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Mourinho Return To Winning Was Against Hull City

Chelsea returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 victory over 10-man Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Jose Mourinho’s side suffered their first defeat of the season at Newcastle United last weekend, but looked back to their best early on as Eden Hazard headed them into a seventh-minute lead. The hosts’ early promise fizzled ... Read More »

Unstoppable Bayern Qualify As Group Leaders

Bayern Munich ended CSKA Moscow’s hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League by defeating the Russians 3-0 at the Allianz Arena. Thomas Muller’s first-half penalty and late goals from Sebastian Rode and Mario Gotze sealed a routine victory for Bayern, while defeat for CSKA means they cannot even enjoy the consolation of Europa League football in the ... Read More »

Chelsea Ease Past Sporting

Chelsea finished their Champions League group stage campaign unbeaten with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Sporting at Stamford Bridge. Cesc Fabregas opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Filipe Luis was brought down by Ricardo Esgaio inside the first ten minutes. Andre Schurrle added a second shortly after, with a fierce shot from the edge of the box following ... Read More »

Nasri Turns Up As Manchester City Escape Disqualification

Samir Nasri inspired Manchester City to a 2-0 Champions League win at Roma and qualification from Group E. A dramatic Sergio Aguero hat-trick in the 3-2 win over group winners Bayern Munich last time out had kept City in the hunt for the second qualification place, despite a largely lacklustre campaign. And despite their talisman’s absence with a knee injury on Wednesday, Manuel ... Read More »

Barcelona Rout PSG

Barcelona beat Paris Saint-Germain to top spot in Champions League Group F by coming storming back from a goal down to triumph 3-1 at Camp Nou. The Catalans came into the Camp Nou clash a point adrift of the French champions, but first-half goals from Lionel Messi and Neymar – Barca’s scorers in a 3-2 defeat in Paris in September ... Read More »

Unstoppable Real Madrid Crush Ludogorets

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale struck in the first half to help give Real Madrid a 4-0 win over Ludogorets and make it six wins out of six in Champions League Group B. The defending European champions were guaranteed top spot but recorded maximum points for the second time in their history after further goals from Alvaro Arbeloa and Alvaro Medran ... Read More »

Liverpool Bows Out After Basel Draw

Steven Gerrard could not haul 10-man Liverpool into the knockout stages of the Champions League as Basel drew 1-1 at Anfield. Paulo Sousa’s team only required a draw to seal second place in Group B behind Real Madrid but dominated the first half either side of Fabian Frei’s 25th-minute strike. Ten years ago this week, Liverpool famously overturned the odds in their ... Read More »

Superb Ramsey Inspires Gunners Win

Aaron Ramsey helped Arsenal get back to winning ways in sublime fashion as they eased to a 4-1 Champions League win at Galatasaray. Last Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of Stoke City ramped up the pressure on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, but the London club responded in the right manner with a comfortable victory at the Turk Telecom Arena. ... Read More »

FIFA Upholds Pinnick’s Election

The controversy surrounding the September 30 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Elections held in Warri, Delta state, has been laid to rest as the world football governing body has abided by the majority decision of the NFF Appeals Committee that upheld the elections. The Appeals Committee chairman, Okey Ajunwa, had voided the elections of the president, Amaju Pinnick, his Vice, Seyi ... Read More »

Arsenal Woes Continues

Arsenal slumped to a shock 3-2 defeat against Stoke City after a disastrous first half at the Britannia Stadium.The Gunners fell behind to a Peter Crouch goal within seconds of kick-off, before Bojan and Jon Walters both struck ahead of half time.Bojan then saw a goal disallowed after the interval and Arsenal rallied as Santi Cazorla converted a penalty and ... Read More »