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Philippe Coutinho struck twice as FC Barcelona mounted a comeback to thrash Sevilla 6-1 and sweep into the Copa del Rey semi-finals 6-3 on aggregate on Wednesday. After a 2-0 defeat in Seville last week in which they rested key players, the Catalans broke the deadlock in the 13th minute. That was when Coutinho slotted […]

Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin on Wednesday drew goalless with visiting Kwara United FC of Ilorin in a Match Day 4 fixture of the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bendel Insurance were playing their first home game in the abridged competition, coming after 11 years […]

Kwara United Coach, Abubakar Bala, says his wards are ready for the test Insurance will pose during the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match day 4 clash on Wednesday in Benin. Bala said he was looking forward to the match because it would give him an insight on the team’s standing after the victory over […]

Lionel Messi came off the bench to inspire FC Barcelona to a 3-1 win at the Nou Camp over a dogged Leganes side on Sunday in the Spanish La Liga. Messi created one goal and scored another to keep the Catalans five points clear at the top, after the visiting side had drawn level and […]

The 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season continued with Match Day 3 fixtures on Sunday, but it was a much better match day than the first two. There was action in eight of the 12 league venues with four home victories, one away win and three draws recorded in the two groups of the […]

Atletico Madrid eased the pain of their midweek Copa del Rey exit to Girona by strolling to a 3-0 win at basement club Huesca on Saturday. The win helped the second-placed side move to within two points of La Liga leaders FC Barcelona. France defender Lucas Hernandez scored in his first league appearance for over […]

Team Nigeria at the ongoing African Track Continental Cycling Championship in South Africa have won two silver and two bronze medals as at Friday morning. The championship holding at the Sax Young Cycling Track at Alexandra Park in the Pietermaritzburg area of KwaZulu-Natal region began on Thursday and will end on Saturday. The News Agency […]

Japan’s Naomi Osaka clubbed her way into the second round of 2019 Australian Open by beating Poland’s Magda Linette 6-4 6-2 late on Tuesday. It was Osaka’s first Grand Slam match since her breakthrough U.S. Open triumph last year. The game then was partly overshadowed by a row between her final opponent Serena Williams and […]

English Premier League (EPL) clubside Huddersfield Town parted company with manager David Wagner by mutual consent on Monday. The German leaves the club at the bottom of the 2018/2019 EPL table after winning just two games all season. Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle said in a statement that Wagner, who joined the club in November […]

FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says the club are looking to sign a centre forward in the January transfer window after selling Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla. The league leaders want back-up for Luis Suarez after Sevilla agreed a one-million-euro ($1.15-million) deal to buy Spain international Munir on Friday. It left the Uruguayan as the […]



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