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Nicolo Zaniolo strikes twice for AS Roma to beat FC Porto

Two goals from teenager Nicolo Zaniolo earned AS Roma a 2-1 win against FC Porto in their UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg fixture on Tuesday.
Bayern’s players react after the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, western Germany, on February 2, 2019. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ - AFP) -

Six things we learned in European football this weekend

While Real Madrid are ominously finding form ahead of the return of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain’s first Ligue 1 loss of the season will have encouraged their future European opponents Manchester United.
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a penalty during the italian Serie A football match Lazio Roma vs Juventus on January 27, 2019 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO - AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo late winner pulls ‘worst’ Juventus 11 points clear

Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty to seal a hard-fought 2-1 win for Juventus against Lazio in Rome on Sunday to pull 11 points clear in Serie A.
Samuel Chukwueze

UEFA tips Samuel Chukwueze, 49 others for stardom

Villarreal’s Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze has been listed among the top 50 youngsters that will be household names by this time in 2020.

Roberto Mancini determined to rekindle Italy’s love affair with football

Roberto Mancini takes charge of his first competitive game as Italy coach in Friday’s Nations League opener against Poland in Bologna with the tough task of rekindling the nation’s love affair with their national side, decimated after the low of their World Cup fiasco.

Italy boss Roberto Mancini upset over lack of Italians playing in Serie A

Italy coach Roberto Mancini bemoaned the dearth of Italian players in Serie A as he focuses on youth in his attempt to get the Azzurri back to the top of international football.
Radja Nainggolan

Radja Nainggolan: I no longer felt important at Roma

Inter shelled out an initial €38 million (£33.5m/$44m) to sign Nainggolan on a four-year contract on Tuesday, though with Davide Santon and Nicolo Zaniolo going the other way their net spend stands at €24m.

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N’Golo Kante backs under-fire Jorginho amid Chelsea poor form

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Election: No security breach in FCT – IGP Adamu

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Buhari Muhammadu

President Buhari crushes Atiku Abubakar in Governor Fayemi, Senator Ojudu’s polling units

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Abdullahi A. Sule

APC governorship candidate lauds peaceful polls in Nasarawa

Alhaji Abdullahi Sule, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Nasarawa State, has lauded the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly polls in the state.
Jimi Agbaje

Election: Jimi Agbaje predicts victory for Atiku Abubakar, faults INEC on card reader

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