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MARCELO ACCUSED OF €490,000 TAX FRAUD IN SPAIN

Real Madrid star Marcelo has been accused by Spanish authorities of tax fraud totalling €490,000 (£436,000; $576,000). The alleged irregularities are linked to the use of foreign firms to handle the earnings of his image rights, Madrid’s public prosecutor says. The 29-year-old Brazilian player has yet to comment. He is the latest in a string of footballers...

LEWANDOWSKI SCORES TWICE IN BAYERN’S 3-0 WIN

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich beat Bavarian rivals Augsburg to extend their unbeaten start under Jupp Heynckes. Arturo Vidal fired them into the lead from close range and then set up Lewandowski’s opening goal. The Poland striker got his second – his 13th goal in as many league games this season – from Joshua...

“I DECLARE WAR UPON YOU,” WBC CHAMPION, WILDER CHALLENGES JOSHUA

Deontay Wilder told Anthony Joshua “I declare war upon you” after retaining his WBC heavyweight title with a first round knockout of Bermane Stiverne. Wilder knocked Stiverne to the canvas with a fierce right before flooring him again with a barrage of punches. Stiverne was then knocked out as Wilder caught him with some brutal punches,...

TOTTENHAM MANAGER POCHETTINO: FORGET RONALDO, SPURS MUST BE WARY OF ISCO

Contrary to expectations that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will be the focus of attention when his team plays Real Madrid on Tuesday evening at the Santiango Bernabeu, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has declared that he would rather be keeping an eye on midfielder Isco instead. Isco has reached his full potential at Real Madrid and is...

REAL MADRID PRESIDENT CLAIMS RONALDO WILL WIN NEXT TWO BALLON D’OR AWARDS

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has said that Cristiano Ronaldo will win the next two Ballon d’Or awards. In an interview with El Espanol, Perez also spoke about Ronaldo’s current tax problems and insisted the 32-year-old is only focused on football. Ronaldo was in court in Madrid in July to answer charges of a €14.7million tax...

OGUNJOBI HAILS NFF ON NIGERIA, ARGENTINA FRIENDLY

Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has hailed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on the forthcoming international friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina. The friendly will hold in Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday November 14, with all arrangements for the friendly concluded already. “This is the type of friendly matches...

CHELSEA’S MOSES APPLAUDS TEAMMATES AFTER COMEBACK WIN AGAINST WATFORD

The injured wing-back showered praises on his teammates after they fought back to secure victory over the Hornets in a six-goal thriller.   Victor Moses has hailed his Chelsea teammates after their dramatic 4-2 win over Watford in Saturday's English Premier League encounter. The Blues battled to conquer Marco Silva’s men as Michy Batshuayi’s brace, Cesar Azpilicueta...

JOSE MOURINHO DENIES SPAIN TAX FRAUD ALLEGATION

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has denied owing money to the Spanish state in a tax fraud case relating to his time in charge of Real Madrid. He had been accused of owing nearly €3.3m (£2.9m, $3.8m) in undeclared image rights revenue. After a brief hearing Mr Mourinho said he had paid everything he had been...

KEVIN DE BRUYNE PATIENT ON MANCHESTER CITY CONTRACT TALKS

Kevin De Bruyne says there is no rush to sign a new Manchester City contract after his agent indicated plans to use Neymar's deal to negotiate new terms. De Bruyne is two years into his six-year contract at City, which sees him earn £6m a year, but the Ballon d'Or nominee - who Pep Guardiola...

Man United Beat Watford, Climb To Fifth In Premier League

Bruno Fernandes opened his goalscoring account at Manchester United on Sunday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side climbed to fifth place in the Premier League table with a 3-0 win against lowly Watford. United have struggled for consistency all season but the victory at Old Trafford lifts them to 41 points, just three behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Midfielder...

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