Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola took a swipe on Friday at Bayern Munich over their pursuit of Leroy Sane and said there had been no contact from them about the winger. Former Bayern star Lothar Matthaus was quoted as saying that the German can become the “new face” of the Bundesliga champions.
Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start in the second minute when his deflected shot looped over Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, and it proved enough for the 1990 champions to lift the trophy on foreign soil for the first time.
Yokohama: J-League Champions Kawasaki Frontale pulled off a stunning 1-0 victory against Chelsea in friendly at Yokohama on Friday. Kawasaki striker Leandro Damiao headed in a Kengo Nakamura cross from a close range in the 87th minute to clinch the upset in front of 61,012 spectators. Chelsea struggled to find
Singapore: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday that last month’s Champions League final defeat has made him more determined to succeed at the club, after the conclusion of another solid campaign. Pochettino said he was keen to continue with the five-year “project” that has seen Tottenham
Sadio Mane’s Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday’s final in Cairo.
Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane will renew their Premier League rivalry for a second time in Egypt, with Africa Cup of Nations immortality awaiting the victor of Friday’s final between Algeria and Senegal.
Dutch central defender Matthijs de Ligt, one of the most coveted young players in world football, signed on Thursday for Juventus from Ajax for a fee of 75 million euros ($84.2 million) plus add ons.
Odion Ighalo boosted his chances of winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after he netted Nigeria’s winner to ensure his side third place in the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia.
Young striker Edward Nketiah scored the winner just two minutes from time as a youthful Arsenal side beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in a pre-season friendly in California on Wednesday.