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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has set a Champions League record having kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 defeat of Real Madrid.

Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy sets Champions League record against Real Madrid

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has set a Champions League record having kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 defeat of Real Madrid.
When Thibaut Courtois was sold by Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2018, there was little affection for one of the world’s best goalkeepers from either the club he was joining or the one he had just left. Courtois‘ relationship with the Chelsea fans had soured after he pushed the move through by refusing to report for pre-season training and rejecting an offer of talks with then-coach Maurizio Sarri.

Thibaut Courtois finally feeling at home ahead of awkward return to Chelsea

When Thibaut Courtois was sold by Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2018, there was little affection for one of the world’s best goalkeepers from either the club he was joining or the one he had just left. Courtois‘ relationship with the Chelsea fans had soured after he pushed the move through by refusing to report for pre-season training and rejecting an offer of talks with then-coach Maurizio Sarri.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed he could be open to taking over the France national team job in the future.

Real Madrid boss responds to talk of club being kicked out of Champions League

Zinedine Zidane says it would be "illogical and absurd" for Real Madrid to be kicked out of the Champions League as a result of their involvement in Super League proposals.
Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema (2L) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group B football match between Real Madrid and Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas, northeast of Madrid, on December 9, 2020. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Crunch fortnight leaves creaking Real Madrid little margin for error

Real Madrid play Eibar on Saturday at the start of a definitive fortnight in their season that will stretch a creaking squad and test Zinedine Zidane’s dependence on his ageing stars.
Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has sharply criticised 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar in the wake of several European teams protesting about conditions in the Emirate state.

Toni Kroos slams World Cup hosts Qatar amid T-shirt protests

"I think the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar was not a good thing for several reasons," said Kroos in his podcast 'Einfach mal Luppen' (Just lob it), which he co-hosts with his brother Felix. "The first reason is the conditions of the workers... then the fact that homosexuality is penalised and punished in Qatar... and also that it is not a football country," added the 31-year-old midfielder.
Toni Kroos has revealed that Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard tried to talk him into a move to Liverpool as Manchester United passed up the opportunity to do a deal in 2014.

Toni Kroos to decide Germany future after Euro 2020

After the tournament in Russia, the Real Madrid star hoped to concentrate on his club career, but was convinced to keep playing for Die Mannschaft after meetings with the German football association (DFB) and Joachim Low.
Toni Kroos will play no part in Germany's first three World Cup qualifiers after returning to Real Madrid with a minor injury issue.

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos withdraws from Germany squad

Toni Kroos will play no part in Germany's first three World Cup qualifiers after returning to Real Madrid with a minor injury issue.
Real Madrid loanee Martin Odegaard has opened the door to staying at Arsenal permanently.

Norway coach: Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard more mobile than Luka Modric, Toni Kroos

Norway coach, Stale Solbakken, has said Arsenal defender, Martin Odegaard, would be better in a central role position in his plans.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praised an evergreen Luka Modric after the 35-year-old midfielder produced a majestic display in a comfortable 3-1 win over Atalanta on Tuesday as the Spanish side reached the Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid boss: Luka Modric doesn’t look 35 on the pitch

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praised an evergreen Luka Modric after the 35-year-old midfielder produced a majestic display in a comfortable 3-1 win over Atalanta on Tuesday as the Spanish side reached the Champions League quarterfinals
Real Madrid missed the chance to close the gap on league leaders Atlético de Madrid when they were beaten 2-1 at home to Levante after having Éder Militão sent off.

Ten-man Real Madrid suffer shock home defeat to Levante

Real Madrid missed the chance to close the gap on league leaders Atlético de Madrid when they were beaten 2-1 at home to Levante after having Éder Militão sent off.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has taken full responsibility for Thursday’s early exit from the Copa del Rey at the hands of Spanish third division side Alcoyano but says the upset is “not a disgrace.”

Real Madrid boss defends Cops del Rey exit

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has taken full responsibility for Thursday’s early exit from the Copa del Rey at the hands of Spanish third division side Alcoyano but says the upset is “not a disgrace.”
There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.

Martin Odegaard has asked to leave Real Madrid

There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.
Toni Kroos‘ podcast with his brother Felix is turning into a gold mine of anecdote and humour as explained by Diario AS.

Toni Kroos: ‘Lionel Messi does not belong in the top three’ of The Best...

