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Diego Simeone masterminded a classic Atletico Madrid rearguard action to frustrate holders Liverpool in the first leg of the last 16 in the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.

Diego Simeone: Atlético Madrid ‘started winning’ before the match

Diego Simeone and his Atlético Madrid side were treated by their supporters to the pre-match reception they needed ahead of their stunning 1-0 Champions League victory on Tuesday night.
Gareth Bale has described Eden Hazard as the best FIFA player at Real Madrid after announcing the launch his brand new esports team, 'Ellevens Esports'.

La Liga: Eden Hazard returns for Real Madrid as Barcelona struggle to keep their...

Real Madrid could welcome back their priciest Galactico this weekend at home against Celta Vigo, while Barcelona must adjust to life without yet another of the most expensive members of their squad as they entertain Getafe.
Gary Neville has praised the job Mauricio Pochettino has done at Tottenham given the difficulties he has had to put up with this season and says the club must do everything they can to keep him.

Mauricio Pochettino ‘hopeful of landing Manchester United job’ this summer

Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly hopeful of being Manchester United manager next season.
Super Eagles midfielder Ramon Azeez bagged an assist as Granada come from two goals down to beat CE L’Hospitalet 3-2 in the first round of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday night.

Ramon Azeez helps Granada beat Espanyol, return to winning ways in LaLiga

Ramon Azeez was in action for Granada who returned to winning ways in the LaLiga following a 2-1 home win against Espanyol on Saturday.
Carlos Kameni believes matches should be stopped if racist abuse comes from the stands, but only for those committing the offence to be ejected from the stadium.

Carlos Kameni: Racists should be ejected from stadiums before restarting play

Carlos Kameni believes matches should be stopped if racist abuse comes from the stands, but only for those committing the offence to be ejected from the stadium.
Super Falcons midfielder Rita Chikwelu continued her impressive start to her career in the Spanish women’s top flight – Primera Iberdrola, as she bagged a brace for Madrid Ladies in their 3-1 away win against Espanyol on Sunday.

Rita Chikwelu bags brace in Madrid Ladies’ win at Espanyol

Super Falcons midfielder Rita Chikwelu continued her impressive start to her career in the Spanish women’s top flight – Primera Iberdrola, as she bagged a brace for Madrid Ladies in their 3-1 away win against Espanyol on Sunday.
Ghana international Mubarak Wakaso will stay in the treatment room for a couple of days after picking up a minor injury, his Spanish club Deportivo Alaves have announced.

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso joins Chinese club Jiangsu Suning

Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has signed a three year contract with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning after his two-and-a-half-year spell in the Spanish La Liga with Alaves, the Chinese club confirmed on Wednesday.
Samuel Chukwueze's contribution was not enough to help Villarreal from bowing to a 2-1 loss against Espanyol on Sunday.

Samuel Chukwueze in action in Villarreal loss against Espanyol

The Nigerian forward, who was in action for the duration of the encounter, made his 19th league appearance at the Estadio de la Ceramica but could not add to his La Liga tally of three goals and an assist this season.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Lionel Messi picks surprise defender as his toughest man marker

Lionel Messi claims he's not bothered by the man marking he is regularly subject to while playing for Barcelona and has picked Girona's Pablo Maffeo as his most complicated marker.
Ernesto Valverde has parted ways with Barcelona and Quique Setien has become the team's new coach.

Barcelona sack coach Ernesto Valverde, appoint Quique Setien till June 2022

Barcelona have sacked coach Ernesto Valverde and named former Real Betis coach Quique Setien as his replacement, the club said in a statement on Monday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s strong ties to Tottenham would not stop him taking a job at Arsenal if given the opportunity, says former Spurs star Jamie Redknapp.

Barcelona set to consider Mauricio Pochettino to replace Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona has turned their attention to former Espanyol manager Mauricio Pochettino after Xavi Hernandez refused to take over the coaching job at the Camp Nou dugout.
Pop singer Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll explained why she cannot marry Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué.

Pop singer Shakira reveals why she cannot marry Barca star

Pop singer Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll explained why she cannot marry Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué.
Xavi Hernández

Xavi Hernandez confirms meeting with Barcelona officials over coaching job

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has confirmed he met with officials of the Catalan club amid reports he could be set to take over from under-pressure coach Ernesto Valverde.
Atletico Madrid will meet Real Madrid in the 2020 Supercopa de Espana final after defeating Barcelona 3-2 on Thursday in Saudi Arabia.

Lionel Messi blames Barcelona teammates of ‘childish mistakes’ in Super Cup semi-final defeat

Lionel Messi accused his Barcelona team-mates of making ‘childish mistakes’ in the club’s Spanish Super Cup semi-final defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Espanyol’s Chinese forward Wu Lei (C) celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Spanish league football match between RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona at†the RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on January 4, 2020. (Photo by Pau BARRENA CAPILLA / AFP)

China hails history maker Wu Lei after heroics against Barcelona

Wu Lei’s late equaliser for Espanyol against Barcelona heralds “a new chapter” in Chinese football, the country’s media declared on Sunday, as the forward’s heroics went viral.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has reacted to Frenkie de Jong's red card which prevented Barcelona from sealing the three points against their local rivals Espanyol in the Catalan derby.

Ernesto Valverde reacts to Frenkie de Jong’s red card against Espanyol

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has reacted to Frenkie de Jong's red card which prevented Barcelona from sealing the three points against their local rivals Espanyol in the Catalan derby.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez warned his teammates following the draw against Espanyol in the Catalan derby at the RCDE Stadium on Saturday.

Luis Suarez warns Barcelona after derby set back against Espanyol

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez warned his teammates following the draw against Espanyol in the Catalan derby at the RCDE Stadium on Saturday.
Angel Correa and Felipe got the goals as Atletico Madrid battled past Levante to start 2020 with a hard-fought home victory.

La Liga: Quick-fire goals take Atletico Madrid up to third

The victory took the capital side up to third in the standings following an action-packed game in which three goals were scored in the space of five minutes.

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Justin Fashanu was on Wednesday inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Justin Fashanu deserved Hall of Fame induction – Amal Fashanu

Born of a Nigerian father and a mother from Guyana, Fashanu was Britain’s first £1m black footballer and won the BBC’s Goal of the Season award for his memorable volley against Liverpool in February 1980.

US opposes Nigeria’s plan to hand Abacha loot to Kebbi governor

The United States is opposing plans by Nigeria to give $100 million from loots recovered from former Nigeria military dictator Sani Abacha to Kebbi State governor Atiku Bagudu.
Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.

ECOWAS Court chief advocates legal system to guarantee Ivoirians of rights protection

Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.
An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

Court orders DSS to probe Bayelsa deputy governor for ‘certificate forgery’

An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday.

Lesotho premier fails to appear in court to face murder charge

The prime minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, on Friday failed to appear in court, where he was expected to face charges of murder, attempted murder and malicious damage to property.