CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: BENZEMA TIES WITH LEWANDOWSKI

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has drawn level with Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski on the list of the all-time highest goalscorers in the Champions League after he found the back of the net against English champions Manchester City on Wednesday. The France international scored from the spot in extra time of the second leg in the Champions League semifinal tie between Real Madrid and Manchester City. His goal was decisive as it took Real Madrid to the Champions League final.

France national team attacker Benzema has been a thorn in the flesh of the defenders in the Champions League knockout stage this season. He has now scored 15 goals in the Champions League this season including ten goals in the knockout stage only. more

LACAZETTE RETURNS TO ARSENAL SQUAD

France international Alexandre Lacazette made his return to the Chelsea game in the Premier League on Wednesday after recovering from Covid-19. The virus forced the France strik.er to miss the 1-0 loss at Southampton on Saturday as Arsenal made it three straight losses in the league with Polish defender Jan Bednarek getting the all-important goal just before the end of the first half.


Lacazette returned to training on Tuesday after recovering from Covid-19 and he was only good enough for the bench as Arteta gave England junior international Eddie Nketiah only his second start against hosts and London rivals Chelsea in the league. more

UNITED OPEN TALKS TO SIGN LIGUE 1 MIDFIELDER

Several reports from various sources across Europe have been making claims since the past week that English Premier League giants Manchester United are keen to sign Ligue 1 midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni. The creative and talented midfield star has the talent to become one of the most chased-after players in the summer and he has already started attracting a lot of interest. This is not the first time that he will be linked with a move to United, but with Paul Pogba continuing to be close to seal an exit from Old Trafford, the rumors have continued to intensify.


Manchester United are being linked with a move for the AS Monaco starlet, but if that interest is genuine, they are likely to face stiff competition from the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool for Tchouameni’s signature. Last season’s Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year has ‘already spoken’ to United, but he has ‘not made any decision’ on his future yet, according to Spanish publication Sport, as cited by Sport Witness. more

INJURIES COULD FORCE RAMOS TO RETIRE AT 35

According to multiple reports coming from France and the Daily Mail, Paris Saint-Germain defender Sergio Ramos could be forced to hang his boots at 35. Ramos left Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid to sign for Paris Saint-Germain a couple of months ago but things have not really gone well for the former Spain international central defender. Follijg a controversial contract dispute with Madrid president Florentino Perez, the defender parted ways with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit after several years at the club.

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He revealed that he was only going to join the French Ligue 1 heavyweights following his departure from Madrid but he has continued to struggle for dorm and fitness. Particularly speaking, Ramos has been struggling with several niggling ankle and calf injuries since moving to PSG and he has not been able to prove himself as a good signing for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
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BENZEMA HITS BRACE IN VALENCIA WIN

France international Karim Benzema was back to his best with two goals as he helped his Real Madrid team to a convincing 4-1 home win over Valencia in a Spanish La Liga game. The big victory over Los Che ensured that Real Madrid opened up an eight-point lead at the summit as they bounced back from the defeat to Getafe.

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2022 didn’t start on a good note for Real Madrid who were beaten 1-0 by Getafe in their first La Liga game of the New Year. EnesUnal scored the only goal of the game to give resurgent Getafe a big win over the 13-time European champions.
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MBAPPE MAKES CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HISTORY

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker KylianMbappe made Champions League history following his two-goal performance against Belgian champions Club Brugge on Tuesday night. The France internationalscored two goals in the first seven minutes as he helped PSG to a 4-1 home win over Club Brugge in their final Group A clash.

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The France national team star scored the first of his brace in the second minute as he produced a good finish after the deflected shot from teammate Nuno Mendes fell into his path. With the goal, the France international became the youngest player to reach 30 Champions League goals thus beating the record of the great Lionel Messi, who’s now his teammate at PSG on the back of his free transfer move in the summer.
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ZIDANE INTERESTED IN PSG JOB

France football legend Zinedine Zidane is interested in taking the Paris Saint Germain (PSG ) job if it becomes vacant. This is according to the report from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo which stated that Real Madrid legend Zidane is ready to return home (France) to take the PSG job.

Zidane has previously been linked with the France national team job, but there’s no indication that current recipient Didier Deschamps will lose his job. Deschamps is in a strong position after leading France to a second World Cup title. more

NATIONS LEAGUE: FRANCE SECURE SPAIN MEETING

World champions France will face Spain in the UEFA Nations League final after they saw off the Red Devils of Belgium in their last four clash. France scored three goals in the second half to overcome a two-goal deficit from the first half.

France were second best in the first half and they paid dearly for their poor performance by conceding two goals in three minutes towards the end of the first half. Atletico Madrid forward Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco scored the opening goal in the UEFA Nations League semi-final matchup on 37 minutes via a deflection before Chelsea striker RomeluLukaku added a second Belgium goal three minutes later. The goals from Carrasco and Lukaku gave the Red Devils a comfortable lead at the half-time break. more

GRIEZMANN RETURNS TO ATLETICO MADRID

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In one of the most surprising transfers on deadline day, France striker Antoine Griezmann has returned to Atletico Madrid from fellow Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona on loan. The France national team player is back at Atletico Madrid after spending two years at Barcelona.


As revealed by the official statement from Barcelona, France striker Griezmann has signed for Atletico Madrid on loan for one year with the option of another year on loan. Atletico Madrid are obligated to pay a fee to sign him permanently at the end of the loan spell.
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MADRID PREPARE FOR MBAPPE TALKS – REPORT

Real Madrid are preparing for transfer talks with French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on KylianMbappe. This is according to the report from media portal 90min which revealed that the Spanish La Liga club would like to sign the France national team player this summer.

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France player Mbappe has no plans to sign a new contract extension at PSG as reported by several media outlets and this could be problematic for PSG who are keen to hold on to his services. PSG will have to make a decision on Mbappe and whether to sell him or not. If they decide against his sale this summer, Mbappe will leave PSG as a free agent next summer when his contract ends as long as he does not sign a new deal.
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