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Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema (L) kicks the ball during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Levante UD at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 14, 2019. CURTO DE LA TORRE - AFP

Karim Benzema brilliance inspires Real Madrid, Ansu Fati lights up Barca

Karim Benzema scored twice for Real Madrid in a 3-2 win against Levante with Eden Hazard making his La Liga debut while later Barcelona breezed to a 5-2 win against Valencia on Saturday with more magic from 16-year-old Ansu Fati.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.

Mauricio Pochettino: Victor Wanyama is in my Tottenham plans for the season

Mauricio Pochettino has stated midfielder Victor Wanyama remains in his plans at Tottenham Hotspur this season.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has reacted after netting a brace on his Lille debut as they kicked off their Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-1 win over Nantes.

Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen equals Mario Balotelli’s Ligue 1 record

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has staked a claim to achieve one of the best Ligue 1 starts an African player has ever managed.

Kevin de Bruyne wants Vincent Kompany reunion at Anderlecht

Kevin De Bruyne has revealed he would like to join former team-mate Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht when he leaves Manchester City.
Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne on brink of equalling two Thierry Henry records

Kevin De Bruyne is on the verge of making Premier League history – by equalling not one but two records belonging to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
Pigeon-enthusiast Joël Verschoot poses on September 4, 2019 at the “Verschoot Pigeons Loft” in Ingelmunster, Belgium. Belgian pigeon breeder Joel Verschoot could probably have settled down to a comfortable retirement in March after he sold the world’s most expensive racer. Armando the pigeon won worldwide headlines and netted Verschoot 1.25-million euros ($1.4-million) when he won over Chinese buyers in an online auction. Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP

Joel Verschoot, the man with the million-euro pigeon

Belgian pigeon breeder Joel Verschoot could probably have settled down to a comfortable retirement in March after he sold the world’s most expensive racer.
Another Super Eagles star Henry Onyekuru pulled out of Ukraine international friendly encounter billed for September 10 in Dnipro.

Another Super Eagles star pulls out of Ukraine friendly tie

Another Super Eagles star Henry Onyekuru pulled out of Ukraine international friendly encounter billed for September 10 in Dnipro.
Leonardo Bonucci

Leonardo Bonucci: Racism is a plague that has to be eradicated

Leonardo Bonucci has said that racism is a 'plague that has to be eradicated' but added that fingers should not be pointed solely at Italy as abuse has been witnessed in more leagues than just Serie A.
FC Zurich's Stephen Odey

U-23 AFCON: Stephen Odey confident of victory against Sudan

Stephen Odey is confident the U-23 Eagles can secure an away win against Sudan in today’s (Thursday) Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture at the Al Merreikh Stadium.
Eden Hazard has been named in the Belgium squad for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against San Marino and Scotland.

Eden Hazard, brother out of Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifiers with injuries

Eden Hazard and his brother Thorgan will miss Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against San Marino and Scotland through injuries, the Belgian football association said on Wednesday.
France coach Didier Deschamps has expressed concern over the effects of a possible lack of game time for Alphonse Areola following his move to Real Madrid.

Didier Deschamps fires France warning to new Real Madrid signing Alphonse Areola

France coach Didier Deschamps has expressed concern over the effects of a possible lack of game time for Alphonse Areola following his move to Real Madrid.
Paul Pogba has lauded new Manchester United team-mate Harry Maguire, branding him a “leader” after just one appearance for the club and revealing that he now calls him “The Beast”.

Gary Neville: Manchester City may live to rue letting Manchester United land Harry Maguire

Manchester City may live to regret their decision not to fight harder for Harry Maguire, says Gary Neville, with arch-rivals United now boasting a centre-half option who would have been a perfect successor to Vincent Kompany and cover for the injured Aymeric Laporte.
Uche Agbo

Uche Agbo joins SC Braga on loan from Standard Liege

Nigeria midfielder Uche Agbo has linked up with Portuguese side, SC Braga, on a one-year loan deal from Belgian outfit, Standard Liege.
Late Monday evening, Rangers were able to persuade Liverpool to let Ryan Kent go with a bid believed to be £6.5m guaranteed, with a further £1m in potential add-ons.

Rangers officially sign Ryan Kent from Liverpool

After looking like a doubt at the beginning of the summer transfer window, Rangers have finally got their man.
Maduka Okoye

Super Eagles invitee Maduka Okoye concedes four

Super Eagles invitee Maduka Okoye conceded four goal in Sunday’s Regionalliga division (a fourth-tier league in German football) while in action for Fortuna Dusseldorf II, who lost 4-2 to Borussia Dortmund II, according to reports.
Swiss third seed Roger Federer, chasing his 21st Grand Slam title, advanced to the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday by routing Belgian 15th seed David Goffin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.

Roger Federer rolls over David Goffin into US Open quarter-finals

Swiss third seed Roger Federer, chasing his 21st Grand Slam title, advanced to the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday by routing Belgian 15th seed David Goffin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.
Romelu Lukaku celebrates Internazionale’s victory over Lecce at the San Siro. Alessandro Sabattini-Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku: I don’t know why Manchester United didn’t work out for me

Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku admitted he does not know why his time at Manchester United did not work out, but has thanked the Red Devils for the opportunity he received at the club.
KAA Gent midfielder Anderson Esiti has revealed he is struggling to control his muscles that he now does very little at the gym.

Gernot Rohr replaces injured Wilfred Ndidi with PAOK star for Ukraine tie

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has replaced injured Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi with PAOK star Anderson Esiti for the September 10 friendly encounter against Ukraine in Dnipro.

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Real Madrid's supporters will only be able to dream about new titles and trophies once the club meet the demands placed on themselves to succeed again, according to club president Florentino Perez.

Florentino Perez: Real Madrid must recover hunger for ‘Madridistas’ to dream

Real Madrid's supporters will only be able to dream about new titles and trophies once the club meet the demands placed on themselves to succeed again, according to club president Florentino Perez.
Bayern Munich's David Alaba

David Alaba to miss Champions League clash with thigh injury

Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba is set to miss out on Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Red Star Belgrade after picking up a thigh injury, the club confirmed Sunday.

Group asks court to order President Buhari to appoint NDDC chairman from Delta

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Community Watch of Nigeria (CWN), has prayed a Federal High Court for an order restraining Federal Government from appointing any other person representing any state of the Niger-Delta other than from Delta as Chairman of Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Stop grumbling over President Buhari’s certificate, prepare for 2023 – ARDI tells Igbo

The Executive Secretary, Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative (ARDI), Chief Dennis Aghanya, has said that rather than focusing on the certificate of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Igbo should strategise ahead of the 2023 presidency.

Climate change: Stakeholders commend Nigeria’s efforts

Stakeholders in the environment sector have commended Nigeria’s implementation of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in terms of mitigation and adaptation of climate change.