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(Photo) The insane speed Luka Modric notched up before scoring Real Madrid’s 3rd goal against Getafe

Real Madrid made a good start to the new year with a solid 3-0 win over Getafe to briefly climb to the top spot in La Liga ahead of Barcelona yesterday.

While the Catalans managed to regain the pole position with a draw later on, Zidane should still be impressed by the robust performance put in by his side.

While Thibaut Courtois earned most of the plaudits with a stellar performance between the sticks, fans did well not to miss out on the crazy speed Luca Modric notched up during the away fixture.

At 34-years of age the Croatian isn’t exactly considered a young man anymore but he seemed to turn back the clock with an insanely fast run during a Real counter and was clocked at a whooping 33.3 Km/h during the passage of play which led to his goal in the 96th minute.

Fans were quick to notice the midfielder’s pacy run during a post-match analysis and seemed to love the fact that the veteran is still being clocked at speeds that even many youngsters struggle to match.

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Mesut Ozil puts on a show as NBA legend visits Emirates to watch the Arsenal star in action against Man United

Arsenal turned on the style with a totally dominant first half display to stun Manchester United at the Emirates yesterday.

Mikel Arteta was understandably jubilant after the 2-0 win which marked his first victory in the Gunners dugout and also helped his side climb to the 10th spot in the league table.

While the Gunners were helped by a hapless display from their visitors during the first half, the tireless shift put in by some of the big names throughout the ninety minutes would have been a welcome treat for the home fans.

With the criticism surrounding his perceived ‘laziness’ not slowing down even after Arteta took over Mesut Ozil put on his work boots yesterday and put in a gritty performance that should quell some of the doubts regarding his workrate.

The crafty German looked like a man reborn against the Red Devils, covering more distance than any of his teammates and coincidentally the 11.53 KMs he ran yesterday was the most he has run in any match over the last two years for the club.

Ozil’s performance would have delighted his friend and NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki who was in the stands to support his compatriot and the titanic German baller would have surely got his money’s worth of football from watching his pal alone.

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Bundesliga sensation shares Jorginho love on Instagram as Chelsea rumors surface online

When Maurizio Sarri left Stamford Bridge after a single year in London, most pundits were expecting Jorginho to follow his former manager out of the club just as he followed him from Napoli to Chelsea.

While the Italian was subjected to some harsh criticism last season he has since established himself as one of Frank Lampard’s go-to men and has been pivotal in the Blues’ chase for a top four spot so far this season.

The dynamic midfielder has also been turning heads with his signature ‘skip/hop’ penalty technique and has incredibly managed to convert 15 of his last 16 spot kicks.

While his technique is not everyone’s cup of tea, the unorthodox style has seemingly made a good impression on rumoured Chelsea target Timo Werner who recently uploaded a video clip (below) of him trying out the technique during a training session.

Timo Werner has been sensational so far this season

Blues fans were quick to notice the video on Instagram which mentioned Jorginho by name and will be hoping that the German’s admiration for the midfielder is a sign of an impending move to the Bridge with certain new reports suggesting that his transfer could be completed as soon as this January.

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Photos: Rosario local finds Leo Messi watching himself tormenting defences on TV while working out in a gym

Staying motivated when one is already at the pinnacle of one’s profession is a real challenge but like many challenges he has faced in his long and illustrious career Lionel Messi seems to have found a solution to that problem as well.

While the debate still rages on as to who is the best footballer of this generation it’s safe to say that the little Argentine has somewhat edged out Cristiano Ronaldo since the former Real superstar moved to Turin.

With individual accolades pouring in and milestones running out the 32-year-old seems to have found a real motivation to keep pushing forward – himself.

Messi’s fans look to be in a jubilant mood on Twitter after a Rosario local spotted the little wizard watching highlights of himself tormenting defences during a recent workout session and loved the attitude on display from the Barca superstar.

Only the best for the best! Check out the photos here:

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(Video) DoF Victor Orta went wild in the stands after Leeds United struck their 5th goal against Birmingham City

Leeds United went back to the top of the Championship in style after the club from Elland Road won a nine goal thriller 5-4 against Birmingham City.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men certainly didn’t make it easier for themselves against their hosts with Leeds relinquishing their lead 3 times before Wes Harding’s injury-time own goal handed them the win.

Leeds fans were absolutely over the moon after watching their side finally retake the lead after a topsy curvy game and even the club’s director of football Victor Orta seemed absolutely pumped after the 95th minute winner.

