Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Sevilla reach Europa League semifinals

 Sevilla reach Europa semis as Wolves pay for penalty miss

Sevilla midfielder Lucas Ocampos headed a late goal to snatch a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers as they reached the Europa League semifinals on Tuesday after the English side paid the price for an early penalty miss.

Raul Jimenez saw his hesitant spot kick easily saved by goalkeeper Bono in the 13th minute of the single-leg tie and Wolves failed to muster a shot on target after that as former Real Madrid and Spain coach Julen Lopetegui's side took control.

Shakhtar Donetsk booked a clash with Inter Milan in Europa League semifinals


Shakhtar Donetsk booked a clash with Inter Milan in the Europa League semifinals after goals from Brazilians Junior Moraes, Taison, Alan Patrick and Dodo gave them a 4-1 win over FC Basle in a one-sided last-eight clash on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian champions will take on Inter in Duesseldorf on Monday after Sunday's semifinal in Cologne between 2017 Europa League winners Manchester United and Sevilla, who have won Europe's second-tier competition a record five times.

NFF to disburse 2 million dollars to clubs and leagues

 Nigeria okays $2 million Covid-19 relief for clubs, leagues

Nigeria's Football Federation (NFF) said on Tuesday it would disburse $2 million to clubs and leagues to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

"After consultations with the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Board endorsed the proposal from the secretariat for the lump sum of $2 million only to be shared across the various football clubs and governing bodies of the various Leagues," NFF said in a statement here.

Tottenham signs Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton

 Spurs sign Southampton midfielder Hojbjerg

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.

The 25-year-old Denmark international has signed a five-year contract and becomes Tottenham's first major incoming transfer of the summer.