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Oghiabekhva becomes first African to clinch Women’s Champions League Golden Boot

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Minsk failed to progress beyond the Round of 16 but the Nigerian still finished the tournament’s top scorer to make history
Emuidzhi Oghiabekhva has clinched the Golden Boot of the 2019-20 Uefa Women’s Champions League following her exploits for Minsk.
Oghiabekhva scored 10 goals in seven games for Minsk and becomes the first African woman to finish among the Champions League top scorers since the inception of the tournament in 2001.
Despite Minsk’s Round of 16 exit to Barcelona, the Nigerian scored six goals in qualifying rounds and four in the main competition on her fourth European outing with the Belarusian side.After Sunday’s final in Spain , she emerged as jot-topscorer and will share the Golden Boot with
Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema and Breidablik’s Berglind Bjorg Borvaldsdottir also netting 10 times.
This is coming months after she was named the 2019 Belarusian Women’s Premier League Best Player of the Year, having scored 29 goals in 17 league games, totalling 44 goals for Minsk.
Her fine form saw Minsk celebrate a domestic treble during the 2019 campaign and reach the Round of 16 of the Champions League.
Before joining Minsk in 2016, the 30-year-old has featured twice for Rossiyanka twice and Energiya Voronezh and BIIK Kazygurt once.
She has now competed in the Champions League with four different clubs in eight seasons, scoring a total of 29 goals in 33 matches.
Following her last season’s Player of the Year performances, she has kept up her fine goalscoring run, scoring 17 goals in 11 outings for Minsk before leaving the club due to injury in August.
At international level, she featured for Nigeria at the 2012 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, where the West Africans finished fourth at the expense of Cameroon .

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UCL : Juventus Vs Barcelona Today At 9pm

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The headline news in the footballing world last week was, of course, that Cristiano Ronaldo had tested positive for Covid-19.
Said test result means Ronaldo has already missed two games for Juventus.
First up, the veteran hitman was unable to feature over the weekend as Andrea Pirlo’s side were held to a 1-1 draw with Crotone.
Then, Ronaldo would also miss Juventus’ Champions League opener on Tuesday, in which the Serie A champions were able to see off Dynamo Kyiv by two goals to nil – Alvaro Morata was on target for both strikes that day.
How Ronaldo can feature vs Barcelona
Whilst Juventus probably weren’t too concerned about not being able to call upon Ronaldo vs Kyiv, they will no doubt be desperate to have their star man back for next week’s Champions League clash.
Next up, Juventus are set to take on Hellas Verona in the Serie A on Sunday. The Bianconeri are then set to go head-to-head with Barcelona in a Champions League tie on Wednesday.
Given said outfits are clear favourites in Group C, Wednesday’s tie could go a long way to deciding who tops the table.
As a result, Juve really need Ronaldo back. And according to reports emerging from Italy, UEFA will allow Ronaldo to feature vs Barca if, on Wednesday, he can prove he at least has ‘a low viral load’.
Returning a negative Covid-19 test is not said to be necessary for UEFA, however, if Ronaldo wishes to feature vs Verona, the Portuguese standout must provide a negative test by Friday:

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UCL : Manchester United Vs Leipzig Today At 9pm

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Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea at the weekend did little to dispel the common criticism of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as incapable of unlocking a bunkered defense. The Reds shaded the stalemate, even coming close to a win with Marcus Rashford’s late curler, but can have no complaints with the result. Frank Lampard’s back three — more like a back five, really — kept United at bay and denied the likes of Daniel James and Rashford space to operate. New season, same old problem.
(3) Thankfully, RB Leipzig are unlikely to follow in Lampard’s footsteps on Wednesday night. The Bundesliga leaders know only one speed: all out. Whether in attack or on the press, Leipzig are aggressive and refuse to sit back. Expect them to push high up the pitch, playing the ball vertically to stay on the front foot, and overloading the flanks to gain a numerical advantage. This profile plays into counterattack-loving Manchester United’s hands, but RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann is quite gifted at throwing tactical curveballs.
(4) Coming out of the international break, Solskjaer seems to have found his preferred midfield pivot: Scott McTominay and Fred. The pair started in the wins at Newcastle and PSG and the Chelsea draw, controlling the middle and providing defensive support that had been sorely lacking in earlier matches. Their strong play, though, leaves Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek out in the cold. Solskjaer has found minutes for Pogba as a super-sub of sorts, but Van de Beek is still struggling for a chance.

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NFF, FIFA Celebrate Ex – Eagles Star, Obafemi Martins At 36

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NFF, FIFA Celebrate Ex-Eagles Star Martins At 36
The Nigeria Football Federation and Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) have sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martin at 36, Completesports.com reports.
Both football bodies took to their verified Twitter handles to celebrate Martins.
The NFF wrote :”Happy birthday @Obafemimartins. Have a good one.”
And according to FIFA:”@Obafemimartins is a man who knows how to celebrate in style. We hope the former @NGSuperEagles forward is backflipping about on his 36th birthday.”
Martins made his Super Eagles debut in 2004 scored 18 goals in 42 appearances before retiring from international football in 2015.
He featured at three Africa Cup of Nations with the Eagles in 2006, 2010 and 2010 winning bronze in all the editions he attended.
He was a member of the Eagles squad to the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted by South Africa.
At club level Martins played for Reggiana, Inter Milan, Wolfsburg, Rubin Kazan, Birmingham City and Seattle Sounders.
Martins scored the winning goal in the 2011 Football League Cup Final as Birmingham beat Arsenal 2–1 at Wembley Stadium , having been brought on as an 83rd-minute substitute.

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