andy Robertson says he is frustrated by the narrative that his career is a "football fairytale", adding that he, like Liverpool this season, has fully earned all of the success that has come his way with hard work and a few big breaks.
Robertson's journey towards this Saturday's Champions League final against Spurs began with Celtic, where he trained as a schoolboy before being released at age 15.
He worked his way up through Scottish third-division side Queen's Park, working landscaping jobs on the side, before earning a move to top-division side DundeeUnited.

'We all have ups and downs' - Reina offers backing to De Gea after end-of-season struggles

The AC Milan goalkeeper, who has been a team-mate of the Manchester United star at international level, has backed him to rediscover his best form
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has offered his support to David de Gea, insisting that he just needs to regain confidence to help him recover from his end-of-season struggles at Manchester United.
De Gea is widely regarded as one of the world's top goalkeepers, although a series of uncharacteristic errors at the end of the 2018-19 season saw him thrust into the spotlight for the wrong reasons.
Mistakes were made against the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were dumped out of the Champions League and failed to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League table.

What does Henry Onyekuru need to thrive at Bayern Munich?

With a move to the Bavarian giants reportedly in the offing, what does the Everton loanee have to do to succeed in Germany?
At first improbable, it now seems like the reports linking Henry Onyekuru with a move to German giants Bayern Munich have some heft to them.
The 21-year-old is coming off a fine season with Turkish champions Galatasaray, with who he has been on loan from parent club Everton. An inability to secure a work permit has kept him from making his debut for the Toffees, and if these latest reports are to be believed, he might not even get the chance.
The consensus seems to be that, having distinguished himself with a title-winning team in a European league, he has proven his adaptability, and therefore earned a move of this magnitude. While there is something to be said for the Nigeria international impressively taking to whatever level he has been thrust into in his career – be it the Belgian top flight with Eupen or the Super Lig – that assessment does not exactly hold up.

The Reds will meet Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid – Pepe Reina

The Reds will meet Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid – and their former goalkeeper is backing them to win a sixth crown
Pepe Reina believes “justice has been done” with Liverpool reaching the Champions League final – but feels Manchester City’s failure to make the Madrid showpiece leaves “a bad taste in their mouths”.
City pipped current Milan goalkeeper Reina’s former club Liverpool to the 2018-19 Premier League title by a point, despite Jurgen Klopp’s side losing just once in the league all season.
The Reds defeated Wolves 2-0 on the final day, but Pep Guardiola’s side’s simultaneous 4-1 victory at Brighton left them on 98 points to seal a second title in a row under the Catalan.

Wednesday's Cosafa Cup Group A action: Kick off, TV channel, squad news & preview

Group A remains wide open with an opportunity for all of its participants to sneak into the next round of the Cosafa Cup
It is winner takes all in Group A of the Cosafa Cup as Comoros take on fellow islanders Mauritius on Wednesday afternoon.
With a win yet to be registered by any team in the group and this being the final game of the group stage for both teams due to the withdrawal of Angola, the stakes are intriguingly poised.
Eswatini currently leads the group standings with just two points following two draws against both Comoros and Mauritius, meaning that a win for either Comoros or Mauritius would be enough to see them advance to the next stage of the competition, joining Malawi from Group B, who have already qualified.

Chelsea Agree £115m Fee With Real Madrid For Eden Hazard

Chelsea have reportedly agreed to sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid for £115million, with the Belgian playmaker set to sign a deal worth £400,000 per week.

The Belgian footballer has been linked with a move to the Spanish club for some time and according to the Sun, a fee has now been agreed for the 28-year-old.

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez told the Sun: 'We are working on a project to make people dream again, where we recover our hunger and ambition. I have already lived through this stage before.

'I have a dream that Hazard will arrive this year. Let's make a good team this year.

'I am very interested in him coming to Real Madrid and I am very hopeful that he will come this year. He's one of the great footballers.

'Last year we wanted him, but this year he only has one year left on his contract and it is easier.'

The report details that Chelsea will receive £100m with a possible further £15m in add-ons for the former Lille player.  The Belgian playmaker is expected to sign a deal worth £400,000 per week.

