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Watch how Liverpool record historic win over Barcelona 4-3

It was celebration night for Belgian striker, Divock Origi.

He was the unlikely hero as Liverpool pulled off the greatest semi-final comeback in Champions League history with a 4-0 second-leg victory to complete a stunning 4-3 aggregate triumph against Barcelona.

Before the game, the odds were stacked heavily against Liverpool after both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were ruled out with injury following a 3-0 first-leg defeat last week in Spain.

Divock Origi however gave Liverpool hope with a seventh-minute goal at Anfield before Georginio Wijnaldum scored two quick second-half goals to level the tie, setting the stage for the Belgian to strike the decisive goal 11 minutes from time.

Despite the despondency of losing Salah and Firmino, Jurgen Klopp’s men never lost faith and were accompanied by a typically raucous Anfield atmosphere on a European night.

 

UCL quarter-final draw : Man.U vs Barca, Ajax vs Juventus, Tottenham vs Man. City & Liverpool vs Porto

Champions League quarter-final draw revealed: Man.U vs Barca, Ajax vs Juventus, Tottenham vs Man. City & Liverpool vs Porto

Football fans have been arguing over UCL draw that was made earlier today. The draw  revealed, Premiership club, Manchester United will take on Spanish giants Barcelona, while Tottenham will face Manchester City.

Dutch club, Ajax, will take on Italian giants, Juventus with Liverpool facing Porto.

Whoever wins between Manchester United or Barcelona will play Liverpool or Porto in the Semi-final, while Tottenham or Manchester City will play Ajax or Juventus.

Louis van Gaal announces retirement from football

Former Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal officially announces retirement from football, says heIt has been reported former Manchester UnitedBarcelona and Bayern Munich coach, Louis van Gaal,  has announced his retirement from football at the age of 67.

The Dutchman man who also coached his country has been out of work since he was sacked by the Manchester United board at the end of the 2015-16 season, just two days after winning the FA Cup.

Van Gaal announced his retirement while speaking on Dutch TV show VTBL: ‘I am a pensioner now. I have no ambition to be a technical director or a TV pundit.

‘My wife Truus gave up her job for me 22 years ago, and followed me when I went abroad.

‘I told her I would quit as a coach when I turned 55, but instead kept going until I was 65.

‘She is entitled to have a life with me outside of football. I can say she is very happy.

‘I think I could have worked as a technical director, but in this role, you can’t attend training or say anything for fear it won’t suit the coach, directors or media. I don’t think I want a job like that.’

Before his retirement, Louis van Gaal won one Champions League, four Dutch league titles, two La Ligas, a Bundesliga and led Holland to third at the 2014 World Cup.

Trophies Won Career honours below.

Ajax (1991-97)

Eredivisie (3), Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Dutch Cup

Barcelona (97-00) (02-03)

La Liga (2), Spanish Cup, UEFA Super Cup

AZ (05-09)

Eredivisie

Bayern Munich (09-11)

Bundesliga, German Cup, German Super Cup

Manchester United (14-16)

FA Cup

Holland (00-02) (12-14)

2014 World Cup third: 3rd

Samuel Eto’o faces paternity lawsuit over 19-year-old girl he allegedly fathered

Image result for samuel eto'oFujiipop information has revealed that African football legend, Samuel Eto’o is facing a new court paternity lawsuit over an alleged love child.

On Mail Online Sport, a woman identified as Adileusa do Rosario Neves, 39, is fighting to have the ex-Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker recognized as the father of her 19-year-old daughter, Erika.

Adileusa’s lawyer Fernando Osuna confirmed on Tuesday that the hearing would take place at a Madrid court on April 24.

The lawsuit presented by Cape Verde-born Adileusa says she fell pregnant after meeting Eto’o in a nightclub in the Spanish capital in 1997 when he was at Leganes on loan from Real Madrid. She claims Eto’o, 37, who has six recognised children with four different women including his wife Georgette, told her he would ‘act responsibly’ soon after she broke the news but then cut off all contact with her.

Her daughter, Erika was born in November 1999 in a hospital in the Spanish capital.

In a statement, Adileusa’s lawyer Fernando Osuna said: ‘Samuel Eto’o has been summoned to the hearing and it will be open to the press and public.

