UCL

BREAKING: Messi Wins 2019 FIFA Best Men’s Player, Defeats Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the 2019 FIFA The Best Men’s Player award on Monday, beating out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.  It was the 32-year-old’s first win since the award separated from France Football‘s Ballon d’Or award in 2017. Congratulations, #LeoMessi Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2019 🏆#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/MKh2wV5T1M — #TheBest 🏆 (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019 Since that separation, every player who has won FIFA’s The Best award has gone on to claim the Ballon d’Or as well. The 32-year-old has won five Ballon d’Or awards in his career, but individual silverware had eluded [Read]

UCL: Di Maria Scores Two As PSG Beat Real To Increase Pressure On Zidane

Argentine attacker, Angel di Maria scored twice against former club Real Madrid as Paris St-Germain began their Champions League Group A campaign with a comfortable win. Thomas Meunier’s stoppage-time goal added more embarrassment for the Spanish giants – and heightened the pressure on Real manager Zinedine Zidane, whose win ratio is below 50% since returning to the club towards the end of last season. Eden Hazard, making his first start for the visitors, showed some nice touches but struggled to influence proceedings, as a Real old boy stole the show. In other matches, Substitute Hector Herrera scored a 90th-minute equaliser to crown a fine Atletico Madrid comeback and deny Juventus [Read]

UCL: Lampard To Start Young Players Against Valencia Clash

  Frank Lampard said he “believed and trusted” in striker Tammy Abraham as he prepared to unleash his young players against Valencia in Chelsea’s Champions League opener on Tuesday. Abraham, 21, scored a hat-trick in a 5-2 win at Wolves on Saturday but his form has come as no surprise to Lampard. “I never had clear expectations for him apart from the fact that I believed in him and trusted him,” he said at a press conference on Monday at Chelsea’s training base. “I know a lot was made of the (transfer) ban giving opportunities for young players. But I thought now was his time.” As for the possibility of [Read]

[BREAKING] UCL: Liverpool triumph 2-0 Over Spurs to win Sixth European title [READ MORE]

Liverpool have won their sixth European Cup after beating Tottenham 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid. Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi scored the only goals of the game at the beginning and end of the match. It wasn’t a final that will live long in the memory but Liverpool fans won’t care. They will be celebrating long into the night after their club sealed their sixth European Cup. Only Real Madrid (13) and AC Milan (seven) have won the prestigious trophy more times. Tottenham rarely threatened their opponents. Harry Kane made his first appearance for Spurs since April 9 but failed to make an impact. Lucas Moura, hat-trick [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]

SHOCKING! Robbers break into police station, steal rifles, ammunition as officers watch UEFA match

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that thieves broke into a police station on Tuesday night as all officers on duty abandoned their post to watch a UEFA Champions League match at a nearby trading centre. Parisian Thieves Burgle Thiago Silva’s Home Kenya Standard newspaper reported that the incident happened at Kobujoi Police Station, Nandi County, Kenya. [READ ALSO] Barca, Messi down Man Utd as Ronaldo, Juve Crash Out of UCL [READ MORE] The thieves made away with three rifles and ammunitions. On returning to the post, the soccer-crazy policemen discovered that the room of the officer in-charge, which also serves as an armoury was open. They walked in to find the steel [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]

UCL: Luke Shaw own goal hands Barca advantage Over Man Utd

Shaw deflects in Luis Suarez header to give Barca the advantage ahead of return leg at the Nou Camp on April 16. Luke Shaw’s first-half own goal handed Barcelona the advantage as Manchester United suffered a frustrating 1-0 defeat in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford. The United left-back gave Barca a deserved lead on 12 minutes when he deflected Luis Suarez’s header into his own net, with the goal confirmed following a VAR review. United responded well to the early setback, halting Barca’s dominance on the ball, but their cause was undermined by a toothless attacking display which failed to yield a single shot on target [Read]

Angry Man Utd fans claim UCL draw against Barca was ‘fixed’ [READ MORE]

– Man United fans are suggesting their Champions League quarter-final draw with Barcelona was doctored by UEFA – United will host Barca in the first leg in April, before the reverse fixture at the Nou Camp a week later – Paul Scholes netted the winner for United when they defeated Barcelona on the way to winning the trophy for a third time in 2008. Manchester United supporters are claiming that Europe’s football governing body, UEFA staged Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw that paired the Red Devils with Barcelona. According to a UK Sun, United will play host Barcelona at Old Trafford for the first leg clash next month, before heading [Read]

UCL: Man Utd Shocks Everyone, defeat PSG to book QF spot in Away Fixture

Manchester United beat Paris Saint-Germain 3 – 1 at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday to sensationally overcome a 2-0 first-leg deficit and secure a place in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring inside two minutes for United, who were missing 10 outfield players through injury and suspension, when he latched onto a careless pass across the back from Thilo Kehrer and rounded Gianluigi Buffon to score. PSG quickly responded and restored their two-goal lead 10 minutes later when Kylian Mbappe picked out Juan Bernat to finish from close range. Against the run of play, United hit back on the half-hour mark when Buffon spilled an [Read]

BREAKING: UEFA releases UCL Last 16, UEL Knock-out Draws for 18/19 Season [SEE FULL DRAWS HERE]

  John Izabi,  The Last 16 Draw for UEFA Champions League has been concluded earlier today today Monday the 17th of December, 2018, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. The Full draw for the Champions League last 16 of Europe’s top flight league with some mouth watering fixtures as seen below: Schalke 04 v Manchester City. Atletico Madrid v Juventus. Manchester United v Paris Saint- Germain. Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund. Lyon v Barcelona. Roma v Porto. Ajax v Real Madrid. Liverpool v Bayern Munich. Teams that finished in second place in the group stage will host the first legs on February 12/13 and 19/20 with the return matches scheduled [Read]

UCL 2018 AWARDS: It’s all Real Madrid Affair, as Modric, Ronaldo, Ramos, Navas win big SEE FULL LIST OF AWARDS AND 18/19 DRAWS

John Izabi,  Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Season, beating out Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah to win the much coveted European football top prize for the 2017/2018 season.  The Croatian player was also named Midfielder of the Season for the second successive year at a ceremony which took place in Monaco this afternoon, with most Real Madrid UCL 2017/2018 players claiming most awards of the night.  Former Club’s talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo who now plays for Juventus won the Champions League’s best forward award with Real Madrid after becoming the top scorer in the competition for a sixth-year running. Fierce defender and Madrid’s [Read]