Author: Kirill Bunin

Editor-in-chief. Expert on 'the beautiful game.' Curious about 'the gentleman's game.'

Jarrod Bowen’s brace before halftime against champions and league leaders Manchester City moved the home support inside the London Stadium into delirious celebrations – and the Liverpool faithful must have joined in the festivities, seeing their rivals’ lead at the top of the table potentially cut down to just three points with an extra game in the bag. The Englishman scored first in the 24th minute, beating the City offside trap, latching onto a Pablo Fornals long pass, rounding Ederson, and tapping the ball into an empty net. His second, on the stroke of halftime, was similar; he, again, timed his run…

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Liverpool and Chelsea have joined the list of clubs interested in signing Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah when his contract expires this summer. The youngster is expected to leave the club despite featuring heavily in recent matches. Despite replacing Alexandre Lacazette in the Arsenal first eleven for recent games – and performing well in his position – youngster Eddie Nketiah is still likely to leave his boyhood club when his contract expires this summer. Nketiah’s share of minutes in the starting eleven was only increased recently by manager Mikel Arteta with the 22-year-old already well on his way out beforehand.  Sensing an…

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Vinicius Jr scored his first Real Madrid hattrick, while Karim Benzema moved level with Raul Gonzalez on a record-breaking night for the newly-crowned Spanish champions. Levante, on the other hand, had little to celebrate for as they were relegated to the Segunda Division after five seasons among the elite. Having already won the LaLiga title and booked a place in the UEFA Champions League final, Los Blancos continued their thrilling run-in by smashing a lacklustre Levante for six goals at the Bernabeu. It was a night of celebration for Carlo Ancelotti’s men as Vinicius Jr marked his first hattrick for the club while Karim…

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Manchester City increased their lead over Liverpool to three points with two games remaining courtesy of a 5-1 thumping win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin de Bruyne scored four times – thrice before the interval itself – as City ran riot on their way to a comfortable win.  The Belgian put his side ahead seven minutes in with an arrowed shot into the corner after being played through by Bernardo Silva. However, their lead did not last for long, as Wolves equalized just four minutes later through Leander Dendoncker’s strike following a quick break. https://twitter.com/Squawka/status/1524489135637110785 From then on, De Bruyne ran…

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The Senegal international scored the pivotal second-half goal as Liverpool came from behind to beat Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa at Villa Park. The Reds moved level on points with Manchester City as a result.  Liverpool’s title charge suffered a significant blow last week when they were held 1-1 by Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur. On Tuesday night, the Reds, trailing rivals Manchester City by two points, needed a win or else risked falling completely out of the running for the Premier League trophy with two weeks left to go remaining. https://twitter.com/OptaJoe/status/1524135496984805377 Aston Villa’s relentless start in front of a buzzing home…

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Reports on Thursday claimed that Paris Saint-Germain had offered Kylian Mbappe a bumper new contract extension, making him the best-paid player in the world by far – and that the striker was close to agreeing to it. However, his mother Fayza Lamary has moved to deny such claims. It has been long expected that the 23-year-old will leave Paris for Madrid on a free transfer this summer, but reports on Thursday sent shockwaves through the footballing fraternity when Le Parisien reported that the forward was close to renewing his contract with the Ligue 1 side for two more years, instead. …

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Mere minutes away from getting knocked out, Real Madrid scored twice in quick succession and then again in extra time to beat Manchester City in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal on May 4. Los Blancos won 6-5 on aggregate, a tie that they seemed to have lost as it entered the 90th minute. After recovering similarly in the previous two rounds – against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, respectively – manager Carlo Ancelotti credited the history of the club for helping the current iteration of the Galacticos push on. “I cannot say we are used to living this kind of life, but what happened…

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Paulo Dybala will leave Juventus as a free agent this summer upon the expiration of his contract, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. Surprisingly, the Argentine is expected to join Juve’s fierce rivals Inter Milan. Despite links to the Premier League in the past and the present, the 28-year-old has given his preference to the Nerazzurri and will move to the Giuseppe Meazza in the immediate future, where he will be reunited with chief executive Giuseppe Marotta who was responsible for bringing him to Juventus from Palermo in 2015. As per the report, the 28-year-old will sign for Inter for four years on a deal…

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Manchester United’s late attempt to hijack the signing of RB Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi hit a stumbling block as the player himself turned down a move worth 150,000 pounds per week to Old Trafford, having already set eyes on a return to his native Germany – as per SPORT1 journalist Patrick Berger. The German is reportedly closing in on a transfer to Borussia Dortmund on a five-year contract, one without a release clause, as in the case of striker Erling Haaland. The move could be announced shortly, as per widespread reports.  News of United’s reportedly failed attempt to sign Adeyemi comes after interim…

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Los Blancos have moved early to establish their interest in Chelsea’s right-back Reece James. The club is hoping to add the Englishman to their list of Galacticos next year, having already committed the upcoming summer window to the capture of Paris Sain-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe. The LaLiga leaders are among the clubs interested in signing Chelsea right-back Reece James – as per Goal. The 22-year-old has made the right wing-back role his own under Thomas Tuchel, with the German even claiming recently that he would’ve loved to have two versions of the youngster available to him, given his adaptability at the…

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