UEFA Champions League, Bayern Bags the Trophy!

champions league winners

In football history, the Union of European Football Association champions league (UEFA) is a prestigious club tournament. The new version of the European cup is the UEFA Champions League. This competition was played for the first time in 1992 to 1993 season.

The prestige

Every European team aims to clinch the Champions League title because it has a massive price tag to the winning team. The top four teams in premier league titles across Europe are the ones to participate in this tournament. In England, only four teams in the EPL table will participate in the coming UEFA Champions league. According to Man City fixtures, they will be playing Liverpool in their UEFA champions league matches.

champions league win
champions league win

Every player’s dream is playing for La Liga, French League 1, Bundesliga to clinch the trophy after live soccer. In 1967, the Champions League was made by a Swiss designer. Moreover, it replaced a smaller version of other tournaments. UEFA made a ruling enabling any club to keep the trophy after winning it 3 or 5 times. The most anticipated match was between Bayern Munich and Barcelona, which Bayern Munich won 8-2 against Barcelona.

Bayern bags sixth

Bayern Munich bagged the trophy after their 1-0-win victory against Paris Saint-Germain. The Bavarians, who won the German league, did not arrive at a rapturous reception that they deserved. According to ESPN, the German giants won their sixth European trophy in Lisbon. The German team added to their Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal cups they had won before this season.

The President of Bavaria was on hand to welcome the players as they disembarked from the plane. Moreover, this season Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski received a warm welcome on terra firma. Afterwards, the UEFA champions league trophy was then escorted to Allianz Arena for fans reception. Those who gathered applauded Bayern Munich players.

This week soccer matches and fixtures


After all the drama from La liga involving Messi, and the success of Arsenal in the Community Shield, it is time to focus on this week’s fixtures.

This week, most of the soccer fields will have little action as many electrifying leagues end. There are no fixtures of the premier league this week, but the season resumes on 12th September 2020. The exciting European cups have ended. The National League, FA, UEFA National Leagues, and the Football League Trophy matches will reign this week.

The FA cup has some fixtures today, Tuesday, midweek, and the weekend. The closest games to look out for and make your predictions are highlighted as follows

Monday, August 31, 2020

FA Cup

The Harlow ArenaWoodford Town   vs London Colney21:45 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

FA Cup

Crawley Down GatwickLancing Culver Road v. Phoenix Sports21:30 EAT
TBAWells City V. Bovey Tracey21:30 EAT
TBAArdley United V. Edgware Town21:30 EAT
TBAUckfield Town V. Little Common21:30 EAT
Roundstone Recreation GroundEast Preston   V. Chatham Town21:30 EAT
TBAEasington Sports V. Tring Athletic21:30 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

Thursday, September 3, 2020

UEFA National Leagues

Arena L’vivUkraine V. Switzerland21:45 EAT
Yeni Sivas 4 Eylül StadyumuTurkey V. Hungary21:45 EAT
VBA ArenaRussia V. Serbia21:45 EAT
Stadion StoziceSlovenia V. Greece21:45 EAT
Mercedes-Benz-ArenaGermany V. Spain21:45 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

Friday, September 4, 2020

Uilevaal stadionNorway V. Austria21:45 EAT
Hampden ParkScotland V. Israel21:45 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

League cup

Riverside StadiumMiddlesbrouth V. Shrewbury Town19:30 EAT
Pirelli StadiumBurton Albion V. Accrington Stanley21:30 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

Saturday, September 5, 2020

League cup

StadiumfixtureTime (EAT)
Park Pride StadiumDerby County V. Barrow14:00 EAT
Ashton GateBristol City V. Exeter City16:00 EAT
Weston Homes StadiumPeterborough United V. Cheltenham Town17:00 EAT
University of Bolton StadiumBolton Wanderers V. Bradford City17:00 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

Sunday, September 6, 2020

StadiumFixturesTime (EAT)
TBASpain V. Ukraine21:45 EAT
St Jakob-ParkSwitzerland V. Germany21:45 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport
this week match fixtures
this week football match fixtures

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How much is Man Utd willing to pay for Jadon Sancho?

How much is Man Utd willing to pay for Jadon Sancho

Manchester United have been on the winger’s radar for quite some time this season and are ready to do everything possible to sign the young star in this coming transfer window.

Jadon Sancho has attracted interests from other big clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool. The advantage Man Utd have over other clubs is that he is willing to join them.

Manchester Utd are not only willing to sacrifice some players but also take a huge loan to fund Sancho’s move to Old Trafford.

With the Coronavirus pandemic, transfer fees for players are expected to reduce worldwide.

Borussia Dortmund are currently under no pressure to sell their valued winger, and if his transfer fee is to reduce, they will not lower it below £100 million. Their current value for the player is £115 million.

Man Utd are ready to sell Alexis Sanchez, Phil Jones, Andreas Parreira and Chris Smalling in order reach the amount required to sign Sancho. Sanchez and Smalling are on loan in Inter Milan and Roma respectively, and Inter is ready to sign Sanchez permanently.

