Leicester to pay EFL £3.1m

Leicester City will pay £3.1 million pounds to settle a dispute with the English Football League (EFL) over the club’s financial results for the 2013-14 season. NaijaBet.com

The club, owned by Thai based company King Power, were deemed to have breached EFL’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations when they won the second-tier Championship to secure promotion to the Premier League.

Mueller back to his best

After flirting with the substitutes’ bench under Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller is back to his ungainly and hugely effective best as Besiktas discovered on Tuesday. NaijaBet.comThere was nothing spectacular about either of Mueller’s two goals in Bayern’s 5-0 Champions League win over the Turkish champions, and the first was downright scrappy, but the 28-year-old has never been noted for his elegance.

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No sanction for Aguero over fan fracas

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will not face punishment from the Football Association following an altercation with a Wigan fan after the Premier League leaders’ shock FA Cup defeat.

Aguero became involved in a physical exchange with a Wigan supporter as hundreds of fans spilled onto the pitch following the League One side’s 1-0 victory in the fifth-round tie on Monday.

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Labbadia Wolfsburg’s new coach

Struggling VfL Wolfsburg named Bruno Labbadia as their third coach of the season on Tuesday in the hope that the 52-year-old can pull off an escape act similar to the one he performed with Hamburg SV three years ago. NaijaBet.com

Labbadia, appointed three days before the Wolves face Mainz 05 in a crunch match in the battle to avoid relegation, replaced Martin Schmidt who resigned on Monday five months after stepping in for Andries Jonker.

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‘United believe they can lift UCL’

Winning the Champions League this season is not beyond Manchester United but the Premier League club must take it one game at a time, wing-back Ashley Young has said. NaijaBet.com

United have progressed to the Champions League knockout stages for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign but Manchester City, Spain’s Barcelona and Real Madrid along with Paris St Germain are considered favourites for the title.

United, who won the Europa League last season, make a trip to Sevilla in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday and England international Young believes they can prove their doubters wrong.

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Barca wanted to avoid Chelsea

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has said he wanted to avoid meeting Chelsea in the first knockout stage of this season’s Champions League and wished the London side had won their group.

“The Premier League teams are having a great Champions League and we can’t forget we are playing against the current English league champions,” Valverde told a news conference. NaijaBet.com

“English teams this year are in incredible form, much better than in previous years. Chelsea might be the same.

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Wigan to probe crowd trouble after City shock

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Wigan announced a full investigation on Tuesday into crowd disturbances that marred the club’s dramatic FA Cup victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City.  NaijaBet.com

City striker Sergio Aguero became involved in a physical exchange with a Wigan supporter as thousands of fans spilled onto the pitch following the League One side’s 1-0 victory in the fifth-round tie.

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Mourinho denies rift with Pogba

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed media speculation of a rift with Paul Pogba as a “big lie” and said that the midfielder was well aware of the need to improve after below-par displays in the last few weeks. NaijaBet.com

The France international, 24, was substituted in the 2-0 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur and started the next game against Huddersfield Town on the bench. He was hauled off again in the 1-0 defeat by Newcastle United last weekend.

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Five things we learned from LaLiga

There’s no time for Andres Iniesta to rest, Betis are still the great entertainers, and Kevin Gameiro is making his case at Atletico Madrid. NaijaBet.com

Here are five things we learned from the weekend in Spain:

INIESTA AS IMPORTANT AS EVER
It is a sad truth that Andres Iniesta is approaching the end of a glorious career. The midfielder will be 34 this year and there have been reports in Spain that he has a huge offer on the table to go to China at the end of this season. But he remains such an important player to Barcelona that coach Ernesto Valverde felt unable to rest him for the tough 2-0 win at Eibar. That meant Philippe Coutinho started on the bench, despite the fact the Brazilian is ineligible for the Champions League and so Iniesta will definitely play against Chelsea on Tuesday, barring injury. “I thought it was the best thing for the team,” insisted Valverde. NaijaBet.com

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