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Barcelona are celebrating 20 years since star player Lionel Messi joined the club with his two decades outlined in an extraordinarily comprehensive report in Marca.

Lionel Messi closing in on Pele’s all time goal record

Lionel Messi could break Pele’s all time one club goal scoring record in La Blaugrana’s weekend La Liga clash with Cadiz, according to the front page of Saturday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo.
Cristiano Ronaldo twice netted an equaliser to give Juventus a 2-2 draw away at Roma on Sunday evening.

Ramon Calderon: Florentino Perez talked Cristiano Ronaldo out of Real Madrid

Former Real Madrid president, Ramon Calderon, said current supremo Florentino Perez is paying for the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

Pele: Diego Maradona was ‘incomparable’

Pele has described Diego Maradona as "incomparable", while expressing his belief that the death of his "great friend" should teach the world to "admire each other more" and spread a little more love.
Milestones are just around the corner for Cristiano Ronaldo with almost every game and, on Wednesday, he scored his 750th career goal as Juventus cruised past Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League.

Juventus beat Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 as Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 750 goals

Milestones are just around the corner for Cristiano Ronaldo with almost every game and, on Wednesday, he scored his 750th career goal as Juventus cruised past Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League.
Neymar is set to return from injury for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Friday with a view to facing RB Leipzig in a crucial Champions League match next week, the club said.

Neymar: I want to play with Lionel Messi again

Neymar scored twice to help PSG to a 3-1 win over Man United at Old Trafford, a result that puts them in a strong position to reach the Champions League round of 16.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on his return to the Juventus side as the Old Lady beat Spezia 4-1 on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2020 Golden Foot Award

Now, the 35-year-old is adding another gong to the honour rolls once again. Ronaldo has been awarded the Golden Foot award for 2020. He achieved this honour by beating out stiff competition from the likes Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Juve’s Giorgio Chiellini, PSG’s Neymar, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, Man City’s Sergio Aguero, Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Inter Milan’s Arturo Vidal.
The 50 players shortlisted for the UEFA.com fans' Men's Team of the Year 2020 vote represent 21 clubs and 19 different national teams.

UEFA Team of the Year 2020 nominees revealed

Uefa have revealed the women’s and men’s nominees for the Uefa.com Team of the Year.
Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is more than half way through his three year deal, signed in March last year

Manchester United boss confident over long-term success

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United are "going places" under his management and his priority is leading the club to long-term success, rather than proving a point over his future.
Diego Maradona's off-field antics don't matter in terms of his lasting legacy as a footballer and a human being, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Diego Maradona’s off-field antics don’t matter

Diego Maradona's off-field antics don't matter in terms of his lasting legacy as a footballer and a human being, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Peter Shilton was saddened to learn of the death of Diego Maradona but remains vexed by the Argentina legend’s 'Hand of God' goal against England at the 1986 World Cup.

Diego Maradona had greatness in him but no sportsmanship – England legend

Peter Shilton was "saddened" to learn of the death of Diego Maradona but remains vexed by the Argentina legend’s 'Hand of God' goal against England at the 1986 World Cup.
Leeds United manager, Marcelo Bielsa, is set for a bumper pay-rise after securing promotion back to the Premier League.

Leeds, Liverpool managers shortlisted for FIFA men’s coach of the year

Bielsa was an eye-catching inclusion on the five-strong shortlist for Best FIFA Men's Coach, with the Championship-winning manager named alongside Hansi Flick, Julen Lopetegui, Zinedine Zidane and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
FIFA have revealed the nominees for their The Best awards on Wednesday morning.

The Best FIFA Award nominees revealed

A ceremony on 17 December will see players and coaches from both the women’s game and the men’s game win the prizes up for grabs.
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored a first-half brace to return Juventus to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Cagliari in their Serie A clash at the Allianz Stadium on Saturday.

Juventus win in Cagliari with Cristiano Ronaldo double

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored a first-half brace to return Juventus to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Cagliari in their Serie A clash at the Allianz Stadium on Saturday.
Erling Braut Haaland hit a 17-minute hat-trick and finished with four goals as Borussia Dortmund ran out 5-2 winners at Hertha Berlin to move within a point of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

Erling Haaland hits four as Borussia Dortmund crush Hertha Berlin

Erling Braut Haaland hit a 17-minute hat-trick and finished with four goals as Borussia Dortmund ran out 5-2 winners at Hertha Berlin to move within a point of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday that his “spirit and ambition were as high as ever” as he strives to “break records and conquer the world” next season.

Cristiano Ronaldo not leaving Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo will remain with reigning Italian champions Juventus despite recent reports of a Real Madrid return.
Roma legend Francesco Totti has paid tribute to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s longevity, saying the AC Milan forward can play until he is 50 years old.

Francesco Totti: Zlatan Ibrahimovic can play until he’s 50 on one leg

Roma legend Francesco Totti has paid tribute to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s longevity, saying the AC Milan forward can play until he is 50 years old.
Soccer Football – Champions League – Round of 16 Second Leg – Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – August 7, 2020 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Cristiano Ronaldo flirting with Real Madrid but return unlikely

Fellow Portuguese speaker Marcelo was the only player he was said to have stayed in touch with and he didn’t attend the Ballon d’Or ceremony that saw Luka Modric become the first player other than Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to win the award since Kaka in 2007.
Ronald Koeman has admitted he has no idea if Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona next summer and said it is not his job to persuade the Argentinian to stay.

Francisco Trincao sees Lionel Messi at Barcelona for a long time

Francisco Trincao, one of the young promises of FC Barcelona, stuck his neck out about the future of Leo Messi. The Portuguese thinks that the Argentine will remain at the Catalan outfit for a long time.

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The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Nigerian Army chief warns new generals against scuttling democracy

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has warned the newly-promoted generals against coup plots.
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We’ll transform Taraba assembly to e-paliament – Speaker

The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Dr Joseph Albasu Kunini, on Friday said that following the COVID-19 global pandemic and the lessons drawn, the House was set to be transformed into an E-Paliarment where members can participate in the proceedings of the House even from remote locations. The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Dr Joseph Albasu Kunini, on Friday said that following the COVID-19 global pandemic and the lessons drawn, the House was set to be transformed into an E-Paliarment where members can participate in the proceedings of the House even from remote locations.
The Management of Air Peace has received another ERJ-145 aircraft after undergoing C-Check abroad.

Official: Air Peace receives another aircraft from C-Check maintenance

Management of Air Peace on Saturday in Lagos announced the arrival of one of its aircraft, a Boeing 737, which has been undergoing C-Check maintenance in Europe.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest Benue university student over professor’s murder

The Police Command in Benue says it has arrested Mr Jeremiah Nnamdi, a student of Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) over the alleged killing of an associate professor at the institution, Karl Kwaghger.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest kidnappers of slain Bauchi lawmaker

The Nigeria Police, Bauchi State Command said it has arrested suspected kidnappers who murdered the lawmaker, Musa Mante Baraza representing Dass constituency in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, few months ago.