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By the numbers: Messi’s 51st hat-trick, Salah’s long scoreless streak



There’s Lionel Messi, and then there’s the rest. The weekend’s football in Europe seemed to suggest so, although one must put this helpful caveat: Juventus gave Cristiano Ronaldo the weekend off.

Here are the best numbers from the weekend:


Lionel Messi scored his 33rd La Liga hat-trick in the course of Barcelona’s 4-1 win away to Real Betis, also his 45th hat-trick for Barcelona across all competitions. He also has six hat-tricks for the Argentina national team, taking his overall tally in competitive football to a whopping 51. Messi now stands just one hat-trick behind the La Liga record, 34, that stands in the name of Cristiano Ronaldo.


Speaking of Ronaldo, he was missing from both the starting eleven and the bench for Juventus during their away game in Serie A to Genoa on Sunday, and Juve were the only team in the Italian league to not score during the weekend, losing 2-0. This was also the first Serie A defeat for league-leaders Juventus, ending the only unbeaten streak in the top five European leagues for the entire season. Their last league defeat had come 329 days ago, when Napoli beat them on April 22, 2018.


Messi now has 21 goals for the season in La Liga, the most among all players. In the top five European Leagues, only Kylian Mbappe of PSG has more goals (26). Messi has two figures that are the best across the top five leagues in Europe this season, though — most direct free kick goals (4) and most goals from outside the penalty area (7).

Also, 21

Here’s a stat that Real Betis fans might not want to read about — Messi has met them 21 times in his career, and also scored 21 goals. Sunday’s hat-trick was also the third straight game against them that he has scored multiple goals in. It’s a small comfort that Betis are the fifth opponent that Messi has multiple goals in 3 straight games against in Spain — Almeria, Levante, Osasuna and Rayo Vallecano know the feeling all too well!


Liverpool had to scrap their way to a 2-1 win away against Fulham, but it was a seventh successive match across all competitions without scoring for Mohamed Salah. This is Salah’s longest scoreless streak since joining Liverpool.


AC Milan saw a 10-match unbeaten streak snap over the weekend in the Serie A, the longest active streak among clubs in Italy’s top division, in the course of a 3-2 defeat. Of course, it was the minor matter of a defeat in the Milan derby to Internazionale. Matias Vecino of Inter opened the scoring inside two minutes, 34 seconds, the fastest derby goal since April 2011 when Alexandre Pato had scored for Milan in 43 seconds.


The other big result of the weekend featured Everton’s 2-0 win against Chelsea, which was the latter’s fourth defeat in their last five away games in the Premier League, games where they have been outscored 15-2. Richarlison’s goal for Everton broke a 498-minute goalless drought against Chelsea — his first since January 2016 — and the win broke Everton’s 25-game winless streak against the Big 6 (Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur) opposition in the league. They had last beaten a member of that group in January 2017, when they beat Manchester City.

(Statistics courtesy ESPN Stats & Information)


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G Herbo has been released from jail.

According to Georgia’s Fulton County Jail records, Herbo, born Herbert Wright, was released on a $2,000 surety bond on Thursday (April 18).

On Wednesday (April 17), the rapper was arrested on a simple battery charge in Georgia after an argument with Ariana Fletcher, who is the mother of his child, reportedly got violent. After the altercation took place, Herbo reportedly left the scene with their son. When Herbo returned to the scene to drop off his son, police were still investigating the incident and arrested Herbo on the spot.

Upon his release, the Chicago rapper went on Instagram Live to air out his frustrations with Fletcher. In the live session, Herbo accuses Fletcher of stealing jewelry from his mother’s house.

“You stole it out of my momma’s room,” Herbo says in the video. “I’ve been quiet all this time. I ain’t do no insurance claim or try to get you locked up. Nothing. You told me to come to Atlantan to get the jewelry back.”

For her part, Fletcher addressed Herbo in a since-deleted Instagram story. In the story, she alleges that Herbo punched, choked and dragged her.

“He kicked my door down to get in my house because I wouldn’t let him in, beat the fuck out of me in front of my son and then he took my son outside to his friends and had them drive off with my son, hid all the knives in my house, broke my phone and locked me inside, beat the fuck out of me again,” Fletcher said in an Instagram post. “I have a black eye, my body scraped up from being dragged outside, bruises and cuts all over my body … please don’t speak on no old ‘relationship play fights’ cause this ain’t it.”

See what G Herbo and Ariana Fletcher have to say about the entire situation below.


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Nigeria Comedian Senator Arrives In Accra For Easter Comedy On Saturday At AICC



Ace stand-up comedian, Senator has touched down in the capital city of Ghana ahead of the major comedy show on Saturday, April 20 dubbed Easter Comedy. The Nigerian comic arrived with his crew at the plush Kotoka International Airport and was welcomed by a group of media men and celebrity photographers, Twins Don’t Beg of Swag of Africa.


Accra is about to experience the best of comedy this Easter as more international comedians are expected to arrive in different arrival schedules from Thursday to Friday night. They include Akpororo from Nigeria and Mpho Popps from South Africa.


With 5 successful editions since 2013, The Easter Comedy Show has significantly improved in content,

event design, the profile of attendees as well as performers.

Going into the 6th Edition this year, The Easter Comedy Show is a comedy and music event that has

brought exhilarating standup comedy from the best of comedians and groovy live music from the best of

musicians from across Africa to entertain the public or targeted audiences in Ghana every Easter

Saturday at the International Conference Centre.


The event has witnessed international headline comedians like Basketmouth, Gordons, Lekzy

D’Comic, DKB, Jacinta, Khemical, Gandoki, Akpororo, Kenny Blaq, Salvador, Sim Card, Bash, Bovi,

Buchi, Omo Baba, Francis Odega and many more.

Supporting musicians as The Akwaboahs, Pat Thomas, Amanzeba, Nana Yaa, Adina, Smart Nkansah,

Irene Logan, Ackah Blay amongst others.



The individuals that attend the event are upwardly mobile, active social life, heavy social media users,

and brand conscious. They are highly educated, have great jobs, and are influential within their social

circles. Eg Business Owners, Attorneys, lecturers, Account Executives, Middle to Top level Executives etc

The 2019 Edition is tagged the First National Bank Easter Comedy Show

VENUE: Accra International Conference Centre

DATE: 20th April 2019

TIME: Pre Event Lounge 7pm- 7:40pm

MAIN EVENT: 8pm to 12am



OB Amponsah

PERFORMERS: Music – Kidi, Akwaboah, Okyere the Saxophonist, Patchbay Band

PERFORMERS: Comedy – Akpororo (NG), Mpho Popps (SA), Senator (NG), Hogan (GH), Waris (GH)



First National Bank, Accra City Hotel, Rwandair, PaceTour Car Rental

ATTRACTIONS: In-event audience participatory events as karaoke session, dance sessions, quizzes and

random brand merchandise giveaways from our sponsors.


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Safoa Finally Disclose Official Artwork Of His Forthcoming Song “For Your Love”



H.W. Music and Key Records signee “Safoa” has finally announced and released the official cover artwork his forthcoming single, which is solely titled as “For Your Love”, Safoa was interviewed today on, he makes some few explanation of the concept behind “For Your Love” song, says in quote.

I was walking around and i saw this Lady passing, i was like wow… What a charming Lady I’ve even seen. So i stopped her move forward to propose to her.

Safoa now promise all his fans to expect something new and big from him….. For Your Love is produced by Saffz Beatz so keep visiting to download it soon when it arrived.

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