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Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs VfL Wolfsburg on March 9, 2019 in Munich. (Photo by Christof STACHE - AFP) - DFL

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Santiago Solari is holding on to his job as Real Madrid coach after the deposed European champions got back to winning ways on what was another good weekend for two prolific Poles.

Mass defections hit Kaduna PDP

With six days to the 9 March governorship election in Kaduna, a major defection of members has hit the opposition People’s Democratic Party.
Winner of the Laureus Lifetime Achievement award, former Arsenal football team manager Arsene Wenger poses after receiving his award during the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony at the Sporting Monte-Carlo complex in Monaco on February 18, 2019. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

Peace at last between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement award on Monday but it was the glowing tribute from the unlikeliest of sources Jose Mourinho that caught the eye.

Mauricio Pochettino: Moussa Dembele is a genius like Austin Okocha

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has compared the departed midfielder Moussa Dembele to his PSG teammate and Nigeria football Legend, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha.
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Diego Maradona released from hospital after health scare

The former World Cup winner had returned to Buenos Ares for a routine check-up at the Clinica Olivos, although reports in Argentina claimed that stomach bleeding had been detected.
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Diego Maradona’s Mexican club fall short in second-division final

Diego Maradona’s new club, Dorados, fell just short of winning the Mexican second-division final and a shot at promotion on Sunday, abruptly ending the Cinderella story of the Argentine legend’s latest foray into coaching.
Diego Maradona's Sinaloa Dorados will fight for the Mexican second division title after beating Ciudad Juarez.

Diego Maradona’s Sinaloa Dorados to fight for Mexican second tier title

Diego Maradona's Sinaloa Dorados earned a 2-1 win aggregate win over Ciudad Juarez on Saturday night and now will play for the second division title in Mexico.
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Xavi: Neymar needs to mature to reach Lionel Messi’s level

The former Barcelona midfielder was asked to assess the merits of his two ex-team-mates and, although he remains a fan of Neymar, thinks Messi is a step ahead at the current time.
Maradona celebrates with his players. AFP

In Pictures: Maradona wins first game in Mexico as coach of Dorados

Diego Maradona won on his Mexican coaching debut on Monday, as the Argentine legend's new club, Dorados, routed fellow second-division side Cafetaleros 4-1.
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Diego Maradona seeks rebirth in Mexican club

Argentine legend Diego Maradona described his decision to coach second-division Mexican club Dorados as a rebirth after years battling addictions, as he officially became the team’s new manager Monday.
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Maradona’s new club owned by powerful clan with shady ties

The latest chapter in Argentine football legend Diego Maradona's colorful career will be coaching Mexican second-division club Dorados, a team owned by a powerful family that has faced accusations of ties to drug trafficking.
Diego Maradona watches as Argentina crash out of the World Cup - Getty Images

Diego Maradona upset at not being considered for Argentina job

Diego Maradona has expressed his disappointment over not being considered by the media as a candidate for the Argentina job.
Diego Maradona was repeatedly shown on television during Argentina’s victory against Nigeria at the St Petersburg Stadium. Sergio Perez|Reuters

Diego Maradona hit by blood pressure after Nigeria, Argentina match

Argentina great Diego Maradona appeared to need help to walk after watching his national team dramatically beat Nigeria to survive in the World Cup, according to a video clip posted on Twitter.

Signs bad for Lionel Messi’s last chance to emulate Diego Maradona

Lionel Messi’s 31st birthday this weekend is an ominous reminder Russia may be his last World Cup and final chance to emulate fellow Argentine great Diego Maradona in lifting the ultimate prize.

Diego Maradona responds to reports of racist incident during Argentina game

Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist.

Headies: Davido, Simi, Wizkid win most awards

Davido has won the Artist of the Year award at the 12th edition of the Headies Awards which ended on Sunday morning at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

Diego Maradona leaves job in UAE after failing to secure promotion

Diego Maradona resigned as coach of United Arab Emirates second division club Al Fujairah on Friday after his team failed to gain promotion.

Headies 2018: Full list of nominees

The music awards academy released this year’s nomination list on its Instagram page after shortlisting thousands of entries submitted in the year under review (from July 2016 – December 2017).

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