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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insists being the (unofficial) champions of the autumn does not call for complacency, with 19 more German top-flight matches to go.

Mehdi Benatia, Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben (twice) scored in 12 minutes and 55 seconds to help the reigning champions outlast FC Augsburg on Saturday and move ten points clear of second-placed VFB Wolfsburg, who will be up against Paderborn later on Sunday.

Following an injury-hit start, Pep Guardiola’s men look to have gathered enough momentum that could set off a similar second-half flourish like in the previous season, when they clinched the Bundesliga with seven games left. They have now accrued 39 points from 15 rounds of matches and will be top of the standings throughout the festive period.

Manuel Neuer Says Bayern Cannot Afford to be Complacent. Image: Getty.

Manuel Neuer Says Bayern Cannot Afford to be Complacent. Image: Getty.

Speaking after the victory in Augsburg, Neuer expressed delights about his side’s form but highlighted the importance of constant improvement to maintaining their lead.

“It’s always nice to be top of the league, but being there isn’t the important thing at this stage; what’s important is the way we’ve kept improving,” Neuer said. “I think we’ve shown over the first half of the season that we’ve made progress.”

Saturday’s Bavarian derby was evenly poised until the 57th minute, when Morocco international Benatia headed home his first goal for Pep Guardiola’s side since his summer move from Roma. Lewandowski grabbed his seventh goal of the season, sandwiched by Robben’s brace.

“It’s important that we score the first goal – it’s dangerous if we don’t because some opponents can defend very well. We’ve had a few problems in our away games, at Schalke and Gladbach for example, but otherwise we’ve been good,” the 28-year-old said.

Robben has now scored 8 out of Bayern’s 37 league goals, while only Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus, Schalke’s Benedikt Howedes and Wolfsburg’s Ivica Olic has managed to slot the ball into Neuer’s net.

The Ballon d’Or candidate however got lucky at the SGL Arena when he raced out of his goal but was adjudged to have been fouled by Tobias Werner when it appeared he should have been penalised for infringement.

Neuer explained: “Everything was fine with (the tackle on Werner close to the halfway line) and I was happy to get involved. If I hadn’t gone out for the ball he’d have been through one-on-one with me and you never know what can happen there.

“It’s a great achievement that we’ve conceded so few goals at this stage of the season but we can’t rest on our laurels.”

Guardiola’s men will host SC Freiburg at the Alianz Arena and face a trip to Mainz before the winter break. Leading goal-scorer Robben wants maximum points from those games.

“The victory was important because it was against an opponent who’s had a really good season,” Robben added. “Now we’ve got another two games, so we need to do well in those and then we can have a bit of a break.”


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The current Champions League season has already brought a lot of sensations, but there was no
intrigue in the first semi-final. PSG confidently took on RB Leipzig 3-0 and reached the
tournament final for the first time in its history. You should bet in Nigeria only on to
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Before the game began, it was already clear from the RB Leipzig players’ emotions that they
were not confident in their victory. The PSG players’ mood demonstrated the contrary. At the
very beginning of the game, the Parisians began to attack the opponent’s goal, with Neymar
keeping wasting his chances. PSG fans were pleased with Kylian Mbappe joining the game,
which significantly sharpened the team’s attack. However, the hero of the game was not the
Frenchman, but Angel Di Maria, who scored a goal and gave two assists. Only on 1xBet, you
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  1. RB Leipzig demonstrated no satisfactory game, which may have been affected by the following
    1. Absence of Timo Werner. Of course, the German wanted to finish the season quickly to
    start a successful career with Chelsea, but he could also help the former team in difficult
  2. The tactic was too risky. 3-4-3 with a smooth transition to 3-5-2 is not the best solution
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  3. Poor leaders’ game. Sabitzer looked lost on the field, Poulsen wasn’t visible either. The
    fans could only see Upamecano’s efforts, but the defender alone couldn’t withstand one
    of the best attacks in the world.

It is also worth mentioning the game of PSG. The Parisians played a great match and deserved to
qualify for the final.

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all the bettors who bet on the Parisians. But we should mention RB Leipzig as well. The
Germans have had a great season and surprised many fans.

