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On this day in 2018, Andres Iniesta scored his final goal for Barcelona as they lifted the Copa del Rey

—674 games
—57 goals
—32 trophies

Club legend. :art:

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One of the agent who has made deals for Real Madrid often has claimed that Mbappe is worth whopping €300M. :flushed:

He claims the transfer to RM could have been completed this year itself if not for the Chinese virus pandemic. He believes transfer may happen next year.

The rationale behind the whopping price of €222m for teammate Neymar. Mbappe being a lot younger and faster, would command a bigger price naturally.

We might see a €500m price tag on someone sooner than later seeing the trend. We may such deal by 2025. By 2030 we also may have sen first Billion deal too! :cold_sweat:

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#ONTHISDAY : 22nd April Man Utd won EPL Title in 2000 & 2013

Man Utd won their 6th Premier League title in 8 seasons on 22nd April 2000. Sir Alex Ferguson led United to the PL title retained the crown by a record 18 points.
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Man Utd won their 13th & last Premier League title on 22nd April 2013. with 4 games to spare. This was Sir Alex Ferguson’s greatest triumph at Old Trafford.
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Manchester United 2013 Barclays Premier League trophy presentation

Dont’ miss at 8:10s

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20 Years Highlights | Manchester United

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Cèsar Azpilicueta - without a doubt, a Chelsea Legend:

  • 262 Premier League appearances, 4th in Chelsea’s all time list
  • 2 Premier League Titles
  • 2 Europa League Titles
  • 1 FA Cup win
  • 1 League Cup win

Consistently a key part of Chelsea winning trophies across 3 positions.

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In 2015/16, N’Golo Kanté made more tackles (175) and made more interceptions (156) than any other player in the Premier League on the way to winning the title.

So Chelsea signed him, and he won the title again.

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UEFA have decided that Champions League spots will be decided on ‘sporting merit’ should the season be unable to finish. That would mean a points-per-game tally, which would mean the current Premier League top four would qualify

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The only player in Premier League history to have 200+ goals and 100+ assists.

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The greatest duo in Premier League history.

06/07
Ronaldo - 23G/21A
Rooney - 23G/15A
Premier League :trophy:

07/08
Ronaldo - 42G/7A
Rooney - 18G/14A
Premier League :trophy:

08/09
Ronaldo - 26G/12A
Rooney - 20G/13A
Premier League :trophy:

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Manchester United to get Champions League over Sheffield United?

Champions League and Europa League places could be decided by a points-per-game system if domestic leagues are forced to be cancelled.

If it were to be decided on points per game, here is how the table would look.

  1. Liverpool – 2.83
  2. Man City – 2.04
  3. Leicester – 1.83
  4. Chelsea – 1.66
  5. Manchester United – 1.55
  6. Sheffield United – 1.54
  7. Wolves – 1.48
  8. Arsenal – 1.43
  9. Tottenham – 1.41
  10. Burnley – 1.34
  11. Crystal Palace – 1.34
  12. Everton – 1.28
  13. Newcastle – 1.21
  14. Southampton – 1.17
  15. Brighton – 1.00
  16. West Ham – 0.93
  17. Watford – 0.93
  18. Bournemouth – 0.93
  19. Aston Villa – 0.89
  20. Norwich – 0.72
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As per reports, Chelsea have exercised a clause to extend Olivier Giroud’s contract by one year to prevent the striker leaving on a free transfer to Inter Milan. Giroud was due to become a free agent at the end of the season on June 30, but will now be contracted with the Blues until 2021.

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After current Chinese virus outbreak, Many sports tournaments were halted and postponed. Similarly La Liga had been postponed indefinitely.

As it’s uncertain whether current season will resume or not, There is further bad news for fans. There are strong indication that even if the season resumes, I will be played behind closed doors. Reports stemming from numerous outlets across Europe suggest that La Liga’s clubs have been informed by the Spanish government that fan presences will be banned from all stadiums until 2021.

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If Premier League decided by points per game

  • Sheff Utd would go from 7th to 6th, leapfrogging Wolves
  • Arsenal would go from 9th to 8th, finishing above Spurs for first time in four years
    Otherwise unchanged
  • Liverpool 1st
  • Bournemouth, Norwich, Villa still in relegation zone

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Arsenal stars arrive at training for as they become first Premier League club to return

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Premier League needs 300 people per match to end lockdown and reboot season.

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Italian financial paper, Calcio e Finanza, reported in March how much leagues would lose from a cancelled season:
-Premier League = €860m
-La Liga = €500-600m
-Serie A = €350-450m
-Bundesliga = €300-400m
-Ligue 1 = €100-200m

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The Premier League and other European leagues have been given a deadline of May 25 by UEFA to provide plans to restart their season.

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FIFA has proposed allowing teams to make up to five substitutions per match to help players cope with the return to action after the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mauricio Pochettino Newcastle’s prospective new owners’ No 1 choice to take charge.

If Pochettino deal falls through, former Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez expected to return to St James’ Park

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