Archive | March 2018

Europa League quarter-final draw….

Arsenal

RB Leipzig vs Marseille

Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow

Atletico Madrid vs Sporting Lisbon

Lazio vs Red Bull Salzburg

First legs to be played on April 5 with return legs on April 12.

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UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw….

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Barcelona vs Roma

Sevilla vs Bayern Munich

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Liverpool vs Manchester City

The first legs will take place on 3-4 April with the return on 10-11 April.

Those last minute goals that linger in people’s minds….

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  1. Nwankwo Kanu’s two late goals for Nigeria against Brazil at Atlanta’96 Olympics….

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates

2. 26 May 1999: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates scoring the winner for Manchester United during the Champions League Final against Bayern Munich in the Nou Camp. United won 2 – 1 with both United goals scored during injury time, to secure the treble of League, FA Cup and European Cup….

Steven Gerrard

3. Steven Gerrard’s strike vs. Olympiacos to send Liverpool into the knockout stages of the Champions League 04/05. Liverpool lifted the trophy 5 months later….

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Fiorentina and Cagliari retire Astori’s number 13 shirt….

Davide Astori

Fiorentina have retired the shirt number worn by Davide Astori, the Italian defender who died on Sunday at the age of 31. Astori’s former club Cagliari, where he spent eight years from 2008, have also retired the number 13 shirt – which he wore at both teams. Capped 14 times by Italy, Astori joined Fiorentina from Cagliari in 2016 and made 58 appearances for them. On Monday, prosecutors opened a routine investigation into his death. Udine chief prosecutor Antonio de Nicolo said he had opened a “culpable homicide” inquiry – a routine move before an autopsy in Italy.

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Amuneke records first win in Sudan….

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Al Khartoum Watani SC of Sudan’s coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has disclosed his excitement after recording his first league win in Sudan following his team’s win at Kober SC in a match day four fixture. “I’m happy we won, we had a good pre-season, but somehow we did not get off in the season the right way”, Amuneke said from Sudan moments after the game. Tuesday’s clash at the 23,000-capacity Khartoum Stadium on Army Road, was Al-Khartoum’s first win in four games and the 2015 U17 FIFA World Cup-winning coach in Chile said it has lifted his team going into Friday’s trip to Koster. “We drew two, both games ending scoreless and lost one. “This is our first league win in four games so far played and we are happy. “At least, the players will be in good spirit going into our next game which is yet another away match”. Continue reading