Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Higuain bags hat-trick as Juventus thrash Sassuolo


Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick as Juventus thrashed Sassuolo to stay second in Serie A behind Napoli. Chelsea-linked Alex Sandro opened the scoring and Sami Khedira added two more before the half-hour mark. Miralem Pjanic made it 4-0 in the first half, before striker Higuain’s treble in the second period. AC Milan were held to a 1-1 draw at Udinese, with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma ...

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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich extend lead with win at Mainz


German champions Bayern Munich extended their Bundesliga lead to 18 points with a comfortable victory at Mainz. Winger Franck Ribery sweetly struck the opener from the edge of the area, before midfielder James Rodriguez drilled in the second. On-loan Liverpool striker Divock Origi scored his fifth goal of the season in Wolfsburg’s 1-1 draw against Stuttgart. Meanwhile, two ex-Premier League players netted in Hertha ...

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Barcelona set club record as Pique rescues point in derby


Gerard Pique scored a late equaliser as Barcelona drew at Espanyol to set a club record of 22 games unbeaten at the start of the La Liga season. Philippe Coutinho hit the bar in the first half before Gerard Moreno’s header gave city rivals Espanyol the lead midway through the second. With only eight minutes left, defender Pique headed home ...

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Napoli stay top with win at Benevento


Napoli maintained their one-point advantage at the top of Serie A with victory at bottom side Benevento. The visitors went ahead in the first half through Dries Mertens’ clever turn and chip into the far corner. Lorenzo Insigne’s lob struck the bar before Marek Hamsik tucked home from close range early in the second half. Benevento were given a penalty ...

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Inter winless in 8 games after draw with Crotone


Inter Milan extended their winless run in Serie A to eight games with a draw against relegation-threatened Crotone. Striker Eder had given the home side the lead with a deflected header in the first half, but they could not hold on. Midfielder Andrea Barberis scuffed in the leveller in the second period for Crotone, who are three points above the ...

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Lookman scores winner on RB Leipzig debut


Ademola Lookman struck the winner on his debut three days after leaving Everton on loan as RB Leipzig won at Borussia Moenchengladbach. The 20-year-old moved on deadline day despite Everton manager Sam Allardyce urging him to move on loan in England. After being on the pitch 11 minutes, Lookman drove into the bottom corner for an 89th-minute winner. He becomes the first ...

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Zidane ‘disgusted’ after Real Madrid concede late equaliser at Levante


Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said he was “disgusted” with his side after they conceded an 89th-minute equaliser against Levante. Isco slotted home after 81 minutes, but Giampaolo Pazzini earned Levante a point after he was played in behind the Real defence. Emmanuel Boateng earlier cancelled out Sergio Ramos’ opener for Real. The defending champions are fourth in La Liga, ...

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Burnley battle back to earn point against Man City


Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s late equaliser for Burnley denied Manchester City victory for only the fourth time in the Premier League this season as Pep Guardiola’s side paid the price for missing a host of chances. City took the lead through a long-range Danilo strike but failed to turn their dominance into further goals. Raheem Sterling was guilty of their worst ...

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Bayern stretch Bundesliga lead after comeback win over Hoffenheim


Bayern Munich recovered from going two goals down after 12 minutes to see off Hoffenheim and increase their lead in the Bundesliga to 16 points. The leaders fell behind to strikes from Mark Uth and former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry, who is on loan at Hoffenheim from Bayern. But goals from Robert Lewandowksi and Jerome Boateng pulled the hosts level ...

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Napoli retain top spot after win over Bologna


Dries Mertens scored twice as Napoli recovered from falling behind after just 24 seconds to beat Bologna 3-1 and return to the top of Serie A. Argentine forward Rodrigo Palacio headed in off the post to give the visitors the lead at the San Paolo. Napoli were level when Ibrahima Mbaye made a mess of a clearance and put past ...

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