SPANISH striker Diego Costa said he was relieved the saga surrounding his return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea was over, after arriving in Spain on Friday. The two clubs agreed a transfer fee on Thursday that could reach a reported 65 million euros ($99 million), with Costa set to officially rejoin Atletico at the start …

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By Izuchukwu Okosi: Algerian forward Rachid Ghezzal on Friday night became the first Algerian player to score for Monaco in Ligue 1 since Moussa Saïb against Guingamp in October 2001 as Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco defeated Lille 4-0 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Aside the Desert Warriors star, Radamel Falcao scored his 10th and 11th goals …

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Sunday Oliseh’s Fortuna Sittard recorded their eighth consecutive home win defeating Jong AZ Alkmaar 5-1 in a Dutch second division League game played on Friday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. A brace from Djibril Dianessy and another from Lisandro Semedo coupled with a strike from Perr Schuurs sealed a comfortable win for the Limburg side. Dianessy opened scoring …

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There are few characters left in football like Julian Dicks. The West Ham legend is a key member of the coaching staff but is still not afraid to tell it as he sees it, as he reminisced about his playing days, his relationship with Slaven Bilic — and the rivalry with London neighbours, and Saturday’s …

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Steven Gerrard admits his first derby victory as Liverpool Under-18s manager was not quite as satisfying as those he registered as a player, but he took great pride from the performance of his players in the 3-1 win. Having dominated possession the junior Reds found themselves behind to Everton striker Anthony Gordon’s goal just before …

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Mamadou Sakho will start his first Premier League match since signing permanently for Crystal Palace at Manchester City. The former Liverpool centre-back completed a £26m switch from Anfield on transfer deadline day and played in the midweek Carabao Cup win over Huddersfield. Roy Hodgson said: “He is match fit. He will start. I heard so …

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Gareth Southgate will check on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before naming his England squad next week. Southgate will be at Leicester on Saturday to watch their clash with Liverpool and is certain to pay close attention to Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Liverpool midfielder regained his England place last month but has been struggling for form since his £40m move …

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Diego Costa has admitted he is unhappy at the way he was forced out of Chelsea but insists he is in good shape. Costa has posted regular pictures of himself partying in Brazil since going AWOL from Chelsea during his bitter stand-off. But Costa, who is set to complete a £67m move to Atletico Madrid, …

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Off the pitch worries ranging from how to overcome poverty, pressure to prove self and other challenges have been identified as reasons why African players seldom get international recognition. Former super Eagles Captain Jay Jay Okocha who made the submission while expressing a view on CNN, noted that African players are forced by circumstances beyond …

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Ahead of the Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Uyo on October 7 2017; Completesportsnigeria.com’s JOHNNY EDWARD takes a look at five Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) players who have talents to make huge difference for their team in Uyo. 1. Stopilla Sunzu (Defender)Age: 28Club: Arsenal Tula, Russia Stopilla Sunzu is one of the …

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