Toni Kroos‘ podcast with his brother Felix is turning into a gold mine of anecdote and humour as explained by Diario AS.
The criticism being aimed at Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane this season has been “unfair”, says Iker Casillas, with the Blancos considered to have “a very good coach” doing a “great job”.

Iker Casillas: Criticism of Zinedina Zidane at Real Madrid is unfair

The criticism being aimed at Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane this season has been “unfair”, says Iker Casillas, with the Blancos considered to have “a very good coach” doing a “great job”.
Zinedine Zidane hailed Karim Benzema as the best French striker ever after he helped Real Madrid past Athletic in La Liga on Tuesday.

Zinedine Zidane: Karim Benzema best French striker ever

Zinedine Zidane has praised Karim Benzema as the best French striker ever after scoring another brace in Real Madrid’s 3-1 La Liga win over Athletic Bilbao.
Real Madrid’s Casemiro, left, celebrates his goal with Sergio Ramos, right, and Vinícius Júnior on Saturday. Photograph- Ángel Martínez-Getty Images

Real beat leaders Atletico in Madrid derby

Defending champions Real Madrid inflicted a first defeat of the season on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid to move within three points of the summit.
Spanish champions Real Madrid qualified for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach that helped to ease the pressure on embattled manager Zinedine Zidane in the Spanish capital.

Karim Benzema double against Borussia Monchengladbach enough for Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane

Spanish champions Real Madrid qualified for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach that helped to ease the pressure on embattled manager Zinedine Zidane in the Spanish capital.
Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.

Germany turns on coach Joachim Loew after Spain debacle

Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.
Virgil van Dijk has gone under the knife to repair the damage done to his knee, with the operation proving a success, Liverpool have confirmed on their official website.

Dejan Lovren: Why Liverpool suffering so many injuries

Zenit St Petersburg defender Dejan Lovren is well aware of the injury crisis engulfing former club Liverpool.

Toni Kroos: Footballers are just ‘puppets’ for UEFA and FIFA

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos feels that footballers are just “puppets” used by governing bodies FIFA and UEFA and are powerless in discussions about competitions such as the Nations League or a possible new European Super League.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has revealed that Eden Hazard is on the mend after ankle surgery, although he refused to put a date on the Real Madrid star's return to action.

Eden Hazard returns from injury as Real Madrid host Huesca

Eden Hazard makes his first league start of the season after featuring for 20 minutes against Borussia Mönchengladbach in midweek.
Real Madrid scored two goals in the final minutes through Karim Benzema and Casemiro to rescue a 2-2 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach in their UEFA Champions League Group B match on Tuesday.

Real Madrid snatch draw at Borussia Monchengladbach with late goal

Real Madrid scored two goals in the final minutes through Karim Benzema and Casemiro to rescue a 2-2 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach in their UEFA Champions League Group B match on Tuesday.

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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has set a Champions League record having kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 defeat of Real Madrid.

Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy sets Champions League record against Real Madrid

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has set a Champions League record having kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 defeat of Real Madrid.
A stalwart and national delegate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, High Chief Higgins Oko Peter, has said the senator representing the Cross River North in the 9th Assembly, Senator Dr Stephen Odey, will deliver effectively with his intellectual capacity and experience.

PDP chieftain: Senator Odey will deliver effectively in Senate

A stalwart and national delegate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, High Chief Higgins Oko Peter, has said the senator representing the Cross River North in the 9th Assembly, Senator Dr Stephen Odey, will deliver effectively with his intellectual capacity and experience.

CAF postpones World Cup qualifiers till September

The 2022 World Cup qualifiers involving the Super Eagles and other African teams have now been postponed to September from June.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House approves establishment of agric university in Plateau

House of Representatives has given its approval for the establishment of a federal university of agriculture, Sabon Gida in Langtang Federal Constituency of Plateau State.
William Troost-Ekong is in buoyant mood following Watford’s impressive 1-0 away win against Norwich City on Tuesday.

William Troost-Ekong: Watford’s promotion better than Olympics, World Cup

William Troost-Ekong says playing a key part in Watford’s promotion to the Premier League remains the major highlights of his career.

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India’s daily coronavirus cases pass 400,000 for first time as second wave worsens

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Taraba: Youths mobilise, rescue 15 kidnapped farmers

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DSS: We’ll no longer tolerate those seeking to throw Nigeria into anarchy

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Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa Plc, a provider of telecommunications and mobile money services in 14 countries.

President Buhari: Segun Ogunsanya’s choice as Airtel Africa’s chief hoists Nigeria’s flag again

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