Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Bayern Munich beat Frankfurt to stretch Bundesliga lead


Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to eight points as they beat Frankfurt and RB Leipzig drew with Mainz. Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal secured victory for Bayern with his fourth goal in his past four Bundesliga games. He met Joshua Kimmich’s cross at the far post and headed it in beyond Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. ...

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PSG beat Lille to remain nine points clear in Ligue 1


Leaders Paris St-Germain recovered from a first Ligue 1 defeat this season to beat Lille and briefly go 12 points clear. Unai Emery’s side were beaten by Strasbourg last weekend, and lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League during the week. Angel di Maria headed in Kylian Mbappe’s cross and then set up Javier Pastore for a second. Anwar el Ghazi scored a ...

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Ronaldo brace as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla after first half blitz


Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid put in a sensational first-half performance to blow away Sevilla. Real – only above fifth-placed Sevilla on goal difference before kick-off – led through Nacho’s close-range effort. Ronaldo had only scored two La Liga goals all season before converting Marco Asensio’s through ball and then scoring a penalty. Toni ...

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PL Roundup: Spurs thrash Stoke, Swans edge West Brom


Burnley 1-0 Watford Scott Arfield stepped out of the shadows to become Burnley’s latest match-winner as the Clarets continued their eye-catching Premier League campaign with a 1-0 victory over 10-man Watford. Billed as a battle of wits between Sean Dyche and Marco Silva, two over-performing coaches who were heavily linked with the Everton job recently, it was the former who enhanced his growing reputation. Marvin Zeegelaar’s ...

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West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: David Moyes’ Hammers stun Blues


West Ham won for the first time under David Moyes as Marko Arnautovic’s first goal for the club proved enough to beat a disjointed Chelsea at London Stadium. The Hammers scored the only goal after just six minutes when Arnautovic curled a deft strike into the bottom corner after exchanging passes with Manuel Lanzini on the edge of the area. ...

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Hope Solo running for US Soccer Federation presidency

World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hope Solo has announced she is running for president of the US Soccer Federation. The 36-year-old earned 202 caps for her country and won the 2015 Women’s World Cup plus two Olympic gold medals during her 17-year international career. She has not played for the national side since the Rio Olympics, after receiving a six-month ban for ...

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UCL: Real Madrid’s Carvajal banned for ‘deliberate yellow card’


Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal will miss the first leg of the Champions League last 16 after he was found by Uefa to have been deliberately booked. Carvajal was booked for time-wasting in the last minute of Real’s win over Apoel Nicosia on 21 November where they secured their last-16 spot. It meant the 25-year-old missed Wednesday’s final group-stage match with Borussia ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi to win fifth Ballon d’Or


Cristiano Ronaldo has won the fifth Ballon d’Or of his career, equalling Lionel Messi’s record after a season that saw him lead Real Madrid to their 12th Champions League title. The 32-year-old, who moved level with Messi at the top of the all-time Champions League group stage goalscorers leaderboard on Wednesday after helping Madrid to beat Borussia Dortmund, was presented with ...

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Blues reunion: Michael Essien visits ‘daddy’ Jose Mourinho


Michael Essien enjoyed his visit to Old Trafford and posed for pictures with Jose Mourinho and Sir Bobby Charlton. The former Chelsea midfielder watched on as his old boss orchestrated a 2-1 victory for United over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. Essien labelled Mourinho as ‘daddy’ in his caption and also shared a snap of himself with Sir Bobby ...

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