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UEFA Look At Neymar’s Anti-Referee Tirade After PSG’s Champions League Defeat

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Paris Saint-Germain’s humiliating exit from the Champions League could be further compounded after the tournament organisers, Uefa, confirmed on Wednesday that they might punish the PSG striker Neymar for a rant on social media about referees. 

The Brazilian watched from the stands at the Parc des Princes on 6 March as a stoppage time penalty was awarded to Manchester United after Presnel Kimpembe was adjudged by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to have handled the ball in the penalty area.

Marcus Rashford rifled the spot kick past the PSG goalkeeper Gigi Buffon to seal a 3-1 victory and passage into the last eight. 

“It’s a disgrace,” Neymar wrote on his social media account. “They get four guys who don’t understand football to watch a slow motion replay in front of the TV … Go f**k yourselves!” 

The 27-year-old missed the match due to an injury suffered in January during a match in the Coupe de France. 

Last year the 222 million euro signing from Barcelona sat out the second leg of PSG’s last 16 tie against Real Madrid. 

“A disciplinary investigation has been initiated … in connection with the comments made on social media,” said a Uefa statement. 

If the Uefa disciplinary panel decides the Brazilian’s comments are inappropriate, he faces a punishment ranging from a fine to suspension. 

Source: modernghana.com

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

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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Kim Grant set to leave Hearts of Oak – Reports

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Less than a week since Hearts of Oak Managing Director (MD) Mark Noonan resigned from his post, the Phobians could be hit with yet another blow with an imminent depature of first team coach Kim Grant, according to Ghanacrusader.com’s sources.

Sources reveal that Kim Grant is not happy with the way Mark Noonan left the club ,also he doesn’t think he can work under the new system since he was brought in by the American. As a result of that, Grant thinks the best option is for him to leave the club to save himself from any impending problems with the new leadership.

Grant’s basis of leaving is that ,Noonan convinced him to believe in the dream and vision he had for the club and he was ready and working hard to help achieve this dream but with the depature of his companion he does not see the need to stay again.

Kim Grant will be leaving for holidays to visit his family in Germany, and according to reports within the club they don’t think he would return to continue his job as the head coach.

 

source: ghanaweb.com

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Junior US details his fight with Showboy that got him imprisoned

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Shatta Wale’s close friend known as Junior US who according to sources caused the arrest of Ghanaian based US rapper, Showboy has reacted to his prison sentence.

According to Junior US originally known as Nana Yaw Opoku, he never pressed charges against Showboy but in turn (Showboy) accused him of robbery which he had to defend himself.

“This case started three years ago and he was fighting against Georgia state. I never pressed charges against Showboy, I never wrote any statement against him but he rather wanted to take me to jail.

Showboy believes I don’t have papers so I can’t take him to court and that he has Lawyers to defend him. Everything started when Criss Waddle sent me to go give some money to Showboy which resulted in a misunderstanding and ended up stabbing me.

Showboy accused me of robbery so I went to court to defend myself and not to cause his arrest.

I received a letter from Georgia state claiming I went to rob Showboy so I had to defend myself because he was accusing me wrong. He caused his own prison sentence”, he disclosed.

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source: ghpage.com

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