Archive | August 6, 2020

Alexis Sanchez joins Inter Milan on a three year deal….

Alexis Sanchez finally joins Inter Milan on season-long loan from ...

Inter Milan have completed the permanent signing of Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez on a three-year deal. The Chile international, 31, joined the Serie A side on a season-long loan in August 2019. He scored four goals in 29 appearances in all competitions. Inter expect to have him available for the Europa League ‘final eight’ in Germany after beating Getafe on Wednesday.

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Gareth Bale left out of Real Madrid squad for Manchester City tie….

Wales forward Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid’s 24-man squad for the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Manchester City on Friday. City won 2-1 in the first leg in Spain in February before the coronavirus pandemic caused the competition to be halted for almost five months. Bale, 31, has played twice, with only one start, in 11 Real games since football in Spain restarted in June.

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Coronavirus: Arsenal plan to make 55 staff redundant….

Arsenal plan to make 55 staff redundant because of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Gunners’ first-team players and head coach Mikel Arteta agreed a 12.5% pay cut in April. Arsenal’s executive team also agreed to waive more than a third of their salaries over the next 12 months. However, the club say they now face “more significant and longer-lasting reductions in our revenue than we all hoped”.

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Manchester United qualifies for Europa League quaterfinal….

Manchester United came from behind to beat Austrian side LASK 2-1 at Old Trafford, advancing to the quarter-finals of the Europa League 7-1 on aggregate. Anthony Martial came off the bench to score the winner four minutes from time, collecting Juan Mata’s precise through ball before finishing off his 23rd goal of the season from 10 yards. Earlier, Mata also provided the assist for Jesse Lingard to score for the second consecutive game.

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