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Actions ultimately speak louder than words, and Neymar showed his class on Tuesday night after Paris Saint-Germain progressed to the Champions League semi-finals at Bayern Munich’s expense.

Neymar opens up on controversial celebration

After the final whistle, Neymar was captured celebrating euphorically right in front of Bayern’s Kimmich, who had been vocal about his side’s ability to potentially overcome PSG ahead of the second leg despite their first-leg defeat, but the Brazil star has since insisted he was not trying to mock his opponent.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has expressed his delight with Bayern Munich’s performance against Paris Saint-Germain, despite crashing out of the Champions League.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ‘proud’ of Bayern Munich despite defeat to Paris Saint-Germain

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has expressed his delight with Bayern Munich’s performance against Paris Saint-Germain, despite crashing out of the Champions League.
Manchester United have made an approach for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

Chelsea target Dayot Upamecano, Niklas Sule as Thomas Tuchel eyes big centre-back signing

Dayot Upamecano and Niklas Sule are two of several central defensive targets being lined up by Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel looks to improve his squad in the summer.
Former Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has indicated he is open to returning to the Bundesliga, though he emphasised that he is currently focused on current side Fiorentina.

Former Bayern star Franck Ribery open to Bundesliga return

Former Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has indicated he is open to returning to the Bundesliga, though he emphasised that he is currently focused on current side Fiorentina.
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

Real Madrid hold advantage over Liverpool in race for David Alaba

According to reports, Real Madrid could lean on their strong relationship with sponsors ADIDAS in an attempt to beat Liverpool to the signing of Bayern Munich’s David Alaba.
Super Eagles German coach Gernot Rohr and the team’s captain Ahmed Musa played a role in crowning the best coach and best men’s player in Thursday’s award ceremony

Super Eagles coach, skipper differ in choice of FIFA Best Player awards

Super Eagles German coach Gernot Rohr and the team’s captain Ahmed Musa played a role in crowning the best coach and best men’s player in Thursday’s award ceremony
FIFA have revealed the nominees for their The Best awards on Wednesday morning.

Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, Jurgen Klopp, others pick FIFA The Best awards

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski crowned an epoch-making 2020 campaign by winning FIFA’s The Best award ahead of rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
But Bayern fought back in the second half and equalised through Robert Lewandowski, who finished well after brilliant play from Kingsley Coman.

Bayern Munich avoid major scare against minnows Union Berlin

Union Berlin continued their fairytale Bundesliga season with a 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich at Stadium An der Alten Försterei.
Real Madrid are keeping a very close eye on David Alaba. So much so that 'Kicker' reports that Zinedine Zidane himself has spoken to the defender to find out the chances of getting him. Madrid will face very stiff competition to get him and the Austrian's contract expires in June.

Zinedine Zidane makes contact with David Alaba to bring him to Real Madrid

Real Madrid are keeping a very close eye on David Alaba. So much so that 'Kicker' reports that Zinedine Zidane himself has spoken to the defender to find out the chances of getting him. Madrid will face very stiff competition to get him and the Austrian's contract expires in June.
Bayern Munich are set to change the way they handle contract renewals as talks to extend with David Alaba continue to stutter.

Bayern Munich confirm David Alaba is set to leave the club

Bayern Munich have upped the ante in the David Alaba saga by withdrawing the contract extension offer that had been on the table.
Liverpool are eyeing a January move for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.

Liverpool eyeing January move for Bayern defender

Liverpool are eyeing a January move for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.
Thomas Mueller - Germany

Thomas Mueller’s form fuels calls for Germany recall

His latest eye-catching club performance has prompted fresh hopes of a Germany recall for Mueller, who was dropped by Joachim Loew from the national set-up in 2019 alongside Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels.
Lionel Messi did not take long to get back among the goals with Barcelona, scoring a right-footed beauty in Wednesday's friendly against Girona before later adding a second.

