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Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Lionel Messi picks surprise defender as his toughest man marker

Lionel Messi claims he's not bothered by the man marking he is regularly subject to while playing for Barcelona and has picked Girona's Pablo Maffeo as his most complicated marker.
Romelu Lukaku scored after just 21 seconds as he bagged a brace in a 4-1 thumping of Cagliari that fired Inter Milan into the last eight of the Italian Cup, while Lazio and Napoli are set for a quarter-final clash after easing past second-tier opposition.

Romelu Lukaku brace sends Inter into Italian Cup quarters as Lazio draw Napoli

Romelu Lukaku scored after just 21 seconds as he bagged a brace in a 4-1 thumping of Cagliari that fired Inter Milan into the last eight of the Italian Cup, while Lazio and Napoli are set for a quarter-final clash after easing past second-tier opposition.
Quique Setien began his first session as Barcelona coach on Tuesday morning just as the sacked Ernesto Valverde drove out of the training ground for the last time.

Watford ‘rejected’ new Barça boss Quique Setien earlier this season

New Barcelona boss Quique Setien was rejected by Watford earlier this season.
Christian Eriksen played the whole ninety minutes as Tottenham Hotspur won 2-1 against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday night.

Inter offer £8.5m to sign Tottenham midfielder

Christian Eriksen played the whole ninety minutes as Tottenham Hotspur won 2-1 against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday night.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has sanctioned the move to offer starlet Reece James a new deal at the Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard sanctions new deal for Chelsea defender

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has sanctioned the move to offer starlet Reece James a new deal at the Stamford Bridge.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

NFF keen on retaining Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is keen to retain the services of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr with negotiations for a new contract set to commence next week, according to a top source in the Glass House.
Former Fulham captain Brian McBride, a three-time World Cup striker for the United States, was named Friday as the new US national team general manager by the US Soccer Federation.

Former Fulham captain Brian McBride named USA general manager

Former Fulham captain Brian McBride, a three-time World Cup striker for the United States, was named Friday as the new US national team general manager by the US Soccer Federation.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF begins moves to get Ovie Ejaria, Cyriel Dessers to play for Super Eagles

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has begun moves to ensure that the pair of Heracles Almelo forward Cyriel Dessers and Reading midfielder Ovie Ejaria get to play for the Super Eagles.
Manchester United could be without Scott McTominay for up to eight weeks, after scans confirmed injured knee ligaments. 2

Manchester United cancel trip to Qatar amid security fears

It is imperative that the Red Devils have a successful and uneventful winter break after playing through the busy Christmas and January periods with a skeleton squad. Players such as Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Dan James have each played 28, 27 and 23 games already this season and there are concerns over player burnout as the season progresses.
Christian Eriksen would find it ‘very difficult’ to reject a move to Real Madrid and could replace Luka Modric at the Santiago Bernabeu, says former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood.

Jose Mourinho: Christian Eriksen should leave Tottenham with head held high

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho said Christian Eriksen should "hold his head high" if he leaves Spurs amid growing links to Inter.
Paul Pogba faces a race against time to prove his fitness for Manchester United's clash with Arsenal after suffering a recurrence of an ankle injury.

Real Madrid, Juventus in talks to sign Paul Pogba

Both clubs are already holding talks with Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, with a transfer away from Old Trafford in the summer very likely, per Sky’s report.
Monaco summer-signing Henry Onyekuru has returned to Turkey to reunite with his former Galatasaray teammates and coaches.

Henry Onyekuru to start training with Galatasaray next week

Super Eagles winger Henry Onyekuru will resume training with Galatasaray next week after leaving hospital following a treatment for malaria.
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Journey-man Taiwo Awoniyi nears another loan deal

Journey-man and Nigeria junior international Taiwo Awoniyi is on the verge of embarking on another loan sojourn it has been revealed.
Former players of Super Eagles have offered to assist ex-Super Falcons and Nigeria national U-23 team coach, Kadiri Ikhana, who is suffering from a prolonged hip injury.

Former Enyimba coach reveals why Nigerian clubs are struggling in Africa

Former Enyimba chief coach Kadiri Ikhana has revealed the causes of NPFL Clubs dismal display on the continent of Africa in a chat with newsmen.
Barcelona ladies coach Lluis Cortes has hailed Asisat Oshoala for winning the African Women’s Player of the Year award for the fourth time.

Barcelona Women coach pays tribute Africa’s best Asisat Oshoala

Oshoala won the 2019 Women Africa Footballer of The Year Award last week after holding off challenge from Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout and South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana.
Former Barcelona and Manchester United winger, Jordi Cruyff, has been appointed the new head coach of Ecuador.

Jordi Cruyff appointed Ecuador head coach

Former Barcelona and Manchester United winger, Jordi Cruyff, has been appointed the new head coach of Ecuador.
Super Falcons midfielder Rita Chikwelu is looking forward to a new challenge in Spain after linking up with Liga Iberdola side Madrid CFF.

Super Falcons star Rita Chikwelu ready for new challenge in Spain

Super Falcons midfielder Rita Chikwelu is looking forward to a new challenge in Spain after linking up with Liga Iberdola side Madrid CFF.
Quique Setien began his first session as Barcelona coach on Tuesday morning just as the sacked Ernesto Valverde drove out of the training ground for the last time.

Quique Setien begins first training session as Barcelona coach

Quique Setien began his first session as Barcelona coach on Tuesday morning just as the sacked Ernesto Valverde drove out of the training ground for the last time.

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