‘It’s not yet clear if he will attend as he is abroad. He has been asked to attend by a legal representative he had when he was living in Majorca.

‘The judge has allowed official communications to be sent to that person because it would have been impossible otherwise for the court to notify him.

‘He has not so far agreed to a voluntary DNA test and I doubt at this stage that he will.

‘At the moment our case is based on things like photographs and affidavits from witnesses but a refusal by Eto’o to agree to a voluntary DNA test would go in our favour.

‘This process is a long one and it’s going to go on after April’s hearing, but the decision on a maintenance allowance is a key part of this process and the judge’s decision cannot be appealed.

The paternity claim would continue after the hearing next month.’

Incredible ovation as Inesta bows down as Barca player

Barcelona Send Iniesta Off With Win Over SociedadSpanish LaLiga champions Barcelona ended the 2017/2018 season on a winning note as they pipped Real Sociedad 1-0 at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

January signing Philippe Coutinho scored the only goal of the game in the 57th minute.

The win was legend Andres Iniesta’s 675th and final game for Barcelona. He went off to a standing ovation as he was replaced by Lionel Messi on 67 minutes.

 Champions Barcelona ended the season on 93 points after 38 league games played.

They won 28 league games, drew eight and lost just one game which was a surprise 5-4 away loss to Levante.

Yaya Toure says good bye to Man. City

Image result for yaya toureIt is real that Manchester City engine room, Yaya Toure will be leaving the club couples of weeks as reports have it.

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City when his contract expires at the end of this season after winning three Premier League titles, three EFL Cups and the FA Cup.

 

The 34-year-old midfielder joined City from Barcelona in 2010 and became a driving force behind City’s successes over the past decade. Toure scored the winning goal in the 2011 FA Cup final against Stoke City, ending a 35-year trophy drought for his club and a maiden Premier League crown arrived the following season.

 

He has been a more marginal figure this time around as Guardiola’s City have sauntered to the title, with all nine of his top-flight appearances coming from the bench. City will lift the Premier League trophy after their game against Huddersfield Town on Sunday and Guardiola confirmed Brighton and Hove Albion’s visit in their final home match of the campaign will be a celebratory farewell for Toure.

 

Asked whether a decision had been reached regarding Toure’s future, Guardiola said: “Yes, he’s not going to stay next season. In the Brighton game we are going to make one of the most beautiful farewells one player can receive. All that game will be focused on winning the game against Brighton and on Yaya. We are going to try to win for him. We cannot forget we have magnificent facilities but we cannot forget that the club gets higher and higher because of the players”. 

 

“Yaya Toure came here at the start of this idea of the club and what we are in this moment is because of what this guy has done.  “We cannot forget that in the leagues from the period of [former managers] Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini, Yaya was the key, key, key player. We will prepare tomorrow’s [sic, Sunday’s] game for our celebrations and then after is for Yaya” Guardiola added.

 

In all competitions, Toure has made 315 appearances for City, scoring 82 goals

Why Barcelona, Neymar at war

Image result for NeymarBarcelona and Neymar are still at loggerhead over his departure from the club unceremoniously .

It has been reported that FIFA rejected Neymar’s denouncement against Barcelona for alleged unpaid bonuses. The Brazilian forward had demanded he be payed a €40m bonus which had reportedly been withheld by the Catalan club following his exit last summer.

Now that FIFA has communicated their decision to the player’s representatives and the club, the case will now enter the “ordinary justice” system, although Neymar’s lawyers could still take it to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

 

It is most likely, however, that the legal dispute will continue in the “ordinary courts”. Neymar departed Barcelona last year in controversial terms, signing for PSG for a world record fee of £198m. He then claimed to have not been paid a bonus owed by the Blaugrana, which he said made him feel “very bad”.

 

Barcelona spokesman Josep Vives had previously said: “The club will not pay the bonus to Neymar’s father. There were three conditions: the player must not negotiate his departure from the club during the month before the bonus became payable, he must demonstrate his desire to fulfil his contract, and that we would not pay out the bonus before September 1, to ensure the transfer window was closed. Now that we know that none of these three conditions were met, we will not honour that bonus.”

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