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UCL: Tottenham 2 – 1 Borussia Dortmund

Tottenham came from behind to secure a 2 – 1 victory over German side, Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League game played on Tuesday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Dortmund 1-0 up in the first half before Harry Kane scored early on in the second half to even the scores. Son scored the second for spurs to give them the winner and secure first place qualification to the knock out stage for the North London team Tottenham will now finish top of Group H close group contenders, Real Madrid with a game still to spare.

UCL: Sevilla complete fantastic comeback to draw 3-3 against Liverpool

Spanish side, Sevilla completed a thrilling Champions League fightback against Liverpool to earn a second half 3-3 draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side on Tuesday. Liverpool appeared to have taken total control of the game after going 3-0 up within 22 minutes of the game Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane scored to put Liverpool in full control of the game. However, the good work performed in the first half was closely undone by a porous Liverpool defence Two quick goals from Wissam Ben Yedder in the second half set up a tensed final minutes as the game ended 3-3 courtesy of a late Pizzaro equalizer.

EPL: Chelsea secure comfortable win over West Brom

Eden Hazard scored a brace to inspire Chelsea to a 4-0 victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday. Alvaro Morata was quick to slot in Hazard’s parried shot at goal to open the scoring for Chelsea in the 17th minute. Six minutes later Hazard doubled Chelsea’s lead with a fine effort before Marcos Alonso scored a nicely volleyed goal to cap off a superb first-half for the blues Hazard went on to score his second in the 62nd minute to seal a comfortable victory for Antonio Conte’s men. The win temporarily puts Chelsea in second place on the table .

Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham: Arsenal triumph in North London derby

Arsenal secured a 2-0 win over London rivals,Tottenham on Saturday to cast doubts on talks of a power shift in North London following the superb run of form of Mauricio Pochettino men in recent times. Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring for Arsenal after he headed in a teasing free kick from Ozil in the first half. Alexis Sanchez then sealed his match winning display with a second for the gunners shortly before the sound of the halftime whistle. Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, who have been linked with departures in January, both put up match winning performances in the thrilling North London Derby at the Emirates. This win takes Arsenal within a point of Tottenham on the EPL table and on level points with Chelsea ahead of their clash with Westbrom later in the day.

Victor Moses finally speaks about Michael Emenalo’s departure from Chelsea

Nigerian forward and Chelsea FC of England wingback, Victor Moses has spoken about the shocking departure of fellow countryman and former Technical Director of Chelsea, Michael Emenalo from the London club. Emenalo decided to quit his job at Chelsea after ten years with the club citing the need to spend more time with his family as the reason for his decision to leave. However, Moses recently spoke about Emenalo leaving Chelsea and how the former Nigerian International has influenced his career. According to the currently injured player, Emenalo always believed he (Moses) had a career at Chelsea and encouraged him all through his loan spells at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham. ‘’He is someone that has always believed in the ability that I have got. ‘’He has always stuck by me and he’s a...

Argentina vs Nigeria: Aguero did not loss consciousness – Argentina FA, Manchester City

It was reported in the wake of Argentina’s 4-2 defeat to Nigeria that striker, Sergio Aguero had fainted at half time in the dressing room and was rushed to hospital. Aguero had scored to put Argentina 2-0 up in the match played in Krasnodar, Russia but a first half Iheanacho freekick and second half goals from Alex Iwobi and Brian Idowu saw the Super Eagles come from behind to secure a 4-2 Victory over the South American side. But it seems Aguero did not exactly pass out as widely reported, even though its true that he did have some issues with his health at half time and had to be withdrawn and taken to hospital. According to the FA of Argentina, the 29-year-old Manchester City striker felt dizzy at half time and had to be taken to hospital to “carry out routine studies as a ...

