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Month: March 2021

Aubameyang case heating up
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Aubameyang case heating up

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was benched on Arsenal’s one of the most important matches of the season last weekend. Manager Mikel Arteta confirmed Aubameyang had breached pre match protocols and hence was benched as a punishment. Arteta has been very very strict in terms of discipline since he arrived. Disciplinary action caused Guendouzi loan move, Ozil case in the beginning of the season. This time Aubameyang faces Arteta test and the boss says here are no assurances that the captain will be able to return to his starting lineup right away. However, he says they’ve had positive talks. “We talked, everything has been resolved in a really positive way so we move forward,” he said, although he refused to say whether Aubameyang will face Olympiakos at home on Thursday. “No, everybody ...
Chris Wilder leaves Sheffield United
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Chris Wilder leaves Sheffield United

Chris Wilder has left Sheffield United by "mutual consent". The decision came after his relationship with the club's owner broke down. Wilder took over at Bramall Lane in May 2016, and was a fan favorite. He guided the Blades from League One to the Premier League, finished ninth. “Being manager of Sheffield United has been a special journey and one I’ll never forget,” Wilder said in a statement. “I was delighted to be given the opportunity back in 2016 and have been delighted with the success which we have achieved, including two promotions and a highest ever Premier League finish. “I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Club’s accomplishments along the way, including the players, staff and, in particular, the supporters.” The blades are bottom of the table and ...
Chelsea into to the quarterfinals of UCL
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Chelsea into to the quarterfinals of UCL

Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri scored one each to give Chelsea win vs Atletico Madrid. Chelsea are now through to the quarterfinals of the competition after winning the tie 3-1 in aggregate. Chelsea were the better side the whole game and didn’t take long to take the lead. The new trio Havertz, Werner and Ziyech combined for a beautifully worked goal in the 34th minute. Havertz played a beautiful through ball to Werner to took the opportunity to cut in to the box and assist Ziyech who beautifull put it past Oblak. Atletico who are on top of La Liga couldn’t penetrate the rigid Chelsea defence; Kante once again played one of the best matches of his career. Early in the second half, Oblak was down smartly to keep out Werner's low shot, and he had more work to do to deny Ziyech a se...
MLS investigate Inter Miami about Matuidi transfer
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MLS investigate Inter Miami about Matuidi transfer

Inter Miami's new signing Blaise Matuidi is being investigated by Major League Soccer. After three seasons with Serie A club Juventus, the France international joined Inter Miami on a free transfer in August 2020. "Major League Soccer has begun a formal review of Inter Miami CF's signing of midfielder Blaise Matuidi, specifically investigating whether the signing of the player complied with Major League Soccer's salary budget and roster guidelines," a league statement read. "MLS will not make further comment until the completion of its investigation." The club responded with a statement that read: "Inter Miami CF acknowledges the statement made by Major League Soccer today, and we look forward to fully engaging with the league's review process. We will have no further comment." ...
Nepal Super League : Transfer Pool
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Nepal Super League : Transfer Pool

Kathmandu RayZRs has roped in Bikesh Kuthu as Marquee player with National Team coach Balgopal Maharjan coming in as Coach. Ranjit Dhimal has signed with his city based club Biratnagar City Football Club. FC Chitwan has announced Bharat Khawas as Marquee player. Meghraj KC will coach the team with Shailesh Karmcharya his assistant for the league. Lalitpur City Football Club has paid 5 lakh 50 thousands for the services of Midfielder Anjan Bista. Bhatbhateni Supermarket is the owner of LCFC. Dhangadhi FC has signed midfielder Bishal Rai as Marquee Player. The team is owned by Subash Shahi, renowned sports personnel in the far west.
Hazard injured again
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Hazard injured again

After returning to action at the weekend, Real Madrid have reported that Eden Hazard has sustained yet another injury. Following his return to the first team, Hazard is now diagnosed with a muscle injury in his right psoas. He made his first appearance since January, but since joining the Spanish giants in2019, he has endured yet another injury setback. "Something's up, because he was never injured in his entire career [before joining Real] or there were very few injuries. We want to help him and hope he's back as soon as possible. "They're things that I can't explain. I want to be positive and hope that it's not too much of a problem." "We're going to try and figure out why it's happening but right now we can't explain it." Zidane said in a press conference. He has made just...
Lacazette penalty seals win for Arsenal in NLD
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Lacazette penalty seals win for Arsenal in NLD

Arsenal came from behind to beat 10-man Tottenham 2-1 at the Emirates. Thanks to a goal from Martin Odegaard and a penalty from Alexandre Lacazette. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was dropped to the bench for violating disciplinary procedures, Lacazette assumed the armband. Arsenal started on a high as they kept the possession and were looking to be a constant threat. Emile Smith Rowe and Cedric both hit the post first and none of the gooners could put Arsenal ahead. Son went off in 16 minutes and Mourinho brought in Lamela who scored the opening. A brilliant rabona, nutmegged Thomas Partey and the ball went straight into the bottom corner; Spurs lead Arsenal 1-0. Arsenal finally got their reward when Kieran Tierney found Odegaard in space in the Spurs box. On 33 m...
Dinamo Zagreb manager sentenced to jail
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Dinamo Zagreb manager sentenced to jail

Zoran Mamic has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison for fraud. Zagreb are due to play Tottenham Hostpurs in Europa League last 16 tie onThursday. Mamic has already resigned as well. “Although I don’t feel guilty, I resign as I said before I would do if the sentence was confirmed. I wish all the good luck to the club,” Mamic as said. He was sentenced to jail by Croatian Supreme court on Monday. Dinamo said the new coach would be former Dinamo player Damir Krznar. DamirVrbanovic, the former director of Dinamo, was also sentenced to three years in prison by the court. Both of them were charged with tax evasion worth 12.2 million kuna, as well as siphoning off 116 million kuna from Dinamo player transactions.
Arsenal vs Olympiacos : Preview
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Arsenal vs Olympiacos : Preview

Arsenal will welcome Olypiacos to Emirated stadium on Thursday for their second leg of Europa League last 16 tie. Arsenal won the first leg 3-1, thanks to goals from Odegaard, El Neny and Gabriel. Only realistic trophy that Arsenal will be fighting this season is the Europa League. Also, it seems winning this trophy will only be their gateway to Champions League football. Olympiacos have once already caused upset against gunners as they thrashed Arsenal out of Europa League last season. Arsenal will play Olympiacos with a win against their fiercest rivals Tottenham Hotspurs in the weekend. Pedro Martins' side had chances in the first leg, though they were mostly gifted to them by Arsenal's disastrous attempts to knock the ball around in their defensive third, and scoring at least th...
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid : Preview
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid : Preview

With a fickle 1-0 lead in the first leg, Chelsea will welcome Atletico Madrid to Stamford Bridge tonight. Olivier Giroud’s fantastic overhead sealed the win for Chelsea in the first league of the UCL last 16 tie in Madrid. Chelsea were not able to find back-to-back victories over Everton and Liverpool. And they also only managed a point against Leeds at the weekend. However, it was Chelsea's fifth clean sheet in a row, and their resolute defense has only conceeded twice since Tuchel took over. Also, Chelsea has never struggled to advance in Europe after winning the first leg away. Tuchel will hope to follow in the footsteps of nine of Chelsea's last ten managers who won their first European game at home. Atletico Madrid remains in first position in La Liga. However, Barcelona and...