This success is attributed to the head coach Julian Nagelsmann, who seems to remain with the
team for at least another season. The specialist asked the management to buy several forwards
and a defender, and also insisted that Dayot Upamecano remained at the club. Profitable sport
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The Bundesliga is to start soon, so RB Leipzig should do its best on the transfer market and have
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Talented Nigerian Players of the NFL



The NFL is quickly becoming one of the most popular leagues for Nigerian athletes. Over the last few years, we have seen some immensely talented players from Nigeria, or with Nigerian ancestry, come into the league and take over. While all positions in the sport of American football have benefited, notably there has been a focus on defensive positions from these athletes, with linebackers and defensive ends rising to prominence. Here are some of the most talented Nigerian athletes in the NFL that you need to know.

Jeremiah Attaochu

Jeremiah Attaochu is a 6’3”( 1.91m) outside linebacker who is currently playing for the Denver Broncos. He was a member of the 2014 draft, selected in the 2nd round as pick #50 overall. Attaochu played briefly for several teams like the 49ers and the Jets as he gradually tried to find the perfect fit. Recently, Attaochu has been re-signed by the Broncos on a one-year $1.5 million contract. Clearly, the Broncos liked what he brought to their defensive line.

Since Peyton Manning left the Broncos, the squad has been testing new offensive schemes, but their defense remains very strong. All-star player Von Miller has recently been placed on the injury list, so Attaochu will be called on to perform his best. With his aggressive tackling and limitless gas tank, Attaochu certainly helps bring the Broncos favorable American football odds. The team’s main division rivals are the Kansas City Chiefs who have one of the strongest offenses in the league. Heading into the 2020 season, defense is a priority for the Broncos.

Jeff Okudah

Okudah was born in Texas, USA in 1999 to Nigerian parents, making him one of the youngest players on this list. In the most recent NFL draft, Okudah was one of the most in-demand athletes and was selected #3 overall by the Detroit Lions. In the buildup to his NFL debut he quickly became known as the best cornerback in the entire country, and has proven to be yet another exceptional Nigerian athlete to gr3aduate from Texas universities.

This is excellent news for the Lions, who certainly need all the help they can get on defense. Okudah made his NFL debut this past Sunday, playing against the Green Bay Packers and MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. All things considered, Okudah played well and showed that he can perform at the professional level.

Emmanuel Ogbah

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Ogbah has come a long way on his journey to becoming the standout outside linebacker that he is. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2016 as the #32 overall pick. After two years with the squad, he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, where he really came into his own as a linebacker.

Ogbah played a big role in the Chief’s 12-4 record while he was active during the 2019 season. His standout performance was during week 3 versus the Baltimore Ravens, when Ogbah sacked quarterback Lamar Jackson 1.5 times. Unfortunately, a pectoral injury ended his exceptional season at game 10, but his efforts ultimately helped the Chiefs get to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl. Afterwards, Ogbah signed a two-year $15 million dollar contract with the Miami Dolphins, where he currently helps round out their defense.

Noah Igbinoghene

This young athlete is an exceptionally talented cornerback. He was recently drafted in the first round as #30 overall by the Miami Dolphins. Though he was born in the US, he is of Nigerian descent and lived in the country for part of his life in his earlier years.

Notably, both of his parents were talented athletes in their own right. Igbinoghene’s father not only competed in the Men’s Triple Jump in the 1996 Olympics, but also won a bronze medal at the 1990 Commonwealth games. His mother was a track and field star, and was part of the relay team that won a bronze medal for Nigeria at the 1992 Olympics.

NFL analysts gave the Dolphin’s an A+ for the Igbinoghene pick, saying that he was the right player for their team and helped the Dolphins patch up a weakness on defense. He played well against the Buffalo Bills this past weekend, ultimately blocking many passes that came his way.

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Barcelona Sell Luis Suarez To Atletico Madrid



Barcelona have sold striker Luis Suarez to La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

The transfer was confirmed on Wednesday evening, with Suarez reportedly crying as he left Barcelona’s training grounds for the last time the same day.

“FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suarez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future,” the statement said.

The club said a “farewell event” would take place for Suarez on Thursday before a press conference.

Suarez leaves Barcelona after six successful years. He scored 198 goals – making him Barcelona’s third top scorer, and won 13 titles.

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