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EPL: Mane contracts COVID-19, out of Villa clash

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Liverpool have been dealt another blow ahead of their Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Sunday after Sadio Mane tested positive for coronarvirus.

New signing Thiago Alcantara tested positive for the virus last week and missed their two clashes with Arsenal.

And Jurgen Klopp’s side are now set to be without star attacker Mane on Sunday after he was confirmed as also testing positive.

The Senegal international is self-isolating and will be out of action for at least 10 days as a result.

With the international break coming up, he is likely to be back in time for the Merseyside derby on October 17.

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Ronaldinho loses mum to Covid-19

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Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho’s mom dies in the wake of testing positive for Covid-19.

Dona Miguelina, aged 71, was hospitalized subsequent to testing positive for the infection in December 2020, in their home city of Porto Alegre.

Ronaldinho’s previous club Atletico Mineiro affirmed her passing on Twitter on Sunday, February 21, with a message of sympathy.

“It is with great sadness that Clube Atlético Mineiro receives the news of the death of Doña Miguelina, mother of Ronaldinho Gaúcho,” read the club statement.

“The Atleticana Family is in mourning and shares the moment of pain with their idol. May God receive you with open arms and comfort the heart of our eternal ace”.

Ronaldinho is yet to make a statement on his mother’s passing.

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I believe we can win the league – Casemiro

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Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro, has said that Zinedine Zidane’s side accept they can win the La Liga title after his goal procured a 1-0 success at Real Valladolid on Saturday night.

Casemiro’s objective against Valladolid limited the hole with leaders Atletico Madrid to only three points on Saturday.

The outcome came after title top picks Atletico Madrid were beaten 2-0 by Levante prior on Saturday for their first home La Liga misfortune since Dec. 2019.

“It is not just because Atletico Madrid lost. We believe [we can win] the league,” Casemiro said at a post-match press conference.“I think there are still 42 points left. That is a lot of points.

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Ronaldo and Messi both need better teammates-Wenger

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Arsene Wenger has said that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi need better teammates in their separate clubs.

The former manager noticed that both Juventus and Barcelona are excessively dependent on the two geniuses.

While Juventus fell 2-1 to FC Porto in Portugal, Barcelona endured a 4-1 annihilation to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 with both Ronaldo and Messi driving their different groups.

Messi placed Barcelona into the lead from the spot-kick, yet a Kylian Mbappe-roused hat-trick fixed an effective rebound for the French side.

Talking on beIN SPORTS, Wenger brought up that Juventus’ dependent on Ronaldo showed that the “players around him simply aren’t sufficient.

“It’s a problem that juve are only relying on Ronaldo.

“It’s the same for Messi. If the team is overly reliant on Messi, it’s because the players around him are not good enough.”

Juventus will invite Porto to Turin for the second leg on March 9 yet before at that point, they will play four Serie A games.Along these lines, Barcelona should play four La Liga matches and their second-leg Copa del Rey semi-final conflict with Sevilla prior to heading out to Paris for the subsequent leg tie on tenth March.

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