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William Troost-Ekong returned from injury to help Udinese claim a 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona in a Serie A game on Tuesday evening.

Copa Italia: William Troost-Ekong ready for Cristiano Ronaldo test

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong will be up against five-time Ballon d’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo when Udinese face Juventus in a Copa Italia clash at the Allianz Stadium today (Wednesday).
Kylian Mbappe has stated that a lack of training is not an issue for Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar.

Fabinho: Kylian Mbappe will win the Ballon d’Or before Neymar

Fabinho has tipped Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe to win the Ballon d'Or and hopes to team up with him at Liverpool in the future.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Samuel Chukwueze unperturbed with CAF awards snub

Super Eagles forward Samuel Chukwueze is not bothered about missing out of the 2019 CAF Youth Player of the Year award.
Cristiano Ronaldo conceded he is not ‘100 percent’ despite his goal spree for Portugal but always ready to play as injury-hit Juventus head to Atalanta on Saturday looking to extend their unbeaten run this season to stay top of Serie A.

Cristiano Ronaldo open to new Juventus contract until age of 38

Cristiano Ronaldo is considering a new deal at Juventus which would keep him in Italy until he’s 38.
Luis Suarez scored two classy goals to inspire Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback win over Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Luis Suarez hints at Barcelona contract extension as he looks to topple legends on...

Luis Suarez has suggested that he would be willing to discuss an extension to a contract at Barcelona which is due to expire in the summer of 2021.
Cristiano Ronaldo is eyeing a post-soccer career in Hollywood. The Portugal captain and Juventus forward disclosed this on Saturday at the Dubai International Sports Conference.

Cristiano Ronaldo dreams Hollywood as next career

Cristiano Ronaldo is eyeing a post-soccer career in Hollywood. The Portugal captain and Juventus forward disclosed this on Saturday at the Dubai International Sports Conference.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo not interested in coaching

Cristiano Ronaldo says he does not expect to become a coach after he retires, but is not ready to rule it out entirely.
Sadio Mane has set his sights on victory for Senegal against Algeria when they meet in their second Group C game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo on Thursday.

El-Hadji Diouf tells irate Senegalese fans to cool it after Lionel Messi beats Sadio...

While fans in Africa reacted with indignation after Sadio Mane finished fourth in the Ballon d’Or voting, another striker who played for Senegal and Liverpool, took a slightly more balanced view.
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona snubs Lionel Messi, Pele, names greatest footballer ever

Football icon Diego Maradona has named Argentine legend Alfredo Di Stefano as the greatest player ever in football history.
Sergio Ramos scored a goal and conceded a penalty as Real Madrid battled past Alaves on Saturday to go top of La Liga before Sunday’s game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos breaks all-time Clasico appearance record

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has broken the all-time record for appearances in El Clasico by starting against Barcelona on Wednesday.
Medhi Benatia recalled an experience he had with Cristiano Ronaldo during his time at Juventus.

Medhi Benatia: Cristiano Ronaldo is not normal

Medhi Benatia recalled an experience he had with Cristiano Ronaldo during his time at Juventus.
African legend, Samuel Eto’o has named Liverpool forwards, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as the two players that deserve to win the FIFA Men’s Best Player award ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.

Samuel Eto’o blames Africans for Sadio Mane losing the Ballon d’Or to Lionel Messi

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o insists Sadio Mane deserved to win the Ballon d’Or had he not been “let down” by other Africans who voted against him for the award.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and FC Nantes (FCN) at the Parc des Princes in Paris, on December 4, 2019.

Paris Saint-Germain target Liverpool star as Neymar replacement

Liverpool star Sadio Mane is reportedly being lined up as a replacement for wantaway Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.Liverpool star Sadio Mane is reportedly being lined up as a replacement for wantaway Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.
Real Madrid is on alert as Kylian Mbappe heap pressure on Paris Saint-Germain following his refusal to sign a contract extension with the Ligue 1 Champions.

Real Madrid remain at alert as Kylian Mbappe heaps pressure on PSG

Real Madrid is on alert as Kylian Mbappe heap pressure on Paris Saint-Germain following his refusal to sign a contract extension with the Ligue 1 Champions.
Jose Mourinho has sent a message to Marcus Rashford after scoring a brace in the 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspurs in the Premier League encounter at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compares Marcus Rashford to Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has similar attributes to five-times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.
Sadio Mane believes Liverpool are well motivated to clinch the Premier League trophy this season.

Danny Blind: Sadio Mane is the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ and not like Lionel Messi

Former Ajax and Netherlands manager Danny Blind believes Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ and described him as a ‘super modern player.’
Lionel Messi celebrated his sixth Ballon D'Or award with a brilliant hat-trick as Barcelona moved back the top of La Liga with an emphatic 5-2 victory over Real Mallorca on Saturday at Camp Nou.

Ballon d’Or winner nets hat-trick as Barcelona beat Malloroca

Lionel Messi celebrated his sixth Ballon D'Or award with a brilliant hat-trick as Barcelona moved back the top of La Liga with an emphatic 5-2 victory over Real Mallorca on Saturday at Camp Nou. =
Lionel Messi “won’t retire anytime soon”, says Barcelona legend Rivaldo, but he may be tempted to seek a new challenge away from Camp Nou in “the next couple of years”.

Rivaldo: Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona in the next couple of years

Lionel Messi “won’t retire anytime soon”, says Barcelona legend Rivaldo, but he may be tempted to seek a new challenge away from Camp Nou in “the next couple of years”.

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