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Again, Ronaldo Beats Messi, Neymar To Win Fifth Ballon d’Or, 2017 Edition

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or award for the year’s best player on Thursday. The Real Madrid forward’s second successive win drew him level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on five Ballons d’Or, after the Argentinian took second in the vote, with Brazilian Neymar third. The 32-year-old was the top-scorer in last season’s Champions League as ...

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BREAKING: Ronaldo Sets New Champions League Record

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in all six Champions League group-stage matches in a season on Wednesday with a first-half strike for Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund. The 32-year-old’s effort that flew into the top corner also drew the Portuguese forward level with his Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on 60 group-stage goals in total. It was his ...

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NFF launches short code to drive Russia 2018 campaigns

The Nigeria Football Federation on Monday in Lagos launched a short code – *1945# – which will be used for all campaigns that are geared towards Nigeria’s preparation and participation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia. The event was organised in conjunction with Secure and Trusted Alliance Services Limited – STA Mobile. The NFF 2nd Vice President/ ...

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Milan Appoint Gattuso New Manager To Restore Glory Days

Fallen Italian giants AC Milan made combative former player Gennaro Gattuso their new boss on Monday after sacking Vincenzo Montella following a disappointing start to the season. The seven-time European champions released Montella after a goalless draw against Torino on Sunday left them seventh in Serie A, 18 points behind leaders Napoli. In 39-year-old Gattuso, the Chinese-owned club have turned ...

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Monaco Appoint Nigeria’s Michael Emenalo As Sporting Director

Ligue 1 side Monaco have appointed Michael Emenalo as the new sporting director of the club. The club announced this on Monday on their website, saying the former Nigerian international would take charge of all sports matters under the authority of Vadim Vasilyev, the club’s Vice President. The 52-year-old got the job after he had previously managed a similar position ...

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Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Willian denies Mo Salah the winner at Anfield

Willian’s fortunate late equaliser earned Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Liverpool, after Mo Salah had opened the scoring against his former club.   The Brazilian substitute needed just 144 seconds on the field to make the impact boss Antonio Conte was looking for, with his attempted cross sailing over the head of Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and into the far ...

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UEFA Champions League Results – Collated

  Group A At Moscow CSKA Moscow (RUS) 2 (Schennikov 13, Jardel 56-og) Benfica (POR) 0 At Basel, Switzerland Basel (SUI) 1 (Lang 89) Manchester United (ENG) 0 Group B At Brussels Anderlecht (BEL) 1 (Hanni 63) Bayern Munich (GER) 2 (Lewandowski 51, Tolisso 77) At Paris Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) 7 (Neymar 9, 22, Cavani 29, 79, Mbappe 35, Verratti ...

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Griezmann Stunner Keeps Atletico Alive In Champions League

Atletico Madrid kept their slim chances of Champions League progress alive as Antoine Griezmann snapped an eight-game goal drought in spectacular fashion with an overhead kick to help see off Roma 2-0 on Wednesday. Kevin Gameiro added a second five minutes from time for Atletico, who still need Roma to drop points at home to Azerbaijani champions Qarabag and beat ...

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Barcelona Qualify For Champions League Last 16

Barcelona advanced to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday after clinching top spot in Group D following a 0-0 draw against Juventus in Turin. Last season’s finalists Juventus remain second in the group, a point ahead of third-place Sporting Lisbon, and can secure their qualification with victory at Olympiakos on December 5.  

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