Champions League: PSG end Solskjær’s undefeated series with Man United

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Paris Saint-Germain have put one foot into the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 2-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of their last-16 clash at Old Trafford this evening. The Ligue 1 leaders switched gear in the second half as quickfire strikes from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe gave the visitors two crucial away goals and a commanding advantage to take back to the Parc des Princes on March 6. The result sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffer his first defeat in his 12th match as United manager, and their misery was compounded late on when Paul Pogba was…

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Thiery Henry sacked

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Monaco have sacked Arsenal legend Thierry Henry after 20 games in charge. The Ligue 1 strugglers announced on Thursday he had been suspended, but BBC Sport understands that is merely procedural and that the France World Cup winner has already left the club. Predecessor Leonardo Jardim is expected to replace Henry, just over three months after being fired himself. The 2017 French champions are in the relegation zone after only five wins under Henry in all competitions. Franck Passi, appointed as Henry’s assistant on 20 December, will take training on…

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Bum Bouncing Democratic Republic Of Congo Goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba Elected Member of Parliament

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Legendary TP Mazembe and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) goalkeeper, Robert Kidiaba, has been declared winner of the Lubumbashi parliamentary seat. Tension has been high in DRC over the delay of announcement of results of the hotly contested elections held in December. Kidiaba, who is famed for his unique bum shuffle goal celebration which involves bouncing around his penalty area on his backside joined competitive politics in 2015. The decorated shot-stopper made his debut for the national team in 2002, and has since featured in 11 FIFA World Cup qualifying…

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Uganda’s Denis Onyango named best African football goalkeeper

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Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango was been named Africa’s best football goalkeeper in the just concluded CAF Awards 2018 The Awards Gala, to honor footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the year 2018 was held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. Onyango was shortlisted with 33 other illustrious players, most plying their trade in Europe. The shortlisted nominees were decided by votes from the members of the CAF Technical and Development Committee. The final phase involved votes from CAF Media Experts, Legends, Coaches of the quarter-finalists of…

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Manchester United Sack Jose Mourinho As Their Manager

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 Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after identifying a catalogue of his failings at the club. The Portuguese, 55, took over in May 2016 and led United to League Cup and Europa League titles but they are 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool. The club decided a change was needed after no progress with results or style despite spending £400m on 11 players. The club also says the new manager will understand the philosophy of the club, including its attacking traditions. It is understood that players and staff are…

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Cameroon stripped of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosting rights

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The executive committee of CAF are searching for a new site for next year’s expanded Africa Cup of Nations after deeming the original hosts unfit Cameroon have been stripped of hosting duties for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to delays over their preparations for the tournament. The executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the decision on Friday following a lengthy meeting in Accra, Ghana. Next year’s expanded edition of the biennial tournament will be held in June and July, with 24 nations taking part. Cameroon, who lifted the trophy…

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Real Madrid coach Solari’s relationship with Isco is ‘broken’ after bust-up before Champions League trip

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Real Madrid considered leaving midfielder Isco behind in the Spanish capital for their Champions League trip to Rome after the playmaker showed a ‘lack of respect’ to new boss Santiago Solari. While the Spanish international eventually made the trip to avoid controversy, he was left in the stands for Tuesday’s encounter. The relationship between player and coach is ‘broken’ after a bust-up last weekend, according to Madrid-based radio station Cadena Cope. Isco confirmed to reporters that there were no injury problems behind his absence while Solari was evasive when asked about Isco. “Starting or being benched…

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Djokovic and Federer to meet in Paris Masters semi-final

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Second seed Novak Djokovic will face third seed Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters. Djokovic fought back from a set down to beat Croat Marin Cilic 4-6 6-2 6-3 in two hours and 12 minutes. The Serb lost the opening set and went 2-1 down in the third before immediately breaking back and then moving ahead at 5-3. Australian Open champion Federer beat Japanese 10th seed Kei Nishikori 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 21 minutes. The Swiss held off a break point late in the first…

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Jose Mourinho wants striker to stay at Old Trafford

