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Month: April 2021

Ranjan’s late leveler rescues Lalitpur
football, Nepal Super League

Ranjan’s late leveler rescues Lalitpur

Ranjan Bista scored late on in the second half off the bench as Lalitpur City Football Club held Dhangadhi Football Club to a 1-1 draw at Dasarath Stadium on Thursday. On a soggy pitch, tensions flared from early on as Lalitpur were denied a goal as referee flagged Anjan Bista for an offside, which was protested heavily by the Lalitpur dugout. Soon after, Croatian Vilim Posinkovic tested opposition skipper Kiran Chemjong on goal. On the 32nd minute, Dinesh Rajbanshi made a goalline clearance to keep the scores level for Dhangadhi. In the 43rd minute, Lalitpur were awarded a penalty after Kiran raised his hands on Anjan after receiving a cross. Azerbaijan's Nurlan Novruzov's weak effort was easily handled by the diving Kiran to his left. In the 72nd minute, Olawale Afeez score...
Real Madrid held at home by Chelsea
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Real Madrid held at home by Chelsea

Chelsea secured a draw vs Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Champions League on Tuesday. Chelsea now have the advantage of an away goal and will look to win the match in the next leg at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea took the lead via Pulisic in the 14th minute. A delicious ball from Rudiger’s header and Pulisic made a run behind Madrid’s defense to put it past Courtois. Ben Chilwell’s shot went wide in the 24th minute as Chelsea looked to increase their lead. In the 29th minute Real Madrid equalize via Karim Benzema. Benzema was on target once again as he volleyed the ball home to level the match. Chelsea had few more chances in the second half to take the lead but couldn’t break Madrid’d defense. Raphael Varane missed a good opportunity for Madrid as his header went wide the post...
Nawayug stuns Biratnagar; Chitwan-Butwal share spoils
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Nawayug stuns Biratnagar; Chitwan-Butwal share spoils

Nawayug Shrestha opened his account in the Nepal Super League in style as Pokhara Thunders stunned Biratnagar City Football Club by 1-0 in the Nepal Super League match at Dasarath Stadium in Wednesday. Skipper Shrestha's goal seven minutes from time proved to be decisive as Thunders registered their first victory. Thunders lost their opening match against Butwal Lumbini by 1-0 and were in desperate need of win to climb from the bottom. Biratnagar having started the league with 3-0 win over Dhangadhi were second best in all departments. Biratnagar's coach Yan Law admitted his team were second best in the contest and the loss came just in time. 'We didn't turn up in the match and Pokhara bettered us. Our boys were a bit over confident and this came just in time. We can look back o...
Nagelsmann to coach Bayern Munich
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Nagelsmann to coach Bayern Munich

Julian Nagelsmann has been appointed as Bayern Munich's new boss. Nagelsmann,33, is regarded as one of the game's top young coaches. Club’s statement said: “Bayern have appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach.' The Bayern statement read. "The Bavarian-born 33-year-old will move to Munich from RB Leipzig on July 1, 2021 ahead of the new season, signing a five-year-contract with the German record champions until June 30, 2026." Upon leaving Leipzig, Nagelsmann wrote in a statement: "I will leave RB Leipzig with a heavy heart. I've been able to coach a special team here at a club with huge opportunities and the best possible conditions to work in. " "Everybody here, including the staff who work alongside the team, have ensured that we've written plenty of stories for...
NSL : Afeez guides Dhangadhi to first win
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NSL : Afeez guides Dhangadhi to first win

Nigerian Forward Olawale Afeez scored a brace as Dhangadhi Football Club registered first win in the ongoing Nepal Super League (NSL) on Tuesday. Kathmandu RayZRs could not continue their winning streak as they went down 3-0 against Dhangadhi at Dasarath Stadium. Tanka Basnet scored the opener for Dhangadhi in the 19th minute. Basnet's cross from right flank came off the post, deflected off goalkeeper Bikesh Kuthu and went into the goal. Bikesh denied Darshan Gurung the lead just minutes before deflecting the ball for the opener. Afeez scored his first goal in the 23rd minute to double Dhangadhi's lead. Afeez received the final ball off a quick counter and made a mazy run from left byline to the edge of six yard box to open his account in the league. In the injury time of fir...
Henry and Shearer inducted in Hall of Fame
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Henry and Shearer inducted in Hall of Fame

Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry have been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. Shearer is the Premier League's all-time leading scorer, with 260 goals for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. Shearer won the championship with Blackburn Rovers in 1995. Meanwhile, in 258 appearances for Arsenal, Henry set a club record of 175 Premier League goals. He set a record for becoming the league's leading scorer four times in a season. "When you look at some of the unbelievable players to have graced the Premier League - week in, week out, year in, year out - I feel very honoured to join the Hall of Fame," said 50-year-old Shearer, who moved from Southampton to Blackburn before the Premier League era began in 1992-93. "I have to thank all of my team-mates, as well as the mana...
Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira join Daniel Ek to buy Arsenal
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Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira join Daniel Ek to buy Arsenal

Daniel Ek, the owner of Spotify, is making a deal to purchase Arsenal with the support of former Arsenal players Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, and Patrick Vieira. If Stan Kroenke, the owner of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, decides to sell the team he has led since April 2011, he is expected to demand up to at least £2 billion. But there are also news that Kroenke rates Arsenal FC as their crowning jewel in their sports business and are unwilling to sell. Daniel Ek on twitter wrote “As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for Arsenal as long as I can remember. If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I’d be happy to throw my hat into the ring.” This statement came right after Josh Kroenke’s meeting with Arsenal fan forum and amidst the protest. The presence of three legendary re...
PSG vs Man City : Preview and Probable Lineup
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PSG vs Man City : Preview and Probable Lineup

Both PSG and Manchester City have never won the Champions League and this tie will see only one progressing through to the finals. First leg of the match will be played at Parc des Princes. PSG progressed to the semi-finals after beating Bayern Munich on away goals while Manchester City won 4-2 on aggregate against Borussia Dortmund. Manchester City will play this match on back of a fantastic Carabao Cup final win against Tottenham Hotspur. Meanwhile, PSG won 3-1 against Metz. PSG's offensive third has been lit this past week as they have scored three goals or more in seven of their last nine games in all competitions. Meanwhile, City's goalless stalemate with Porto is the only blip in their Champions League campaign so far, when they have won nine of their other ten games. P...
Manchester City beat Tottenham to win Carabao Cup
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Manchester City beat Tottenham to win Carabao Cup

Aymeric Laporte’s header won Pep Guardiola and his side fourth consecutive Carabao Cup. The match also saw 8,000 fans allowed into the stadium as lockdown is beginning to ease. City had much too many for Tottenham and it was not Spurs who did not fail to show up but Man City being brilliant. On 26 minutes, Phil Foden had one of the best chances. But his eight-yard shot deflected off Toby Alderweireld. Raheem Sterling's shot went only wide moments later, and the half started with both teams tied. Spurs started the first half bright. Two minutes in, Giovani Lo Celso forced Zack Steffen into excellent save. Lloris was pressured into a host of decent saves as City started to pound his post. However, after 10 minutes, Laporte headed a free kick from Kevin De Bruyne past Lloris. Ma...
Newcastle score the last minute leveler
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Newcastle score the last minute leveler

Newcastle United secure a last-minute draw against Liverpool in a thrilling match. Mohamed Salah scored for Liverpool whereas Joe Willock scored the leveler for Newcastle United in the last kick of the match. Liverpool went ahead after just 3 minutes as Salah scored a brilliant goal in the top corner. For most part of the game, Liverpool dominated and could have easily won the game by a margin of 3 or more goals. But they couldn’t be clinical enough. Newcastle missed few opportunities as well but Liverpool looked more threatening. As Mané picked out Diogo Jota unmarked inside the penalty box, he fired a tame shot at the Newcastle goalkeeper. After leaving a slow Newcastle defense trailing to hit a Salah through ball, the Senegalese international dragged a decent chance across ta...