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  • Alvaro Morata suffered a knee injury yesterday night as Chelsea drew 2-2 with MOL Vidi in a Europa League clash. The club is waiting to find out the extent of Morata's injury after the striker was taken off just before the halftime. The injury status of Morata is not yet known but Maurizio Sarri is hopeful the injury won't prevent Morata from playing on Sunday's match against Brighton.

  • Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final. Christiano Ronaldo came second, Lionel Messi finished fifth, with Atletico Madrid frontman Antoine Griezmann and PSG attacker Kylian Mbappe - both of whom won the World Cup with France - third and fourth respectively.

    Ada Hegerberg was crowned the first woman to win the Ballon d'Or after helping Lyon to the French title and Champions League. she said. “This is a great motivation to continue working hard and we will continue to work together to win more titles. I wanted to end with some words for young girls around the world: believe in yourselves.”

    Kylian Mbappe was named as the winner of the Kopa Trophy for the best player of the year under the age of 21 at the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris on Monday.



  • Southampton has sacked manager Mark Hughes following a 2-2 draw against Manchester United on Saturday. Southampton Currently sits at position eighteen with only 9 Points out of possible 42. The club chairman said “Football Club can today confirm it has parted company with First Team Manager Mark Hughes. Assistant First Team Manager Mark Bowen and Assistant First Team Coach Eddie Niedzwiecki have also left the club. We would like to express our thanks to Mark and his staff for all of their efforts during their time at St Mary’s. The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already underway. First Team Assistant Coach Kelvin Davis will lead the team for Wednesday’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley."

  • In a post-match press conference after the win over Spurs, Emery was asked if there is now belief they can win at Old Trafford, “We know it’s very difficult in Manchester. In history and in the present. We want to prepare in the best possible way to have the best performance. This is a big challenge for us and we want to have challenges like Wednesday.”

    Arsenal will be hoping to extend their 12 game unbeaten run in the league on 5th at Old Trafford. Arsenal overturned a 2-1 deficit at halftime with goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lucas Torreira, and Alexandre Lacazette in the second half to claim the bragging rights with a 4-2 victory.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to achieve 100 Champions League wins in Yesterday Juventus's 1-0 win over Spanish side Valencia. Juventus have already qualified for round 16, leading group H with 12 points 2 ahead of number two man Utd. Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri hailed the former Real Madrid man for the impact he brought at the club as he contributed to Mario Mandzukic's only goal of the night. In the press conference Allegri said "Ronaldo gives us a sense of security and confidence. The team is essentially the same as last season. We've grown, become faster in playing the ball, but then, of course, there is Cristiano Ronaldo. This team is constantly improving – they're passing and putting the play together more quickly"

  • Ousman Dembele has been linked with a move to Arsenal this January, with sources claiming that he has failed to impress at Barcelona since arriving at Nou Camp last summer. Barcelona chief Pep Segura Confirmed that Ousmane Dembele will not be leaving in January despite speculation linking the French star with Arsenal and Liverpool. barcelona Manager Ernesto Valverde has not been pleased with the behaviours of dembele claiming he has a bad attitude and personality.

  • UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin confirmed today that the Rumuors about European Super League are fiction and UEFA has no plans to form breakaway league anytime soon. Quoted, Caferin said "I can confirm we have never seen, never discussed, never been involved in the creation of this document. We have some ideas. All I can say is that any Super League is out of the question. It will not happen. It is in a way a fiction now or a dream."

  • Marcus Rashford is keen on setting a new record for England national team after equaling a 52-year-old record set by Jack Charlton for the most England appearances in a calendar year yesterday. The Manchester United forward has represented the Three Lions 16 times since the beginning of 2018, drawing level with the World Cup winning centre-half’s total for 1966. Gareth’s Southgate side have played 17 times this year, also equaling the record set by Sir Alf Ramsey's 1966 world champions. Rashford has been a prominent figure in the England manager’s squad, scoring four goals and laying on one assist in a hugely successful year for the national side that has seen them rise to fifth in the FIFA World Rankings, as well as recapturing the attention and passion of a fanbase that had become largely disillusioned with the international setup.

  • Bayern Munich's woes seem to have sunk deeper as their midfielder James Rodriguez suffered a knee injury that is set to keep him out for the rest of the year. The Bavarians midfield has been depleted by injuries as Rodriguez becomes the fifth injured midfielder after Thiago Alcantara, Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman and Arjen Robben all suffered injuries. James Was declared out for the rest of the season after examination by the club's doctor. Return date for James has not been said yet, but he will not be able to feature in any game this year.

  • Juventus duo of Mario Mandzukic and Blaise Matuidi have recovered from their injuries and have been included in the squad that is set to take on Manchester United at the Allianz Stadium in an 11 PM Today. Mandzukic and Matuidi were doubts ahead of the encounter with injuries but they have passed fitness tests and are in contention. Douglas Costa who was another injury concern for Juventus has been left out of the squad after failing to recover. Ronaldo has been included in the squad as he prepares to face his former side.

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