All Eyes on ronaldo

Man Utd and PSG beware: Misfiring Cristiano Ronaldo is showing signs of decline

All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday night, but not for the usual reasons. The Real Madrid star is in Cyprus looking to seal his side’s progression to the knockout stages of the Champions League, though it may only be as Group runners-up. If their European campaign has been underwhelming so far, their start to the new La Liga season has been downright disastrous. NaijaBet.com

At the heart of Real’s problems – they are 10 points adrift of league leaders Barcelona – has been the form of Ronaldo. Continue reading All Eyes on ronaldo

DORTMUND VS TOTTENHAM, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: TEAM NEWS, LIKELY LINE-UPS, INJURIES, PREDICTIONS AND ODDS

Team News

Borussia Dortmund

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should return to the starting XI on Tuesday after being disciplined by the club last week.
  • Sokratis is unlikely to make the game after coming off at half-time in Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat to Stuttgart on Friday.
  • Christian Pulisic is also a major doubt for the hosts after missing Friday’s defeat with a muscle injury.
  • Julian Weigl and Jeremy Toljan are both one booking away from suspension. Predict this game now

Tottenham

  • Danny Rose was dropped from the squad for Saturday’s North London Derby defeat but is tipped to start in Germany on Tuesday.
  • Harry Winks was only fit enough a substitute role against Arsenal at the weekend but could also earn a starting spot here.
  • Serge Aurier should continue to rotate with Kieran Trippier at on the right of Tottenham’s defence.
  • Mauricio Pochettino is managing Mousa Dembele’s fitness and it remains to be seen whether he can play twice in such a short space of time.
  • Fernando Llorente and Son Heung Min will also push for starts against Borussia Dortmund. NaijaBet.com

Continue reading DORTMUND VS TOTTENHAM, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: TEAM NEWS, LIKELY LINE-UPS, INJURIES, PREDICTIONS AND ODDS

Aguero names the club he wants to join after Manchester City as he weighs up future beyond 2019

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has plans to return home to Argentina when his contract runs out in England.  NaijaBet.com

The Argentine striker is currently contracted to the Citizens until 2019 with the option of an extra year, should Aguero and the club agree on an extension.

But at that point the forward, who recently became Manchester City’s all-time top goalscorer, will be around 31 years old and potentially a few places lower in the pecking order than he once was. Continue reading Aguero names the club he wants to join after Manchester City as he weighs up future beyond 2019

Bundesliga XI vs Premier League XI: Who would come out on top if England and Germany’s top flights locked horns?

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England face Germany on Friday night when (theoretically at least) the cream of the crop go toe-to-toe. Drop your predictions

Of course, the match has been hindered by injuries, with key players pulling out for both sides.

For some, that has registered the whole exercise pointless; if Gareth Southgate can’t try out his World Cup XI and the formation/tactics he wants to test pre-Russia, then why bother? Predict and win

But it got us at Mirror Football to thinking…rather than internationals what if this current break had instead played host to a Premier League XI taking on their Bundesliga counterparts?

A clash of the titans, pitting the best of the English top flight against those from Bavaria and beyond. NaijaBet.com Continue reading Bundesliga XI vs Premier League XI: Who would come out on top if England and Germany’s top flights locked horns?

Ekong: Playing in the Super Eagles has changed my life

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As the countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia begins, thenff.com caught up with Super Eagles’ defence Trojan, William Ekong.  Predict the game: Algeria vs Nigeria

 In this exclusive interview, the rock-solid defender said he was excited about Nigeria’s qualification for the World Cup in Russia next year, the upcoming dead rubber against Algeria, and the top –notch friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia. Excerpts:

 

Thenff.com: With the World Cup qualification sealed, how have you been feeling with the upward trajectory of your football career, and what feeling has the qualification created in you? NaijaBet.com Continue reading Ekong: Playing in the Super Eagles has changed my life

What Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata said to a fan who told him he isn’t even worth £20million

The striker joined the Stamford Bridge club from Real Madrid for £67million in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has revealed how he hit back at a fan who told him he isn’t even worth £20million. NaijaBet.com

The Spaniard joined the Blues from Real Madrid for £67million in the summer, after they missed out on signing Romelu Lukaku.

But he’s proven to be a perfect alternative and a great replacement for the departing Diego Costa, and has already notched seven times this season. NaijaBet.com Continue reading What Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata said to a fan who told him he isn’t even worth £20million

Super Eagles aim to finish World Cup race in a flourish

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles go up against the Fennecs of Algeria in Constantine on Friday with a determination to finish the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying campaign unbeaten.

 Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr and Skipper Mikel John Obi said this much on Thursday evening, as the squad welcomed Nigeria’s Ambassador to Algeria, His Excellency Demenongu Agev at the Hotel Novotel in Constantine. Predict this game

 “It is true that a team cannot win all the time, but we will give our very best on Friday. There are some players who have been eager to get opportunity to play and some of them will get the opportunity on Friday, and I am sure they will not disappoint.

 “We already have the FIFA World Cup ticket but we have prepared for this match in the same way we prepared for the previous matches in the qualifying series,” said Rohr. NaijaBet.com

 Skipper Mikel Obi, who will win his 80th cap for Nigeria if selected to play at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui, said the team is focused on finishing the race without a loss. Continue reading Super Eagles aim to finish World Cup race in a flourish

Michael Schumacher’s family hoping for ‘medical miracle’ to save F1 legend four years after horrific accident

The Ferrari great is reportedly sending signals from his distant world as he bids to recover from a serious brain injury.

Michael Schumacher ‘s family are hoping for a “medical miracle” to save the German from his brain injury four years on from a freak skiing accident. NaijaBet.com

The former Ferrari great’s loved ones are holding out hope after “sending signals from his distant world,” according to German magazine Brunte. Continue reading Michael Schumacher’s family hoping for ‘medical miracle’ to save F1 legend four years after horrific accident

International women’s team furious after adidas use stunning ex-Miss Colombia in kit photoshoot – not them

Paulina Vega Dieppa pictured in women’s campaign but sportswear company use megastar James Rodriguez to sell men’s kit.

Colombia’s female football team might have twice been runners-up in the Copa America Femenina but they don’t appear to be top of the game in the looks department after a model was used to show off the new strip. NaijaBet.com Continue reading International women’s team furious after adidas use stunning ex-Miss Colombia in kit photoshoot – not them

Ryan Giggs breaks silence on relationship with Strictly Come Dancing’s Gemma Atkinson

Giggs has been rumoured to be seeing Emmerdale star Atkinson but both of them insists that they have just been friends for years. NaijaBet.com

The Manchester United legend joined Strictly Come Dancing star Gemma as a guest on Manchester radio station Key 103 on Thursday morning and when pushed on the ‘romance’ said: “As if!”

And when Ryan was asked about the pair’s relationship, he claimed that the pair are just good friends, report the Manchester Evening News. NaijaBet.com Continue reading Ryan Giggs breaks silence on relationship with Strictly Come Dancing’s Gemma Atkinson