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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.
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.
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.

Watford confirm Javi Gracia’s successor

Watford have acted quickly to replace Javi Gracia confirming the reappointment of Quique Sanchez Flores.
Lille president Gerard Lopez has distanced the club from rumours they will hire Jose Mourinho in the near future, insisting the coach must instead be scouting the French side's players for his next club.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho wanted back in Spain by La Liga president

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho are wanted back in Spanish football by La Liga president Javier Tebas, with both men boasting strong ties to Real Madrid from the recent past.
Brazil goalkeeper Ederson has declared star team-mate Neymar is happy after linking up with the national team following his failure to return to La Liga champions Barcelona.

Vicente del Bosque: As coach I wouldn’t have wanted Neymar back

Former Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has said he would not have brought Neymar back to the Spanish La Liga had he been the coach of FC Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Samuel Chukwueze reveals Jay-Jay admiration

Rising Nigerian star Samuel Chukwueze has revealed his admiration for Super Eagles legend Jay-Jay Okocha.
Vinicius Junior revealed Zinedine Zidane had told him he could enjoy a long career at Real Madrid.

Vinicius: Zinedine Zidane told me I can have a long career at Real Madrid

Vinicius Junior revealed Zinedine Zidane had told him he could enjoy a long career at Real Madrid.g
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar is willing to leave the French capital to a return to La Liga ahead of the European transfer deadline on Monday.

Neymar shows desperation, wants a move to La Liga

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar is willing to leave the French capital to a return to La Liga ahead of the European transfer deadline on Monday.
Barcelona were held by promoted Osasuna as 16-year-old Ansu Fati became the champions’ youngest La Liga goalscorer.

Ansu Fati scores as Barcelona drop points without Messi

Barcelona were held by promoted Osasuna as 16-year-old Ansu Fati became the champions’ youngest La Liga goalscorer.
Mesut Ozil will not be making a last-minute exit from Arsenal ahead of the closure of the European transfer window, manager Unai Emery has confirmed.

Unai Emery: No possibility of Mesut Ozil leaving Arsenal

Mesut Ozil will not be making a last-minute exit from Arsenal ahead of the closure of the European transfer window, manager Unai Emery has confirmed.
Flying Eagles winger Success Makanjuola is on the verge of joining Super Eagles duo Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem at the La Liga side Leganes.

Flying Eagles ace set to joins Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem in Leganes

Flying Eagles winger Success Makanjuola is on the verge of joining Super Eagles duo Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem at the La Liga side Leganes.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been hailed as the world's best centre-forward in the last decade by former team-mate Omar Mascarell.

Omar Mascarell: Karim Benzema the world’s best centre-forward in the last 10 years

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been hailed as "the world's best centre-forward" in the last decade by former team-mate Omar Mascarell.
Lukman Zakari

Nigeria U17 World Cup-winning star joins La Liga side

Nigeria U17 World Cup-winning defender Lukman Zakari joined La Liga side Real Betis from FS Metta of Latvia on a three-year deal.
Bayern Munich asked retired Arjen Robben for permission before giving new signing Philippe Coutinho his old No.10 shirt and club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the Brazilian is a worthy successor.

Philippe Coutinho ‘a worthy successor’ to Arjen Robben’s No.10 shirt at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich asked retired Arjen Robben for permission before giving new signing Philippe Coutinho his old No.10 shirt and club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the Brazilian is a worthy successor.
Philippe Coutinho’s season-long loan move from Barcelona to Bayern Munich has been confirmed by the La Liga champions.

Barcelona confirm Philippe Coutinho’s move to Bayern Munich

Philippe Coutinho’s season-long loan move from Barcelona to Bayern Munich has been confirmed by the La Liga champions.
Philippe Coutinho

Marko Grujic: Philippe Coutinho will be the best footballer in Germany by far

Marko Grujic has claimed Philippe Coutinho will be the ‘best footballer in Germany’ when he completes his loan move to Bayern Munich.

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President Buhari congratulates Etsu Nupe on double celebrations

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