Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Bayern Munich near 6th straight title after win at Freiburg


Bayern Munich closed in on their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title with a comfortable victory over Freiburg. Jupp Heynckes’ side are 20 points ahead of second-placed Schalke and require just eight points from their remaining nine games to clinch top spot again. Alexander Schwolow’s own goal and Corentin Tolisso’s spectacular strike gave Bayern a 2-0 half-time lead. Sandro Wagner and Thomas ...

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Messi scores 600th goal in Barcelona win over Atletico Madrid


Lionel Messi’s 600th career goal maintained Barcelona’s unbeaten record in La Liga to open up an eight-point lead over opponents Atletico Madrid. Messi’s superb first-half free-kick from 25 yards into the top corner took his club tally to 539 goals and he also has 61 for Argentina. Luis Suarez could have added a second but his chip sailed narrowly wide. ...

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Man City edge closer to title with win over Chelsea


Manchester City moved 18 points clear at the top of the Premier League table after Bernardo Silva’s goal gave them victory over Chelsea. Silva, also a scorer in the 3-0 win at Arsenal on Thursday, poked in David Silva’s cross at the back post just 35 seconds into the second half. City dominated the game but had to be patient ...

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Brighton heap pressure on Wenger with win over Arsenal


Brighton beat Arsenal for the first time since 1982 to increase the pressure on Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. Lewis Dunk put Brighton ahead when he hooked the ball home from a corner after it dropped to him inside the six-yard box. The Seagulls added a second when Laurent Koscielny’s misplaced pass was intercepted and Pascal Gross teased a high cross ...

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Burnley 2-1 Everton: Clarets come from behind to beat Toffees


Chris Wood came off the bench to inspire Burnley’s second-half fightback which earned a 2-1 win against 10-man Everton at Turf Moor. Cenk Tosun, signed in January from Besiktas for a reported £27million, finally headed home his first Everton goal after 20 minutes. Burnley, who had endured a 12-game winless run in all competitions, were level in the 56th minute thanks to Ashley ...

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Lizzy Sports Club return to Ghana after winning Dubai Cup

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The Lizzy Sports Club returned to Ghana on Sunday, a day after besting some of the world’s top U-13 sides to win the 2018 Dubai International Cup. The team received a rapturous welcome at the Kotoka International Airport when they touched down from Dubai. The Ghanaian side beat Real Madrid 4-2 on penalties in the finals on Saturday after the game had ended ...

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Lingard heads in winner as Man Utd defeat Chelsea 2-1


Manchester United moved back into second place in the Premier League as substitute Jesse Lingard gave them victory over top-four rivals Chelsea at Old Trafford. The Red Devils had to come from behind after Willian started and finished a flowing move to give Chelsea the lead in the first half. United pulled level before the break, with striker Romelu Lukaku ...

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Vitoria v Bahia abandoned after 10 red cards and eight yellows


Brazilian footballers are traditionally known for their skill on the ball, but there wasn’t much on show in the Bahia state championship match between Vitoria and Bahia. After a feisty first half featuring six bookings and Denilson’s goal for the hosts, things really got out of hand after the break. Bahia were awarded a penalty in the 50th minute, and ...

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Dubai U-13 Intercontinental Cup set for February 22-24


The Lizzy Sports Academy, owned by Ghanaian-born, former French international, Marcel Desailly, will represent Ghana at the Under 13 Dubai Intercontinental Cup Finals. The Youth team is gunning for the games in Dubai, where the global sports lens will be focused on budding talents and the exuberant show of skill that will be exhibited at the games. The three day ...

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Asensio hits brace as Real Madrid edge Betis in thriller


Marco Asensio scored twice as Real Madrid beat Real Betis to secure a third successive victory. Zinedine Zidane’s side took the lead when Asensio nodded in, but Betis equalised through Aissa Mandi. Nacho’s own goal put Betis ahead at the break but Sergio Ramos, Asensio and Cristiano Ronaldo scored to put the defending champions in control. Sergio Leon’s late goal ...

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