Author Archives: Nathan Quao

Bundesliga: Monchengladbach snap Munich’s winning run

Bayern had only previously conceded one league goal since Heynckes returned as manager in October (Image credit: Reuters)

Bayern Munich lost 2-1 to Borussia Monchengladbach, ending manager Jupp Heynckes’ 30-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga. They are Heynckes’ first dropped points since taking over in October, following nine straight wins in all competitions. Thorgan Hazard put Monchengladbach ahead with a 39th minute penalty after Niklas Sule’s handball. Matthias Ginter added the hosts’ second before Arturo Vidal pulled a goal ...

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Bundesliga: Dortmund blow 4-goal lead to draw 4-4

Centre-back Naldo equalised for Schalke in the 94th minute with a header from a corner (Image credit: Reuters)

Without a league win since September, out of the Champions League and now a 4-0 lead thrown away at home against their local rivals – things are not going well for Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund were four goals up after 25 minutes against Schalke before the visitors hit back, equalising in the 94th minute. Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was dropped for disciplinary reasons earlier ...

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La Liga: Ronaldo rescues Real, Atletico hit five

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s first La Liga goal for over a month ensured Real Madrid closed the gap on leaders Barcelona to seven points by squeezing past struggling Malaga 3-2 on Saturday. Ronaldo’s relief was clear to see when he fired home the rebound after seeing his penalty saved by Roberto 15 minutes from time. Atletico Madrid remain tied with Real in ...

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TP Mazembe retains CAF Confederations Cup

Rainford Kalaba receives trophy from Kalusha Bwalya, Thulas Nxesi and Danny Jordan as TP Mazembe win the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup Final against Supersport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa on 25 November 2017 @Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

A gutsy performance in the in the return leg of the Total CAF Confederation Cup final saw TP Mazembe defend their title on Saturday, 25 November 2017 at a cold and wet Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria. ‘Les Corbeaux’ came into the fixture with a narrow 2-1 lead and succeeded to successfully defend their title with an entertaining barren draw ...

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward signs new deal until 2021

Lionel Messi, signing his new deal with Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu, made his debut in 2004 (Image credit: EPA)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with a buyout clause worth 700m euros (£626m). The 30-year-old Argentina international’s deal now runs until the end of the 2020-21 season. Since joining the club at the age of 13, Messi has helped Barcelona win eight Spanish league titles and won the Champions League four times. Messi, whose previous deal ...

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Kwesi Appiah: Black Stars coach to construct astro turf in Ashaiman

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah wants to facilitate the construction of a multi-purpose artificial training facilityro turf for the people of Ashaiman after visiting the community. Appiah was in Ashaiman as part of familiarization work by his charity foundation which he launched earlier this year. The 57-year feels the football talent pool in Ashaiman justifies the construction of an astro ...

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“Innovative thinking is needed in GH Football”- Kurt Okraku

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Executive Chairman of Dreams FC and a member of the GFA, Kurt Okraku, believes that innovative thinking from the people in charge of football in Ghana is what will take the local game forward. Observers including former FA vice-president, Fred Pappoe, have said that Ghanaian football is on the decline and only new ideas will bring progress. On November 23, ...

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Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled

Pistorius shot Ms Steenkamp in 2013 (Image credit: REUTERS)

A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’s jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months. Prosecutors had argued that the six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was too short. The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled his sentence be increased to 15 years, less time already served. Pistorius claimed he shot dead Ms Steenkamp ...

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Everton 1-5 Atalanta: Toffees endure humiliating night in Europa League

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Everton’s season – like their search for a manager – continues to drift apparently rudderless after an insipid display in the 5-1 defeat against Atalanta. There was nothing riding on the Europa League game for the already-eliminated Toffees but the visitors found it all too easy as they secured qualification, even discounting a missed penalty from captain Alejandro Gomez, with ...

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