Sancho still has two years left on his deal with Dortmund and the club is ready to make the most out of his transfer to whichever club is willing to sign him.

Utd’s vice chief executive Ed Woodward is known for making last-minute deals in securing bargains when signing new players. Garry Neville believes it will not be an easy task luring Dortmund into selling Sancho cheaply.

According to the former United defender, Ole Gunnar will have to pay more if he plans on landing Sancho at Old Trafford this summer.

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Aubameyang scores his 50th Premier League goal

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 50th EPL goal against Norwich
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Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 50th Premier League goal against Norwich to become Arsenal’s fastest player to reach that mark in 79 premier league appearances.

The Gabon international opened the scoring in the 33rd minute after Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul made an error. Aubameyang nicked the ball off the Krul’s foot when he tried to dribble to make a long kick.

Four minutes later, the Gunners got a second goal, scored by Granit Shaka with a brilliant assist from Aubameyang.

In the 67th minute, Aubameyang scored his second goal getting him into Arsenal’s book of history. He reached the mark quicker than former Arsenal star Thierry Henry who hit the mark in 87 games.

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Cedric Soares scored the fourth goal in the 81st minute confirming the Gunner’s victory. Arsenal won 4-0 against Norwich moving to the 7th place in the league table.

This achievement has seen the striker becoming second after Mohammed Salah in the list of quickest African players to reach 50 premier league goals.

Aubameyang is happy about his goal scoring record at Arsenal and negotiation about his future at the club is ongoing.

“I’ll talk with the club and we’re going to see what’s going to happen, but first of all I’m focused on the games and the end of the season, so we’ll see,” Aubameyang told BT Sport.

Tanguy Kouassi signs for Bayern Munich

Tanguy Kouassi signs for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have finally signed a highly-rated defender Tanguy Kouassi from Paris Saint Germain for a four-year contract that will last till 2024.

Kouassi made his first debut for PSG last year December and has only made 13 appearances in all competitions for the French team scoring only 3 goals.

The 18-year-old rejected a new deal with PSG after his contract expired yesterday.

“I’m very happy to be able to play for FC Bayern,” said Kouassi on Bayern’s team website

“It’s a big club, rich in tradition. I really hope I’ll be able to establish myself here and play a lot of matches. For that, I’ll work hard.” 

Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said the young lad is one of the best defenders in the world.

“We’re very happy that we’ve been able to bring Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi to FC Bayern,” said Salihamidzic. 

“In our opinion, he’s one of the biggest talents in Europe. His best position is central defender, but he can fill several positions.  

“We’re sure he’ll have a great career in Munich and will strengthen our team.”

Valencia coach Albert Celades sacked

Valencia coach Albert Celades sacked

Valencia has sacked head coach Celades following a woeful run of results in Laliga. The club has won only 1 out of 5 matches since the return of the league after Coronavirus enforced stoppage.

Voro, the assistant coach, will take charge of the club on an interim basis until the end of this season.

“Valencia have communicated to Albert Celades his removal from his position as the first-team coach, with immediate effect.” A Valencia statement read.

Celades took over from Marcelino and now leaves the club at position eight in the league, few points adrift to the top 4.

Celades was lauded for his work and dedication during his time and work at the club. He will also be remembered for the period which Valencia achieved qualification for the knockout stages of the champions league and major victories which the club had previously not won.

“The club also values his help and contribution since he took over as coach of the first team in a moment of difficulty, and wish him every success in his future endeavours,” the statement read.

Valencia will face Athletic Bilbao in their next match at Mestalia. The management hopes to see an improvement under their new interim boss.

Real Madrid is now the League leaders after Barcelona drew in their last match against Celta Vigo, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are in the 3rd and 4th position respectively.

Timo Werner breaks goal-scoring record in his final match for RB Leipzig

Timo Werner is now RB Leipzig’s all-time top goalscorer after he scored a brace against Augsburg yesterday in his last match for the club.

He scored an opening goal in the first half which put him on 94 goals for the club breaking a new record.

The German international added his second and last goal for the club in the 2nd half, bringing his total goals to 95 ahead of his transfer to Chelsea. Werner’s transfer to the blues was confirmed this month.

Leipzig’s win against Augsburg secured them third place in the Bundesliga with Werner taking his goals tally to 28 in 34 matches this season.

Timo Werner, who joined Leipzig from Stuttgart in the year 2016, has gone beyond 20 league goals in a campaign with his first coming in 2016/2017 where he scored 21 goals for Leipzig.

Werner will move to Chelsea next week on a fee of €53million. However, he will not be able to play for his new club until next season.

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Bayern Munich win 20th German Cup, keeping treble win this season alive

Bundesliga reigning champions, Bayern Munich, have won the German Cup for a 20th time keeping their treble win hopes alive.

Bayern are also unbeaten in their last 26 games, with only one draw since December, setting a new record.

