Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Andrea Pirlo set to replace Maurizio Sarri as Juventus head coach

Andrea Pirlo is set to replace Maurizio Sarri as Juventus head coach, according to Sky in Italy. Former Chelsea and Napoli boss Sarri took charge of Juventus in June last year, signing a three-year contract, and led the side to a ninth consecutive Serie A title last month. After Juve were knocked out of the Champions...

Juventus sack Sarri after UCL ouster

Juventus have sacked Maurizio Sarri following their Champions League exit at the hands of Lyon. The Continassa hierarchy held a meeting following the Old Lady’s failure to progress to the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier club competition, with Sarri’s future at the club the only point on the agenda in the wake of the continental disappointment. It...

United’s Alexis Sanchez Permanently Joins Inter

Manchester United’s Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez has signed a three-year contract with Inter Milan, the Italian club announced on Thursday.  “Alexis Sanchez has joined the Nerazzurri on a free transfer,” the Serie A side said in a statement. The 31-year-old, who had been on loan from United this season, signed a contract until June 30, 2023.   More...

Nigerian fans divided over Arsenal vs Chelsea FA Cup clash

Three years ago, Arsenal and Chelsea were involved in the FA Cup final, with the Gunners triumphing 2-1 for a record seventh crown. Today, the attention of millions of football fans across the globe will be focused at the Wembley Stadium for another great contest between London rivals, Arsenal and Chelsea. As usual, many Nigerian football...

Chelsea, Man United Qualify For Champions League

Manchester United and Chelsea sealed Champions League places on Sunday as Bournemouth and Watford fell through the trapdoor on a dramatic final day of the longest Premier League season. Liverpool have crowned champions last month but there were many issues at stake in the final 90 minutes of a campaign that started on August 9...

English Striker Vardy Wins Premier League Golden Boot

Jamie Vardy won the Premier League Golden Boot for the first time in his career on Sunday despite a poor end to the season for Leicester City that saw them miss out on the Champions League. England forward Vardy, 33, became the oldest player to win the award for the league’s top scorer after netting...

Watford, Bournemouth Relegated From Premier League

Watford and Bournemouth were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season on Sunday. Watford’s 3-2 defeat at Arsenal condemned them to 19th place, while third bottom Bournemouth’s 3-1 win at Everton wasn’t enough to save them. Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw at West Ham ensured they stayed up at Bournemouth’s expense as...

Everton Defender Leighton Baines Retires

Everton defender Leighton Baines announced his retirement after the Premier League club’s final day of the season on Sunday. Former England international Baines, who spent 13 years with Everton, confirmed he will hang up his boots after making a 20-minute substitute appearance in a 3-1 defeat against Bournemouth at Goodison Park. The 35-year-old left-back made 420...

How Premier League Table Looks Like As United, Chelsea Make UCL

Watford and Bournemouth were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season on Sunday. Watford’s 3-2 defeat at Arsenal condemned them to 19th place, while third bottom Bournemouth’s 3-1 win at Everton wasn’t enough to save them. Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw at West Ham ensured they stayed up at Bournemouth’s expense as...

Ronaldo Shines As Juventus Win Ninth Straight Serie A Title

Cristiano Ronaldo powered Juventus to their ninth straight Serie A title on Sunday in a 2-0 win over Sampdoria that put them over the line with two matches to spare. Ronaldo opened the scoring deep into first half stoppage time in Turin and then had a hand in Federico Bernardeschi netting the second after 66...

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