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Maurizio Sarri slammed a “messy” performance as Juventus fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Udinese on Thursday night to miss the chance to seal the Serie A title for the ninth time in a row.

Juventus yet to settle Maurizio Sarri four months after his sack

Juventus and former boss Maurizio Sarri are still in discussions about settling the compensation he is due after being sacked in the summer, according to reports.
Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
Villarreal coach Javi Calleja has heaped praises on Nigerian international, Samuel Chukwueze, and his teammates following their hard-fought win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Super Eagles star helps Villarreal extend unbeaten run vs Cadiz

Samuel Chukwueze was in action as Villarreal played out a 0-0 draw against Cadiz in Sunday’s La Liga game.
Simy Nwankwo struggled as Crotone fell to a 2-0 home defeat against AC Milan at the Stadio Ezio Scida on Sunday.

Super Eagles forward Struggles as AC Milan beat Crotone away

Simy Nwankwo struggled as Crotone fell to a 2-0 home defeat against AC Milan at the Stadio Ezio Scida on Sunday.
Gareth Bale’s former Tottenham team-mate Andros Townsend believes that Real Madrid should not be offloading the Wales star, they should be building him a statue instead.

Andros Townsend: Real Madrid treatment of Gareth Bale is baffling

Gareth Bale’s former Tottenham team-mate Andros Townsend believes that Real Madrid should not be offloading the Wales star, they should be building him a statue instead.
Gareth Bale is “not ecstatic” at Real Madrid, admits his agent Jonathan Barnett, but the Wales international has “never asked to leave” the La Liga giants.

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid blocked my return to Premier League

Gareth Bale has accused Real Madrid of making it “very difficult” to leave the Spanish club as the Wales forward looks to end his Bernabeu exile.

Bologna coach contracts coronavirus

Bologna have confirmed that coach, Sinisa Mihajlovic, has tested positive for COVID-19, potentially a very serious situation, as he is in a high-risk group.
Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri, still believes that playing at home continues to offer an advantage in spite of matches currently being played without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juventus boss picks positives from Roma defeat

Maurizio Sarri believes “a little fear can do us good” after seeing Juventus prepare for their crucial Champions League tie against Lyon by losing 3-1 to Roma on the final weekend of the Serie A season.
Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo was involved in Getafe’s goalless draw with strugglers Español at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Tuesday.

Oghenekaro Etebo shines in Getate’s draw against Espanyol

Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo was involved in Getafe’s goalless draw with strugglers Español at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Tuesday.
Italian Serie A club Sampdoria on Friday said four of its players have tested positive for coronavirus, one day after forward Manolo Gabbiadini was also confirmed to have caught the virus.

Serie A will return ‘one step at a time’ after coronavirus – Italian minister

Italy's minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora said the Serie A season will return "one step at a time" following the coronavirus outbreak.
Saul Niguez volleyed in a stunning equaliser at the RCDE Stadium but Atletico were unable to find a winner as Stefan Savic’s first-half own-goal earned Espanyol a valuable point in their struggle against relegation.

Atletico frustrated by struggling Espanyol but Sevilla snatch late win

Saul Niguez volleyed in a stunning equaliser at the RCDE Stadium but Atletico were unable to find a winner as Stefan Savic’s first-half own-goal earned Espanyol a valuable point in their struggle against relegation.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele suffered an injury after the La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday evening, the France star finished the game but had some discomfort on his leg as he walked off the pitch.

Barcelona gets LaLiga permission to sign a striker in 15 days

Barcelona have been given permission to sign a new striker after the LaLiga medical commission agreed that Ousmane Dembélé is set for a long spell on the sidelines.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to AC Milan will add spice to the city derby against Inter Milan on Sunday with the Swede looking to thwart Antonio Conte’s side from keeping pace with Serie A leaders Juventus.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic return adds spice to Milan derby

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to AC Milan will add spice to the city derby against Inter Milan on Sunday with the Swede looking to thwart Antonio Conte’s side from keeping pace with Serie A leaders Juventus.
Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.

Italian Serie A gets new president

Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.
Barcelona legend Thiago Motta’s experience on the Genoa bench is at its end. After being confirmed despite the derby against Sampdoria, the coach will pay for the 4-0 defeat against Inter with his position.

Genoa to sack Barcelona legend for Diego Lope

Barcelona legend Thiago Motta’s experience on the Genoa bench is at its end. After being confirmed despite the derby against Sampdoria, the coach will pay for the 4-0 defeat against Inter with his position.
Karim Benzema netted a brace for Real Madrid as they edged out Levante 3-2 win at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga on Saturday as Eden Hazard made his debut from the bench.

