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Real Madrid Cruise Into Last 16, Liverpool Blow Three-Goal Lead

  Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla. Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing APOEL, with four of …

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Ronaldo ‘Confident’ Of Winning Ballon D’Or

  Cristiano Ronaldo said on Friday that he was “confident as always” of winning the upcoming Ballon D’Or for best player in the world. Ronaldo is the overwhelming favourite to collect the award on December 7, after a year in which he led Real Madrid to titles in Spain and Europe. “Last season was exceptional. …

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Nigeria Beat ‘Messi-less’ Argentina 4-2

  The Super Eagles of Nigeria came back from two goals down to overcome a Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russia. Nigeria started the game with lots of pressure on them, conceded the first goal in the 27 minute after the Daniel Akpeyi’s mistake gave the Argentines a free kick, which Ever Banega converted. Manchester city’s …

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Argentina Beat Russia In World Cup Venue’s Inaugural Match

  A late goal by Sergio Aguero lifted Argentina to a 1-0 win over World Cup hosts Russia in the inaugural match at Moscow’s newly-renovated Luzhniki stadium on Saturday. Aguero’s header found the back of the net in the 86th minute, the striker beating veteran goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev after his initial shot was blocked by …

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Russia 2018 World Cup: Nigeria 1-1 Algeria

  Nigeria played 1-1 on Friday with Algeria to end the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers unbeaten in Constantine . A goal from Hapoel Beer Sheva midfielder, John Ogu, and a converted penalty from Yacine Brahimi ensured the two sides shared the points at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui. The Super Eagles will now face Argentina …

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Anthony Joshua’s Nose Is Not Broken-Doctor

  Following the fight between Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam yesterday, a doctor in the camp of Anthony  Joshua as confirmed that the Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer’s nose is not actually broken. The news came as relieve for Joshua who initially feared  that his nose felt broken following the headbutt in the second round of …

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FIFA Increases World Cup Prize Money To $400m

The 32 national teams competing at the 2018 World Cup will share $400m (344 million euros) in prize money, a 12 percent increase from the 2014 tournament, FIFA said Friday. The purse at the previous edition in Brazil was $358m – $35m of which was awarded to champions Germany, with runners-up Argentina pocketing $25 million. …

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Usain Bolt Gets Borussia Dortmund’s Offer For Trial

Former Olympic sprinter, Usain Bolt has confirmed that Borussia Dortmund have offered him an open invitation to come for a trial in the future. The legendary Jamaican athlete is still recovering from a hamstring injury suffered at the World Athletics Championships back in the summer prior to his retirement from athletics. The 31-year-old has eight …

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Ronaldo Tipped For Best FIFA Award

  Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning exploits with Real Madrid make him the strong favourite to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player Award at Monday’s ceremony in London. The Portuguese superstar, who won last year’s inaugural award, fired Madrid to glory in La Liga and scored 12 goals as they won the Champions League for the …

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Hazard Rescues Chelsea In Six-Goal Roma Thriller

Eden Hazard came to Chelsea’s rescue after his side blew a two-goal lead in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday. Antonio Conte’s team looked on course for a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to first-half goals from David Luiz and Hazard at Stamford Bridge. But Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov …

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