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Liverpool Set A Champions League semi-final date with Barcelona After Thrashing Porto



Liverpool set up a scrumptious Champions League semi-final against Barcelona on Wednesday (April 17) after their genius front three all scored in a 4-1 win away at FC Porto that saw them voyage into the keep going four 6-1 on total.

On a wet night at the Estadio do Dragao, Liverpool needed to climate an early tempest before scoring from their first endeavor just before the half-hour mark, Sadio Mane goading home for an objective given after a long VAR audit.

As of now responsible for the tie after a 2-0 succeed at Anfield in the principal leg a week ago, Liverpool had successfully slaughtered off Porto there and afterward, yet Mohamed Salah, substitute Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk included further objectives after the break.

Eder Militao scored an encouragement for the hosts 21 minutes before the end, yet this was another hopeless night for them after they lost 5-0 to similar rivals on this ground a year prior.

Liverpool currently walk on to a conflict with Lionel Messi’s Barca, the principal meeting of the clubs since a last-16 experience in 2006/07 that Liverpool won on away objectives.

The fantasy of a Champions League and Premier League twofold stays alive for Liverpool and their supporters, whose spirits were not hosed by the terrible climate by the banks of the River Douro.

This was their seventeenth amusement without annihilation and their eighth straight triumph, in spite of the fact that Barcelona will offer a far harder test than that given by Porto.

The primary leg of that tie is in a fortnight, and meanwhile Liverpool will return their concentration to local issues, with recreations against Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town up next.

With the matches coming thick and quick, Klopp rolled out three improvements to his group here after Sunday’s 2-0 prevail upon Chelsea. Firmino and Naby Keita, who both scored in the main leg, dropped out alongside Jordan Henderson.

They were supplanted by Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner and Divock Origi, with the last making his first Champions League begin for the club. Be that as it may, the Belgian just played the main half before clearing path for Firmino.

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Carlo Ancelotti left Everton to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time




The 61-year-old Italian, who oversaw Real Madrid for a very long time somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2015, has left Everton following year and a half in control at Goodison Park.

He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real and the move leaves Everton looking for a 6th perpetual supervisor in five years.

Ancelotti has marked a three-year bargain at Real and said the move addressed “an unforeseen chance”.

He added: “I have total regard for everybody related with Everton and expectation they can accomplish the energizing chances they have before them.

“While I have appreciated being at Everton I have been given a startling chance which I accept is the correct move for me and my family as of now.”

Genuine will introduce Ancelotti to the media on Wednesday, while Everton said they “will start the way toward selecting another supervisor right away”.

Everton will have been left paralyzed by the speed of advancements just now as proprietor Farhad Moshiri’s “Hollywood” chief leaves.

Ancelotti’s appearance was viewed as a genuine upset by Moshiri, convincing one of the game’s generally enriched and regarded figures to come to Merseyside to reestablish Everton to previous wonders.

The 61-year-old’s rule has been a mishmash with loathsome home structure offset by results like their first success over Liverpool at Anfield since 1999 – in any case a tenth spot finish in his first full season was a failure.

Ancelotti, in any case, was as yet held in immense respect by Everton allies, who have been left sharply disillusioned by his choice to withdraw.

The fierce truth is that for all Moshiri’s money and aspiration, Everton actually can’t view themselves as anyplace close to the first class, which consistently makes them helpless against clubs, for example, Real Madrid setting sights on their prize resources.

The typical suspects are being connected, for example, Eddie Howe after he turned down Celtic, previous Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo and ex-Everton manager David Moyes – albeit that is probably not going to occur after he verbally concurred a three-year bargain at West Ham in the wake of bringing them into Europe. Moshiri, however, is something of a special case and may have thoughts of his own.

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Ahmed Musa to play without monthly salary at Kano Pillars




Ahmed Musa won’t be paid in his short stretch at Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

Musa, 28, finished paperwork for the four-time Nigerian heroes under the Elite Players Program of the League Management Company, which urges top Nigerian internationals to play for neighborhood clubs.

As indicated by LMC manager Shehu Dikko, the program works twoly.

A club can distinguish and sign such players, or the LMC itself can sign the player and appoint them to a club of their decision.

It was the last for Musa.

“We addressed him about returning home to play, and as somebody who is consistently prepared to offer in return, he didn’t stop for a second,” Dikko told ESPN.

“When the arrangement was marked, the decision of which club to play for was up to him. Various clubs needed him. We put everything before him and he settled on the choice to go to Kano Pillars.”

Musa has been a free specialist since October 2020, when he left Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, with whom he won the Saudi Pro League title and Super Cup in the wake of going along with them from Leicester City in 2018.

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Super Eagle Teslim Balogun Stadium Training Camp Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols Ahead Of Lesotho Clash





The Super Eagles will hold their last exercise at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Monday evening, beginning from 1800 hours.

Their last instructional meeting which will be administered by director Gernot Rohr is available to the media for just the initial fifteen minutes, at that point everybody will be compelled to leave the arena.

No columnist will be permitted into the arena when the Lesotho public group have a vibe of the Teslim Balogun Stadium turf because of COVID-19 conventions set up.

Besides, there will be no authority pre-match public interview because of the Covid pandemic.

The Super Eagles players and authorities were up toward the end of last night since they had to go to an occasion out of appreciation for Nigerian Federation president Amaju Pinnick following his political decision into the esteemed FIFA board.

Nigeria are ensured to top Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers paying little heed to the result of their last match against Lesotho as they are as of now on 11 focuses, four more than the Republic of Benin, who are second in the standings.

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