Author: Halimat Hassan

PONTEVEDRA, SPAIN – AUGUST 20: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid during the La Liga Santander match between Celta de Vigo v Real Madrid at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos on August 20, 2022 in Pontevedra Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) Real Madrid ready to make move for Inter Milan superstar by Sourav Mahanty Real Madrid are set to take on arguably their toughest test of the season when they travel to Metropolitano to take on Atletico Madrid this Sunday. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been perfect this season till now and will be confident of their chances, but at…

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana welcome Elche to the Spotify Camp Nou for some La Liga action, and Xavi Hernández has called up the following 24 players for Saturday’s game: Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 26. Iñaki Peña, 36. Arnau Tenas Defenders: 2. Héctor Bellerín, 3. Gerard Piqué, 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Andreas Christensen, 17. Marcos Alonso, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Jules Kounde, 24. Eric García, 28. Alejandro Balde Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Pedri, 19. Franck Kessie, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 30. Gavi, 32. Pablo Torre Forwards: 7. Ousmane Dembélé, 9. Robert Lewandowski, 10. Ansu…

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A goal in stoppage time by 37-year-old Alvaro Negredo has given Cadiz a much-needed 1-0 win at Valladolid in the Spanish league.It was Cadiz’s first goal of the season and their first victory after losing the first five games by a combined score of 0-14.Negredo broke his team’s scoring drought when he used his left foot to score from a pass by Joseba Zaldua.Both Negredo and Zaldua went on for Sergio Gonzalez’s side in the 72nd minute.The goal by the veteran striker, who has played at several clubs including Manchester City and Sevilla, helped lift Cadiz out of last place.The…

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In Spanish football, a controversy has lately erupted over something absolutely needless and uncalled for. The possibility has been floated that that there is a risk of Atletico Madrid fans causing trouble at the Wanda Metropolitano this Sunday if Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. celebrates a goal with his regular dance moves.This has led to a lot of discussion about Vinicius, especially given that the player has been celebrating goals by dancing on several occasions lately.For some reason, something as insignificant as celebrating a goal in the manner he wants, has put the name of Vinicius in the headlines and garnered a…

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Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior celebrates scoring their first goal against Liverpool at Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris May 28, 2022. — Reuters pic Saturday, 17 Sep 2022 8:17 AM MYT MADRID, Sept 17 ― Neymar and other leading Brazilian players leapt to the defence of their compatriot Vinicius Jr. yesterday after the Real Madrid forward was advised to tone down his goal celebrations. Vinicius has made a fast start to the season with five goals and three assists in all competitions but has infuriated opponents in LaLiga with his celebrations, which include dancing near the corner flag. The 22-year-old…

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Real Madrid have denounced the use of racist language to denigrate forward Vinicius Junior.The Brazilian has been the focus of a debate in Spanish sports talk shows and sports news programs about the appropriateness of him dancing when he scores goals.But Madrid moved to issue a statement in defence of their player after a guest on a televised sports talk show reportedly said Vinicius, who is Black, should stop “doing the monkey.”The club said in the statement on Friday it “rejects all types of racist and xenophobic expression and behaviour in soccer, sports and life in general, such as the…

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FC Barcelona (2nd, 13pts) vs Elche CF (20th, 1pt) Competition/Round: 2022-23 La Liga, Matchday 6 Barcelona Outs & Doubts: Sergi Roberto (out) Elche Outs & Doubts: Diego González, Enzo Roco, Ezequiel Ponce, Gonzalo Verdú, Omar Mascarell, Roger (doubt) Date/Time: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 4.15pm CET (Barcelona), 3.15pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 7.45pm IST (India) Venue: Spotify Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Referee: Alejandro Muñiz Ruiz VAR: José Luis González González How to watch on TV: Not Available (USA, Canada, UK, Spain), SuperSport (Nigeria), MTV (India), others How to watch online: ESPN+ (USA), LaLigaTV (UK), DAZN…

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Bayern Munich’s midweek Champions League tie against FC Barcelona ended in the Bavarians picking up a 2-0 victory. It would be fair to call the result, a lucky one for Bayern. The club President Oliver Kahn summed it up precisely with his statements to not get excited about the result but working on getting better (Bild via @iMiaSanMia). Kahn: “I said it to the team: The win is especially valuable if we follow suit now. And that means winning in Augsburg.”— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) September 15, 2022 Barcelona were phenomenal in the first half and had overwhelmed the Bayern…

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Real Madrid have condemned the “regrettable and unfortunate comments” made against winger Vinicius Junior. In a club statement released on Friday evening, Real said they “condemn all types of racist and xenophobic language and behaviour” and would be taking legal action against “anyone who makes racist remarks towards our players”. The statement read: “Real Madrid C. F. condemns all types of racist and xenophobic language and behaviour in football, sport and life in general, such as the regrettable and unfortunate comments made against our player Vinicius Junior in the last few hours. “Real Madrid would like to express its affection…

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On episode 392, Dan goes over the Top 5 stories of the week unrelated to the Bayern match. He talks Gavi’s renewal, white kits for next season, the a hat-trick in the UEFA Youth League, and much more! Running Order: What’s so remarkable about Gavi’s renewal?How bad are white kits for next season?What happened in the UEFA Youth League this week?Is Antoine Griezmann returning to Barcelona? More

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