Boateng fires Frankfurt to victory

Kevin-Prince Boateng fired Eintracht Frankfurt to a 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig on Monday in a game overshadowed by protests against the introduction of Monday fixtures in the Bundesliga.

Frankfurt turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead in the space of four minutes in the first half, securing victory over their top six rivals and climbing to third in the table. NaijaBet.com Continue reading Boateng fires Frankfurt to victory

Big Match Feature: Chelsea v Barca

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One of European football’s most enduring recent rivalries will be rekindled after almost six years as Chelsea welcome Barcelona for the first leg of their round of 16 tie.  Drop Your Prediction

Catch the action live on SuperSport and live streaming on DStvNow.

The teams have met 12 times, all in the Uefa Champions League – and all since 2000. Furthermore, five of those contests have been knockout ties, and all have proved compelling. NaijaBet.com Continue reading Big Match Feature: Chelsea v Barca

Barca face dilemma in Eibar visit

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde faces a dilemma before his side’s potentially tricky trip to in-form Eibar on Saturday, having watched his side’s seemingly unassailable La Liga lead cut to seven points from 11 in the last two weeks. NaijaBet.com

The advantage would normally give the coach room to rotate his squad in order to keep his side fresh for the visit to Chelsea in the Champions League three days later but tiny Eibar’s consistency means such a move risks his side falling closer to second-placed Atletico Madrid.

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Champions Shield set for March 4

The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has revealed that the maiden NWFL Champions Shield will be held on Sunday, March 4, at the Agege Township Stadium in Lagos. NaijaBet.com

The NWFL Champions Shield, the first of its kind in the history of women’s football in the country, is the royal celebration of the very best of the Nigeria Women’s Football League where the two best teams from the past season will square up against each other to determine the true champions of women’s football for the season.

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New deal for Dortmund CEO Watzke

Having helped save Borussia Dortmund from bankruptcy Hans-Joachim Watzke has now extended his stay as chief executive of the now successful Bundesliga club until 2022. NaijaBet.com

Watzke, 58, has signed a four-year extension alongside Thomas Tress, Dortmund’s chief financial officer.

“Borussia Dortmund’s sporting and economic success since 2005 is directly linked to the work of Hans-Joachim Watzke and Thomas Tress,” said club president Reinhard Rauball in a statement.

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City won’t ease up against Basle – Kompany

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Manchester City will not take their foot of the gas against Basle despite winning the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie 4-0 in Switzerland on Tuesday, according to club captain Vincent Kompany. NaijaBet.com

Pep Guardiola’s City slickers produced a superb performance with two goals by Ilkay Gundogan and one each for Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero making the second leg a formality. Continue reading City won’t ease up against Basle – Kompany

Mkhitaryan relishing Aubameyang partnership at Arsenal

Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan is delighted after reuniting with strike partner and good friend Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Premier League club. NaijaBet.com

The duo played together for three years at Germany’s Borussia Dortmund from 2013 and their partnership was best showcased in the 2015/16 season when they notched a combined 62 goals and 44 assists across all competitions.

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Kane hails Spurs’ valuable away goals

Striker Harry Kane said he was delighted that Tottenham fought back on Tuesday to take two valuable away goals into the second leg of their last 16 Champions League tie with Juventus. NaijaBet.com

Kane scored one of Spurs’ goals as the English side fought back from 2-0 down to 2-2 in Turin, giving them an outstanding opportunity to qualify for the quarter-finals when the two sides meet at Wembley on March 7. NaijaBet.com

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‘Niasse form merits Everton starting spot’

Everton striker Oumar Niasse’s current form has propelled him firmly ahead of the club’s other strikers, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun, manager Sam Allardyce has said.

The Senegal international was only a bit-part player at the beginning of the campaign but has featured in all but one of Everton’s last eight Premier League games, starting the last three. NaijaBet.com

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