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The Tale of a Header

When Nolito stepped up to take the corner kick, little did the world know that a number of records were about to be broken. The game had been goalless up until that point, and as the ball swung into the box, the players readied to get their heads to it. But as is often the…

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What We Learnt From the Madrid vs City Game

1. Both teams can score goals: Careful as both teams’ defences looked, one could have been forgiven for saying the match would see few goals, say one or two…but five was the final goal count; and boy! Were they pretty! 2. Games change in a moment…and many times in this match: After 68 minutes had…

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Euro Championship: Inside the Players’ Minds

Three major tournaments won in a row, and it is probably just the beginning for the Spanish national team. Tonight, they have won the 2012 European Championship playing football the one way they know how to play. The same way the 2008 Euros was won…yep, the 2010 World cup also came like that; and I’m…

5 THINGS WE LEARNT FROM THE 2011 COMMUNITY SHIELD

1. Fergie’s thinking cap might have grown old, but it still works wonders. 2. Manchester city is hardly yet a team… they’re still pretty much a group of expensive footballers 3. Fergie’s United project is well underway and in the right direction. 4. These generation of Manchester United players still have the trademark United character.…

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Best O’ The Rest

After a splendid year that saw Jose Mourinho, Wesley Sneijder and Inter Milan lift the UEFA champion’s league; Iniesta, Xavi and Spain lift the FIFA world cup; Athletico Madrid lift the Europa league, and then the UEFA super cup; Messi and Barcelona win the la liga; and Diego Forlan and Uruguay surprise the soccer world…

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BARCELONA 5 – 0 REAL MADRID

EL CLASSICO 2010/2011 1st leg; VENUE: CAMP NOU DATE: 29/11/2010 Xavi 8’, Pedro 18’, Villa 55’ 58’, Jeffren 90 Real Madrid fans watching will have wondered where all of the Madrid team quality had gone as they witnessed los blancos’ team structure broken down time and again, and Mourinho’s tactics undone by Barcelona’s sleek passing…

Rooney Set to Leave Man U, May Join Man City

Distaught Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has finally made up his mind to leave the club. Fortunately for him, Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has come to accept this as reality as he announced it in a press conference yesterday. Rooney may toe the line of Carlos Tevez who left to rivals Manchester City. Fans have…

Nsofor Nominated for CAF Award

Victor Obinna Nsofor has emerged as the only Nigerian player nominated for this year’s CAF African Player of the Year Award. He got the nomination ahead of compatriot John Obi Mikel who was expected to have made the list considering his efforts in helping his team Chelsea regain the English Premier League Crown last season.…