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By Akintola Timothy

Read updates across Australian Open, Xavi, AFCON 2023, Carabao cup and Matić.

Aryna Sabalenka defeats Gauff, advances to Australian Open finals.

Defending Champion, Aryna Sabalenka came out victorious in huge clash against Coco Gauff, beating the American 7-6, 7-2, 6-4 in the 2024 Australian Open Semi finals, gaining a much deserved revenge on Gauff who defeated her in last year’s US Open finals. Sabalenka becomes the first woman to reach back-to-back finals in the Australian Open since Serena Williams (2016, 2017) and might be the first woman to win the title back-to-back since Victoria Azarenka, who won it in 2013 and 2014. Sabalenka will take on Chinese player, Qinwen Zheng who defeated Dayana Yastremska 6-4 6-4.


Xavi Hernández reveals potential reason for leaving Barcelona after this season.

Barcelona boss, Xavi has received heavy criticisms for the club’s poor run of form this season. Eight points behind present league leaders, Barcelona’s walls continue to crash with Wednesday’s elimination in the Copa Del Rey quarter finals. Xavi’s men were served a huge heartbreak, after extra time goals from brothers, Inaki and Nico Williams secured a 4-2 win for Athletic Club. In the post game interview, a distraught Xavi noted that he would have to leave the club at the end of the season if the club fails to attain a competitive level.


Check out 2023 African Cup of Nations’ round of 16 fixtures.

The 2023 African Cup of Nations has been nothing short of immensely entertaining through the group stage. With every match, we have witnessed surprise exits, beautiful goals, passion and great last minute comebacks. With the group stage completed, the coveted round of 16 is set to begin, with countries like Mauritania, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire and Namibia making the last 16 cut as the best losers of the competition. Angola will face Namibia, while Nigeria will be looking to secure a quarter final spot in Cameroon clash this Saturday. Equatorial Guinea will take on Guinea, while Senegal faces historic country, Côte d’Ivoire. Capping of the last 16 stage, Mali will face Burkina Faso, while Morocco takes of South Africa.


Chelsea set to face Liverpool again in 2024 Carabao Cup final.

After a shocking 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough in the first leg of the Carabao cup semi-final, Chelsea cruised through a 6-1 win at the Stamford Bridge to secure a final spot in the 2024 Carabao Cup final. Goals from Palmer, Madueke, Axel Disasi, Enzo Fernández and an own goal from Middlesbroughs midfielder, Jonny Howson were enough to send Pochettino’s men to Wembley. Liverpool on the other hand, defeated Fulham 3-2 on aggregate to secure their place in the finals which will be held on February 25th.


Nemanja Matić set to join Ligue 1 giant, Olympique Lyon from Rennes.

Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matić signed for Rennes from Roma for €2 million in the summer. However, his future at the club became increasingly uncertain after difficulties with the club’s board as regards the failed promise of an international school for his children. New sources have now confirmed that the Serbian is close to joining Lyon and will sign a two and the half year contract for an estimated €3 million transfer fee.


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AN-Toni
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1 month ago

All the latest bits on worldwide sport news.Read updates across Australian Open, Xavi, AFCON 2023, Carabao cup and Matić.  – Express your point of view.

SarahDiv
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1 month ago

Great sports buzz! Sabalenka’s victory and potential back-to-back win, Xavi’s thoughts on Barcelona, AFCON’s exciting round of 16, Chelsea vs. Liverpool in Carabao Cup final, and Matić’s transfer to Lyon create an exhilarating sports landscape!

Adeoye Adegoke
Member
1 month ago

– The Australian Open is currently underway, and it’s been an exciting tournament so far. Many top players are showcasing their skills and battling it out on the court.
– Xavi, the former Barcelona midfielder, has been making headlines recently. After retiring as a player, he has transitioned into coaching and is currently the manager of Al-Sadd in Qatar. It’s always interesting to see legendary players take on new roles in the world of football.
– AFCON 2023, the Africa Cup of Nations, is an eagerly anticipated tournament in African football. It’s scheduled to take place in Ivory Coast, and fans are excited to see their favorite national teams compete for glory.
– The Carabao Cup, a major English football competition, is in full swing. It’s always thrilling to watch the top clubs battle it out for a chance to lift the trophy.
– Nemanja Matić, the Serbian midfielder, has been a key player for Manchester United. His contributions on the field have been instrumental in the team’s success. It’s great to see players like Matić making a positive impact for their clubs.

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

Due to the team’s dismal performance thus far this season, Xavi has come under intense criticism. Barcelona’s walls are still collapsing after their elimination in the Copa Del Rey quarterfinals on Wednesday, leaving them eight points behind the current league leaders.Nemanja Matić, a former midfielder for Chelsea and Manchester United, paid €2 million to join Rennes from Roma in the summer.

Taiwo
Member
1 month ago

After goals from brothers Inaki and Nico Williams in extra time gave Athletic Club Barcelona a 4-2 victory, causing Xavi’s team much heartbreak. Xavi must be cautious and find a way to get his team back to playing like a winning team because Barcelona is a major team in Spain and cannot be defeated by a small, insignificant team.