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Ronaldo beats Bale and Griezmann, to win UEFA best player award
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, has crowned his success from last season by winning the UEFA Best player award for 2016.

Ronaldo, being recognized as the best player in Europe doesn’t really come as a shock to anyone. He led his club to win the Champions League against Atletico Madrid last season, as he scored the winning spot kick to claim the title.
He also inspired Portugal to win their first major trophy – Euro 2016, scoring 3 goals to lead a determined Portuguese side to the final, where they defeated France to claim the cup.
In has award acceptance speech, Ronaldo admitted that Griezmann, who was a major contender for the trophy this year, deserved to win the award just as much as he did.
As I said on the stage, he [Griezmann] deserved to win this trophy,” Ronaldo told the media after collecting his prize. “He lost two finals so it was unlucky for him but I think he’s a fantastic player, he’s a good boy, he’s my neighbour – he lives next to me – and he deserved it. But he will win for sure one day – I hope so.”

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Deschamps drops Evra from France squad

Looks like Patrice Evra’s days as a France international may be numbered, as France coach has snubbed the veteran defender ahead of a a crucial friendly and World Cup qualifier against Italy and Belarus next month.

Evra was a key figure and contributed largely to Les Blues’s Euro 2016 qualification but it seems Didier Deschamps wants to try out other players this time around, as he hinted at Evra’s retirement from international football.

He [Evra] is still at a good level, but I need to look forward to a World Cup in two years,” he said. “I have not closed the door on Evra. I know what he is capable of. It is up to him to maintain his high level.”

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Manchester City and Arsenal get tough UEFA draw 
Manchester City and Leicester City will have to fight hard to get past the group stage of the UEFA champions league because they have both been drawn in tough groups.
Manchester City will face La Liga champions and past champions league winners Barcelona, followed by Borussia Mochengladbach and then Scottish champions Celtic in Group C.
While Arsenal, who are not having it easy as well, will battle it out against French champions Paris St. Germain in group A, as well as Basel and Ludogorets.
Leicester City seems to be faring much better in Group G, they will play against Porto, Club Brugge and Copenhagen.

Full Champions league draw

Group A: Paris St-Germain (France), Arsenal (England), Basel (Switzerland), Ludogorets (Bulgaria).

Group B: Benfica (Portugal), Napoli (Italy), Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine), Besiktas (Turkey).

Group C: Barcelona (Spain), Manchester City (England), Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany), Celtic (Scotland).

Group D: Bayern Munich (Germany), Atletico Madrid (Spain), PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands), Rostov (Russia).

Group E: CSKA Moscow (Russia), Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), Tottenham (England), Monaco (France).

Group F: Real Madrid (Spain), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Sporting Lisbon (Portugal), Legia Warsaw (Poland).

Group G: Leicester City (England), Porto (Portugal), Club Brugge (Belgium), FC Copenhagen (Denmark).

Group H: Juventus (Italy), Sevilla (Spain), Lyon (France), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia).

The Champions League kicks off 13th September, save the dates 🙂

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Moses Eager to impress Conte this season
It appears Victor Moses’ time at Chelsea has finally come, as he has been given an opportunity to feature for the blues this season.
The 25-year old made a switch to Chelsea in 2012 and since then, he has been sent on loan for three consecutive seasons at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham.
After impressing Antonio Conte during his preseason appearances, the former Juventus coach has decided to keep him at Stamford bridge and Moses says he is eager to repay that faith in him.
In pre-season I’ve always done well, it’s just about getting the chance,” Moses told the club’s official website. “The manager knows the ability I’ve got and I want to pay him back by working hard for the team and making sure I do the right things on the pitch. I’m here and I’m happy and I want to keep on enjoying my football. I’ve always believed in the ability and talent I’ve got. There’s still a lot to come from me for the club. I’m pleased to be playing this season. I just want to keep working hard for the team and hope we can win as many games as we can.”

Moses featured for the Blues in their EFL cup win against Briston Rovers and even found the back of the net in the 31st minute. He may feature for Chelsea against Burnley on Saturday, we really hope he does, go Moses!

Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan 

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