The 40-year-old could barely contain his excitement after watching the winner and was spotted having wildly passionate celebrations in the director’s box at St. Andrew’s.

A clip of his celebrations have since made its way to Twitter and fans loved to see the passion on display from the man in charge of handling transfers for Leeds.

Befitting scenes after a 9 goal thriller! Check out Victor Orta’s wild celebrations here :

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane snapped hanging out with one of the hottest talents in the world currently

Real Madrid followed up on their 0-0 draw in the El Clasico with another goal-less draw against Athletic Club to go 2 points behind league leaders Barcelona.

After having a disastrous 2018/19 campaign Los Blancos were expected to challenge Barca for the La Liga title this time around but despite getting off to a bright start Zidane’s side are struggling for goals lately.

The French coach will surely be looking to add more firepower to his squad in the upcoming transfer windows and Zidane looks to be already on the case as he was spotted hanging out with one of the hottest talents in Europe right now.

Not many players have been called “incredible” by Pep Guardiola but that was the exact word the Spaniard used to describe Houssem Aouar after the youngster absolutely dominated City’s experienced midfield during City’s clash with Lyon in the UCL last year.

Since then the 21-year-old’s transfer value has skyrocketed and a host of top clubs around Europe including Zidane’s Madrid are said to be keeping tabs on the midfielder.

Zizou has already spoken about his admiration for the talented midfielder last summer and Houssem’s latest post with the French legend has got Real fans buzzing on Twitter.

The ‘Next Zidane’ hanging out with Zizou himself ! Check out Houssem’s latest photo here:

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Mikel Arteta caught on cam giving Reiss Nelson the ‘Pep Guardiola treatment’ after Bournemouth draw

After weeks of intense speculation Mikel Arteta was finally named Arsenal’s manager last week and oversaw his first game in charge during the 1-1 draw against Bournemouth yesterday.

While the new Arsenal boss will be a bit disappointed not to get off to a winning start in the dugout, Arteta will surely need more time to imprint his own philosophy and turn the fortunes around for his former club.

The 37-year-old is tipped for big things in North London after biding his time as assistant to one of the best in the business in Pep Guardiola and seems to have picked up some of the City manager’s trademark coaching moves.

Following the full time whistle Arteta was spotted having a long conversation with Reiss Nelson with his arms around the youngster’s shoulder which almost mirrored how his former boss has treated Raheem Sterling at times in the past.

Gooners will be hoping that Arteta can turn Nelson into a world class player like Sterling and seemed to enjoy the moment between the new boss and his upcoming prodigy after a clip of the moment made its way to Twitter.

Nelson gets the Sterling treatment from Arteta! Check out a clip of the moment between the two here :

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(Video) Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley caught singing chant made for Liverpool star Roberto Firmino

It’s safe to say that on his day Roberto Firmino is easily one of the most lethal forwards in the game.

Even though the Brazilian forward has had a lackluster season so far he will be hoping that his performances during the Club World Cup will help spark a revival of form in 2020.

The 28-year-old was absolutely pivotal to Liverpool‘s success in Qatar and managed to score late winners in both the semi-final as well as the final of the tournament.

While surges in fan following are bound to happen after impressing in international tournaments, Firmino has now seemingly scored himself a celebrity fan in Daisy Ridley during his trip to the middle East.

While the Star Wars star isn’t exactly known to be a football fan she sure seems to like the Liverpool striker and was spotted chanting the famous ‘Bobby Firmino’ song during a recent interview.

The popular actress seems to have learnt the song from a friend on the set of the sci-fi franchise according to the user who posted the clip on Twitter and the footage of ‘Rey’ singing the popular Liverpool chant should be absolute gold for Reds supporters.

Check out a clip of Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley signing the ‘Bobby Firmino’ song here :

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(Photo) Lucas Torreira shows off his bruised banana kit after being linked with a move away to Napoli all day

Lucas Torreira won the hearts of the Arsenal faithful almost instantly with his energetic displays from midfield after he was brought into the club by Unai Emery during the summer of 2018.

After falling out of favour with the Spanish coach Torreira has been struggling for game time this season and new reports emerged yesterday suggesting that Napoli are keen on taking the Uruguayan back to Italy after just two years in England.

With the January transfer window fast approaching those rumours have been growing even louder but the diminutive midfielder has now managed to somewhat quell those rumours with his latest photo on Twitter.

