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Algerian Riyad Mahrez was the top-performing African in major European club action on Saturday, as he starred in Manchester City’s 8-0 destruction of Watford at the Etihad Stadium.

Riyad Mahrez stars in Manchester City’s destruction of Watford

Algerian Riyad Mahrez was the top-performing African in major European club action on Saturday, as he starred in Manchester City’s 8-0 destruction of Watford at the Etihad Stadium.
Barcelona fans blasted manager Ernesto Valverde after the 2-0 shocking defeat against Granada on Saturday evening in the La Liga at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.

Barcelona fans blast coach after shock defeat against Granada

Barcelona fans blasted manager Ernesto Valverde after the 2-0 shocking defeat against Granada on Saturday evening in the La Liga at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.
Jose Mourinho claimed that the Manchester City 'B team' has more chance of winning the Premier League this season than his former clubs Manchester United and Chelsea.

Real Madrid fans vote Jose Mourinho to replace Zinedine Zidane as club manager

Marca posted a poll to their readers with candidates to replace Zinedine Zidane should he get the axe. Jose Mourinho topped the poll with a whopping 44%.
Barcelona¥s Guinea-Bissau forward Ansu Fati reacts during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona against Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 14, 2019. (Photo by PAU BARRENA - AFP)

Wonderkid Fati: from African suburb to Barcelona’s Camp Nou

Ansu Fati has made a long trip from the fields of Guinea-Bissau, where he played as a child, to Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium where the 16-year-old is playing with some of the biggest stars in the world.
Barcelona's Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde reacts during the UEFA Champions League football match between PSV Eindhoven and FC Barcelona at Philips stadium in Eindhoven on November 28, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND - AFP)

Ernesto Valverde backs Lionel Messi to help Barcelona rectify poor away form

Ernesto Valverde believes Barcelona need to be more forceful if they are to rectify their poor away form, although the return of Lionel Messi will be a major boost according to the manager.
Zinedine Zidane

Kaka backs Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane to deliver trophies

After finishing 19 points behind La Liga winners Barcelona, and being eliminated from the Champions League by Ajax in the round of 16 last season, Madrid have won just two of their opening five competitive matches of 2019-20.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has issued an ultimatum to Los Blancos board headed by Florentino Perez on the deal to sign Paul Pogba.

Reports: Florentino Perez set to sack Zinedine Zidane, re-appoint ex-manager

Reports claim that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is set to sack Zinedine Zidane and re-appoint Los Blancos former manager Jose Mourinho as the team coach.
Paco Alcacer has accused several people of treating him badly at Barcelona ahead of a Champions League reunion with his former club.

Paco Alcacer: People treated me very badly at Barcelona

Paco Alcacer has accused several people of treating him badly at Barcelona ahead of a Champions League reunion with his former club.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.

Ansu Fati scores on Camp Nou debut as Barcelona thrash Valencia

Barcelona’s 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati yesterday marked his first senior start with a second-minute goal as the La Liga champions cruised past Valencia. The teenager burst onto Frenkie de Jong’s square ball to score the opener with a firm strike at the Nou Camp.
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.
Jose Mourinho has reacted to Barcelona 4-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final at the Anfield on Tuesday evening.

Jose Mourinho: I want to sign for an elite club

Mourinho is yet to find employment despite departing Old Trafford in December, although the Portuguese had revealed he plans to wait until he is approached with the perfect role.
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.

Real Madrid scrape 3-2 win over Levante

The hosts took a three-goal lead by halftime but conceded twice in a shoddy second-half display which left them clinging on for all three points at the Santiago Bernabeau.
Lionel Messi cannot be considered the greatest of all time as an Argentine without a World Cup win to his name, says former Real Madrid and Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho.

Lionel Messi still out but Barcelona could welcome back Luis Suarez

Forward Luis Suarez could return to the Barcelona team for their La Liga game against Valencia, coach Ernesto Valverde said on Friday, adding that he was pessimistic about Lionel Messi’s recovery.
Marcelino has been sacked as Valencia coach after an indifferent start to the season, the Spanish La Liga club said on Wednesday.

Valencia sack manager Marcelino

Marcelino has been sacked as Valencia coach after an indifferent start to the season, the Spanish La Liga club said on Wednesday.
Jadon Sancho

Manchester United fans react to Jadon Sancho’s England performance

Manchester United fans once again called upon their club to do whatever is necessary to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
France coach Didier Deschamps concedes he will talk to Antoine Griezmann about his duties from the penalty spot, but insists the forward still enjoys his full confidence for the time being.

Didier Deschamps set to hold talks with Antoine Griezmann after latest penalty miss for...

France coach Didier Deschamps concedes he will talk to Antoine Griezmann about his duties from the penalty spot, but insists the forward still enjoys his full confidence for the time being.
Barcelona forward Malcom has heaped praise on Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir ahead of their meeting in the Champions League last 16.

Nabil Fekir makes massive claim over £53 million failed Liverpool move

The story of how Fekir’s £53m move to Anfield collapsed is well known after the Reds pulled the plug at the eleventh hour due to concerns over the health of his knee.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

Europe’s clubs divided over Champions League reform

The battle over the future of the Champions League will resume on Monday and Tuesday when the European Club Association (ECA) meets in Geneva and the leadership faces a rebellion from members.

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Police arrest 7 suspected cult members in Lagos

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