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Video highlights: Chelsea vs Roma, Real Madrid vs Roma

Video highlights: Chelsea vs Roma, Real Madrid vs Roma

Chelsea rounded up their pre-season campaign with a barren draw against Lyon but managed to win via spot kicks. The Blues couldn’t breakdown Lyon’s rearguard in 90 minutes despite mustering few chances that would have won the tie. However, both sides had to settle for penalties to decide the tie. Returning Belgian skipper was on hand to dispatch the winning goal from the spot. In the other fixture, Gareth Bale gave new manager Lopetuigi something to think about with his brilliant performance during the 2-1 triumph over Roma.

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African teams at the World Cup: their journey so far and chances

African teams at the World Cup: their journey so far and chances

With the first round of fixtures at the World Cup completely wrapped up, the Terenga Lions of Senegal are the only African side to record a win out of the five representatives. In contrast to the Pharaohs of Egypt who have completed two rounds of games in Group A and recorded no win, the Senegalese seem to be the only hope of African football pending if results turn around for the other African sides in the next round of games. EGYPT The fitness of Mohammed Salah going into the tournament was always the question considering the Egyptian squad was bank …

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Roma aiming for another comeback against Liverpool

Roma aiming for another comeback against Liverpool

AS Roma will be aiming to overturn the 5-2 defeat they suffered at the hands of Liverpool to book a place in the final of the Champions League. The Reds were 5-0 up against Roma at Anfield until the last 10 minutes of the game before netting two goals to keep their faint hopes of qualifying ahead of the tie in Stadio Olimpico. Shortly after the match, Roma’s Captain Daniele di Rossi called on his teammates to produce the same performance they staged against Barcelona to seal a spot in Kyiv. Roma’s record at the Stadio Olimpico The Giallorosi remains …

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Carletto offered the Italian Job

Carletto offered the Italian Job

According to reports from Italy, Carlo Ancelotti has been offered the vacant managerial role of the Italian national side. The former Chelsea boss has been out of football since he lost his Job with the German Champions Bayern Munich following a disastrous start to the campaign that culminated in a 3-0 loss to French giants PSG. Reports from Italy claim the former AC Milan player and Coach held talks with the Italian football Federation officials on Monday night. The meeting is believed to have lasted for an hour and a half with essential areas such as the members of the …

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Road to Kyiv: Liverpool vs Roma (SF1)

Road to Kyiv: Liverpool vs Roma (SF1)

Liverpool is set to take on Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in a decade. Most football fans have written Roma off going into this tie, but that will be a dangerous proposition considering their Journey in this season’s competition. Reports from some quarters in England shows that some Liverpool fans have already booked hotels in Kiev ahead of the finals which is somewhat disrespectful to the opposition. The advice to them is to remember the 3-0 victory over Chelsea on a Halloween night and the miracle comeback against Barcelona. It’s dangerous …

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Derby Weekend

Derby Weekend

With the first round of fixtures of the Champions League quarter-finals now done and dusted, top teams in Europe set their sights on the league games once again. In England, Manchester City will be seeking for an immediate response when they confront City rivals Manchester United after their shocking defeat at Anfield. A win in this fixture will all but seal the Premier League title and earn them the bragging rights. Across the Mersey River, Liverpool fresh from a Champions League triumph will try to compound the woes of their bitter rivals Everton. In Spain, the Madrid derby may go …

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