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Lionel Messi is set to hand Barcelona a fitness boost, with the club's captain set to be ready to face Real Betis on Sunday.

Lionel Messi close to Barcelona return

Barcelona are close to welcoming Lionel Messi back from injury after he returned to training on Sunday.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.

Ansu Fati has ‘something special’ – Barca coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.
Paco Alcacer has accused several people of treating him badly at Barcelona ahead of a Champions League reunion with his former club.

Paco Alcacer: People treated me very badly at Barcelona

Paco Alcacer has accused several people of treating him badly at Barcelona ahead of a Champions League reunion with his former club.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.

Ansu Fati scores on Camp Nou debut as Barcelona thrash Valencia

Barcelona’s 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati yesterday marked his first senior start with a second-minute goal as the La Liga champions cruised past Valencia. The teenager burst onto Frenkie de Jong’s square ball to score the opener with a firm strike at the Nou Camp.
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.
Tammy Abraham is hoping 2019-20 will be his season, with the Chelsea striker making history while netting a hat-trick in a 5-2 win over Wolves.

Tammy Abraham: I hope this is my season

Tammy Abraham is hoping 2019-20 will be his season, with the Chelsea striker making history while netting a hat-trick in a 5-2 win over Wolves.
Frank Lampard has labelled himself the worst loser in the world after watching Chelsea lose to Liverpool on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup.

Frank Lampard: You can’t write write down a Premier League top six anymore

Frank Lampard accepted Chelsea are facing a challenge to finish in the Premier League's top six amid a changing landscape.
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.

N’Golo Kante still not fit for Chelsea return

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard confirmed midfielder N’Golo Kante will not return for Saturday’s visit to Wolves in the Premier League and faces a race against time to make Tuesday’s Champions League opener against Valencia.

250,000 pupils out of school as storm hits southeast Spain

Torrential rains hit southeastern Spain overnight, sparking major flooding in the Valencia region and closing schools in a move affecting a quarter of a million children, officials said Thursday.
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 makes blunt comment about failed Neymar signing

Lionel Messi has made a blunt comment about Barcelona failure to sign Neymar during the summer transfer, the skipper believes that the club could have done a little more to bring back the attacker to Camp Nou.
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.
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Barcelona star returns to Spain after pulling out of France squad with injury

Samuel Umtiti has left France's training base and will miss Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Andorra after suffering a foot injury.

Watford confirm Javi Gracia’s successor

Watford have acted quickly to replace Javi Gracia confirming the reappointment of Quique Sanchez Flores.
Mauro Icardi will not be joining Monaco, the Inter striker's wife and agent Wanda Nara has insisted.

Mauro Icardi’s agent hints at Paris Saint-Germain move

Mauro Icardi's agent and wife Wanda Nara hinted the Inter outcast could join Paris Saint-Germain before Monday's transfer deadline.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

UEFA Champions League 2019/20 group stage draws

Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain, while defending champions Liverpool have been paired with Napoli, Salzburg and Genk in the Champions League group stage this season.
Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is now leading the goalscorers’ chart in French League 1 after he came off the bench to fire Lille OSC to a 3-0 victory over Saint Etienne.

Victor Osimhen: Lille have enough quality to beat Chelsea, Ajax

Victor Osimhen says Lille have enough quality to navigate through a top Champions League group which has former champions, Chelsea and Ajax Amsterdam as well as Spanish outfit, Valencia.
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 ‘out for a month’ after injury replapse

Lionel Messi will reportedly miss the next month following a relapse in his recovery from injury.

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Senator Lokpobiri: Bayelsa has shown willingness to change destiny

Former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has commended the people of Bayelsa State for changing their destiny by voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has relocated the collation of results of Bayelsa State governorship election in Nembe, Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas to its headquarters in Yenagoa under heavy security.

YIAGA: Bayelsa election results were manipulated

YIAGA AFRICA, a civil society organisation (CSO), says there are indications that the results of the Bayelsa state gubernatorial election were manipulated.
A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Lack of Champions League begins to hit Manchester United finances

Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League is beginning to erode the club’s finances, but increased commercial income helped the English giants post revenues of £135.4 million ($174 million) for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 season on Monday.
Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.

Dane to revisit crime scene of wife’s, daughter’s murder

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs proposes 5% levy slash on imported vehicles

Cost of used and new imported vehicles is set to drop if the Ministry of Finance approves the proposal of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) which recommended a reduction of the levy from 35% to 5 or 10%.