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Manchester City booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League but there were more concerns for Pep Guardiola over his side’s lack of ruthlessness in a 1-0 win at Olympiakos on Wednesday.
“Every season is a disadvantage with the rest of the leagues, this league. Not just in this special year – last season and this season for the Covid-19, for that we’ve had to adapt”.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were already struggling with a defensive injury crisis after losing Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho, but their situation worsened last week when Gomez picked up an injury that could rule him out for the rest of the season.
Liverpool are weighing up a short-term move for Olympiakos defender Ruben Semedo.
Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named in the Portugal squad to play a friendly against Andorra and Nations League matches against France and Croatia.
Manchester City took control of Group C with six points from two games, leading FC Porto and Olympiakos by three points while OM are bottom of the table after two defeats.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Olympiakos defender Konstantinos Tsimikas.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo who clocked 51 on Monday.
Roman Abramovich will give the funds to Frank Lampard to take Chelsea’s summer spending well north of £200million if the Blues can secure deals for the manager’s three top targets. The Chelsea owner has already sanctioned over £80m of spending on Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech from RB Leipzig and Ajax respectively.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Hannover said Hubers immediately self-isolated after going to the doctor for tests once he had learned he had been in contact with someone who had the virus.
Arsenal’s game at Manchester City was postponed on Wednesday after players from the London club were put into quarantine, making it the first Premier League fixture to be called off because of the new coronavirus.
Mikel Arteta's side desperately needed a morale-boosting success after Olympiakos snatched a late winner to knock them out of the Europa League at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.
NATO must think harder about how to handle China and its military rise, though Russia will remain its main adversary during this decade, according to a report to be published on Tuesday on reforming the Atlantic alliance.
Nigerian and Reading forward Ovie Ejaria was included in the English Championship Team of the Week, following his impressive in his side’s win against Bristol City at the weekend.
Former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, has taken a swipe at the governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi, accusing him of coming after his life and other prominent leaders in the state.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called for the strengthening of the capacity of disaster risk management agencies at local, states and national levels as well as other stakeholders in disaster response.
Ex-player David Beckham could have been sports minister of the United Kingdom, but the then head of PR for the prime minister avoided it.