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Collapse of the century! Valverde & Barca bottlers humiliate themselves in Anfield meltdown

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Collapse of the century! Valverde,Barca bottlers humiliate themselves in Anfield

Liverpool players wheel away to celebrate during their miracle Champions League comeback against Barcelona.Liverpool players wheel away to celebrate during their miracle Champions League comeback against Barcelona.Source: AFP

Liverpool have pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in football history, demolishing Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield in extraordinary scenes to seal a place in the Champions League final.

In one of the craziest matches you’ll ever see, Divock Origi and Giorginio Wijnaldum each scored twice to reverse a three-goal first leg deficit and dump Lionel Messi and co. out of Europe in the most staggering fashion possible.
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Liverpool pull of mircale win

Liverpool pull of mircale win

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Missing superstars Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, Jurgen Klopp’s side were written off by most ahead of this clash but another magical European night at Anfield has again yielded the unthinkable to rewrite history.
This victory ranks up with alongside that glorious night in Instanbul in 2005 as they reversed a three-goal margin to beat AC Milan to lift the trophy – even for a club with the Reds’ incredible continental history, this shapes as one of the most incredible of all time.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson claimed his squad’s togetherness ensured they never doubted they could beat the odds against Lionel Messi and his star-studded team.

“Unbelievable! I don’t think many people gave us a chance. We knew it would be difficult but still possible,” Henderson told BT Sport.
“The belief we have in the changing room is amazing. We knew we could do something special at Anfield. Look at the fans and the lads – this is a special night. This is up there with the best.
“We wanted to start fast. We got an early goal which helped. It wasn’t just the goal, it was getting after them and putting them under pressure.
“We knew if we showed personality and heart then we’d have a chance.”
Andy Robertson said they never stopped believing.
“Who’s going to the final? We are. That’s all that matters,” he said.
“I’ve said so many times this season but what a team. We believe. People wrote us off, but we believed if we got off to a good start we could do it.”

Players belt out a classic

Players belt out a classic

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Origi gave them the dream start in just the seventh minute to provide a glimmer of hope for this magisterial comeback. But as Alisson made some big stops to deny Messi, Luis Suarez and others in the first half few dreamed this was possible.

As it turned out, this team defied the odds as they have done so often this season, to find another gear and get the job done. An injury to Andy Robertson looked likely to end their hopes, as the Scot was replaced at halftime following a collision with Luis Suarez – but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

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Wijnaldum said they three-goal defecit never daunted them.
“After the game in Spain, we were confident we could score four at home. Once again we showed that everything is possible in football,” he said.
“We believe it from the start. People from outside, they thought it was not possible but we still managed to do this.”
– ‘I was really angry’ –
Wijnaldum revealed he was frustrated to have been left on the bench after he started the first leg and he channelled that anger into his dynamic second half display.
“I was really angry at the manager that he put me on the bench but I had to do something to help the team when I came on,” he added.

Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool celebratesGeorginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool celebratesSource: Getty ImagesAnd finally the miracle was completed in the 79th minute in controversial fashion as unlikely hero Origi crowned one of the greatest showings we’ve ever seen. Alexander-Arnold took a quick corner to catch the defence sleeping, and the Belgian kept his cool to slot the ball calmly into the top corner and land one of the craziest comebacks you’ll ever see.
After Messi had led one a demolition at the Camp Nou, the Reds largely kept him quiet in the return leg as they continued to forge forward.

Alisson, a veteran of last season’s Roman miracle to knock off this Barcelona team, was busy and made a string of top saves to keep yet another clean sheet to make it possible.
Jordan Henderson and James Milner ran tirelessly all day while the likes of Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk were massive at the back.

What just happened?What just happened?Source: AFPIt truly is a triumph against all believability, and one which now sees this incredible season set up for deserved glory. But an absolute disaster for Barcelona, who had zeroed in on this trophy as their ultimate prize for a campaign that has already brought a La Liga triumph.
And with that Liverpool will face Spurs or Ajax in the Champions League final.
Their second European final on the trot.
Absolutely outrageous.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; James Milner, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson (capt); Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi, Sadio Mane
Coach: Jurgen Klopp (GER)
Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal; Lionel Messi (capt), Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho
Coach: Ernesto Valverde (ESP)

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Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!

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For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.

Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.

Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.

Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!

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Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys

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American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.

Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.

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Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”

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After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.

On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.

listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr ohere or on Apple Music.:

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