Angel Di Maria points out turning point for Nigeria in 4-2 win over Argentina

Argentina attacking midfielder Angel Di Maria has identified the turning point for the Super Eagles in their comeback 4-2 win over Argentina on Tuesday. The Nigerian national team overturned a 2-goal deficit to run out 4-2 winners in the friendly game played against Argentina in Krasnordar, Russia. The super goals came out victorious courtesy of goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi and Brian Idowu. However, Di Maria has picked the first half goal by Iheanacho as the turning point of the game for the Nigerian National team. He said; ” What a match. We started well, successfully held them in the early stages of the game, but the goal scored by Nigeria before the half time break was the turning point”, Di Maria said after the game. ” We were physically outplayed by a very strong opponent,...

Iwobi on point as Super Eagles overturn 2-goal deficit to win Argentina 4-2 in friendlies

Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi scored a brace as the Super Eagles of Nigeria came back from a 2-goal deficit to secure victory over an Argentina side devoid of Lionel Messi in a 4-2 friendly match played on Tuesday in Krasnodar, Russia. Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero netted his 36th international goal to ,move clear in third place on Argentina’s all time top goal scorers list shortly after Banega had open the scoring for the South American side with a free-kick in the 28th minute . However, a superb first half free-kick from Kelechi Iheanacho ensured the Super eagles went into halftime with the goal margin halved. The Super Eagles took control of proceedings in the second half and were shortly rewarded with two goals in the space of three second-half minutes to go ahead in the ga...

“Super Eagles need to play six more friendlies before Russia 2018” – Gernot Rohr

Coach of the Nigerian Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has stressed that his team will require at least six friendly matches to achieve optimum form for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Rohr made the statement ahead of the friendly match between the Eagles and Argentina on Tuesday in Krasnodar, Russia. The German coach who has already guided the Super Eagles to the 2018 World Cup, said; “It’s very good we have two games to prepare our team between November and March but it is not enough,” Rohr told press ahead of Argentina friendly. “We’ll like two games in May, two games at the start of June. We could have six games during the pre-World Cup preparation, with training sessions used as match conditions.” Meanwhile, March 19th to 27th remains the only FIFA window for international matches before the c...

Why I’m angry Messi broke my record – Gabriel Batistuta

Argentina legend, Gabriel Batistuta, has admitted he was angry Barcelona star, Lionel Messi broke his goal-scoring record. Messi who captains his national team broke Batistuta’s record of 54 goals for Argentina at the Copa America Centenario last year, and has since moved seven clear. Sergio Aguero, and Hernan Crespo are far behind Messi and Baptistuta with the Manchester City star netting his 35th in Argentina’s 1-0 friendly win over Russia on Saturday. Batistuta told Telefe he was frustrated to have Messi break his mark, but he paid tribute to the Barcelona superstar. “Did it annoy me that Messi took the record? A little, yes. “It was a title that I held. It’s not just any old thing. You go around the world and people say, ‘He’s the top scorer for the Argentina national team’. “I think I...

Why I chose to play for Nigeria over Russia – Brian Idowu

Russia-born defender, Brian Idowu has revealed why he chose to represent Nigeria ahead of his country of birth, Russia. Idowu, who plays for Amkar Perm made the revelation at the pre-match conference ahead of Nigeria’s friendly game against Argentina on Tuesday. The 25-year-old said “I feel great (with Nigeria), I have been well received by both players and coaches. The atmosphere is very positive. For me this is a huge chance and experience. “As for why I’m not playing for Russia, I shouldn’t be asked this question. I want to go to the World Cup for Nigeria, because they believed in me. “This is important for me and for my parents. If there is a next challenge, then everything will be decided, whether I play in the Russia 2018 World Cup.”

Super Eagles squad arrive Rusia ahead of Argentina clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived Russia ahead of their friendly match against Argentina on Tuesday, November 14. The Nigerian Ambassador to Russian, Professor Steve Ugbah received the Super Eagles squad as they arrived Russia for the High profile friendly in preparation for the World Cup in 2018. The game is the Super Eagles’ second for the Internatinal break following their last World cup qualifying game against Algeria on Friday where they were held to a 1-1 draw. The Nigerian national team became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after defeating Zambia in Uyo last month to finish top of group B ahead of Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia.

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