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Trending: How Lionel Messi won best men’s player of the year

Messi graphicImage result for lionel messiBarcelona’s Lionel Messi won the best men’s player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Milan as Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk missed out on the top prize.

It is the sixth time Messi has been voted the world’s best, after wins in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

The 32-year-old Argentine helped Barcelona win La Liga and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

United States forward Megan Rapinoe won the best women’s player award.

Liverpool ask to pay €63m for Villarreal youngster, Chukwueze

Image result for Samuel ChukwuezeIt has been revealed that Liverpool or any other top European club recently linked with Samuel Chukwueze will have to shell out a princely 63 million Euros if they hope to snap him up from La Liga club Villarreal.

Chukwueze, 20, cost Villarreal only 500,000 Euros when he joined them a season and half ago.

According to L’equipe, the Spanish club now have a contract with the Super Eagles winger till 2023, but clubs who wish to sign him before then will have to splash out 63 million Euros, which is the release clause on his contract.

The former Nigeria U-17 and U-20 star scored eight goals and provided three assists in 38 matches in all competitions this past season.

Chukwueze has been listed by the authoritative L’Equipe as the 25th best U-20 player in the world.
And Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has tipped him to go on to become a top player in Europe.

“He can become a very good player,” said Rohr. “He has a very good left foot, he is fast, he has a low center of gravity that gives him balance, he can score and pass.”

Chukwu has made Nigeria’s final 23-man squad to the AFCON 19 in Egypt.

How African players ruled EPL joint top goal scorers Sallah, Mane, Aubameyang 

 African footballers, Salah, Mane and Aubameyang share Premier League Golden Boot award after finishing on 22 goals each (Photos)These are beautiful moment for the African trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who are top scorers of English Premier League 2019.

The Premier League Golden Boot award was shared among three African footballers, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after they finished on 22 goals each for their clubs.

Egyptian Mohamed Salah and Senegalese Sadio Mane who both plays for Liverpool received their honours after Liverpool’s 2  – 0 win against Wolves at Anfield. Both goals were scored by Mane.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon scored twice in Arsenal‘s 3-1 win at Burnley to receive a golden boot after also scoring 22 goals for his club. African footballers, Salah, Mane and Aubameyang share Premier League Golden Boot award after finishing on 22 goals each (Photos) African footballers, Salah, Mane and Aubameyang share Premier League Golden Boot award after finishing on 22 goals each (Photos) African footballers, Salah, Mane and Aubameyang share Premier League Golden Boot award after finishing on 22 goals each (Photos)

 

 

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.

 

Milner supports Man Utd to beat City to night

Image result for james milnerIt has been reveled that Liverpool midfielder James Milner will be supporting Manchester United for the first time, but he will avoid watching their clash against Man City.

Wednesday’s Manchester derby shapes as being vital in the Premier League title race, with Jurgen Klopp’s men two points clear at the top but City holding a game in hand.

Milner, a former Man City and Leeds United midfielder, said he would be hoping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men can earn a result at Old Trafford.

“First time in my life,” he said. “But I won’t be watching. It’s a bit of a waste of energy, willing the ball in the other goal.

“I can’t do anything about it. I’ll maybe put my phone away for a few hours and check it after. I’ve no idea what I’ll do, maybe go out for some food.”

With three games left, Liverpool are up to 88 points and could finish the campaign with 97 but still not win a first league title since 1990.

While Liverpool have matches against Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United and Wolves left, Manchester City will meet Burnley, Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion after the derby.

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.

Football: Tottenham Boss admits at last only Man City Or Liverpool can win EPL title

Image result for mauricio pochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that it is “impossible” for his side to fight Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title following back-to-back defeats.

Tottenham’s hopes were dealt a major blow with Wednesday’s 2-0 reverse against London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after a 2-1 loss to Burnley on Saturday.

Pedro’s opener that went through Hugo Lloris’ legs and Kieran Trippier’s own goal left third-place Tottenham nine points behind leaders Liverpool and eight adrift of defending champions Manchester City after 28 matches.

“In the small details, we lose. We made mistakes and lost the game, that is why we are disappointed, we weren’t capable of playing our way,” Spurs manager Pochettino told the BBC.

“Chelsea had one shot on target and one goal and we didn’t shoot – it’s difficult that way to win and we weren’t solid enough. In the small details the result was decided for Chelsea.

“The competition will put us in our place. It’s a 10-month competition, not just three or four months. We are disappointed now.”

“After Burnley I said it was difficult, and tonight makes it impossible to fight Man City and Liverpool. Only they can win the league – we must fight to win games and to be fair.”

In his post-match news conference, Pochettino told reporters: “Chelsea is a difficult place to play, as history shows. I think we won last season here after 27 years.
“Today we competed. We maybe didn’t compete at our best. We didn’t show the quality we have, for different reasons. We are in a period now that looks like it started against Burnley – up to Burnley, the team were getting a lot of praise.

“But two games in a few days, two defeats, and very disappointed. But it’s about being calm. It won’t change my assessment of the players. We need to support them, lift them and help them to compete on Saturday.”

Following the loss, Tottenham are now closer to fourth-place Arsenal – who are within four points – than City.

In-form Manchester United are only a point further back as Tottenham prepare to welcome rivals Arsenal to Wembley on Saturday.

“After two defeats, maybe we’re not there and not content, but we need to keep going and try to be ready for the next game. But it’s not a drama.”

Pochettino added: “I don’t care about the pressure to play against Arsenal, Chelsea or Burnley. It’s the same feeling for me. We need to be ready to compete and give our best.

” If we win, I’ll be happy. If we don’t win, I’ll be as unhappy as I am now.

“Everyone from the beginning of the season should be satisfied with that position before playing on Saturday.

Everyone should have said that eight or 10 months ago, to be with the possibility of playing against Arsenal at Wembley with the gap at four points [would be good]. The pressure is on them, not only us.”

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