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Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City squad are "on fire" in training as they look to get back to winning ways against Southampton on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola talks tough ahead Manchester City vs PSG cracker at Etihad

There was a striking moment inside Schalke’s Veltins-Arena a little over two years ago. It was nearing midnight in Gelsenkirchen and Manchester City’s players looked shattered as they filed out on to the team coach.
Barcelona missed the chance to move to the top of La Liga as Granada produced a sensational second half comeback to claim a 2-1 win at Camp Nou on Thursday evening.

Barcelona denied La Liga top spot after shock Granada defeat

Barcelona missed the chance to move to the top of La Liga as Granada produced a sensational second half comeback to claim a 2-1 win at Camp Nou on Thursday evening.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Bruno Fernandes were caught arguing on the touchline during Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives his verdict on touchline bust-up with Bruno Fernandes

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Bruno Fernandes were caught arguing on the touchline during Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Carlo Ancelotti insists a European Super League ‘cannot happen’ and believes a relaxing of Financial Fair Play rules ‘could be a good step’.

Crystal Palace boss impressed by Carlo Ancelotti’s work at Everton

“Any time you go to Everton, you’re going to face a very very difficult game,” Hodgson said. “They are a good team, well-coached and the players they’ve brought in have made them much stronger. We have to prepare as well as we can and have faith that if we play as well as we know we can do, we can get a good result.”
Jurgen Klopp would be a popular choice to succeed Joachim Low as Germany head coach, but Julian Nagelsmann cannot see it happening.

Julian Nagelsmann expects Jurgen Klopp to stay at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp would be a popular choice to succeed Joachim Low as Germany head coach, but Julian Nagelsmann cannot see it happening.
French forward Anthony Martial of English Premier League side Manchester United was again at the receiving end of vile racist abuse on social media in the aftermath of Sunday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Anthony Martial not obeying team instructions – report

Anthony Martial is becoming a problem for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is failing to follow direct touchline orders from the boss, according to The MEN.
Drawing with Everton was a big blow for Manchester United, according to Paul Scholes, who says it will be difficult for the Red Devils to win the title now.

Paul Scholes: Everton draw a ‘big blow’ for Manchester United’s title chances

Drawing with Everton was a "big blow" for Manchester United, according to Paul Scholes, who says it will be "difficult" for the Red Devils to win the title now.
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.
Inter boss Antonio Conte will be forced to watch from the stands when the Serie A side take on Benevento and Fiorentina.

Inter boss hit with two-match touchline ban

Inter boss Antonio Conte will be forced to watch from the stands when the Serie A side take on Benevento and Fiorentina.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has explained his angry outburst at RB Leipzig fitness coach Daniel Behlau after Tuesday’s night Champions League semi-final in Lisbon.

Thomas Tuchel agrees to take over as Chelsea manager

Thomas Tuchel has agreed to take over as Chelsea boss – and will be in charge for Wednesday night’s game against Wolves.

Edin Dzeko set to leave Roma after falling out with manager

Roma are seeking a solution to move the 34-year-old former Manchester City forward on, and he has been linked with Juventus, but the issue they face is there is little over a week until the January transfer window closes.
Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed his struggles with an auto-immune disease, while claiming that when I eventually die, I want to go where I lived, on a football pitch..

Napoli boss: When I die, I want to go out on a football pitch

Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed his struggles with an auto-immune disease, while claiming that "when I eventually die, I want to go where I lived, on a football pitch.".
Mikel Arteta is making really unusual decisions, according to Martin Keown, who says the Arsenal boss cannot afford to make any more mistakes heading into the new year.

Martin Keown: Mikel Arteta making really unusual decisions

Mikel Arteta is "making really unusual decisions", according to Martin Keown, who says the Arsenal boss cannot afford to make any more mistakes heading into the new year.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has arguably fallen into the Jose Mourinho trap and needs to sort things out before they get out of hand.

