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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said the team with the most mental strength will prevail in La Liga’s title race, which remained on a knife edge after his side were beaten 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Kelechi Nwakali got on the score sheet again as he helped Alcorcon boost their survival chance with a 3-1 win at Lugo, in the Spanish second division on Saturday.
Time is running out for Atletico Madrid to reboot their La Liga title challenge, even as they still sit top of the table with eight games left to play.
Real Madrid play Eibar on Saturday at the start of a definitive fortnight in their season that will stretch a creaking squad and test Zinedine Zidane’s dependence on his ageing stars.
Kelechi Nwakali ended his lifelong wait for Alcorcon in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Real Oviedo.
Jean-Clair Todibo has admitted that he would rather play in the French lower leagues than sit on the bench at Barcelona.
If Diego Simeone was not looking behind his back in the La Liga race to the finish line before, the new spring in the steps of the entire Barcelona lineup as they inch closer to his Atletico Madrid side at the top of the table should give him cause for concern. At this crucial business end of the 2020/21 La Liga campaign any slip-ups will be punished especially with only four points between first and second places.
Lionel Messi who scored twice in Monday’s 4-1 win against Huesca equalled former teammate Xavi’s record for most Barcelona appearances.
The 2020/2021 season has been a rough ride for Catalan club Barcelona. They suffered an early bumpy start to the season coming from the attempts by the mercurial Argentine, Lionel Messi, to force through an exit from the club, a testy change of managers, the resignation of the entire Board and a slump in results that left them needing to struggle to climb back up.
FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.
Nigeria winger, Samuel Chukwueze, just went through a successful surgery in Germany to remove a troublesome groin issue, his Spanish club, Villarreal, confirmed.
“I spoke with several colleagues and they spoke very well to me about the Club. The coach has asked me to be offensive and to be daring,” the former Golden Eaglets captain said at the unveiling ceremony.”
“Kelechi Nwakali, a footballer for the Sociedad Deportiva Huesca, will play on loan at the Agrupación Deportiva Alcorcón until the end of the season. The Alto Aragonese club and the Madrid club have reached an agreement for the transfer of the young midfielder, international in the lower categories with Nigeria,” reads a statement on the Huesca website.
Lionel Messi is the only player who can ensure Barcelona's value, according to presidential candidate Lluis Fernandez.
Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho will undergo arthroscopic surgery to determine the severity of an injury to his left knee.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman admitted that the path to regaining La Liga appears "very difficult" for his charges after dropping more points at home to Eibar on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi won’t make a decision on his long-term future at Barcelona until the season is over, with the Argentine great raising the possibility of playing in the MLS.
Lionel Messi has hailed Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique as the best coaches he has worked under during his career at Barcelona, stating that he was "lucky" to have both as mentors.
Delta State Government has stated that the increasing state of insecurity in the country is largely due to massive unemployment.
President of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Hakeem Ambali, has threatened to mobilise Nigerians to vote against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023, if it fails to call its member Solomon Bob that sponsored the bill to delist local governments from the constitution to order.
Following the ravaging insecurity in the country, the House of Representatives yesterday called on the federal government to suspend the upcoming census exercise until security improved.
On Wednesday, the South African Football Association (SAFA) appointed Hugo Broos as the new Bafana Bafana coach. Broos, a Belgian football coach, had previously managed the Cameroonian senior men’s national football team and is expected in the Rainbow Nation next week.
The service chiefs who will join the CDS to brief the upper legislative chamber by 10am are the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo.
Manchester United’s match against Liverpool has been postponed after fans’ Old Trafford invasion, the Premier League club said on Sunday.
ECOWAS Court orders Nigerian government to pay $200,000 to ex-NAF woman ‘raped, illegally dismissed’
The ECOWAS Court of Justice on Friday in Abuja ordered the Nigerian government to pay $200,000 in damages to an ex-air force woman who was illegally dismissed by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) after being allegedly raped by a superior officer.
The wife of the Katsina State Governor, Dr. Hadiza Bello Masari, has urged the federal and state governments to commit more funds to the prevention and treatment of malnutrition afflicting children in order to end the scourge in the country.
Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, yesterday warned that Nigeria will be in chaos and financial hardship if the NNPC does not rethink its decision to make zero remittance to the Federation Account in April because of the need to defray the cost of petrol subsidy.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, Thursday, dismissed the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, appeal, seeking to disqualify Senator Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from continuing to represent Lagos East senatorial district.