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Month: November 2020

Tottenham go top after Chelsea stalemate
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Tottenham go top after Chelsea stalemate

Tottenham Hotspur held Chelsea to a goalless draw to go top of the Premier League on goal difference on Sunday. Steven Bergwijn had the first chance of 10 minutes. Started from a rapid counterattack from Spurs, but eventually, his shot blazed over the bar. With a curling shot, Timo Werner found the back of the net a minute later, but the goal was correctly ruled out for offside. Spurs began taking charge of the first half and Edouard Mendy smartly saved Serge Aurier's long-range attempt. As the visitors restricted Chelsea to just two shots inside the field, the first half ended 0-0. After the hour mark, Chelsea had a couple of chances to score. Both Tammy Abraham and Hakim Ziyech missed from near range. Mason Mount almost scored in the final 10 minutes, but a fine save down low ...
Messi pays tribute to Maradona in Barcelona win
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Messi pays tribute to Maradona in Barcelona win

In a 4-0 romp against Osasuna on Sunday, Lionel Messi dedicated a goal to the late Diego Maradona on his return to the Barcelona squad. Messi adorned a brilliant team display with a thumping strike into the top corner in the second half. Martin Braithwaite had broken the deadlock and Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho had scored either side of half-time. In his first La Liga start of the season; Braithwaite opened the scoring for Barca. With a scruffy shot in the 29th minute, bundling the ball over the line in a goalmouth scramble. In 42 minutes, Griezmann doubled the hosts' lead with a stunning volley from just inside the penalty area. In the 52nd minute, Coutinho scored from close range following Braithwaite and Griezmann's strong combination play. Ousmane Dembele saw ...
Juventus held at Benevento
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Juventus held at Benevento

Serie A titleholders Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw away to promoted side Benevento on Saturday. Following a majestic cross-field pass from Federico Chiesa, Alvaro Morata gave Juventus a 21st-minute advantage. Paulo Dybala should have added a second but curled his shot wide. But Gaetano Letizia levelled for Benevento in the first half stoppage time. Juventus had more possession in the second half but did little with it, while Benevento looked dangerous when they broke forward. Benevento had six players booked and Juventus one in the second half before Morata lost his cool and was dismissed. The performance of Juve raised further concerns about the team's reliance on 35-year-old Ronaldo. He was not even on the bench on Saturday. Despite having played just five matches he is ...
Madrid go down to Alaves
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Madrid go down to Alaves

Thibaut Courtois’ disastrous mistake led to a shock 2-1 home loss by Alaves on Saturday. Lucas Perez gave Alaves the lead in the fifth minute from the penalty spot. It was also the fifth penalty that Madrid conceded in the league in three games. Fernando Pacheco saved a shot from Hazard. And then had a penalty appeal waved away before hobbling off in the 28th minute with a muscle injury. Early in the second half, Joselu made the most of a gift from Courtois to double Alaves' lead. Casemiro pulled back a goal for Madrid in the 86th minute from close range. Isco almost found an equalizer in the sixth minute of added time but his shot bounced off the crossbar. Madrid swallowed a third defeat in 10 league games. Madrid had played 15 previous home games against Alaves in LaLiga, w...
Chelsea vs Tottenham : Preview, Team News and Probable Starting XI
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Chelsea vs Tottenham : Preview, Team News and Probable Starting XI

Frank Lampard's Chelsea will host former manager Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur in a mouth-watering London derby on Sunday. Since Abramovich took over no English club has won more major trophies than Chelsea. And Mourinho was the manager for half of those. For 13 of those 16 wins, Lampard, meanwhile, was a player, scoring more goals than anyone else. Mourinho has been sacked twice by Chelsea so it will be a clash to watch out. The injury issues in Liverpool and Manchester City's worst start to a season has opened the door for title bid. Tottenham are flying this season as they are the league leaders while Chelsea are just 2 point behind Tottenham. Regardless of what happens on Saturday’s games, Spurs are guaranteed to have spent at least seven days at the summit this year. ...
Barcelona vs Osasuna : Preview and Team News
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Barcelona vs Osasuna : Preview and Team News

Barcelona will be looking to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight this weekend. They welcome Osasuna to Camp Nou on Sunday. Barcelona lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid last week and are looking for a bounce back. There is no getting away from the fact that this season's Barca league form was extremely disappointing. They have picked up just 11 points from their eight matches to place 13th in the table. Barcelona are already 12 points behind league leaders Real Sociedad but have 2 games in hand. Koeman will now be desperate to address his team's disappointing league form. A strong result on Sunday would lead them nicely into next weekend's clash with Cadiz. Osasuna, meanwhile, will bring a three-game winless run into Sunday's contest. They have picked up just a point from th...
Argentina legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60
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Argentina legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after cardiac arrest in his native Argentina. The world football icon underwent a brain blood clot surgery in early November. Maradona was discharged from hospital on stable state after a week of surgery. Maradona captained Argentina to 1986 World Cup along with his excellent individual performances. He is considered to be one of the best player to have graced the sport. Maradona after his playing career had mixed stint of coaching career. He was head coach of Argentina in the 2010 world cup. He was leading Gimansia La Plata in Argentine League until September.
Neymar’s penalty leads to PSG win
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Neymar’s penalty leads to PSG win

Brazilian Superstar Neymar Junior scored the sole goal as PSG won a vital game against Leipzig on Tuesday to claim all three points. The win gave them fresh hope of qualifying from Champions League Group H. It took just 11 minutes for the hosts to go ahead through Neymar from the penalty spot. Navas tipped over Dayot Upamecano's header in the 12th minute as Leipzig threatened in a low-key opening. In the 38th minute, Leipzig had another strong chance but Navas parried away Amadou Haidara's fierce 18-meter strike. Thomas Tuchel will be relieved to see Marco Verratti, who came on after a six-week injury layoff in the 83rd minute. Three weeks ago, Thomas Tuchel's side endured a 2-1 loss in Germany but, they got their campaign back on track at Parc des Princes. It wasn’t a convin...
Inter vs Real Madrid : Probable Lineups, Preview and Team News
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Inter vs Real Madrid : Probable Lineups, Preview and Team News

In a group B game in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League, Inter Milan and Real Madrid square off against each other at Giuseppe Meazza. This is a winner-take-all game, as after a poor start to the group stage of the tournament, both teams are below Borussia Monchengladbach and Shaktar Donetsk in the standings. A defeat would essentially destroy all qualifying aspirations for the team on Wednesday that is second-best. Inter Milan have won five out of the last 10 games between the two clubs, with Real Madrid winning four and one being ended in a draw. The last time these two teams played earlier this month, Los Blancos came out on top to give Real Madrid a 3-2 victory. Inter won 4-2 at the weekend against Torino while Real Madrid will be visitingInter with a 1-1 draw against Vill...
Liverpool vs Atlanta : Probable Lineups, Preview and Team News
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Liverpool vs Atlanta : Probable Lineups, Preview and Team News

Liverpool welcome Atalanta at Anfield knowing that victory would seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with two games to spare. Liverpool sits comfortably at the top of Group D, five points clear of their nearest rivals, fresh from dishing out Atalanta's worst ever home European defeat on matchday three. The six-time European champions are again among the favourites to go all the way this season. Liverpool who thrashed Leicester Cityin the Premier League with more than half of their starting XI players missing out. Klopp’s side were dominant from the first minute to the last as they won the game 3-0. Liverpool will be looking for the first time since April 2018. Another victory on Wednesday could see them keep four Champions League clean sheets on the bounce an...