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Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric Ends Dominance Of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final. Former Brazil and AC Milan forward Kaka, in 2007, was the last player other than Messi or Ronaldo to win it. Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, came second. Barcelona forward Messi finished fifth,…

2018 CAF Awards: Ighalo, Iwobi, Musa, Oshoala Make Nominees List

Super Eagles trio Ahmed Musa (Al-Nassr), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) and Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai) have been named among nominees for the 2018 African Player of the year CAF Awards - slated to hold in Senegal for the first time in January. The 34-man list which has the likes of Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City), Sadio Mane (Liverpool) and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), was announced on Friday by the Confederation of African Football. Wilfred Ndidi who plays for Premier League club Leicester…

Ballon d’Or 2018: Ronaldo, Salah, Modric, Hazard, 26 Others Named In 30-Man list

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah have made a 30-man shortlist of players nominated for the 2018 Ballon D’Or award. The full list of top footballers was revealed on Monday by the organisers, France Football and L'Equipe. Manchester City leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero was the first nominee of this year award and midfielder Kevin de Bruyne are also contenders, as are Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and forward Robert Firmino. Real Madrid star Gareth Bale and Aguero did not make the 30-man…

Luka Modric Wins FIFA Men’s Best Player Award

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has been named FIFA’s player of the year. The Croatian captain beat former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to the prize. Modric enjoyed arguably the best year of his career as he won a third consecutive Champions League trophy - before reaching the World Cup final with Croatia. In the summer his international team-mate Dejan Lovren said: "Modric would probably be getting more attention if he was German or Spanish. He would…

UEFA Player Of The Year: Ronaldo, Modric, Salah Make Final Three

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric; Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, are the final three for the 2017/18 UEFA Player of the Year award. One of them will be named UEFA Men's Player of the Year in the award ceremony slated for August 30, in Monaco, France. They were voted for by coaches and journalists across Europe, UEFA said on Monday. “The shortlist of three players was selected by a jury comprising the 80 coaches of the clubs that participated in the group stages of the…

Mohamed Salah Signs New Long-Term Liverpool Deal

Egyptian international Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool, which will keep him at Anfield until 2023. Salah who arrived the Merseyside from Italian side AS Roma last June on a five-year contract in a deal worth $49 million, helped the Reds finish fourth in the Premier League and reach the Champions League in his first season at the club. The 26-year-old scored 44 goals in 52 appearances for the Reds as he became the first player in history to win three Premier League Player of the Month…

Real Madrid VS Liverpool: Salah Takes His Chances Better Than Ronaldo – Opta

Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool pits the reigning Ballon d'Or winner against a credible challenger for that honour, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah go head to head. Ronaldo has been Madrid's figurehead for close to a decade, while Salah has been a revelation on Merseyside since signing from Roma ahead of the 2017-18 season. The pair have been key in their sides' respective routes to Kiev and are the two biggest attractions in a match that will determine whether…

Premier League Final Day: Salah Break Scoring Record, Wenger Signs Out, City Reach 100 Points

Mohamed Salah broke the Premier League scoring record for a 38-game season as Liverpool qualified for the Champions League on a busy final day of the season. Salah's 32nd goal - taking him past the previous tally of Blackburn's Alan Shearer in 1995-96 - a Dejan Lovren header, Dominic Solanke's first goal for the club and Andrew Robertson finish secured victory. They needed only a point to head off Chelsea and seal the fourth remaining spot in Europe's premier club competition next season. Victory was not enough to…

Salah Overtakes Messi In Ballon d’Or Odds

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has overtaken Lionel Messi and is now just behind Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d’Or winner, according to bookmakers across the country. They have installed the Egyptian forward as the second favourite for the award, cutting his odds from 11/1 into just 7/4. The 25-year-old scored the two opening goals against his former side during the 5-2 victory at Anfield, and assisted the following two for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino as the Reds took charge of the semi-final tie. Following his…

Liverpool Beat Roma 5-2 In Champions League Semi-Final First Leg

Another Mohamed Salah masterclass helped Liverpool take control of their Champions League semi-final - but two late Roma away goals gave the Italian side a glimmer of hope for the second leg. Liverpool, who last reached the final in 2007, repeatedly breached the visitors' naively high defensive line and scored five times in the opening 68 minutes at a raucous Anfield. Salah, who has now scored 43 goals since his summer move from Roma, scored twice and assisted two other goals. He curled his first into the top corner…
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