Gooners absolutely adore the 23-year-old for his tenacity on the pitch and fans should be really excited after seeing him celebrate Christmas dressed in the popular bruised banana away kit recently released by adidas.

While it’s still too early to tell whether Torreira will stay at the club beyond the summer, his latest social media activity should definitely put Arsenal fans at some ease ahead of the winter transfer window.

Check out Torreira’s Christmas post here:

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(Video) Brilliant LFCTV footage of Ox and Mo Salah scrapping during an interview surfaces online

It’s pretty safe to say that Jurgen Klopp has built a beast of a team since taking over the reigns at Anfield in 2015.

Aside from building one of the most formidable sides in Europe, the German manager has forged a real team spirit amongst the Liverpool players with many stars enjoying strong relations on and off the pitch.

Mo Salah has been Klopp’s ideal talisman on all fronts with the Egyptian also enjoying a close bond with most of his teammates off club duty.

While the winger’s bromance with Dejan Lovren is well documented, it seems he’s pretty close with fellow attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as well judging by a recent interview.

In a footage grabbed from an LFCTV feature, both Ox and Salah can be heard pulling each others’ legs quite a few times and Reds fans are bound to love the light-hearted banter on display.

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Chelsea fans loved how Rudiger, Tomori and Zouma celebrated clearing a Spurs attack on Sunday

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea stole a march in the top 4 race by securing a vital 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The win over Jose Mourinho’s side coupled with Manchester United’s shock defeat to Watford has given the Blues some much needed breathing space at the highly contested 4th position in the league.

While the home supporters had every right to be angry after seeing their side trail by two Willian goals, the behaviour of certain fans towards the end was just disgraceful and marked the latest racist incident to blight English football.

The pathetic abuse directed at him didn’t even go close to stopping Antonio Rüdiger however with the defender playing a vital role as the Blues back 3 thwarted Tottenham’s push for a comeback.

The German international slotted in effortlessly with Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori to keep the dangerous Spurs attack at bay and the trio also shared an iconic moment towards the end which was thoroughly enjoyed by Blues fans.

After Tomori sensationally diverted Harry Kane’s shot in the 96th minute, the three defenders immediately sought each other out for hi-fives and fans on Twitter absolutely loved the chemistry budding within their new blackline.

Brilliant moment between the Chelsea back 3! Check out a clip of the moment here :

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(Video) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bizarrely hints at traffic playing a role in the loss against bottom-placed Watford

Manchester United’s season has been a classical case of two steps forward and one step back this year.

While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was heralded as a tactical genius by all after overseeing double victories over Mourinho’s Tottenham and local rivals Manchester City at the start of the month, his United side somewhat stumbled against Everton before going outright missing during the 2-0 loss to Watford yesterday.

While pundits have been picking their brains out in studios trying to figure out where it went wrong for the home side at Old Trafford, Solskjaer came up with the most bizarre reason for United’s defeat to the team struggling at the bottom of the Premier League.

While United fans are no strangers to hearing strange excuses from their managers in the past after defeats (remember those times under Louis van Gaal and Mourinho United fans ?), they still should be shocked to hear the club legend bizarrely stating that the traffic had a role to play during his side’s defeat.

Check out the clip from Solskjaer’s bizzare post match presser after United’s 2-0 loss yesterday:

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(Video) “Do we have drones?” – Mikel Arteta sets priority on his first day as Arsenal boss

After weeks of speculation, Arsenal have finally announced Mikel Arteta as the club’s new manager.

The former Arsenal player was one of the names mentioned in the running to take over from Arsene Wenger along with Unai Emery and was continuously linked with the hot seat even while the Spaniard was in charge.

After parting ways with Emery the club have finally got him to take over at the Emirates and the former Spanish international looks to be wasting no time as he goes about his business to restore the club to its former glory.

The former City coach will be looking at new ways to implement his own philosophy in the coming days and looks to have set high priority on a piece of technology which still isn’t considered to be the norm at many clubs around the world.

While only a handful of his peers in top flight management are using drones in training sessions currently, Arteta seems to be a fan of the technology and fans should be bracing themselves to see drones fly around Arsenal’s training ground soon judging by a conversation between the new boss and his coaching staff.