Leo Messi scores screamer on Barca return

Lionel Messi did not take long to get back among the goals with Barcelona, scoring a right-footed beauty in Wednesday's friendly against Girona before later adding a second.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 21, 2020 Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp wearing a face mask comes out for the warm up during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England. – The delay to Liverpool’s title celebrations caused by the coronavirus was just the latest twist in the tale of the Reds’ 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England. A stunning run of 26 wins and one draw from their opening 27 games of the Premier League season ensured Jurgen Klopp’s men were champions-elect long before football was shut down in March. (Photo by PETER POWELL / POOL / AFP)

Jurgen Klopp: Bayern Munich lucky to win Champions League

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp thinks Bayern Munich were lucky to win this season’s Champions League.
Learning from Robert Lewandowski (l.) and playing in the Bundesliga at 18- Joshua Zirkzee (c.) feels fully vindicated by his decision to join Bayern Munich.

Bayern reject delay offer, ready to open new Bundesliga season

Champions League finalists and Bundesliga title holders Bayern Munich on Friday waived the German league’s offer to delay their start to the 2020/21 domestic season by insisting they keep with tradition and host the opening game.
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick,. Manu Fernandez-Pool via REUTERS

Hansi Flick’s ‘brutal domination’ makes Bayern new favourites

In the space of 90 minutes of devastating attacking football, Bayern Munich totally changed the narrative around this Champions League ‘final eight’ tournament and the impact of their 8-2 humiliation of Barcelona will have an even bigger resonance.
Philippe Coutinho sent a rather funny tweet back in 2011 – which some are saying foreshadowed Bayern Munich’s 8-2 win over Barcelona on Friday night.

Bayern must stay focused – coach

Bayern Munich players will only let their stunning 8-2 UEFA Champions League quarter-final victory on Friday sink in for a day.
Lionel Messi ‘isolated’ himself from other teammates in the dressing room after Barcelona ‘s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich on Friday night as he couldn’t hide his devastation.

Lionel Messi ‘isolates’ himself from teammates after Barca defeat

Lionel Messi ‘isolated’ himself from other teammates in the dressing room after Barcelona‘s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich on Friday night as he couldn’t hide his devastation.
Robert Lewandowski has urged Bayern Munich to make three new signings as he vented his frustrations at a lack of arrivals at the Bundesliga champions.

Rivaldo: Robert Lewandowski will beat Lionel Messi to player of the year if Bayern...

Barcelona legend Rivaldo has responded to German icon Lothar Matthaus's assertion that Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is the best player in the world ahead of Friday's Champions League clash, with the Brazilian still convinced Lionel Messi holds that honour.
Lionel Messi on Monday allowed a deadline to pass in his contract that would have allowed him to terminate the deal unilaterally and leave Barcelona on a free, Marca today report.

Bayern Munich praise Lionel Messi ahead of tricky UEFA Champions League duel

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has expressed his big admiration for FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi ahead of their 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League duel.
Frank Lampard has recollected Chelsea’s famed Champions League triumph on May 19, 2012, while recognising Didier Drogba’s notable role.

Frank Lampard reveals Didier Drogba’s impact in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph

Frank Lampard has recollected Chelsea’s famed Champions League triumph on May 19, 2012, while recognising Didier Drogba’s notable role.
Former Super Eagles Captain and Coach Sunday Oliseh has backed Bayen Munich to sign Manchester City forward Leroy Sane.

Sunday Oliseh backs Bayern Munich to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City

Former Super Eagles Captain and Coach Sunday Oliseh has backed Bayen Munich to sign Manchester City forward Leroy Sane.

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The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Yinka Odumakin: Lagos governor releases fund, buses, others for burial

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Don seeks diversification into agriculture, solid minerals

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Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer smiles on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Andy Rain - POOL - AFP)

Manchester United boss: Europa trophy would be reward for tough season

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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after a 17-day medical trip to London, the United Kingdom.

SERAP seeks probe of missing N106 billion in 149 MDAs

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General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye, has expressed delight at the uncommon leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, describing him as a man of kindness and humility.

Pastor Adeboye visits Enugu, lauds governor’s humility, kindness

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye, has expressed delight at the uncommon leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, describing him as a man of kindness and humility.