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Cristiano Ronaldo wins Serie-A Player of the Year award in first season in Italy

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Juventus’ Portugues striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Serie A Player of the Season award, in his first season in Italian club. Cristiano Ronaldo inspired the Old Lady to their eighth straight Scudetto with his 21 goals in the league. The planning of the honor is irregular as Serie A individual honors have dependably been given out all in the meantime, after the finish of the season, yet Ronaldo will be given before their match against Atalanta on Sunday. The 34-year-old joined the Bianconeri in the summer of 2018 in a deal reported to be worth €100m [Read]

Senate threatens to Shutdown, Sanction Bet9ja [READ MORE]

Senate has on Tuesday, threatened to Shutdown popular betting venture, Bet9Ja offices if the company fails to honour its invitation for a second time.  While speaking on Tuesday, in Abuja, during the verification of Lotto companies with license to operate in Nigeria, Chairman, Senate committee on youth and sport, Senator Obinna Ogba, PDP, Ebonyi, who noted that it was unfortunate that Bet9a refused to honour their invitation, said, “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour your our invitation again, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices.” Senator Ogba who noted that the Senate was making efforts to assist the lottery commission to generate [Read]

Manchester City Retain EPL Title, Crush Brighton 4-1

LONDON – Manchester City are English Premier League Champions, retaining the title they won last season, after mauling Brighton 4-1 away on Sunday. Manchester City suffered a first half scare before battering Brighton 4-1 to retain their premier league title and leave Liverpool despondent. With the victory, City have won the league back to back, through Pep Guardiola, a feat only Manchester United under Alex Fegunson and Chelsea under Jose Mourinho have achieved in the history of the league. [Read]

LOL! Actress Mercy Aigbe reacts after she was compared to footballer, Messi [SEE FUNNY TWEETS]

Lionel Messi was unable to rescue his team during the semi-final game against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night. Messi was unable to make an impact in the game that saw barca lose to the English giant 4 goals to nil. Now, Nigerians, who are absolutely hilarious are now comparing the striker to Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe on Social media. Aigbe has reacted, taking to her page, to share the above side-by-side photos with the footballer, she wrote; “Nigerians will not kill me oh Wetin be my own for this football matter, that people have been tagging me since ”. The tweets and perspectives are totally hilarious. See below as [Read]

Tottenham Follow Liverpool’s Footsteps, Stun Ajax at Amsterdam to Set up An All-English Epic UCL Final Clash

Lucas Moura scored a stoppage-time winner to complete a hat-trick and seal a sensational 3-2 comeback win for Tottenham Hotspur to take them past Ajax Amsterdam on the away goals rule into the Champions League final on Wednesday (Thursday AEST). Tottenham looked down and out at halftime after skipper Matthijs de Ligt’s fifth-minute header and a superb 35th-minute effort by Hakim Ziyech put Ajax in complete command of the tie having won the first leg 1-0 in London last week. [READ ALSO]  Incredible Liverpool Dazzle At Anfield, Shock Barcelona, Messi 4-0 in UCL 2nd leg Clash But 24 hours after Liverpool’s miracle comeback to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate, Tottenham [Read]

BREAKING: Incredible Liverpool Dazzle At Anfield, Shock Barcelona, Messi 4-0 in UCL 2nd Semis

Liverpool produced one of the greatest Champions League comebacks in history by overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate and reach the final. After Barcelona won the first leg 3-0 at the Nou Camp, few gave Liverpool a chance of scoring the goals they needed to progress, let alone preventing the La Liga champions from scoring themselves. But an early strike from Divock Origi, who tapped in after Marc-Andre ter Stegen failed to hold Jordan Henderson’s shot, gave the vociferous Anfield crowd the belief that another European fightback from the Reds could be on the cards.   Georginio Wijnaldum, on as a substitute for the injured [Read]

‘I was asked to pay bribe before playing for Nigeria’, says David Alaba

Bayern Munich and Austria left-back, David Alaba has revealed that he was asked to pay a bribe by Golden Eaglets coaches before he could become part of the players’ for the 2007 FIFA U17 World Cup. The late Yemi Tella was in charge of the Eaglets at the time. He said his mother insisted that there was no way she going to part with a single penny. Alaba made this known in an interview with All Nigeria Soccer. He also labelled the Nigeria U-17 coaches, jokers and vowed not to respond to their greetings if he is approached by the coaches. He claimed to have trained with the Nigeria U17s [Read]

Ronaldo ‘buys world’s most expensive car’ – a £9.5million one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire [SEE PHOTOS]