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says now that Anthony Martial is “much closer to being a top player” that he “would like him to stay” at the club. The France striker’s agent claimed last summer that Martial wanted to leave the Old Trafford club. His contract runs out next summer and United have the option to extend it by another season. “I know the club wants him very much to stay, so hopefully he is going to stay,” said Mourinho. Martial, who scored 11 goals in 45 appearances last season,…

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Cristiano Ronaldo Is Now The Most followed Person On Instagram In The World

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There’s a new leader in the Instagram clubhouse, for now. International football (soccer) superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed Selena Gomez as the most-followed person on the ‘gram. The numbers are constantly changing but at last count Cristiano had reached 144,332,498 followers, roughly 14,000 more than Gomez and her 144,318,439 followers. Gomez recently announced that she was taking a break from social media to seek treatment for her mental health, and has stayed off instagram ever since. Her last post, which came on September 23 and has over 8.2 million likes, reads, “Update: taking a social…

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Barcelona beat Real Madrid 5:1 at Nou Camp

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Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona outclassed Real Madrid to seal a stylish El Clasico victory that further damages their bitter rivals and Madrid’s stricken manager Julen Lopetegui. The former Spain boss now seems certain to lose his job in the wake of a humiliating defeat in a match crucial to his chances of survival. His side conjured something of a revival in the second half but ultimately they were sunk by an irresistible Barca performance, and it now appears only a question of when he will be fired.…

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Crystal Palace get a point against Arsenal

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Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic scored twice from the penalty spot to earn his side a dramatic draw and end Arsenal’s 11-game winning run. The Serb smashed in a late equaliser after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s controversial goal had put the visitors ahead after the break. Milivojevic scored the opener in the first half after Shkodran Mustafi brought down Cheikhou Kouyate. Granit Xhaka’s sublime free-kick had drawn Arsenal level at 1-1 Wilfried Zaha was brought down by Xhaka in the box with seven minutes to go and Milivojevic drilled his spot-kick into…

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Leicester City owner among five helicopter crash victims

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The owner of Leicester City FC died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium, the club has confirmed. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger died when the aircraft crashed at about 20:30 BST on Saturday. Witnesses said the helicopter just cleared the King Power Stadium before it spiralled out of control and crashed in a fireball. Thousands of bouquets and scarves have already been left outside the ground. Leicestershire Police said it believed the dead to be: Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Two members of…

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Singo and Buddu to battle off today in masaza Cup final

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It is hard to forget the dramatic style in which Singo scored five against Buddu in the 2015 Masaza Cup finals at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Buddu’s return to Masaka in the aftermath of that game was as chaotic as it was emotional. Their coach then Steven Bogere resigned immediately while some players left. Those that remain like winger Malida Kuteesa have a chance to cleanse their reputation at a repeat of that fixture in the finals of the 14th edition of the Masaza Cup due today at Namboole. “The…

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José Mourinho: Juventus at a different level to Man United

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José Mourinho claimed more investment is needed at Manchester United to bridge the gap to the Champions League’s big hitters after his side slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus at Old Trafford. United lost their first Group H match thanks to a 17th-minute Paulo Dybalagoal but remain second on four points, five behind Juve, and two ahead of Valencia. Yet Mourinho was clear that United are inferior to the best sides on the continent and further investment is needed despite the manager having spent close to £400m in his five transfer windows at…

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Real Madrid suffer fourth loss in five games

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Real Madrid suffered their fourth loss in five games and set an unwanted record with a defeat by Levante at the Bernabeu. The result put further pressure on coach Julen Lopetegui, whose side remain fifth in La Liga, three points behind leaders Alaves and a point behind Barcelona, who have yet to play. “Right now that is the last thing that I’m thinking about,” said Lopetegui when asked if he was worried about losing his job. “I feel more encouraged than ever to continue because the team gave their heart…

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Messi injury overshadows Barca’s return to form

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Lionel Messi will miss El Clasico after being ruled out for three weeks with a fractured arm as Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-2 to go top of La Liga. The Argentine was left writhing in agony after landing heavily on his right arm after colliding with Franco Vazquez. He was still in obvious discomfort as he left the field in the 26th minute. Just moments earlier the Barcelona captain had scored a sublime goal to put Barcelona 2-0 up. Messi had also set up Philippe Coutinho for the opener on two…

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