Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Aguero reiterates desire to return to Argentina in 2020

Sergio Aguero has reiterated his desire to return to Independiente when his contract at Manchester City expires. The 29-year-old joined City in 2011, signing from La Liga side Atletico Madrid. During his six years in Manchester, Aguero has been prolific and has become a legendary figure. He has just over two years left on his contract at the Etihad and ...

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Rashford scores twice as Man Utd defeat Liverpool 2-1


Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United held on to beat Liverpool and strengthen their grip on second place in the Premier League. The win meant Jose Mourinho’s side closed the gap on runaway leaders Manchester City to 13 points – at least until City play at Stoke on Monday – but, more pertinently, they are now five points clear ...

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EPL: Salah, Brighton boss Hughton pick up February awards


Brighton boss Chris Hughton has won the Premier League’s manager of the month award for the first time. The 59-year-old guided the Seagulls to victories over West Ham and Swansea in February. Brighton, who beat Arsenal on Sunday, are undefeated since 20 January and sit 10th in the table in their first season in the Premier League. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won ...

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Europa League: Arsenal stun AC Milan 2-0 in last-16 first leg


Arsenal put their recent problems to one side as a polished performance at fallen giants AC Milan gave them the upper hand in their Europa League last-16 tie. The Gunners arrived at the San Siro at arguably the lowest point of manager Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign, yet responded to a run of four straight defeats with a confident and controlled ...

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Thousands gather for funeral of Fiorentina’s Astori [Photos]


Stars from across Italian football and beyond are in Florence for the funeral of Davide Astori, the Fiorentina captain who was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday. The 31-year-old was discovered hours before his team were scheduled to play Udinese in a Serie A match. He is believed to have died from a cardiac arrest. His team-mates were pictured arriving ...

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Napoli’s title hopes dented as Edin Dzkeo stars for Roma


Edin Dzeko scored twice as Roma dealt a major blow to Napoli’s hopes of winning the Serie A title with a 4-2 victory at Stadio San Paolo. Napoli, who last won the Scudetto in 1990, led reigning champions Juventus by four points before the Bianconeri closed the gap to one following their dramatic 1-0 triumph at Lazio earlier on Saturday. It looked like Napoli ...

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Monchengladbach 2-2 Bremen: Hosts throw away two-goal lead

Monchengladbach celebrate taking a two-goal lead against Bremen

Borussia Monchengladbach threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga. Denis Zakaria and Thorgan Hazard handed Monchengladbach a comfortable 2-0 half-time lead, only for the hosts to slip to a draw after the turnaround. Monchengladbach had seemed on course for a second-straight win after their 1-0 victory at Hannover that ended a run of ...

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Reus strike earns Borussia Dortmund draw at RB Leipzig


Schalke, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen all won in the Bundesliga on Saturday to remain firmly in the hunt for Champions League qualification, while the spoils were shared between fellow contenders Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig. While runaway leaders Bayern Munich have the Bundesliga title as good as won, the race for the top four looks set to go down to ...

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Barcelona’s Iniesta a doubt for Chelsea clash after injury


Barcelona could be without Andres Iniesta for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash against Chelsea after he suffered a hamstring injury. Barcelona confirmed their key midfielder sustained the injury in his right leg during the first half of Sunday’s 1-0 La Liga win over Atletico Madrid. Iniesta tried to continue after feeling the problem around the 20-minute mark, but ...

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Valencia close gap on Real Madrid after win over Real Betis


Fourth-placed Valencia moved to within a point of Real Madrid with a 2-0 win over Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday. Rodrigo finished off a quick counter-attack to fire the hosts ahead after 23 minutes. Shortly after the restart, Simone Zaza latched onto a through-ball from Geoffrey Kondogbia to double Valencia’s advantage and wrap up the three points. At ...

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