Jose Mourinho slams Jurgen Klopp’s touchline antics after full-time spat

Jose Mourinho has slammed Jurgen Klopp’s behaviour on the touchline after his Tottenham side lost 2-1 to Liverpool at Anfield thanks to a late Roberto Firmino goal.
Istanbul Basaksehir’s French forward Demba Ba (R) gestures past Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar (L) and Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe after the game was suspended amid allegations of racism by one of the match officials during the UEFA Champions League group H football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Istanbul Basaksehir FK at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on December 8, 2020. – Paris Saint-Germain’s decisive Champions League game with Istanbul Basaksehir was suspended today in the first half as the players walked off amid allegations of racism by one of the match officials.The row erupted after Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo, the former Cameroon international, was shown a red card during a fierce row on the touchline with staff from the Turkish club appearing to accuse the Romanian fourth official of using a racist term. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

PSG, Basaksehir stage Champions League walk-out over official’s alleged racism

Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir staged an unprecedented joint walk-out over alleged racism by a Champions League match official on Tuesday, prompting UEFA to suspend the game and launch an investigation.
Juventus’ third-choice goalkeeper Carlo Pinsoglio has yet to play a match this season – but on Tuesday was given a one-game ban after being sent off during his team’s last outing.

Juventus reserve goalie banned before playing a match

The 30-year-old signed for Juventus in 2014 but has played only three Serie A matches since then and has been loaned out three times, to Modena, Livorno and Latina who were in all Serie B when he played for them.
Barcelona sports director Eric Abidal has upset Xavi Hernandez over claims regarding the Al Sadd coach.

Santi Cazorla: Xavi Hernandez will be Barcelona boss one day

Santi Cazorla believes Xavi will “be Barcelona coach one day”, with a Camp Nou icon being backed to return to Camp Nou when the time is right.

Pep Guardiola ‘interfered in medical matters’ at Bayern Munich – ex-team doctor

Pep Guardiola "interfered in medical matters" at Bayern Munich, according to former team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, who says the highly-rated coach thought he "knew everything better than I did".

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not feature for AC Milan in their Serie A match against Lazio on Monday, coach Stefano Pioli confirmed.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to miss two Milan games with knee injury

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for at least two matches with a knee injury, just a month before the start of Euro 2020, AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli said on Tuesday.
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AAC: DSS can’t intimidate Nigerians into forced patriotism

The African Action Congress, AAC, has stated that the Department of State Services, DSS, should now and cannot intimidate Nigerians into “forced patriotism” in a society where social justice is absent.
Popular Israeli actress and model, Gal Gadot, has alleged that Hollywood filmmaker, Joss Whedon, threatened her career on the set of “Justice League.”

Gal Gadot: My ugly Hollywood experience with Joss Whedon

Popular Israeli actress and model, Gal Gadot, has alleged that Hollywood filmmaker, Joss Whedon, threatened her career on the set of “Justice League.”

APC, PDP bicker over killings of policemen in Akwa Ibom

The ruling People’s Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress, have traded over words of the worsening security situation in Akwa Ibom State.
Ọmọ Eko Pataki, an association of Lagos indigenes, has called on Lagos State’s Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure that the vacant position of Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) went to an indigene.

Indigenes want Lagosian appointed Lagos university vice chancellor

Ọmọ Eko Pataki, an association of Lagos indigenes, has called on Lagos State’s Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure that the vacant position of Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) went to an indigene.

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Ebonyi government accuses PDP of spreading falsehood

Ebonyi State Government has described the 15-point Communiqué of the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-east on their resolution for states to maintain a joint security vigilante to be called Ebubeagu Joint Security Network as an exercise in futility and an attempt to mislead the general public.
Manchester United executive co-chairman Joel Glazer has promised the board will become “better listeners” in light of recent supporter protests.

Joel Glazer writes open letter to Manchester United supporters

Last weekend’s Premier League clash with Liverpool had to be postponed due to protests in and around Old Trafford against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club and their recent involvement in plans for a European Super League.
Nollywood actress, Belinda Effah, has revealed that she will now be officially addressed as Grace-Charis Bassey.

Nollywood actress: Why I changed my name

Nollywood actress, Belinda Effah, has revealed that she will now be officially addressed as Grace-Charis Bassey.
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Chelsea beat Manchester City as hosts have to wait for title

Sergio Aguero made a mess of a Panenka penalty as Chelsea ensured Manchester City must wait a little longer to wrap up the Premier League title by fighting back to earn a dramatic win at Etihad Stadium.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister expresses concern over new paediatric HIV infections

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has expressed concern over new paediatric HIV infections in children aged 0-4 years.