Swans scrape past Wednesday

Swansea City reached the FA Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 54 years with a 2-0 win over second-tier Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday as goals from Jordan Ayew and Nathan Dyer settled an attritional fifth round replay. NaijaBet.com

Swansea, who face a last-eight home tie against Tottenham Hotspur or Rochdale, who play their replay on Wednesday, was lifeless in front of a sparse crowd at the Liberty Stadium until Ayew tapped home a rebound from close range in the 55th minute.

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Zidane hopes Neymar overcomes injury

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is hoping Paris St Germain forward Neymar recovers from injury for the return leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on March 6. NaijaBet.com

The world’s most expensive player was seen crying as he was carried off towards the end of PSG’s 3-0 win over Olympique de Marseille on Sunday, meaning his side had to play the remainder of the game with 10 men as they had used all three substitutes.

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Bale, Real aiming to sustain momentum

Gareth Bale and Real Madrid may each have enjoyed a recent revival but their challenge now is to maintain momentum ahead of next week’s crunch Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.NaijaBet.com

Real travel to Espanyol in La Liga on Tuesday, looking to reduce the gap behind leaders Barcelona, who visit Las Palmas two days later. Second-placed Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, host Leganes on Wednesday.

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Nnodim talks tough ahead Champions Shield

Nasarawa Amazons central defender, Sarah Nnodim has predicted a difficult match against top-flights, Rivers Angels at the upcoming Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Champions Shield. NaijaBet.com

Nasarawa Amazons central defender, Sarah Nnodim has predicted a difficult match against top-flights, Rivers Angels at the upcoming Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Champions Shield.

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Fans boycott Monday match as BVB held

Marco Reus continued his fairytale comeback with a goal, but Borussia Dortmund were held to a 1-1 draw by Augsburg while fans protested against Monday football in the Bundesliga. NaijaBet.com

Sub-zero temperatures at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park did little to lift the match played in an eerie atmosphere, although Peter Stoeger’s hosts did extend their unbeaten run to nine league matches. 

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Salah shows why he is top in Europe

Egyptian Mohamed Salah demonstrated again why is the top African performer in the major European leagues this season by scoring in a sixth consecutive match for Liverpool at the weekend. NaijaBet.com

The 2017 African Footballer of the Year struck the second goal during a 4-1 Premier League thrashing of West Ham, taking his season tally to 31 in all competitions since arriving at Anfield from Roma. NaijaBet.com

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Lukaku ends big game doubters

Romelu Lukaku quietened questions over his ability to deliver against the best opposition by scoring and setting up the winner for Jesse Lingard as Manchester United came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday.

Lukaku hadn’t netted in any of his six previous matches against top six Premier League opponents for United leading to suggestions the Belgian was a flat track bully. NaijaBet.com

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Pochettino defends ‘diving’ Dele

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino leapt to the defence of Dele Alli after the midfielder was once again accused of diving in his side’s 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Alli left the pitch to jeers following the win secured by Harry Kane’s 89th minute header after going to ground easily under challenges from Patrick van Aanholt and Wayne Hennessey. NaijaBet.com

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