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Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 home draw by Union Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday, three days before their crunch Champions League return leg at Paris Saint Germain.

Bundesliga: Union Berlin hold Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 home draw by Union Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday, three days before their crunch Champions League return leg at Paris Saint Germain.
Bayern Munich aim to put their European heartbreak behind them when they host Union Berlin at the Allianz Arena on Saturday for a Bundesliga clash.

Union Berlin brace for Bayern backlash after PSG defeat

Union Berlin are steeling themselves for a challenging trip to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday as the European champions look to shake off their midweek defeat by Paris Saint-Germain.
Chelsea could make a surprise move to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan if they fail to land Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland this summer, The Telegraph claims.

Romelu Lukaku breaks Ronaldo de Lima’s Inter Milan record

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku broke the record of Brazilian legend, Ronaldo after firing Inter Milan eight points clear at the top of Serie A on Saturday with the only goal in a 1-0 win at Bologna.
Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu extended his dominance in the Belgian First Division A goalscoring chart with a goal in Genk's 3-2 victory over OH Leuven on Monday.

Paul Onuachu scores again as Genk win five-goal thriller

Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu extended his dominance in the Belgian First Division A goalscoring chart with a goal in Genk's 3-2 victory over OH Leuven on Monday.
Black cats owner, Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, is itching to spend if they go up.

Sunderland’s billionaire owner planning £60 million transfer spree

Black cats owner, Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, is itching to spend if they go up.
Manchester City took another significant step towards the Premier League title with a 2-0 victory at Leicester City.

Manchester City close in on Premier League title with Leicester win

The visitors dominated from the off and thought they were ahead on five minutes. Fernandinho rifled a 35-yard strike into the bottom corner, but Sergio Aguero – who was appearing for the first time since his impending summer departure from City was announced – was deemed to be offside.
Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino said Saturday’s top-of-the-table Ligue 1 clash against Lille would be important but not decisive as the season nears its end.

Lille clash ‘important but not decisive’ – PSG coach

Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino said Saturday’s top-of-the-table Ligue 1 clash against Lille would be important but not decisive as the season nears its end.
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho’s brilliant form in March has seen him named the Premier League’s EA SPORTS Player of the Month.

Kelechi Iheanacho becomes fourth Nigerian to win Premier League Player of the Month award

The 24-year-old joins Jay-Jay Okocha, Peter Odemwingie and Odion Ighalo as the fourth Nigerian player to win the monthly prize after he scored five goals in three matches in the month under review.
Soccer Football – Champions League – Round of 16 Second Leg – Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – August 7, 2020 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Juve look to reboot Serie A title defence in Turin derby

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Serie A on Saturday with Juventus looking to reboot their title defence against struggling city rivals Torino.
Robert Lewandowski says Bayern Munich will complete “one of the biggest historical achievements” in world football if they lift the Club World Cup in Qatar this month.

RB Leipzig wary of Bayern Munich with or without Robert Lewandowski

RB Leipzig say they will not take Bayern Munich lightly in Saturday’s Bundesliga showdown despite the knee injury that threatens to sideline top-scoring striker Robert Lewandowski.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have arrived in Porto Novo by boat for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Benin on Saturday.

AFCONQ: Nigerians worried as Super Eagles arrive Benin

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have arrived in Porto Novo by boat for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Benin on Saturday.
South Africa international Percy Tau is feeling confident and he wants revenge on Ghana ahead of their upcoming 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday.

AFCONQ: South Africa’s Percy Tau wants revenge vs Ghana

South Africa international Percy Tau is feeling confident and he wants revenge on Ghana ahead of their upcoming 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday.
FIFA has explained why some votes for Mohamed Salah to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award was not counted.

AFCONQ: Liverpool’s Mo Salah invited for Egypt’s games vs Kenya, Comoros

Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry has invited Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and five other players based abroad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Kenya and Comoros.
Pep Guardiola said his disappointment at Manchester City’s draw with struggling West Bromwich Albion led to a return to “ABC” principles that sparked the club’s record winning streak.

Pep Guardiola: West Brom draw catalyst for Manchester City’s winning streak

Pep Guardiola said his disappointment at Manchester City’s draw with struggling West Bromwich Albion led to a return to “ABC” principles that sparked the club’s record winning streak.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has hit back at speculation he’s demanded in excess of £180,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel urges Tammy Abraham to fight for Chelsea spot

Thomas Tuchel has urged Tammy Abraham to fight for his Chelsea place after leaving the England striker out of Sunday's squad to face Manchester United.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) congratulates players on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on February 28, 2021. – The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Ian Walton / POOL / AFP)

Manchester United rages at penalty talk as team draw another blank

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record after being denied a spot-kick in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
Manchester United were left frustrated by a VAR penalty controversy in their 0-0 draw at Chelsea.

Manchester United frustrated by penalty row in Chelsea draw

Second-placed United had hoped to close the gap on Manchester City with a victory at Stamford Bridge. But instead they now sit 12 points behind the Premier League leaders as their title hopes fade following a run of one win from four games.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - January 13, 2021 Manchester City's Phil Foden celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Pool via REUTERS-Clive Brunskill

Manchester City chase quadruple as Manchester United aim to end spoil Thomas Tuchel’s record

To have any chance of putting City under pressure, second-placed Manchester United must end Thomas Tuchel's unbeaten start as Chelsea boss.
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.

Atletico seek reaction as La Liga contenders go head-to-head

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.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 21- Mesut Özil (67) of Fenerbahce gestures after his team lost the Turkish Super Lig match between Fenerbahce and Goztepe in Istanbul, Turkey on February 21, 2021. (Photo by Serhat Cagdas-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil’s misery continues at Fenerbahce despite Arsenal exit

The Gunners got their top earner off the books after he was frozen out for the previous 10 months – while Ozil was free to join the club he grew up supporting, and Fenerbahce in turn landed a player they hoped would inspire them to the Super Lig title.
RB Leipzig swept past Hertha Berlin with a 3-0 away win on Sunday to cut Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to just two points.

RB Leipzig move to within two of Bayern Munich after beating Hertha Berlin

Leipzig capitalised on Bayern's 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt 24 hours earlier. A long-range goal by captain Marcel Sabitzer gave second-placed Leipzig a first-half lead in Berlin. A superb second-half strike by defender Nordi Mukiele and a header from centre-back Willi Orban sealed the victory.
Bayern Munich crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in the Bundesliga as the world champions showed chinks in their armour before they return to Champions League action next week.

Bayern Munich crash 2-1 at Frankfurt in Bundesliga

Bayern Munich crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in the Bundesliga as the world champions showed chinks in their armour before they return to Champions League action next week.

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Gunmen attack police station in Cross River

Confirming the incident to newsmen on Monday, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Command, Igiri Ewa, said they were awaiting information on the attack on Ekori Station.
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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

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Former Nigerian lawmaker Dino Melaye has said he will challenge his loss to All Progressives Congress’s Smart Adeyemi in the Kogi West Senatorial district election.

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