– Bugatti has confirmed it found a buyer for its one-off La Voiture Noire sports car, which cost £9.5million – Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo is believed to be the buyer, though Bugatti have not confirmed this – The car is styled after the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic, four of which were built between 1936 and 1938 – La Voiture Noire is powered by the company’s 8.0-litre turbocharged W16 engine and can reach 260mph Cristiano Ronaldo is rumoured to be the new owner of the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire – reportedly the most expensive car ever built. Reports suggest Ronaldo has spent €11million (£9.49million) on the unique Bugatti which [Read]

Luis Suarez receives bite from his son after Barcelona win La Liga title [SEE PHOTOS]

– Luis Suarez of Barcelona was bitten by his son after Barcelona’s win over Levante – Barcelona defeated Levante 1-0 on Saturday, April 27, in which Messi scored the goal – Suarez was carrying his sixth-month-old son Lautaro around the pitch after the match Barcelona on Saturday, April 27, were crowned champions of Spain after beating Levante at the Camp Nou in which Lionel Messi came off the bench to score the winner. Players of the club and their fans were all in joyous mood after the final whistle as they were all seen celebrating the Spanish La Liga title. [READ ALSO] Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, City’s Raheem Sterling Emerge PFA [Read]

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, City’s Raheem Sterling Emerge PFA Players of the Year

– Raheem Sterling of Manchester city wins PFA Young Player Of the Year award  Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year. The Dutchman saw off tough competition from Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling to take the honour and succeeds his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, who won the award last year. Van Dijk, who signed for Liverpool from Southampton for £75m in January 2018, is the first defender to win PFA Player of the Year since Chelsea’s John Terry in 2005. The 27-year-old has played in all of Liverpool’s 35 league games this season, helping the Reds to a league-best 19 [Read]

BREAKING: Ronaldo beats Messi to 600 club goals record with Inter equaliser [READ MORE]

Cristiano Ronaldo has reached another career milestone, and ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Ronaldo scored the 600th goal of his impressive club career after netting for Juventus against Inter , beating Lionel Messi to the major landmark. The Bianconeri star struck in the 62nd minute to equalise for his side after Radja Nainggolan had put the hosts in front at San Siro. The Portuguese star was set up by Miralem Pjanic as part of a neat one-two, finding the bottom-right corner with a powerful low drive from the edge of the penalty area. The 34-year-old chalked up the milestone before Barcelona star Messi, with the Argentine currently sat on [Read]

BREAKING: “I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal, while he’s still in Spain,” Ronaldo shades Messi as he wins 3rd Major top leagues title with Juve

Having previously won the Premier League and La Liga, the Portuguese has now added the Serie A title to his collection with new club Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo has done it again! Different country, same result: a domestic title for the Portuguese superstar. With Juventus having clinched the Scudetto with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Saturday, Ronaldo has become the first man to win Europe’s three major leagues: Serie A , La Liga and the Premier League. The significance of this latest success will, of course, be debated. Firstly, it has arrived just four days after a demoralising Champions League elimination at the hands of a far more exciting but [Read]

Man City Crash Out Of UEFA Champions League In Most Dramatic Fashion [READ MORE]

  Manchester City’s bid for an unprecedented quadruple of trophies ended in dramatic fashion as Tottenham progressed to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals as a pulsating 4-3 win for City on Wednesday was not enough to overturn their 1-0 first leg deficit. [READ ALSO] Barca, Messi down Man Utd as Ronaldo, Juve Crash Out of UCL [READ MORE] After four goals were shared in the opening 11 minutes, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero put City on course for the last four, but Fernando Llorente’s decisive goal 17 minutes from time was allowed to stand despite a VAR check for handball by the Spaniard. In a further twist, Sterling then [Read]

Barca, Messi down Man Utd as Ronaldo, Juve Crash Out of UCL [READ MORE]

Lionel Messi was hero once again for Barcelona as they punished wasteful Manchester United 3-0 (4-0 on aggregate) at the Camp Nou while fellow five-time Balon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was disappointed with his new side Juventus after a painful 2-1 defeat to youthful Ajax Amsterdam. While Messi marches on to the semi finals to face the winner of Liverpool and Porto, “Champions League king” Cristiano Ronaldo was thrown out of the Champions League in the quarter finals for the first time in about eight years. Ajax however, head into the semi finals to face the winner of Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur for the first time since 1997. Messi [Read]

BREAKING: Tiger Woods Wins 2019 Masters Title, His 15th Major and First title Since 2008 [READ MORE]

After all the scandals, all the injuries, all the surgeries, all the drama, all the he’s-done declarations, Tiger Woods has won the Masters in 2019. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that nearly 11 years after his last major victory — the longest drought in golf history — Woods won the Masters by 1 stroke with a bravura 70 final round, keeping his head while the best of the next generation of golfers lost theirs. Six golfers held at least a share of the lead over the day, five tied with only a handful of holes left. But as it was in 1997, so it was 22 years later: Woods walking off [Read]