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FIFA REJECTS TRIPPIER’S APPEAL OVER BAN.

FIFA REJECTS TRIPPIER’S APPEAL OVER BAN.

Kieran Trippier’s ban from playing for Atletico Madrid will resume after FIFA on Monday rejected the Spanish club’s appeal against the defender’s punishment for breaching betting rules being applied worldwide More »

IBRAHIMOVIC’S DOUBLE HELP AC MILAN EDGE CAGLIARI, SENDS MILAN BACK TO TOP OF TABLE.

IBRAHIMOVIC’S DOUBLE HELP AC MILAN EDGE CAGLIARI, SENDS MILAN BACK TO TOP OF TABLE.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice on his first start in two months as AC Milan beat Cagliari 2-0 on Monday to pull ahead of city rivals Inter on top of the More »

AUBAMEYANG SCORES BRACE AS GUNNERS SINK NEWCASTLE.

AUBAMEYANG SCORES BRACE AS GUNNERS SINK NEWCASTLE.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a match for the first time this season as Arsenal earned a comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle United. Aubameyang had already struck a post and More »

NAPOLI THRASH FIORENTINA TO GO THIRD ON SERIE A TABLE.

NAPOLI THRASH FIORENTINA TO GO THIRD ON SERIE A TABLE.

Lorenzo Insigne scored twice and set up another as Napoli thumped Fiorentina 6-0 to move third ahead of Roma who lost 3-0 to local rivals Lazio on Friday. Insigne got More »

INTER MILAN SHOCK JUVENTUS WITH WIN TO JOIN LEADERS AC MILAN.

INTER MILAN SHOCK JUVENTUS WITH WIN TO JOIN LEADERS AC MILAN.

Inter Milan shocked champions Juventus 2-0 to move level on points with Serie A leaders AC Milan on Sunday, boosting their hopes of a first league title since 2010. Arturo More »

MESSI SEES RED AS ATHLETIC BILBAO STUN BARCELONA TO WIN SPANISH SUPER CUP.

MESSI SEES RED AS ATHLETIC BILBAO STUN BARCELONA TO WIN SPANISH SUPER CUP.

Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time playing for Barcelona as Athletic Bilbao stunned the Catalans to win the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday, a dramatic final finishing More »

 

HAALAND BEATS ANSU, SANCHO, DAVIES TO WIN GOLDEN BOY AWARD.

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has been named the winner of the 2020 Golden Boy award.

Haaland beat off competition from Barcelona forward Ansu Fati, who was runner-up, to win the award. Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies came third while Haaland’s Dortmund teammate Jadon Sancho took the fourth spot. Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga came in fifth place.

Juventus’ Dejan Kulusevski, Manchester City’s Phil Foden, FC Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. completed the top 10.

A stellar list of 40 names had been released in October and included Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood and United States international Sergino Dest after an impressive breakthrough campaign at Ajax before his move to Barcelona.

The award, handed out by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, honours the best young player in Europe for the calendar year.

Past winners include Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney and Kylian Mbappe, with Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix having claimed the award last year. Haaland is the first Scandinavian player to win it.

Haaland joined Dortmund from FC Salzburg in January after a stunning start to the season in which he scored 28 goals in 22 matches. He scored eight times as the Austrian side crashed out of the Champions League in the group stage.

He scored a hat trick on his Champions League debut as well as goals in each of his first five outings and became the competition’s highest-scoring teenager in a single season.

The 20-year-old continued his incredible form with another treble on his Dortmund bow, which helped Lucien Favre’s side come from 3-1 down to beat Augsburg 5-3.

Haaland finished the last campaign with 29 goals in all competitions and was sixth in the race for the European Golden Shoe — level with Messi. He has 11 goals in 11 games for Dortmund in all competitions so far this season.