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Percy Tau: ‘From Checkers to Manchester United’s Old Trafford’

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Percy Tau: ‘From Checkers to Manchester United’s Old Trafford’

Most football followers pay attention to the Champions League draw, but the loudest roar in South Africa came from the Europa League draw. This was when Percy Tau’s Club Brugge was drawn against Manchester United in the Last 32 of Uefa’s secondary competition. Bafana Bafana fans were disappointed when Tau crashed out of the Champions League in the group stage. Though, it was expected when…

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Champions League draw: Man City face Real Madrid, Liverpool draw Atletico

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Champions League draw: Man City face Real Madrid, Liverpool draw Atletico

Manchester City will face Real Madrid while holders Liverpool have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. Chelsea play Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 final while Tottenham take on another German side, RB Leipzig. In the pick of the other ties, Borussia Dortmund will play Paris…

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‘I knew he was going to be a player’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals he asked a seven-year-old Mason Greenwood for a picture 11 years ago as he predicted youngster would become a star at Manchester United

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‘I knew he was going to be a player’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals he asked a seven-year-old Mason Greenwood for a picture 11 years ago as he predicted youngster would become a star at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he had his picture taken with Mason Greenwood when the young striker was just seven years old because he sensed the boy was going to be a star one day. Greenwood continued his rapid rise at United this season by scoring twice in the Europa League win over AZ Alkmaar on…

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Manchester City’s Mahrez continues notable Champions League sway

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Manchester City’s Mahrez continues notable Champions League sway

Riyad Mahrez was in action from start to finish as Manchester City defeated Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 in Wednesday’s Champions League fixture. Although the Citizens had already secured a place in the Round of 16, Pep Guardiola’s men strolled past the Croatians after surviving an early scare. Gabriel Jesus was the hero as his hat-trick clinched maximum points at Stadion Maksimir –…

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Liverpool star Mane is the ‘new Ronaldo’ and not like Messi – Danny Blind

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Liverpool star Mane is the ‘new Ronaldo’ and not like Messi – Danny Blind

Former Ajax and Netherlands manager Danny Blind believes Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ and described him as a ‘super modern player.’ Mane has been in sensational form in Jurgen Klopp’s team this term, notching in 13 goals across all competitions with Liverpool sitting at the top of the Premier League. The Senegalese forward finished fourth in this…

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Ziyech stars as Ajax triumph over Osimhen’s Lille

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Ziyech stars as Ajax triumph over Osimhen’s Lille

Hakim Ziyech scored and provided an assist while Victor Osimhen featured but could help Lille from losing 2-0 against Ajax in Wednesday’s Champions League game. Morocco international Ziyech continued his impressive form for Erik ten Hag’s men in the elite European tournament. The winger opened the scoring with only two minutes into the encounter after receiving a pass from Dusan Tadic. Moments…

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Jose Mourinho praises ball boy as Tottenham beat Olympiakos in Champions League

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Jose Mourinho praises ball boy as Tottenham beat Olympiakos in Champions League

Harry Kane bettered Alessandro del Piero’s landmark and Dele Alli continued his return to form – but there was an unexpected recipient of Jose Mourinho’s praise after Tottenham’s Champions League win over Olympiakos. Spurs trailed 2-0 after 19 minutes but Kane scored twice, with Alli and Serge Aurier also netting as they reached the knockout stages…

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Liverpool face Salah dilemma against Napoli – Nicolas

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Liverpool face Salah dilemma against Napoli – Nicolas

Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicolas thinks Liverpool face a dilemma regarding the selection of Mohamed Salah against Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday. The 27-year-old has been treating a recurring ankle injury which made him miss Egypt’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Kenya and Comoros, while he was rested in the Reds 2-1 Premier League win at Crystal Palace over the weekend. “This is another cracker,”…

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Ajax stronger without De Ligt, Schone and De Jong – Onana

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Ajax stronger without De Ligt, Schone and De Jong – Onana

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana believes they are stronger and better with their performances this season despite losing key players in the summer. Following their fairytale run to the Uefa Champions League semi-final last campaign, the Sons of Gods parted ways with some of their players, with Matthijs de Ligt and Lasse Schone moving to Italy to join Juventus and Genoa, respectively, while Frenkie de…

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Partey’s Atletico Madrid’s suffer narrow 1-0 loss at Juventus

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Partey’s Atletico Madrid’s suffer narrow 1-0 loss at Juventus

Thomas Partey returned to the Atletico Madrid line-up in the Champions League against Juventus on Tuesday night, but his side suffered a 1-0 defeat. The 26-year-old Ghana international was rested at the weekend having been involved with the Black Stars during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. His presence, however, didn’t give the needed spark as Paulo Dybala settled matters on the stroke of…

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