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Mbappe flops as Coman’s header delivers Bayern the champions league

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Kingsley Coman haunted former club Paris Saint-Germain as his second-half header guided Bayern Munich to a 1-0 victory in the Champions League final in Lisbon.

The Frenchman was Bayern’s only pre-match change from the semi-final victory over Lyon and vindicated his inclusion on the hour when he headed the winner as the champions of Germany overcame their French counterparts to be crowned champions of Europe for the sixth times.

It was a moment to savour for Bayern and their manager Hansi Flick, who having been installed as interim boss in November added the trophy he came so close winning as a player in 1987 to the domestic Bundesliga and DFB Pokal clean sweep.

And Bayern’s return to the summit of European football was further underlined by the fact they became the first team to lift the Champions League having won all of their 11 matches of an historic campaign.

For Thomas Tuchel and PSG, it was agonising failure at the final hurdle as the stars brought to the club to win this very competition – Neymar and Kylian Mbappe – spurned chances and failed to inspire the French champions on European football’s biggest stage.

How Bayern reigned in Europe again

The conclusion of the 2020 Champions League saw two domestic champions – of France and Germany – compete in the final for the first time since 1998, and it lived up to expectation in an engrossing, if somewhat cagey, showpiece in Lisbon.

The first chance fell to PSG on 18 minutes as Mbappe, who had two early attempts blocked, turned provider for strike-partner Neymar, but a fine Manuel Neuer double stop thwarted the Brazilian’s initial effort before his attempt to square the rebound the Angel di Maria was cut out by the Bayern captain.

Robert Lewandowski hit the post in the first half
Image:Robert Lewandowski hit the post in the first half

Bayern responded through talisman Robert Lewandowski, who brought Alphonso Davies’ cross under control in the area before swivelling brilliantly to get a shot away, only to be denied by the post after his shot into the turf evaded the scrambling dive of Keylor Navas.

Di Maria, on his unfavoured right foot, flashed a shot over at the end of a promising PSG counter before Ander Hererra, the architect of Di Maria’s earlier chance, saw a crisp, goal-bound half volley take a crucial deflection wide off Leon Goretzka after a clearance fell to the Spaniard on the edge of the area.

The chances kept surfacing at a rapid rate, with Navas drawn into a save at point-blank range on 31 minutes from Lewandowski, who improvised brilliantly to get his head on Muller’s cross after it had taken a late deflection off Presnel Kimpembe.

A flurry of activity on the stroke of half-time saw Mbappe fire a glorious chance straight at Neuer after Bayern played themselves into trouble at the back, before Bayern had strong appeals for a penalty turned down after Coman went to ground under Thilo Kehrer’s challenge.

Kingsley Coman heads Bayern Munich ahead in the Champions League final
Image:Kingsley Coman heads Bayern Munich ahead in the Champions League final 

Bayern shifted through the gears shortly before the hour and made the telling breakthrough as Joshua Kimmich’s sumptuous cross found Coman unmarked at the back post, and the former PSG winger headed home into the far corner.

Bayern were denied a quick-fire second when Coman’s inch-perfect cross was headed clear by Kimpembe before it could reach Lewandowski, and moments later Thiago Silva was forced into a goal-line clearance after Coman lashed Muller’s floated cross towards the PSG goal.

Just as Bayern looked set to run away with the final, PSG mounted a late surge that saw Marquinhos maraud into the area and force another save from Neuer, before Neymar whipped past the angle of post and bar from 20 yards.

But that was all PSG could muster as Bayern got their hands on the trophy after becoming the first club in history to win every game in a Champions League campaign.

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Guardiola signs new contract with Manchester City

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Man City manager Guardiola signs new deal .

Guardiola was expected to be out of agreement toward the finish of this season and it had been recommended the Spaniard may be prepared to leave City.

Be that as it may, the 49-year-old has now consented to remain at the Etihad Stadium until in any event 2023.

“Manchester City are pleased to announce that Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year deal with the club,” a statement on City’s website said.

Previous Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Guardiola is halfway through his fifth season with the Premier League and his new arrangement will expand what is as of now his longest stay at any club.

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He has won two Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup with City, albeit winning the club’s first Champions League crown has demonstrated slippery up until now.

“Ever since I arrived at Manchester City I have been made to feel so welcome in the club and in the city itself – from the players, the staff, the supporters, the people of Manchester and the chairman and owner,” Guardiola said.

“Since then we have achieved a great deal together, scored goals, won games and trophies, and we are all very proud of that success.

“Having that kind of support is the best thing any manager can have. I have everything I could possibly want to do my job well and I am humbled by the confidence the owner, chairman, Ferran (Soriano) and Txiki (Begiristain) have shown in me to continue for two more years after this season.

“The challenge for us is to continue improving and evolving and I am very excited about helping Manchester City do that.”

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Orji Kalu plans to buy 35% stake at Arsenal FC

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Previous governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu has pronounced his desire in purchasing a stunning 35 percent stake at Premier League club Arsenal.

The current representative speaking to Abia North in the Nigerian National Assembly expressed that his objective is to guarantee the Gunners win the subtle Champions League just as the Premier League consecutively.

Review that during his time as the governor of Abia between 1999 and 2007, local club Enyimba of Aba remained the rulers of Nigerian football, winning the Nigeria Professional Football League multiple times – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Enyimba additionally turned into the principal Nigerian side to win the CAF Champions League during that time winning it in 2003 and 2004. The Peoples Elephants additionally won the CAF Super Cup in 2004 and 2005.

What’s more, refering to the accomplishments, Uzor Kalu expressed that the victories with the Nigerian football club could be repeated with English club Arsenal.

He said:

“Our success with Enyimba football club between 2000-2007 has continuously increased my passion for football. As the pillar of sports in Africa , I am considering an investment in football and I will buy 35 percent stake in Arsenal FC. “Our target is to lift the Champions League and Premier League back to back as we did with Enyimba.”

Meanwhile, the senator is not the first Nigerian to have declared interest in the purchase of Arsenal. Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest, prior indicated a potential takeover of the Premier League team with the Nigerian business head announcing the takeover could occur in 2020 or 2021.

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Dangote, a fanatic Arsenal fan, has been recently connected with the acquisition of the club from Stan Kroenke — an arrangement that could swallow over $4 billion from his pocket. During a David Rubenstein show in America, the 62-year-old business big shot gave Nigerian Arsenal fans a moan of alleviation after restoring interest in assuming control over the acquisition of the North London side.

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Basketball legend shows support for Biden.

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LeBron James is tossing his weight of help behind Joe Biden Biden is challenging against Donald Trump to take over as president of the United States.

The b-ball legend took to his Instagram handle to urge his fans to cast a ballot in Biden’s favour LeBron James has agreed with a particular stance in the US official races as the fight between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden enters its last day.

Americans have taken to the surveys to either decide in favor of Donald Trump’s progression or to guarantee Joe Biden rises as the nation’s next president. The b-ball star who has been seen openly reassuring and enrolling individuals in front of the races took an official position when he embraced Biden on his Instagram handle – just before political race day.

He wrote: “One more day. Please. We need everything to change and it all starts tomorrow.”
Furthermore, James’ support isn’t the first from the b-ball world as it was assembled that San Antonio Spurs mentor, Gregg Popovich additionally embraced the ticket of Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris. As per Popovich, he is tossing his weight behind the candidature since he has faith in “truth over untruths.”

He offered the comments on Sunday, November 1, during his tedious homestretch crusade as he attempted to harden his help base and lift his re-appointment chances against his Democratic Party competitor Joe Biden.

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