We’re not just going in to make the numbers up' - Terry insists Aston Villa will be ready for Premier League test

The Villains returned to the top flight following their 2-1 win against Derby in the Championship play-off final on Monday
John Terry says Aston Villa will be ready for the challenge of returning to the Premier League following their play-off final win against Derby County.
Villa confirmed their place back in the top flight on Monday after three years away by beating the Rams 2-1 at Wembley.
Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn scored for Dean Smith’s team before Frank Lampard’s side pegged them back with a Martyn Waghorn strike in the final 10 minutes.

'I'm not jealous of anyone' - Lacazette thankful for goalscoring partner Aubameyang

The French forward is proud of his team-mate's achievements, and he's set his sights on one more with the Europa League final coming
Alexandre Lacazette says there are no ill feelings between himself and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the two Arsenal forwards continue to push one another as part of a telepathic partnership.
The two strikers are set to lead the line for the Gunners on Wednesday in the Europa League final, where they'll meet Chelsea knowing that a win will book Arsenal a spot in the Champions League next season.
Aubameyang finished the Premier League campaign in a three-way tie for the Golden Boot alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah on 22 goals, solidifying his place among the world's best goalscorers. 

Ghana president Akufo-Addo's happy as Gyan makes peace with Appiah

The Kayserispor frontman held a peaceful discussion with the Black Stars coach to iron out their strained relationship over the team's captaincy
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan and coach James Kwesi Appiah met to call a truce on Tuesday, following a recent dispute over the Black Stars' captaincy for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
Last week, the two Ghanaians had a fallout when Gyan was informed of a decision to strip him of the captaincy in favour of Fenerbahce midfielder Andre Ayew ahead of the June 19 - July 21 championship in Egypt.
Gyan announced his retirement from international duty before rescinding his decision two days later following a plea from Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo.

UBA and MasterCard reward customers with Champions League experience

Lucky fans will stand a chance to watch the final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Metropolitano Stadium
Leading Pan-African Bank, United Bank for Africa in partnership with leading global payments and technology company, Mastercard recently announced the lucky winners of the all-expense paid trips to the semi-finals and final of the 2019 Uefa Champions League. The winners (all UBA Mastercard holders) graced the semi-finals at Anfield & Amsterdam earlier this month.
Africa’s Global Bank, UBA stated its commitment to reward and pamper loyal customers, who will be treated to a priceless and unforgettable experience inclusive of flights, Visas, five-star accommodation and tickets to watch the semi-finals & the final match of the Champions League as well an opportunity to enjoy so much more with MasterCard Platinum Access through the UBA-Mastercard Loyal Customer Reward.
“As we celebrate our 70 years of banking and excellence, this is our way of rewarding customers for their continued patronage to the UBA brand. There will be many more this year as we want to continue to appreciate all our customers,” said Dupe Olusola, Group Head, Marketing, UBA Plc.

South Africa U20 0-1 Korea Republic U20: Amajita on the brink of World Cup exit after another defeat

Amajita suffered their second successive defeat at the hands of the Korea Republic, meaning they are rooted at the bottom of the standings
South Africa U20 national team suffered yet another defeat as they went down 1-0 to the Korea Republic in their second match of the Fifa World Cup on Tuesday night.
Thabo Senong admitted prior to the match that this was a do-or-die encounter and he expected his charges to come to the party and beat the Korea Republic.
However, it was the opposite as Hyun-Woo Kim of the Korean Republic scored the only goal of the game to dent Amajita's hopes of making it into the knockout stages.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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What Klopp Said about Winning Trophy in Champions League Final

Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp says his team, who will be taking on Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final match, are the best he has ever managed in such a game.

Klopp has appeared in seven finals with Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool but has lost the last six.

That was after winning his first one in the 2012 German Cup with Dortmund against Bayern Munich.

“I don’t like to blame my other teams. I love them all. They all gave everything, but I have never been part of a final with a better team than this,” Klopp told a news conference on Tuesday.

“In different times, for different reasons, my teams were good as well. But I am not so surprised because our boys mix our potential with attitude in the best way I have witnessed. That is brilliant.”

Klopp said his side’s semi-final comeback against FC Barcelona, where they overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit with a stunning 4-0 victory at Anfield, showed what his players are capable of.

“These boys did it for the chance of being there, gave us a lot, showed us a lot and in the five-six days between FC Barcelona and Barcelona, nobody believed more than the team themselves.

“That is why we are here. It is a sensational situation,” he said.

