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Espanyol vs Barcelona Preview | Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats

Espanyol have not won any of their last 15 Catalonian derbies against Barcelona in La Liga, (D3 L12), their worst ever run against a single team in the competition.

Barcelona have kept clean sheets in each of their last four visits to Espanyol in La Liga, while they could keep five in a row for the first time there.

Espanyol have won six of their last eight games at home in La Liga, losing only to Real Sociedad in February (1-2) and against Atlético in their previous game there.

EL Classico | I Am Not Sure Messi Is Human Says Enyema

Former Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama has revealed that he played better than Messi at the World Cup. 

Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi (R) and Nigeria’s goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama smile during a Group F football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 25, 2014.  

EL Classico | Three Truths You Should Know

Real Madrid are down but not out

The pain of Sunday's loss will linger around the Bernabeu for a long time, but Real Madrid are still the best team in Spain. It took a performance of the ages from Lionel Messi to beat Zinedine Zidane’s excellent side, and even when down to 10 men the hosts looked the better of the Clasico sides.

England Has Reduced Pep Guardiola To Nothing

English football has reduced Pep Guardiola to nothing has it seems like his previous glorious years are far away.

City owners were anxious of signing Pep and a salary higher than that of Jose Mourinho was offered. Pep might be biting himself after the defeat by Wenger's men ensured that the Spaniard goes trophyless for the first time in his career.

His Pep Guardiola that Special? Popular MFM FC supporter Yemi Famoyegun thinks Pep isn't special.

EL Classico | Eight Things That Have Changed Since The Last Clash At The Bernabeu

European and World Champions:

The last time that these two rivals met, Barcelona were the clear champions of Europe and the world, when they stomped to a 4-0 win at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. This Sunday, it is Real Madrid who will take to the field wearing Champions League and Club World Cup crowns.

Ballon d'Or:

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Preview | Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats

Real Madrid are La Liga side that have beaten Barcelona the most often in La Liga history (72), while Barcelona are the team that has beaten Real Madrid the most (68).

The Whites have only lost twice in the last six El Clásico games at Santiago Bernabéu (W3 D1 - all competitions) - the last one ended in a 4-0 win on November 2015 with Benítez as Madrid's boss.

Real Madrid have not lost in the last two El Clásicos La Liga games (W1 D1), their best unbeaten run against Barcelona since March 2013, with Mourinho as manager.

LA Liga | EL Classico Will Be A Title Decider

A midweek of contrasting Champions League fortunes for both sides can only serve to give both Real Madrid and Barcelona extra incentive going into El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu this Sunday.

With La Liga leaders Real Madrid advancing to the UCL semifinals, they’ll be spurred on to go on and achieve a Champions League and league double for the first time since 1958.

Barcelona 0-0 Juventus | Old Ladies Hold MSN Captive In Camp Nou

An expert defensive performance - from back to front - was enough to frustrate Barcelona and send Juventus into the Champions League last four. Though Barcelona had plenty of the ball, they only created two proper chances over the course of 90 minutes, and even they will have to concede that they were beaten by the better team.

Barcelona vs Juventus Preview | All You Need To Know

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Venue: Stade Louis II
Time: 19:45

Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats

No team has ever overturned a 3-0 first-leg defeat in the Champions League knockout stages in eight previous attempts, although Barcelona managed the biggest ever comeback in the last round by eliminating Paris SG 6-5 on aggregate after a 4-0 first leg defeat.

Barca Can Complete Another Champions League Comeback Against Juventus Says Neymar

Barcelona's hero (Neymar) in the camp nou 6-1 turnover of PSG after all hopes looked lost believes the Catalans can turn around the Juventus defeat around when his side hosts the Italian champions in Spain.

Neymar is keeping the faith, confident Barcelona can complete another remarkable comeback to reach the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Juventus.

Barca face a sizeable deficit heading into Wednesday's return leg at Camp Nou, trailing Italian champions Juventus 3-0.

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Nigerian News

NPFL Match Day 12: Top Five Goal Scorers    

Stephen Odey of MFM FC still leads the top goal scorers table after matchday 12 with 7 goals while Mbaoma and Samuel are jointly closely behind with 6 goals each.

