Author: Adekunle Abayomi

The atmosphere was buoyant inside Old Trafford on a balmy day last September as Manchester United entertained Newcastle and Cristiano Ronaldo lined up for the Red Devils for the first time in over 12 years.The anticipation among the Old Trafford faithful was palpable and the Portuguese superstar did not disappoint. Two goals, including one in front of a mesmerised Stretford End, guided United to a resounding 4-1 win and optimism was abounds.Their returning hero Ronaldo was seen as the final piece of the jigsaw to push Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side onto the title after a second-placed finish the previous season.…

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A former Paris Saint-Germain women’s soccer player was arrested and detained by police for a second time Friday as part of an investigation into a violent attack on one of her teammates last year by masked men wielding a metal bar.The player, Aminata Diallo, was taken into custody early Friday, police in Versailles, near Paris, said in a statement.The attack became headline news in France and beyond last year because of the nature of the assault on Diallo’s teammate, Kheira Hamraoui, and the subsequent arrest of Diallo. The cinematic storyline – masked men wielding a metal bar on a dark…

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Hibernian v Aberdeen (Sat, 15:00)On-loan Troyes winger Mykola Kukharevych is vying for his Hibernian debut after receiving a work permit, but striker Harry McKirdy undergoes a one-match suspension incurred before his deadline-day switch from Swindon Town.Elias Melkersen, Kevin Dabrowski, Demi Mitchell, Kevin Nisbet, Rocky Bushiri, Aiden McGeady and Kyle Magennis all remain sidelined through injury.Aberdeen midfielder Leighton Clarkson misses out through suspension following his retrospective two-match ban.However, Callum Roberts and Connor Barron remain out.Did you know? Hibernian have only lost one of their past five home league games against Aberdeen, but Dons boss Jim Goodwin is unbeaten in his most…

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PARIS (AP) — Dango Ouattara scored again as Lorient extended its best start in the French league by beating promoted Auxerre 3-1 and moving level on points with leader Paris Saint-Germain on Friday.After escaping relegation with one game to spare last season, Lorient has turned around its fortunes under new coach Regis Le Bris. The club’s attacking approach has been rewarded with six wins from its eight opening matches.PSG has one match in hand and travels to Lyon on Sunday.Ouattara has delivered four assists and scored four goals. He put his team in the driving seat in the 15th minute…

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Manchester United are reportedly interested in a shock deal for Pari Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe. According to Marca (via Sport Witness), the Red Devils have emerged as surprise contenders to sign the Frenchman if he decides to leave. Despite PSG stating otherwise, L’Equipe claim that Mbappe’s contract extension is optional so he can leave the Parc des Princes for free next summer. Man United, along with other English clubs, are among those who are keen on signing the 23 year old. The report states: “Although PSG announced the France international has signed a contract until 2025, the report states he…

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Dango Ouattara scored again as Lorient extended their best start in the French league by beating promoted Auxerre 3-1 to move level on points with leaders Paris Saint-Germain.After escaping relegation with one game to spare last season, Lorient has turned around their fortunes under new coach Regis Le Bris.The club’s attacking approach has been rewarded with six wins from their eight opening matches.PSG have one match in hand and travel to Lyon on Sunday.Ouattara has delivered four assists and scored four goals. He put his team in the driving seat in the 15th minute before Terem Moffi and Enzo Le…

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Paris Saint-Germain superstar Leo Messi described Roger Federer as “a genius” and hailed him as a unique player in tennis history. On Thursday, 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer announced his plans to retire after the Laver Cup. Messi, who is widely considered as one of the greatest football players ever, says he will miss seeing Federer on tennis courts. “A genius, unique in the history of tennis and an example for any athlete. The best in your new stage, we will miss seeing you on the court making us enjoy, @rogerfederer,” Messi wrote on Instagram. Federer’s childhood dream became a…

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Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi: who is the better footballer? It’s the age-old question which has bewildered football fans for years upon years and continues to symbolise just how lucky we are to inhabit an era where two of the greatest players in history are competing simultaneously. We’ll look back in 20, 30, 40 years’ time at the dazzling days of Ronaldo and Messi going toe-to-toe in their primes for Real Madrid and Barcelona and no doubt decree that football peaked there and then. Messi or Ronaldo? However, the downside to Ronaldo and Messi sharing the same generation is indeed…

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Let’s say the greatest ever team of European-born footballers were to play the greatest ever team of South American-born stars – who would win? The two continents have dominated the beautiful game for generations with practically all of football’s biggest legends hailing from one of the two regions. South America have produced three of the four players that many would venture as candidates for the ‘greatest of all time debate’ in Pele, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi. Whilst Europe has contributed just the one in the form of famous Cristiano Ronaldo. But, then again, is there an argument to suggest…

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Issued on: 16/09/2022 – 21:10 Versailles (France) (AFP) – A former France and Paris Saint-Germain player was placed in pre-trial detention Friday, charged with aggravated violence and “criminal association” over an attack on teammate Kheira Hamraoui last November, prosecutors said. Aminata Diallo, 27, was detained Friday evening at the behest of the prosecutor’s office in Versailles, near Paris, after police arrested her and took her into custody. Four other suspects, men allegedly involved in the attack, have also been charged over the attack last November on Hamraoui, 32.

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