Klopp has lost all three finals he has reached with Liverpool in Europe and domestically.

He also tasted defeat in two German Cups and a UEFA Champions League final with Dortmund.

The German said last year’s loss to Real Madrid in Kiev had “hurt” and that memory had spurred the team on in this campaign.

“It had a big influence on us. I remember that situation. When we stood in the queue in the airport in Kiev, all in tracksuits, heads down. There were a lot of different emotions,” Klopp added.

“But the plan was, we come again, we will be there again and now we are there. That is just incredible.

“I think pretty much each team that loses the final thinks `we will put it right’. But they don’t all have the chance. It was the kickstart for the development of this team, 100 percent. This team is not even to compare with the team of last year.”

Asked if reaching the UEFA Champions League final for the second straight year was the highlight of his managerial career, Klopp gave a surprising answer.

“If I win it, yes. It would be different to the last finals. Is bringing the team to the Champions final again the biggest moment in my career? No, that was 2004, getting promoted (to the Bundesliga) with Mainz.

“If you had known the money we had, the circumstances we had, nobody needed us in the first league,” he said.

Sanchez to be Welcomed back at Arsenal – Lauren

Former Arsenal defender, Laureano Bisan Etamé-Mayer, simply known as Lauren, has said Alexis Sanchez would be welcome back at the Emirate Stadium.

Sanchez left Arsenal in January 2018 to move to Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going in the opposite direction.

But things did not work out as much as the Chilean could have hoped at United.

Those connected to the Red Devils are expecting the former Barcelona man to leave Old Trafford this summer.

And Lauren, who was a part of Arsenal’s invincible side, said Gunners’ boss, Unai Emery should consider bringing Sanchez back to the club.

“Sanchez is a top player and top players are always welcome at Arsenal,” the former right-back told

“If Emery could get him back mentally, because it has been a while without him playing, then he could be a good addition.

“It depends if he is the kind of player that Unai would enjoy having at Arsenal.”

Arsene Wenger Dribbles Real Zinedine Zidane In Charity Match

Arsene Wenger showed fans his skill are not old as he accelerated past Real Madrid Boss Zinedine Zidane during a charity match in Bordeaux.
The 69-year-old was pictured being tugged back by the Real Madrid manager in a match which pitted former football and rugby stars against each other, playing a half of each sport.
Zidane played alongside several of his team-mates from France’s 1998 World Cup-winning side, including current France manager Didier Deschamps.
The video of Wenger turning Zidane during the match sent social media into meldown on Monday evening.
One fan wrote: ‘Rumour has it big Wenger did a Cruyff turn and left Zidane for dead…’
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Messi Tells Barcelona to Sell six players this Summer

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi has told the club to sell six players in this summer’s transfer window.

According to Don Balon, the six players include: Ivan Rakitic, Philippe Coutinho, Sergi Roberto, Nelson Semedo, Arthur Melo and Kevin-Prince Boateng.

The report claimed that Messi is fed up with the situation at Barcelona and wants the club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, to sell the players this summer.

This is coming after Barcelona’s 2-1 shock defeat to Valencia in the Copa del Rey final over the weekend.

Goals from Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo ensured Valencia defeated Ernesto Valverde’s side.

However, Lionel Messi did score a goal for the La Liga Champions.

Barcelona Choosed Four Managers Ahead of Valverde’s sack

Barcelona have drawn up a shortlist of four options to replace Ernesto Valverde, as manager, Mundo Deportivo reports.

There have been suggestions that emergency meetings have been called to discuss his position.

Valverde has led Barca to back-to-back league titles in his two seasons in charge but has thrown away two three-goal advantages in back-to-back Champions League campaigns to Roma and Liverpool.

The former Athletic Bilbao boss is under growing pressure following Saturday’s Copa del Rey final defeat by Valencia.

It was reported that Massimiliano Allegri, Ronald Koeman, Roberto Martinez and Erik ten Hag are the four men being considered as his replacement.

Allegri is available after leaving Juventus and would become the first Italian to take charge of Barcelona.

Martinez led Belgium to a third-placed finish in last summer’s World Cup and has impressed many La Liga sides.

Ten Hag has become one of the hottest prospects in management after his sensational season with Ajax. While Koeman has the profile the club is looking for after spending six years of his playing career at the Nou Camp.