Connect with us

Sports

Ligue 1: Marseille back to winning ways

Published

on

In France, Marseille saw off Bordeaux 3-1 to record a first Ligue 1 win in five matches.

Florian Thauvin fired the hosts into an early lead after only five minutes, with Jordan Amavi also on target in the second half.

An own goal from Pablo wrapped things up ahead of a late consolation from Bordeaux substitute Josh Maja.

Earlier, Lorient came from behind to win 3-1 at struggling Reims, who had midfielder Moreto Cassama and substitute Anastasios Donis sent off during the closing stages.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

News

Buhari hosts FIFA president at Aso Villa

Published

on

President Muhammadu Buhari received Gianni Infantino, president of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), at Aso Villa in Abuja on Thursday.

 

Infantino who was on courtesy visit was accompanied by Patricee Motsepe, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports.

Continue Reading

Sports

Ronaldo’s lone not enough as Young Boys beat Man U 2-1 in Champion League opener

Published

on

Cristiano Ronaldo scored again for Manchester United, but they were beaten 2-1 by Young Boys in their Champions League opener after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card.

Despite playing with 10 men 55 minutes, it looked like a solid defensive display would see United come away with a point.

But a late error from Jesse Lingard allowed Jordan Pefok (90+5) to slot home the winner with the final kick of the game.

Man Utd had been heavy favourites heading into the game, and made the perfect start as Ronaldo – who went level with Iker Casillas on all-time Champions League appearances (177) – slotted through David Von Ballmoos’ legs inside 13 minutes.

But the complexion of the match-up was changed in the 35th minute as Wan-Bissaka was shown a straight red for a heavy and clumsy challenge on Christopher Martins.

 

 

Continue Reading

Sports

Lukaku scores in Chelsea slim Champion League victory

Published

on

Romelu Lukaku’s second-half header saved an under-par Chelsea as they began their Champions League defence with a 1-0 win over Zenit at Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku brilliantly headed home Cesar Azpilicueta’s deep cross (69) for his fourth goal in four appearances back at Chelsea, in a game where the European champions struggled to create clear-cut chances and one manager Thomas Tuchel admitted was “not easy” for Lukaku.

Zenit nearly grabbed an equaliser late on as sub Artem Dzyuba failed to convert at the far post with the goal gaping, summing up a nervy and at times frustrating opening night in Group H for Tuchel’s side.

With Juventus winning 3-0 at Malmo, Chelsea sit second in their group, before going to the Italian side on September 29 for matchday two. Tuchel’s side remains unbeaten this season after five games in all competitions.

 

Continue Reading

Trending