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El Shaarawy brace as Roma crush Udinese

Stephan El Shaarawy bagged a first-half brace as AS Roma overwhelmed Udinese 3-0 to secure a third straight Serie A win on Saturday.

Costa watches Griezmann fire Atletico into second

Diego Costa watched on from the directors’ box as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second in La Liga thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Atletico: I’m very happy to return – Costa

Spanish striker Diego Costa said he was relieved the saga surrounding his return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea was over, after arriving in Spain on Friday.

Man United, Liverpool fans face visible police presence in Moscow

Manchester United and Liverpool supporters travelling to Moscow for their teams’ Champions League matches next week have been advised to expect a “visible police presence” amid fears of violence.

‘Penaltygate’ threatens to halt PSG’s lightning start

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery refused to name his first-choice penalty taker on Thursday, after Neymar and Edinson Cavani’s apparent falling out against Lyon last week.

Injured Neymar to miss first PSG game

Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 game at Montpellier on Saturday after the world's most expensive player injured his right foot, French media report.

Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar shortlisted for Best FIFA Men’s Player Award

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar have been nominated as finalists for the Best FIFA Men's Player award.

Chelsea boss Conte takes high road over Costa rift

Antonio Conte refused to take a parting shot at Diego Costa on Friday after the exiled Chelsea striker got his wish to rejoin Atletico Madrid.

League Cup is a waste of energy – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has called the League Cup “a waste of energy” as the Manchester City manager joined old rival Jose Mourinho in questioning the worth of the competition.

Sane, Toure have roles to play at City – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has assured Leroy Sane and Yaya Toure that they have important roles to play at Manchester City as his unbeaten side prepare to face struggling Crystal Palace.

Man United front sparked fast start – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United's dynamic start to their Premier League title challenge has been fuelled by the feel-good factor among his forwards.

Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for Diego Costa

Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club.

Conte insists Luiz must play against Atletico despite broken wrist

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is pinning his hopes on David Luiz playing against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League next week even though the defender has a broken wrist.

Barca defend Catalonia on referendum

Barcelona condemned a crackdown on Catalonia’s right to self-determination after 13 regional government officials were detained on Wednesday as tensions rise ahead of an October 1 referendum on independence for the region, AFP reports.

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El Shaarawy brace as Roma crush Udinese

Stephan El Shaarawy bagged a first-half brace as AS Roma overwhelmed Udinese 3-0 to secure a third straight Serie A win on Saturday.

Biafra: It’s too late to pull out of Nigeria – Lagos lawmaker

A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Jude Idimogu, on Saturday, said it was too late for the Igbo nation to pull out of Nigeria.

Shehu Sani vows to fight ‘dangerous’ NGO bill

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says he is opposed to the bill seeking to regulate non-governmental organisations (NGO).

Odigie-Oyegun backs women, youth empowerment initiative in AMAC

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has expressed his support for a non-profit women and youth empowerment initiative founded by wife of the Executive Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council, Aisha-Nse Adamu Candido.

NAF trains war officers on social media ethics

The Nigerian Airforce (NAF) has introduced Advanced Social Media Programmes at its Air War College (NAFAWC) to inculcate in participants tenets of professional ethics in public communication.

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