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Ronaldo reaches 100 goals in UEFA games

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid’s most productive player,  Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to reach 100 goals in UEFA club competitions. The Portugal forward opened his European club goals account in Manchester United’s 3-0 win against Debrecen on 9 August 2005. Eleven years and eight months on, he scored twice …

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Nigeria step up in April Fifa ranking

Gernot Rohr’s men are now the fifth best African team having moved a place up in the monthly rating announced on Thursday morning Nigeria are now the 40th best football playing nation according to the latest Fifa ranking released on Thursday. The Super Eagles were ranked 41st in March ranking …

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Hazard is the Premier League’s most important player

Chelsea edged closer to the title after seeing off Manchester City and the Belgian playmaker outshone Diego Costa again Eden Hazard proved himself to be the Premier League’s most decisive player with a double to edge Chelsea closer to the title and kill off Manchester City’s hopes in the process. …

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John Obi Mikel scores first Chinese Super League goal

The Super Eagles skipper led his side to their first victory in the Chinese topflight, while his compatriot Ideye fired blanks John Obi Mikel scored in Tianjin Teda‘s 2-0 victory over Chongqing Lifan in a Chinese Super League encounter on Sunday. Mikel started the encounter alongside compatriot, Brown Ideye, who …

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Messi given four-match FIFA ban

Lionel Messi has been handed a four-match international ban for insulting a linesman during Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Chile in Buenos Aires last Thursday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was also fined 10,000 US dollars by the FIFA disciplinary committee, the world football governing body said on Tuesday. “Lionel Messi …

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Courtois confident Conte will remain at Chelsea

The goalkeeper backed the Blues to retain the former Juventus coach amid reported interest from his homeland in Italy Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is confident contract negotiations with head coach Antonio Conte will have a “happy ending”. Conte arrived at Stamford Bridge on a three-year deal in the off-season and …

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