The Bundesliga champions won the Cup in their final match against Bayer Leverkusen which resulted to 4-2. David Alaba opened the score sheet with a free kick in the 16th minute to give Bayern a lead.

Serge Gnabry doubled the lead for Bayern in the 24th minute with a brilliant assist from Joshua Kimmich, scoring his 20th goal in all competitions this season.

Lewandowski, the Polish striker, scored two goals in the second half taking his tally to 51 in 44 games this season in all competitions. He scored his first goal in the 59th minute after he was able to control Manuel Neuer’s long kick before shooting from at least 30 yards.

Bayer Leverkusen made it 3-1 with a brilliant goal from Sven Bender just 4 minutes after Lewandowski scored his first goal. Lewandowski scored his fourth goal with an assist from Ivan Perisic just before Kai Havertz gave Leverkusen a second and final goal of the game.

Bayern are now hoping to make it a treble by also winning the Champions League. They have an aggregate win of 3-0 against Chelsea in the first leg with the second leg set to be played next month when Champions League competition resumes.

Leverkusen missed out on Champions League qualification after finishing 5th in the Bundesliga but still have a chance if they become victors in the Europa League which is also set to return next month.

Photo Credit: Bundesliga Official Website

Thiago Alcantara’s move to Anfield close

Thiago Alcantara’s move to Anfield close

According to RMC Sport, Liverpool have finally agreed on personal terms with Thiago Alcantara and he is ready to move to Anfield this summer.


Agreement between #Liverpool and #Alcantara. Liverpool and the player have reached an agreement over 4 years. The player even announced his departure to England to some of his teammates. Alcantara already found his house. Liverpool and #Bayern must finalize the deal. #RMCsport

— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) August 16, 2020


The 29-year-old has agreed on a four-year contract with Liverpool. He has already informed his teammates about his move to an Anfield and getting a house in Liverpool.


Liverpool have agreed a four-year contract with Thiago Alcantara, who has announced his departure to his Bayern team-mates and even chosen a new house, according to RMC 👀 pic.twitter.com/DlSPUTj7C9

— Goal (@goal) August 16, 2020


Thiago had earlier stalled talks with Bayern Munich over extending his contract but later revealed his plans of wanting to play in a different environment next season.


Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed this by saying that the Spaniard is free to leave, informing interested clubs that they will have to pay a ‘fair price’.


“On Thiago, you know he’s told us he wants a new challenge. If any club wants to talk and is willing to pay a fair price, we’ll work on that.”


The Spaniard played an important role in Bayern Munich’s achievements since 2013 when he moved in. He is considered one of the best creative midfielders in the world.


His involvement in Munich’s win against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final where they thrashed the Catalonians 8-2 confirmed how important he is in the midfield. He will surely bolster Jurgen Klopp’s options in the midfield.


In his seven seasons at Bayern since 2013, he has netted 31 goals in all competitions and won four German cups.


Bayern manager, Hansi Flick, admitted in an interview why he thinks Thiago wants a new challenge.


“As a person and as an athlete, I can understand him,” said Flick. “Thiago played for Barcelona, and seven years for Bayern.

“Now he wants a new challenge, which in my opinion must be the Premier League.”


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Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich: Bayern thrash Barca to reach Champions League semi-finals

Bayern thrash Barca to reach Champions League semi-finals

Bayern Munich thrashed Barcelona 8-2 last evening in Lisbon to proceed to the Champions League semi-finals.


Both teams scored in the first seven minutes, but Bayern later took control of the game beating Barca 4-1 in the first half and scoring four more goals in the second half.


Bayern’s Philipe Coutinho and Muller netted twice each as Gnabry, Perisic, Lewandowski and Kimmich also scored. Barca’s two goals came from David Alaba’s own goal in the first half and a goal from Luis Suarez.


Many predicted Bayern’s victory considering their recent form, but scoring eight goals against a big club like Barcelona was not anticipated. The German champions mercilessly attacked Barcelona from the start to the end of the match.


The game between Man City and Lyon will determine who will face Bayern in the semi-finals. The two clubs are now fully aware of what they will be up against if any of them qualifies to the semi-finals.


Messi, image via SkysportsMessi not happy at Barcelona

One could say Messi was disappointed by his team-mates in last evening’s match although he was not at his best.


Of recent, there have been rumours of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner leaving Barcelona, but the claims are unfounded. Messi hasn’t won a trophy for Barca this season, and a new challenge for him would probably be for the best.


Setien not the best man for the job

Barcelona’s defeat followed the sacking of Quique Setién after he failed to lead Barca into Champions League victory (according to Fabrizio Romano). Setien future at Barcelona was put to question when he did not win the Laliga title.


Setien’s poor management forced Barcelona to cut short his contract that was to run till June 2022. As a Barca coach since his appointment in January, Barcelona was knocked out of the Copa del Rey, lost Laliga title and now knocked out of the Champions League.


His appointment as the club’s manager back in January was a surprise to many as he had only managed Las Palmas and Real Betis in Spain’s first division.

Featured Credit Image: Skysport

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