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BREAKING: Luka Modric Breaks 10-yr Jinx of Ronaldo-Messi Dominance, wins 2018 Ballon D’or [READ MORE]

By John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Real Madrid Midfielder and Croatian World Cup runners – up Captain Luka Modric has finally broken the over 10 years jinx of Ronaldo-Messi dominance in global football by winning this year’s 2018 FIFA Ballon D’or Award ahead of the duo. This latest achievement for Modric caps up what most Sports pundits and Football followers across the globe have described as most remarkable in the career of the Croatian who also happens to be the first player to do so in the small European football loving nation. Sadly enough, same can not be said for [Read]

End of An Era? Messi Finishes Fifth In Ballon D’or Final Votes Chart [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that despite his dominance of the award alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, the Argentine sharp striker, Lionel Messi has dropped down the list and finished outside the top three of the final votes of this year’s Ballon D’or Chart. Lionel Messi has failed to make the top three of the Ballon d’Or for the first time since 2007, finishing fifth in this year’s final vote. Luka Modric is being tipped to become the first player not named Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award since Kaka beat the pair to it 11 years ago. Messi and Ronaldo have [Read]

Santiago Solari gets Real Madrid manager’s position on permanent basis

  • Had impressed in the interim role given to him by European champions after replacing Julen Lopetegui Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach yesterday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems,” the Spanish football federation stated. Solari has led Real to four wins out of four since being installed on a caretaker basis following Lopetegui’s abrupt dismissal last month after a 5-1 defeat to Barcelona culminated a poor run of results. And with 15 goals scored and only [Read]

Madrid Dismiss Head Coach, Julen Lopetegui After Barca Humiliation, As Captain Ramos Warns Incoming Conte – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Julen Lopetegui has been dismissed as manager of Real Madrid only 138 days into the job that cost him his chance to lead Spain into the World Cup. Lopetegui was sacked by the Spanish Football Federation in June after the RFEF president Luis Rubiales claimed to have found out just five minutes before the appointment was made public and two days before the tournament began; now he has been sacked by Madrid in the wake of their 5-1 hammering at the hands of Barcelona on Sunday afternoon. That defeat was Madrid’s third in a row in [Read]

‘Messiless’ Barcelona thrash rivals Real Madrid 5-1 in another El-Classico encounter – READ MORE

  A hat-trick from Luis Suárez plus goals from Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal helped Barcelona crush their fiercest rivals Real Madrid 5-1, taking them back to the top of the league and in all probability ending Julen Lopetegui’s short reign as Real Madrid manager. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring in the 11th minute with Suarez doubling Barcelona’s advantage in the 30th minute.   Marcelo reduced the deficit just five minutes after the break but Suarez chipped in with two goals in the space of eight minutes to complete his hat-trick. Arturo Vidal finished off the visitors, scoring in the 87th minute to end the rout. Barcelona move top of [Read]