The moment was thoroughly enjoyed by Gooners after a clip of the conversation made its way to the internet and fans seemed especially pleased to see the meticulous nature of their new manager –

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Raheem Sterling trolled for liking Marcus Rashford’s ‘Manchester is Red’ post

After United’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City earlier this month, fans will be treated to another edition of the Manchester derby in the Carabao Cup after the two sides from Manchester drew each other for the semi-finals of the competition.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed his tactical masterclass during the last derby when his United side absolutely ran rings around Pep’s Champions and oversaw the kind of dominant performance not seen from United sides at the Etihad since Sir Alex retired.

Much of the praise for United’s mini resurgence of late has been going to Marcus Rashford who has already notched up his personal best goal tally just halfway into this campaign.

And almost two weeks after United’s victory, the striker seems to be in no mood to give up United’s local bragging rights and posted a photo on Instagram with Mason Greenwood urging his side to keep Manchester red.

With his affiliation to the blue half of Manchester and also featuring in the derby for the Citizens personally, Raheem Sterling was perhaps the last person United fans would have been expecting to ‘like’ Rashford’s post but the England international did just that.

But the attacker would soon regret his decision with eagle eyed United fans quickly noticing his social media activity and with such an important City player liking a post which openly mocks their derby defeat, United fans were always going to rub it in the faces of their rival fans and are having a field day on Twitter.

“From Liverpool to City and now supporting United!”. Check out the reaction from United fans here:

https://twitter.com/AbhinavSohal6/status/1207597695096868865
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(Video) Le Parisien journo takes Ernesto Valverde to the cleaners for starting Ivan Rakitic against Real Madrid

FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has not been receiving too much love from those around the Camp Nou recently.

The Spanish tactician has been at the receiving end of fan fury for some time now and following Wednesday’s stalemate in the El Clasico, the calls to sack him have been growing louder and louder.

Barca fans have been at his case since the season began with many feeling that the club is stalling under his stewardship and in danger of facing another mediocre season if he is not replaced soon.

Fans seemed especially aghast at some of his tactical decisions for the all important match against Real and the Spaniard did himself no favors with another thoroughly unconvincing post match presser after the first goalless meeting between the sides since the early 2000s.

Mirroring the concerns of several fans, French journalist Julien Laurens also took a pop at the manager by pointing out how his decision to employ Ivan Rakitic at the center of the park was a disastrous one.

The Croatian midfielder has also seen his stock with Barca fans fall after a huge dip in form and supporters were absolutely livid to see him start the game instead of Sergio Busquets.

The journo from French newspaper ‘Le Parisien’ spoke with the passion of a true Barca supporter as he went about criticising Valverde’s decisions during a post match analysis after the El Classico and has gained the support of other supporters after a clip of his analysis made it to Reddit.

Check out a clip of Laurens’ passionate arguments here:

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Fans take notice after rumored Arsenal target posts social media update from London

The January transfer window is just around the corner and the rumour mill is spewing out reports linking new players with different clubs each day.

Red Bull Salzburg’s young stars have especially been in the spotlight and along with Manchester United’s rumoured interest in Erling Haaland, Arsenal have also been linked to highly-rated teenager Dominik Szoboszlai.

The 19-year-old has been extensively scouted by the club with Arsenal scouts spotted in attendance during Salzburg’s clashes with Genk as well as Liverpool in the UCL this season.

The midfielder has been touted as one of the hottest prospects in Europe and added fuel to the rumours linking him with Arsenal by posting a social media update from London recently.

Arsenal fans were quick to spot the teenager’s latest Instagram post which placed him in London and with the January transfer window just a few weeks away Gooners will be hoping that the midfielder was in town for more than just a social visit.

Is he in London for work or vacation? Check out a screenshot of Szoboszlai’s Instagram post here:

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(Video) Celtic duo involved in one of the coolest celebrations ever during Hearts win

Celtic FC moved 5 points clear of rivals Rangers with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Hearts yesterday.

Neil Lennon’s side looked in control for most part of the game as first-half goals from Ryan Christie and Olivier Ntcham helped them further the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The win at Celtic Park marks the Champions’ 9th win on the trot and the dominant performance from their side gave the home fans plenty to cheer about.

Aside from the well taken goals, fans were also treated to a brilliant new celebration from Jeremie Frimpong and Ryan Christie following the former’s goal in the 28th minute.

After smashing the ball past Joel Pereira, Christie looked absolutely in sync with Frimpong as the two turned on the style to celebrate taking the lead with a groovy new handshake.

Check out the cool new celebration from Frimpong and Christie here: