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Europa League: Aribo In Action As Leverkusen Knock Rangers Out


Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo was in action for Rangers in their 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in Thursday’s Europa League second-leg round of 16 clash, Completesports.com reports.
Aribo featured for 90 minutes for Rangers but Eagles teammate Leon Balogun was not in Rangers squad for the game.
Leverkusen progressed into the quarter-final 4-1 on aggregate after winning the first-leg 3-1 in Scotland.

The German side will bow face Serie A giants Inter Milan in the last eight.

In the other round of 16 tie that was played on Thursday, Sevilla beat AS Roma 2-0 in a one-legged game.
Sergio Reguilon opened scoring for Sevilla on 22 minutes before Youssef En-Nesyri doubled their lead on 44 minutes.
By James Agberebi
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Premier League:  Mane’s Double Sinks 10-Man Chelsea



A brace from Sadio Mane saw champions Liverpool defeat 10-man Chelsea 2-0 in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea were made to play the entire second half a man down after Andreas  Christensen was sent off for a foul on Mane.
The game saw Liverpool’s new signing Thiago Alcantara make his debut.

The win saw Liverpool move up to third while Chelsea  are in 10th position.

In the 12th minute Mohamed Salah worked the ball to Georginio Wijnaldum on the edge of the box but his effort went wide.
Two minutes later Liverpool went close again as Salah rounded the ‘keeper and squared it to Roberto Firmino from a tight angle but his effort was blocked on the line for a corner by Christensen.
In the 33rd minute Timo Werner found himself unmarked inside the box but saw his effort go just inches away from the post.
One minute into first half added time Chelsea’s Christensen was sent off following a challenge on Mane, with the decision being confirmed after consultation with VAR.
Christensen is now the first Chelsea player to be sent off in a Premier League game since Frank Lampard became manager.
Also, he is the first Chelsea player to be sent off in a Premier League match since Tiemoue Bakayoko vs Watford in February 2018.
Both teams made changes with Alcantara replacing Jordan Henderson while Fikayo Tomori went in for Kai Havertz.
Liverpool made the one man advantage count as Mane put them 1-0 ahead on 50 minutes after heading in Firmino’s cross.
In the 54th minute Mane made it 2-0 as he pounced on a poor clearance by Kepa Azpilicuerta.
Liverpool almost extended their lead on 66 minutes after great play from Alcantara and Firmino but Wijnaldum’s low driven effort was saved by Arizabalaga.
On 68 minutes Mason Mount had a good chance to reduce the deficit but hit his effort just over the bar.
In the 75th minute Chelsea were awarded a penalty after Alcantara fouled Werner inside the box but Alisson stopped Jorginho’s effort.
Substitute Tammy Abraham went close for Chelsea on 85 minutes only to see his low curler palmed away by Alisson.
Mane almost got his hat-trick in added time but his low left-foot deflected strike was saved by Arrizabalaga.
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Serie A: Osimhen Savours Napoli’s Win Vs Parma


Napoli forward Victor Osimhen is in buoyant mood following the side’s opening day win against Parma, reports Completesports.com.
Gennaro Gattuso’s side defeated their hosts 2-0 courtesy of second half goals from Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne.
Mertens opened scoring for Napoli in the 64th minute before Insigne doubled the lead on 77 minutes.

“good win, let’s keep the momentum,”reads a tweet on his Twitter handle.

Osimhen was introduced in the 62nd minute for Diego Demme.
He almost marked his debut with a goal on 80 minutes but saw his effort go just off target.
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Troost-Ekong, Ndidi, Oshoala Model New Nike kit


William Troost-Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi, Asisat Oshoala were among players that modelled the Nigerian national teams new Nike home and away kits, Completesports.com reports.
The Nigeria Football Federation officially announced the launching of the new kits published on their verified Twitter handle on Sunday.Other players who modelled the kits are Samuel Chukwueze and Rashidat Ajibade.
The new home kit comes in traditional green and white national colours. The white runs down the middle from top to bottom while the pitch green and white patterns hang on the shoulders just like an Agbada, a four-piece attire found among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria which Nike draws inspiration from.Then the away kit is all-grey with the pitch green and white patterns in the V-shaped collar and sleeves.

The Eagles are expected to dorn the new kit in their double-header friendly games against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia in October.

By James Agberebi 
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