Author: Akshat Mehrish

Akshat Mehrish is a football expert who has a keen interest in tactics and player recruitment aspects of the sport.

As per the Telegraph, Newcastle target Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The Magpies are currently in the process of major squad overhauls, including the first team manager; the club sacked Steve Bruce on the morning of October 20, after a week of speculation. Despite there being no manager in place at Newcastle, at the moment, the club continues to be linked with players. Calvert-Lewin becomes the latest star to be linked with a transfer to the Tyneside club, following their mega-money takeover earlier this month.  https://twitter.com/Everton/status/1450861930793537548 The forward has risen from a peripheral figure to Everton’s key man in attack, subsequently earning his…

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Lionel Messi scored twice as Paris Saint Germain came from a goal down to beat RB Leipzig 3-2. In the other Group A match, Manchester City put five past Club Brugge in a dominant performance. It took Mauricio Pochettino’s men just nine minutes to go in front against a struggling RB Leipzig. Kylian Mbappe put them in front with a superbly hit shot from just inside the box, following an efficient counter-attack. Two passes were all it took for PSG to break through Leipzig’s lines, who were pulled out of shape when an attack broke down at the other end. Andre Silva equalized in…

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The Reds threw away a two-goal lead but scored the winning goal after Antoine Griezmann had been sent off. The in-form Mohamed Salah put Liverpool ahead at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano with just eight minutes played. The Egyptian was forced wide by the loose ball but dribbled his way inside, beating several Atleti defenders in the process, before firing in a shot that took a deflection off Geoffrey Kondogbia and nestled into the net. Credit; Getty Images Naby Keita extended the Reds’ lead in the 14th minute with a volley from outside the box. Twenty minutes in, Barcelona loanee Antoine Griezmann pulled a goal back for the home…

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Manchester United will not make any rash decisions regarding the future of first-team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, confirmed former Red Devil – and current football pundit – Gary Neville. Calls to remove the Norwegian from the club have amplified in recent weeks among the United fanbase after a string of disappointing results, but the club is going back him until the end of the season, says Neville. The former England international also defended his decision not to criticize Solskjaer publicly or demand that he be sacked from his position. “He should be under massive pressure with the squad that has…

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Newcastle United are amping up the search for Steve Bruce’s replacement, who took charge of the team in last Sunday’s defeat against Tottenham Hotspur (3-2). The Times reports that Unai Emery, Roberto Martinez, and Steven Gerrard currently head the shortlist for the role. Both Spaniards have prior experience managing in the Premier League. Martinez was in charge of Wigan Athletic, whom he helped maintain their league status for four years and win an FA Cup. He joined Everton immediately after Wigan’s relegation in summer 2013 and was in charge of the club for three years, leading the Toffees to a fifth-placed finish in…

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Barcelona had the opportunity to sign Kylian Mbappe before they decided to sign his compatriot Ousmane Dembele instead – revealed ex-club president Josep Maria Bartomeu in a recent interview. with AC “[Mbappe’s] signing was on the table, but the coaches preferred Dembele because they wanted a player to open the field,” Bartomeu said. Credit: Barcelona The Blaugrana paid Borussia Dortmund 105 million euros upfront plus 40 million euros in add-ons to seal Dembele’s signing in summer 2017. The youngster’s transfer was directly linked to the departure of Neymar Jr, who had signed for Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for a world-record fee earlier during the same…

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The Newcastle faithful celebrated the departure of Mike Ashley and welcomed the new regime. Present in the spectator box were parts of the new ownership group along with several celebrity Newcastle United fans. Steve Bruce retained his place in the dugout for the game, celebrating his 1000th appearance as a manager despite calls for his sacking growing louder by the day. The manager was given a respite within the first couple of minutes of the match when the returning Callum Wilson put the Magpies ahead with a stunning, diving header. However, Newcastle’s perfect day quickly turned sour, as Tottenham Hotspur equalized fifteen minutes later. Tanguy…

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The responsibility of the number 10 shirt previously worn by Lionel Messi, and the pressure that comes with it, has not weighed Fati down. The 18-year-old was the star of the show again, as Barcelona came from a goal down to beat Jose Bordalas’ Valencia. Fati scored one and won the penalty that was converted by Memphis Depay. Philippe Coutinho added a third late on. In need of a win, the Blaugrana got off to the worst possible start when Valencia captain Jose Gaya blasted the ball into the bottom corner in the fifth minute. As the ball fell to his from…

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A seven-minute flurry saw the Bavarians score four goals past Leverkusen – in addition to the one they scored early on – in the first 45. Julian Nagesmann’s side cruised to a 5-1 win, despite the clash being billed as a top-of-the-table encounter. Three minutes into the game, Bayern took the lead after Leon Goretzka spotted the far side run of cenrtre-back Dayot Upamecano and delivered a pin-point pass from a set-piece. The Frenchman volleyed the ball into the path of Robert Lewandowski, and the striker cheekily flicked it past Lukas Hradecky.  https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/status/1450041561841115139 A resurgent Leroy Sane hit the post with a driven shot from outside the box in the…

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Jamaal Lascelles spoke to Sky Sports after the takeover of Newcastle, which Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund backs. On Monday, he met the club’s part-owners Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi at the Magpies’ training facility. The center-back said that he was at home with his kids and his partner when Staveley called him. He hadn’t saved her number, which made him exclaim, “Amanda, who?!” Credit: Sky Sports The Newcastle co-owner gave a brief introduction about herself to Lascelles, after which she spoke to him about the takeover that was going to be confirmed within the next 30 minutes. …

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