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Juventus 0-0 Barcelona: Catalans Qualifies for knockout stage

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Juventus 0-0 Barcelona: Catalans Qualifies for knockout stage

Juventus were held to a goalless by Barcelona in a cagey first half as neither side wanted to give an inch in an intense encounter in Turin on Wednesday night .

Lionel Messi was left on the bench by Ernesto Valverde as he wanted to see what his team could do without their No 10 leading the attack, but the answer will have underwhelmed the Barcelona coach.

Barcelona hit the post when Ivan Rakitic’s free-kick avoided everyone on its way to clattering the woodwork with the rebound bouncing off Paulinho’s head and going wide.

The Brazil international was booked when he threw himself over Miralem Pjanic’s leg in the Juventus box as he looked to win a penalty but the referee spotted the blatant dive and cautioned the former Spurs man.

Juventus 0-0 Barcelona: Catalans Qualifies for knockout stage

Juventus’ best chance of the opening 45 minutes was made by Paulo Dybala as he collected an Alex Sandro pass midway inside the Barcelona half, before running beyond the defence before viciously striking the ball over from 12 yards.

Messi was introduced in the 56th minute, as he looked for some inspiration for a side who has struggled to create opportunities.

Gianluigi Buffon did not have to make a single save of note on his return to the Juventus line-up, a sign of how little Barcelona troubled their hosts.

Dybala came close to winning the game in injury time when his first-time left-foot shot from the edge of the area forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen to get down quickly to his right and turn the effort wide.

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Mohamed Salah Named BBC African Footballer of the Year

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Mohamed Salah Named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been named the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017.

The Egypt star was voted winner ahead of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, team mate Sadio Mane and Nigeria’s Victor Moses.

While speaking to the press, Salah said;

“I am very happy to win this award,” the 25-year-old told BBC Sport.

“It’s always a special feeling when you win something. I feel like I had a great year, so I’m very happy.”

Mohamed Salah, is the current top goal scorer in the Premier League with 13 goals and has enjoyed a wonderful year for both club and country. He guided Egypt to a second place finish at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Salah scored 7 goals to help Egypt qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia; their first World Cup since 1990.

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Champions League last 16 Draw; Real Madrid vs PSG, Tottenham vs Juventus

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Champions League last 16 Draw

The much anticipated Uefa Champions League last 16 draw has been drawn and we have all the details

Reigning champions, Real Madrid will battle it out with french giants PSG while Chelsea have been drawn against familiar foes Barcelona. Similarly, Tottenham will face Italian champions Juventus.

Premier League toppers Manchester City was handed Switzerland’s Basel while their rival neighbors Manchester United will face La Liga side Sevilla and Liverpool take on Portugal’s Porto.

Champions League last-16 draw

Juventus vs Tottenham Hotspur

Basel vs Manchester City

Porto vs Liverpool

Sevilla vs Manchester United

Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma

Chelsea vs Barcelona

Bayern Munich vs Besiktas

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Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City: Romelu Lukaku the Villain

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Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City: Romelu Lukaku the Villain

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City: Romelu Lukaku the Villain

Manchester City has extended their consecutive top-flight victory to 14 in dramatic 2-1 win over arch rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi gifted Pep Guardiola‘s men a well deserved win as they opened up an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Marcus Rashford  capitalized on a defensive lapse from Otamendi and Fabian Delph in first-half stoppage-time, but United were unable to find a second as a stunning double save from Ederson denied Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata from snatching a point.

The defeat is United’s third defeat of the season brings their 40-match unbeaten home run to an end while strengthening City’s grip on the title after just 16 matches.

Manchester United will play against Bournemouth at the Old Trafford on Wednesday while City will look to continue on their quest for a premier league title when they travel to Swansea.

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