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Manchester City were unable to overcome Chelsea in the Champions League final this Saturday, losing the match 0-1. After the final whistle, Sergio Aguero couldn't contain the tears and broke down completely.

Sergio Aguero in tears after sad ending to Manchester City career

A sad ending for a Manchester City side who tried until the last seconds of the match, but in the end they were unable to get past Mendy in the Chelsea goal. Mateu Lahoz's final whistle left a sad image for City fans and Argentians around the world - Sergio Aguero in tears.
After losing two previous games in two different competitions to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea late this season, football analysts believed the tactician that was Pep Guardiola would have recognised the fault lines, effected the right winning strategy, plugged the loopholes and plotted an effective counter to Tuchel’s tactics by crafting a path through the impregnable fortress of the Blues backline.

How Thomas Tuchel won the tactical superiority over Pep Guardiola

After losing two previous games in two different competitions to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea late this season, football analysts believed the tactician that was Pep Guardiola would have recognised the fault lines, effected the right winning strategy, plugged the loopholes and plotted an effective counter to Tuchel’s tactics by crafting a path through the impregnable fortress of the Blues backline.
Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, made quick transfer business to get the services of Omar Richards, who played at left-back for Reading, on a free transfer. The club confirmed that the 23-year-old will join the Bayern squad with the completion of his transfer process.

Bayern Munich sign Omar Richards from Reading

Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, made quick transfer business to get the services of Omar Richards, who played at left-back for Reading, on a free transfer. The club confirmed that the 23-year-old will join the Bayern squad with the completion of his transfer process.
The interest of Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan in trying to keep Brahim Diaz, their loanee from La Liga club Real Madrid was heightened when the 21-year-old turned up a brilliant display in Sunday’s unwinding of Serie A former champions Juventus.

AC Milan plots to keep Brahim Diaz after putting Juventus in danger

The interest of Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan in trying to keep Brahim Diaz, their loanee from La Liga club Real Madrid was heightened when the 21-year-old turned up a brilliant display in Sunday’s unwinding of Serie A former champions Juventus. Pioli intends to open a negotiation with Real Madrid, about keeping Spanish forward, who has plugged comfortably into the Milan team.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA sets terms for moving Champions League final from Turkey to England

As the UEFA Champions League finalists Chelsea and Manchester United, both from the English Premier League, continue their preparations ahead of the third meeting in their season-long trilogy at home and in Europe, plans are afoot to decide on the venue for the final as Istanbul, which was scheduled to host this year’s UCL last match, comes under COVID-19 scrutiny.
2. Super Eagles forwars Victor Osimhen was unstoppable with two goals and an assist as Napoli flattened Spezia 4-1 away from home on Saturday, but lost Dries Mertens to injury.

Victor Osimhen now a ‘huge player’ for Napoli – agent

Victor Osimhen’s agent William D’Avilla says the Nigerian is back to his best following his impressive displays in recent outings for Serie A club Napoli.
From 4.00 a.m. on Saturday (0300 GMT), anyone arriving from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba will have to self-isolate for 14 days, Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, tweeted.

UK ‘open’ to hosting Champions League final due to Turkey travel ban

Britain on Friday said it was willing to step in to host the Champions League football final, after the UK government placed Turkey on a coronavirus travel red list.
Uefa have approved reintegration measures for nine clubs after renouncing their involvement in the European Super League.

Chelsea fans to request Champions League final moved from Istanbul to UK

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) will request that the club’s all-English Champions League final showdown with Manchester City is moved from Istanbul to the UK.
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, was ecstatic after reaching the Champions League final on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola lauds ‘incredible attitude’ of Manchester City players

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, was ecstatic after reaching the Champions League final on Tuesday.
Former PSG coach Philippe Bergeroo has declared that former Nigerian captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha was one of the best players he had ever worked with.

Jay Jay Okocha: I’d have loved to play with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di...

Super Eagles legend Jay-Jay Okocha has confessed that he would have loved to play in the current Paris Saint-Germain team, alongside superstars such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria.
Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City tonight according to coach Mauricio Pochettino.

PSG sweat on Mbappe fitness for Man City Champions League clash

“I think we need to assess Kylian. Today he is going to start training individually and then we’ll see if he can be with the team at the end,” Pochettino told reporters at a press conference on Monday just before his side’s last training session prior to the game.
Inter’s Romelu Lukaku and Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic were among players on target in the World Cup qualifiers.

Serie A: Romelu Lukaku celebrates with Inter fans after ‘best year of career’

Belgian international forward Romelu Lukaku took to the streets of Milan to celebrate with Inter fans on Sunday after capping “the best year” of his career with the Serie A title.
Chinese police have uncovered a number of cases involving production and distribution of fake COVID-19 vaccines with doses up to 58,000, the country’s prosecutor general’s office said on Wednesday.

Single coronavirus vaccine dose gives improved protection to elders – researchers

A single dose of a coronavirus vaccine has given substantial protection to elderly care home residents in England, researchers have said.
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
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

UI, LASU, UNILAG ranked among top 800 world universities

The University of Ibadan (UI), Lagos State University (LASU), and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have ranked among the top 800 universities in the world, according to the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
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Barcelona confirm Gerard Pique’s latest injury worries

The 2020/2021 season has been a rough ride for Catalan club Barcelona. They suffered an early bumpy start to the season coming from the attempts by the mercurial Argentine, Lionel Messi, to force through an exit from the club, a testy change of managers, the resignation of the entire Board and a slump in results that left them needing to struggle to climb back up.
Manchester City will get back to the Champions League with an away tie against German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the match will take place in Budapest due to coronavirus restrictions.

Manchester City face tough test away in Budapest

Manchester City will get back to the Champions League with an away tie against German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the match will take place in Budapest due to coronavirus restrictions.
Kylian Mbappé has told Paris Saint-Germain he intends to leave the club at the end of the 2020-21 season.

Kylian Mbappe resumes contract extension talks with Paris Saint-Germain

Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain have already held two meetings in the last few days as they continue to negotiate a potential contract extension for the France international whose current deal ends in 2022.
Times Higher Education (THE) today announced the results of its World University Rankings 2021.

UI, LASU, UNILAG make top THE world university rankings 2021

Times Higher Education (THE) today announced the results of its World University Rankings 2021.

Former Arsenal midfielder completes Villarreal switch

Villarreal have completed the signing of Francis Coquelin from rivals Valencia, with Dani Parejo seemingly set to follow.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

New study warns of brain damages linked to coronavirus

A new study has found that infection with COVID-19 can lead to brain damages, including delirium and nerve damage, the study by researchers at University College London (UCL) showed on Wednesday.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: Federal government will have to retrench workers to afford new minimum wage

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has announced that the Federal Government would have to lay off workers to be able to meet a wage bill of N580 billion needed to meet labour’s demand on the new wage.

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3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

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Lagos CP assures protesters of police protection, appeals for calm

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