 

Bash Ali Sues Sports Minister, Demands For N1b For Damages   

It ought to have been a meeting where Nigeria's record aiming boxer Bash Ali would have cemented a plan with the Minister for sports to promote his proposed World Guniess book of record match but it turned to a fight between him and the minister's security aides and it has grown to a

 

Good Gesture! Super Eagles Defender Kenneth Omeruo Donates N2M To Sick Coach Kelechi Emetole   

Kenneth Omeruo has showed his cheerful character outside the football pitch as the defender kindly donated N2M to Coach Kelechi Emetole who needs a total of $11,000 for cancer of the throat treatment in India.
 
Kelechi Emetole

 

NPFL Match Day 11: Ten Things Fans Said   

It seems the fans are happy with the way the NPFL is progressing. Here are a few comments from the fans after match day 11:
 
Fans Talk

 

How Much Will It Cost You To Watch An NPFL Match On A V.I.P. Sit?   

According to a fan it will only cost you N500 to watch a match in Kano on the V.I.P stand, isn't that amazing. It will probably cost you from about N300,000 to be on the V.I.P. stand in any of Europe's top five leagues, we will get there....
 

 

NPFL: Match Day 11 Results   

NPFL Match day 11 results:

Rangers 1-0 ABS
Katsina 2-1 MFM 
Remo 1-1 Pillars
Enyimba 0-0 3SC
Plateau 0-0 Lobi
Gombe 2-0 FCIU
Abia Warriors 1-0 Tornadoes
El-Kanemi 3-1 Sunshine
Wikki 0-0 Rivers

 

Victor Moses Extends Chelsea Contract   

Super Eagles winger Victor Moses has extended his contract with English Premiership side Chelsea after a brilliant campaign under Italian coach Antonio Conte.

 

Victor Moses Aiming For Better Goal Scoring Form Return   

Super Eagles star and Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses is currently enjoying the best form of his career but the Nigerian admits he needs to take more of his goal-scoring opportunities after he was rewarded with a two-year contract extension earlier this week.

 

Amos Adamu Banned By FIFA For Two More Years   

Fifa, on Tuesday, placed a two-year suspension on its former executive committee member Amos Adamu after investigation into a proceeding opening against him last year.

 

FIFA 'Mafia' Behind My Ban Says Amos Adamu   

Amos Adamu has slammed the FIFA mafia for his increased football ban globally. Amos thinks he's suffering from the fall out with the recent cabal that allegations forced out of FIFA

 

CAF Elections: Solomon Dalung Backs Pinnick   

Amanju Pinnick has gained and won the support of Solomon Dalung toward contesting for a CAF seat and backing Ahmad Ahmad to defeat long serving Isa Hayatou to the surprise of many who thought the Minister was going to call Pinnick's blough.

 

EPL, LA LIGA, SERIE A

Serie A: Five Things We Learned   

Juventus conceded their first league draw in over a year amid rumours that coach Massimiliano Allegri is on his way to Arsenal, but Roma are still heading for a podium place.

 

Alaves vs Sevilla Preview: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Estadio Mendizorroza

Time: 7:45pm

Referee: Daniel Trujillo (Spain)

Date: 06/03/17

 

West Ham vs Chelsea Preview: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Olympic Stadium

Referee: Andre Marriner (England)

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Sunderland vs Manchester City: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Stadium of Light

Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)

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Tottenham vs Everton: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: White Hart Lane

Referee: Michael Oliver (England)

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Super Messi runs Riot On Celta de Vigo   

Enrique's Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga with a thumping 5-0 win over Celta Vigo, with Lionel Messi and Neymar at their peak.

 

Eibar 1-4 Real Madrid: Benzema's Double Inspires Los Blancos   

Karim Benzema inspired Real Madrid to a comprehensive 4-1 win over Eibar, putting Zinedine Zidane’s side top of La Liga - at least until Barcelona play later this evening.

 

Barcelona vs Celta de Vigo: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Camp Nou

Referee: Jesus Gil (Spain)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats

 

Liverpool vs Arsenal: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Anfield

Referee: Robert Madley (England)

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Manchester United 1-1 Bournemouth: Mourinho's Men Look Destined For 6th Position As Zlatan's Penalty Gets Saved   

Rojo scored for Mourinho's men, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and somehow avoided a red card as Manchester United drew 1-1 at home to 10-man Bournemouth as the Red Devils looke

 

Leicester vs Hull: Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats   

This is the fourth Premier League meeting between the teams, with both sides claiming one victory each in the three previous games (D1).

 

Manchester United vs Bournemouth: All You Need To Know   

Match venue: Old Trafford

Referee: Kevin Friend (England)

Stats, Head to Head & Match Facts