Benzema seals victory for 10-man Real Madrid

Karim Benzema scored and picked up an assist as Real Madrid recorded a comfortable win over Espanyol but were down to 10 men for the final stages after Ferland Mendy was sent off.

LaLiga unveils four new ambassadors

Four new Ambassadors have been unveiled in Madrid, as LaLiga continues to strengthen its squad of ambassadors around the globe of its most distinguished representatives.
Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) challenges Espanyol’s Spanish defender Mario Hermoso during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 30, 2019. LLUIS GENE / AFP

Lionel Messi’s magic keeps Barcelona 10 points clear in Spain

Lionel Messi continued his remarkable run of form as his second-half double, including an impudent free-kick, helped Barcelona continue their march towards the La Liga title on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Espanyol.
Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the football match between Barcelona and Espanyol. AFP

Victor Sanchez costs Espanyol as Lionel Messi strikes twice

Lionel Messi and Barcelona were aided by a dismal error from Espanyol captain Victor Sanchez as they secured a patient 2-0 win in Saturday's Catalan derby.

Official: Serie A matches will not be played in China for now

Serie A matches are unlikely to be played in China in the near future, although matches in the less prestigious Coppa Italia could be, an official said on Sunday.
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Jose Mourinho hits back at Iker Casillas claims over Real Madrid row

Jose Mourinho has revealed that Iker Casillas "secretly" challenged his authority while the pair worked together at Real Madrid.

Diego Costa back at Bernabeu for Atletico against Real Madrid

Diego Costa will walk out for his eighth Madrid derby on Sunday, four years since his last at the Santiago Bernabeu when he scored Atletico's winner.

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“This will actually help in strengthening our relationship with Germany,” police spokesman, Frank Mba, said.

Attack on Abia police station: Eight suspects arrested, four killed

The Police Command in Abia has killed four suspects and arrested eight others over the attack on the Abayi Police Station in the early hours of Tuesday in Abia.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

18 killed as dozens of bandits neutralised in Kaduna

Kaduna state government has said security agencies have reported a sequence of attacks by armed bandits on soft targets in Igabi and Chikun local government areas killing 18 residents.
Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has described manager Thomas Tuchel as a good motivational strategist.

Edouard Mendy: Thomas Tuchel a ‘motivational strategist’

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has described manager Thomas Tuchel as a good motivational strategist.
Prosecutors in Malta charged two men on Wednesday with supplying the bomb used to kill journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Two men charged with supplying bomb that killed Maltese journalist

Prosecutors in Malta charged two men on Wednesday with supplying the bomb used to kill journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has drowned in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil.

Father of Liverpool keeper Alisson drowns in Brazil

Alisson joined Liverpool in 2018 from Roma and was voted FIFA men's goalkeeper of the year in 2019. His younger brother Muriel is a goalkeeper for Brazilian side Fluminense.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab nine ‘armed robbers’ in Abuja, recover weapons

The FCT Police Command has arrested nine (9) armed suspects for terrorizing residents and road users along Jabi-Utako, Wuse and Kwali axis.
Mr Israel Famurewa, Chairman, Osun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), says government will ensure merit and create a level-playing field for all applicants in the ongoing teachers’ recruitment exercise in the state.

Osun SUBEB chair: We’ll place merit above nepotism in teachers’ recruitment

Mr Israel Famurewa, Chairman, Osun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), says government will ensure merit and create a level-playing field for all applicants in the ongoing teachers’ recruitment exercise in the state.
A medical worker fills a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as Japan launches its inoculation campaign, at Tokyo Medical Center in Tokyo, Japan February 17, 2021. Behrouz Mehri-Pool via REUTERS

Pfizer, BioNTech start testing coronavirus vaccine in pregnant women

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE have started an international study with 4,000 volunteers to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their COVID-19 vaccine in healthy pregnant women, the companies said on Thursday.
Enyimba is not under pressure to carry the hope of the Nation on their shoulders on the continent in the season’s campaign Midfielder Austin Oladapo has said.

Enyimba get Pirates in CAF Confederation Cup group draw

Enyimba get South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in group A of the CAF Confederation Cup after overcoming Rivers United on Sunday.

Delta government concessions Asaba airport

Delta State Government, Tuesday, signed concession agreement Asaba Airport Company Limited for the concession of the Asaba International Airport for a period of 30 years, exempting the concessionaire from payment of tax for five years.