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Breaking News: Lewandowski Named UEFA Men’s Player Of The Year

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The footballer won the award on Thursday as Champions League winners Bayern Munich dominated the men’s awards. 

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Robert Lewandowski has been named UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year.

The footballer won the award on Thursday as Champions League winners Bayern Munich dominated the men’s awards.

The 32-year-old scored 55 goals in 47 games, including 15 in 10 in the Champions League, while team-mates Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich and manager Hansi Flick also scooped individual awards. Neuer and Kevin De Bruyne had also been up for the award.

“I have to say it’s amazing,” Lewandowski said. “It’s amazing, if you work so hard and you get this trophy, it’s something special.

“I have to say thank you to my team-mates, coaches, all the staff because they work very hard every day to prepare me for the games and also to my family because they support me a lot.

“I’ve always dreamed of playing in the biggest stadiums at the biggest club in the world. I’m very grateful and very proud and very happy.”

Pernille Harder, who recently joined Chelsea, was named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year for her performances at Wolfsburg. The German side were beaten in the Champions League final by Lyon but Harder beat Lyon pair Wendie Renard and Lucy Bronze to the individual award.

Bayern captain Neuer was unsurprisingly named Goalkeeper of the Season, beating PSG’s Keylor Navas and Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid. Neuer played every minute of Bayern’s European campaign, keeping six clean sheets and conceding only eight goals in 11 games.

Lyon’s Sarah Bouhaddi won the inaugural women’s award, conceding just twice in seven appearances as she won her seventh Women’s Champions League.

Ahead of Neuer, Bayern’s defensive quality was clear as their trio of Kimmich, David Alaba and Alphonso Davies made up the final shortlist, Kimmich coming out on top of the voting.

Bouhaddi was also joined by a Lyon defensive partner, with France star Renard named the women’s Defender of the Season as she also lifted the Champions League for the seventh time.

Manchester City’s European campaign finished in disappointment once again but De Bruyne was named Midfielder of the Season ahead of Thiago and Thomas Muller, while another Lyon star in Germany international Marozsan won the women’s award.

Lewandowski was named Forward of the Season, top scorer in the Champions League as in every other competition he played in 2019-20. Harder backed up her overall award with the Forward of the Season gong as well, scoring nine goals on the way to the final.

Bayern boss Flick’s remarkable rise to prominence over the last year was recognised as he was named Men’s Coach of the Year after masterminding his team’s treble.

Lyon’s dominance of Europe was further confirmed as their manager, Jean-Luc Vasseur, won the first Women’s Coach of the Year award.

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My teammates don’t pass me the ball- Aguero

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Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, left the pitch miserable about his partners’ hesitance to pass the ball to him, during the last phases of their success against Borussia Monchengladbach in the champions league.

Aguero substituted Bernardo Silva in the 75th moment, with Pep Guardiola’s side previously driving 4-0 on total.

Be that as it may, the 32-year-old didn’t enroll a single shot on goal in a short time on the pitch. ESPN reports that Aguero communicated his disappointment to a mentor following the full-time whistle, saying: “No me pasan la pelota” which means “They don’t pass me the ball.”

It is accepted that Riyad Mahrez was the primary offender, as he selected to shoot whenever gave risks in and around the box in the closing targets.

The Algerian, who has been in productive structure, couldn’t track down the back of the net however, with his shots either askew or saved by Gladbach goalkeeper, Yann Sommer. Aguero has in the previous week been connected with a free transfer to Barcelona this mid year, with his agreement at City terminating toward the finish of the period.

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Aubemeyang responds to being dropped by arteta for tottenham clash

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Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has at long last responded in the wake of being dropped to the seat by coach, Mikel Arteta, during arsenal’s premier league derby 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Arsenal crushed Jose Mourinho’s side at Emirates, on account of two goals from Martin Odegaard and Alexandre Lacazette as Erik Lamela’s strike was insufficient for the guests.

Aubameyang had turned up late preceding the game, and the strict Arteta didn’t go easy on him saying:

“He was not going to start the game.“We had a disciplinary issue, we have drawn the line, and we move on.

“We have a process that we have to respect for every game, and that’s it.

“It was a decision made after evaluating everything and who Auba is and what he’s done.

“We have other players who can play.”

Responding, Aubameyang, in a post through his Instagram account, was brimming with acclaims for his partners after the match.

In a post portraying his colleagues praising, the Gabonese striker said: “North London is Red and that is it!!!” Aubameyang will presently would like to highlight for arsenal when they face Olympiacos in the Europa League on Thursday.

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Anthony joshua says he is looking past fury

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Anthony Joshua has uncovered he is ‘looking past’ Tyson Fury and accepts his rival will consider resigning after their blockbuster £200million standoff this mid year.

The two Brits are nearly agreeing to meet in the not so distant future for the undisputed heavyweight crown.

Joshua demanded that he actually has colossal desire to satisfy subsequent to confronting Fury, yet addressed whether the WBC champion will have the yearning to continue to face after their Conflict of Britain.

Road To Undisputed, Joshua said: ‘He (Fury) can bring whatever he wants, it doesn’t matter.

‘The press conference antics, the fight antics, the hands behind the back, I love that stuff, that’s all part of it, you know that’s his job, but my job is to close the show.

‘He’s a warm-up act [with his antics], he’s there to do all that stuff but ultimately my job is to close the show and that’s all that matters.

‘For him, he said that after he fights me, maybe he fights [Derek] Chisora, then he’s ready to go off into the sunset.

‘For me, I’ve still got so much more I want to do in this boxing game, the road to undisputed (champion) is part of the journey, it’s not the end to the journey.

‘That’s why I know I will get past this fight because I’m looking past him, I want more, this isn’t where this stops.‘The fight, god willing, will be this year, I’m saying it is going to be this year, I’m going to speak into existence and I will be victorious.’

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