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Di Maria out for Celtic clash

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The Argentian winger has been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain’s upcoming Champions League clash, whilst Thiago Silva is a doubt, providing the Scottish champions with a boost as they are set to welcome PSG to Glasgow next week.

Both Angel Di Maria and Thiago Silva picked up knocks whilst on international and they could miss out for the Group B curtain raiser as the French big-spenders travel to Hampden Park on Tuesday

Former Man United star Di Maria tore his thigh during Argentina’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Venezuela and could be ruled out for at least a month, which will be confirmed by PSG medics once the player undergoes some tests after he arrives back in Europe.

The Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva also picked up a knock against Colombia and will be assessed ahead of PSG’s league match against Metz on Friday.

PSG also had their players Neymar, Marquinhos and Dani Alves representing Brazil but luckily they came through unharmed.

However, the loss of two key players in Silva and Di Maria will undoubtedly be a blow for Unai Emery’s side and Brendan Rodgers will hope this can work in his side’s favour.

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Inter-Milan back for long-term target Godfred Donsah

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Inter-Milan have revived their interest in Ghana international Godfred Donsah.

The Italian giants are ready to trigger the release clause of the midfielder in the January transfer window.

Bologna refused to release the 21-year-old in the summer transfer window but could be tempted to allow the player make a switch following the persistent interest from the Nerazzurri.

AS Roma and Juventus are also in pursuit for the former Ghana U20 ace but Inter looks the most favorite to land a deal with the talent.

Joined Bologna on a four-year deal from fellow Serie A Club Cagliari in 2015, the player has since grown to become an important figure in the Bologna team.

Inter-Milan will be expected not to pay less than £4.5m before luring the midfielder from Bologna.

Talks between the two sides (Inter-Milan and Bologna) is said to be in progress hence a deal could be struck in the coming weeks.

By Frank Darkwah

 

Source: www.ghanasportsonline.com

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Robinho sentenced to 9 years in jail for sexually assaulting Albanian girl

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– Robinho will likely spend nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl in 2013

– The Brazilian allegedly committed the offence during his time at AC Milan

– Five others were also found guilty of the offence alongside Robinho

Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison after he and five others were found guilty of sexually assaulting an Albanian girl in a Milan nightclub on January 22, 2013.

According to The Sun, Robinho committed the offence during his time at AC Milan.

However, the 33-year-old, who now plies his trade in his homeland with Atletico Mineiro will have an opportunity to appeal the judgment.

Robinho sentenced to 9 years in jail for sexually assaulting Albanian girl

Robinho in Man City’s jersey. He played for The Citizens from 2008-2010. Photo: @ManCity

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This comes on the heels of reports that the Italian law system gives room for several levels of appeal before enforcing a sentence.

But should Robinho lose his appeal, he would have to serve jail time in Italy.

Robinho played for teams in Europe like Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan before deciding to return home and play for Atletico Mineiro.

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In 2009, he was accused of sexual assault after he joined Man City for a then British transfer record of £32million.

He was however cleared of the charges later.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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Messi-Higuain-Dybala, the picture became viral

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The three compatriots were all smiles after the draw between Juventus and Barça.

Exhilarating by its content, the draw between Juventus Turin and Barca seems to have made only happy. The Catalans have indeed validated their qualification for the knockout stages and the Old Lady is still in favorable bidding before moving on the lawn of Olympiakos on behalf of the last day of the group stage.

Turin and Barcelona were in any case counting to meet. Evidenced by the sweet words of Jordi Alba or Ivan Rakitic on the eve of the match and the happy faces posted by the Argentineans Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain

If the five-fold Ballon d’Or has been stuck on the bench, a first for four years, he has not shunned his pleasure to meet his compatriots. The three men were surprised in the halls of Juventus Stadium while smiling. A cliché obviously immortalized the scene and ignited the social networks, especially in Argentina, already all turned towards the next World Cup. The photo has indeed been « liked » not less than 600,000 times on the Facebook page of Lionel Messi.

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