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We almost gave Arsenal fans heart attack- Bukayo Saka confesses

We almost gave Arsenal fans heart attack- Bukayo Saka confesses

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Sylvester Kwentua While the game against Portuguese giant, Benfica was going on, a lot of Arsenal fans were probably on the edges of their seats; especially when the game was at 2-2. This was partly caused by the uninspiring performances of the team in recent times, making fans think their team was going to loose a winnable game, once again. Well, Arsenal's bundle of talents, Bukayo Saka, has come out to assure the fans, that even while they were playing the game, they had the fans at heart. In a post match tweet, the England international is telling Arsenal fans that he and other players, love them. "Yes we almost gave you a heart attack but we love you all !More nights like this please boys...#COYG" Saka assured. In a highly competitive game played on Thursday night, two...
Arsenal Legend Henry Quits Job As Coach Of MLS Club Montreal

Arsenal Legend Henry Quits Job As Coach Of MLS Club Montreal

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Thierry Henry has stepped down from his role as coach of CF Montreal for family reasons, the Major League Soccer outfit announced on Thursday. “It is with a heavy heart that I’ve decided to take this decision,” said the former Arsenal and France striker in a statement released by the club and posted on his own Twitter feed. “The last year has been an extremely difficult one for me personally. Due to the worldwide pandemic, I was unable to see my children. Unfortunately due to the ongoing restrictions and the fact that we will have to relocate to the US again for several months, the situation will be no different. “The separation is too much of a strain for me and my kids. Therefore, it is with much sadness that I must take the decision to return to London and leave CF Montrea...
Aubameyang’s Brace Sends Arsenal Into Europa League Last 16

Aubameyang’s Brace Sends Arsenal Into Europa League Last 16

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice including a late winner as Arsenal qualified for the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Benfica in the home leg of their relocated tie in Greece. The Gabon striker put Arsenal ahead at the Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus following a 1-1 draw in the first leg, which was played in Rome due to Covid-19 travel restrictions between Portugal and the United Kingdom. Diogo Goncalves levelled the tie with a magnificent curling free-kick and Rafa Silva gave Benfica a 2-1 lead on the night when he took advantage of an error from Dani Ceballos on the hour. Kieran Tierney rifled in an equaliser and Aubameyang headed in the decisive goal from Bukayo Saka’s cross on 87 minutes, earning the Gunners a 4-3 aggregate ...
Manchester City may just win the Champions league this year- Fan asserts

Manchester City may just win the Champions league this year- Fan asserts

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Sylvester Kwentua If Manchester City continues playing with the electrifying form they are exhibiting at the moment, they stand a chance of finally lifting the UEFA Champions league this year, this is the opinion of one of the club's fans. He gave this opinion on Manchester City's official Twitter account, immediately after their victory against Borussia Monchengladbach. "It is difficult finding a team who can really stop us right now, and this is because we seem to be in the best form we could ever manage in the past one and the half years! If we keep playing like this, we may just win the UEFA Champions league this season." Peter Goundry opined. Manchester City's dominance away from home continued on Wednesday as Pep Guardiola's side took down Borussia Monchengladbach in Ge...
Atalanta Fans Defy Restrictions To Cheer Team Before Real Madrid Game

Atalanta Fans Defy Restrictions To Cheer Team Before Real Madrid Game

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Thousands of Atalanta fans ignored the Italian team’s plea to stay away before Wednesday’s Champions League match against Real Madrid in Bergamo. Over 4,000 gathered outside the Gewiss Stadium in northern Italy hours before the 2000GMT kickoff with a party atmosphere despite the coronavirus restrictions. The cheering fans, including families with young children all wearing protective masks, waved banners and flags with a fireworks display and smoke bombs set off. They waited for the team bus carrying Atalanta players and staff before the last 16, first leg match. Atalanta had published an appeal from the local health authority not to turn up at the stadium during COVID-19 lockdown measures. “We keep in mind the danger of contagion of that virus that we are fighting with...
Messi Scores Twice As Barcelona Dispatch Elche

Messi Scores Twice As Barcelona Dispatch Elche

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Lionel Messi soared past Luis Suarez to become La Liga’s top scorer on Wednesday by adding his 17th and 18th goals of the season in a much-needed 3-0 victory for Barcelona over Elche.  Barca had followed up last week’s crushing Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain by drawing at home to Cadiz on Sunday but eased the strain with a comfortable win at the Camp Nou. Messi’s double owed much to a pair of superb assists, with a supreme dribble by Frenkie de Jong coming after a sublime flick from Martin Braithwaite, who also set up Jordi Alba to score a third. After failing to take full advantage of league leaders Atletico Madrid’s defeat by Levante on Saturday, this victory puts Barcelona back in third, five points off the top, having played a game more than Atletico. Jus...
NPFL 21: Kano Pillars Claim Top Spot, Akwa Utd Hold Enyimba In Aba

NPFL 21: Kano Pillars Claim Top Spot, Akwa Utd Hold Enyimba In Aba

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Don Asikiri Kano Pillars are the new leaders of the Nigeria Professional Football League after beating Sunshine Stars 1-0 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. The midweek matchday 12 fixture had so much to offer both sides. Kano Pillars lost their last match 1-0 to Lobi Stars while Sunshine Stars played 1-1 with Heartland in Akure. Nyima Nwagua’s goal in the 9th minute made the difference and also shot Sai Masu Gida to the top of the league table. It also secured a 7th win of the season for Coach Lionel Soccia team who are in a good position to compete for the league title. For Sunshine Stars, it is the fifth defeat in 12 matches, one that will send Coach Gbenga Ogunbote into deep thinking on how to turn things around for the Akure Gunners. In Aba, the spoils were sha...
Tiger Woods is the greatest Golf player of all time- Barack Obama insists

Tiger Woods is the greatest Golf player of all time- Barack Obama insists

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Sylvester Kwentua How does it feel to have your career followed by a former president of the United States of America? That even when you are down with illness, you get a get well soon message from him. Well, Golf legend, Tiger woods may just have the right words to explain such feelings, especially after getting a get well soon message from Barack Obama. While wishing the Golf great fast recovery, the former United States of America president, also tagged Tiger woods, the greatest of all time (GOAT)."Sending my prayers to @TigerWoods and his family tonight—here’s to a speedy recovery for the GOAT of golf. If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s to never count Tiger out." Obama tweeted. Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975), is an American profess...
I am happy to score for Chelsea

I am happy to score for Chelsea

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Sylvester Kwentua French forward and Chelsea hitman, Olivier Giroud, is delighting in his match winning performance in the UEFA Champions league knockout game against Atletico Madrid.  In a post match tweet, the ex Arsenal's player showed excitement in his goals for Chelsea. "Very happy to score this goal for the team and for a hard fought win! Strong team performance...let’s keep going...#Blues #chelsea #UCL" Giroud tweeted. Not many English sides have found a way to beat the gloriously cynical approach of Diego Simeone at the club he has turned into a European force, and there were moments when Chelsea looked as if they too might run out of steam. Against a side that play six in defence when they are out of possession, which is how they prefer it, Tuchel’s players contro...