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Football worth watching: Matches to get the heart racing in 2020-21

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SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv enjoyed three terrific seasons of football in the 2019-20 Premier LeagueLa Liga and Serie A

All three leagues made a successful return from pandemic-enforced breaks and reminded us of how central football is to our lives.

SuperSport is your #HomeOfFootball and the only place to enjoy truly unrivalled coverage of ‘The Beautiful Game’ from all around the world. It’s also the only place to get English commentary on Spain’s La Liga.

With a New Football Season for 2020-21 just around the corner, we take a closer look at the match-ups in the Premier LeagueLa Liga and Serie A which will get our blood pumping through another thrilling campaign of ‘The Beautiful Game’.

Premier League

Liverpool v Manchester City

These two teams have dominated the Premier League in the past three seasons and there is no reason that should not continue to be the case. Liverpool’s incredible start to the 2019-20 campaign broke the spirit of Manchester City, but manager Pep Guardiola will be determined to return the Citizens back to the summit of the log and win his battle of wits against the Reds’ Jurgen Klopp.

Manchester United v Leeds United

Leeds United are back in the Premier League after 16 years absence and if one were to ask any of their fans which matches they are most looking forward to, it will be the clashes with Manchester United in the Yorkshire v Lancashire (War of the Roses) rivalry. The last competitive meeting of the teams brought a shock 1-0 win for Leeds in an FA Cup clash back in January 2009 – you can bet fans of the Whites will still be rubbing that in the faces of their Red Devils counterparts.

Chelsea v Arsenal

Not only a London derby and the match-up for the FA Cup final earlier this month, but Chelsea and Arsenal are two teams managed by former players – Frank Lampard and Mikel Arteta respectively – which are looking to step up toward Premier League title contention… or at least to be the ‘best of the rest’ behind the dominant pair of Liverpool and Manchester City. The Blues and the Gunners almost always produce dramatic clashes and their rivalry is set to run strong in the 2020-21 season.

La Liga

Barcelona v Real Madrid

After Real Madrid dethroned Barcelona and ended the Catalan club’s recent dominance of La Liga, you can bet this rivalry will step up even further in 2020-21. The clubs’ fortunes will be very much dependent on their transfer market work in the offseason, with Barca in need of reinforcements to bolster a thin squad, while Real could do with some fresh legs to back up key players such as Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema, who are all into their 30s. Los Blancos defeated Barca 2-0 in the last ‘El Clasico’ and the teams’ meetings will again be vital in determining the title race.

Sevilla v Real Betis

The Seville Derby, which brought back football to Spain post lockdown in June, remains an absolute highlight of the calendar, even though the clubs seem to be on very different trajectories. Sevilla have qualified for the UEFA Champions League under Julen Lopetegui and are angling to join Atletico Madrid as legitimate challengers to Real Madrid and Barcelona, while Betis finished just five points above the relegation zone. Yet the good news for Los Verdiblancos is the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini as manager, with the Chilean hoping to restore the Beticos to a loftier position on the log.

Real Sociedad v Athletic Bilbao

The classic Basque Derby is set to be played at least three times in the 2020-21 season, as the two scheduled La Liga clashes between the teams will be joined by the Copa del Rey final – which has been delayed indefinitely in the hopes that it can be played in front of at least some fans, if not a full capacity, at Estadio de la Cartuja in Seville. Sociedad finished higher up the log (sixth to Athletic’s 11th) and took four points off their Basque rivals in league meetings last season, which will surely fire up Bilbao to hit back in 2020-21.

Serie A

Juventus v Atalanta

While Juventus racked up a ninth straight Serie A title in 2019-20, they will be looking nervously over their shoulder at the growing strength of the chasing pack – especially Atalanta, whose relentlessly attacking style of football has propelled them into a position where they are considered legitimate challengers for next season’s title. “Juventus have the Scudetto, they’re not going to let it go. But we deserved to win when we last played against them [2-2 draw in July],” warned La Dea manager Gian Piero Gasperini.

Internazionale v Milan

The classic Inter v Milan rivalry is set to burn as bright as ever in the 2020-21 Serie A season, with the Nerazzurri looking to further strengthen and challenge Juventus for the title, while the Rossoneri have made a massive improvement under manager Stefano Pioli and their exciting young team will be eager to establish themselves as the best in the city of Milan. Inter have bossed the Derby della Madonnina in recent seasons (four straight Serie A wins through 2018-19 and 2019-20) but may find the going tougher this time around.

Roma v Lazio

The Derby della Capitale remains one of the most fiercely contested rivalries in Serie A, and has even more added spice now that Lazio have risen to become one of the leading teams – though the added burden of UEFA Champions League next season will further stretch a squad which had its depth found wanting post lockdown. Roma, meanwhile, seem uncertain of their identity under manager Paulo Fonseca, but have a promising crop of youngsters coming through, led by the outstanding Nicolo Zaniolo.

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I am Paschal Ogechi Obi Chikero . I have written and published three books , I wrote Festus Keyamo's biography- Lion In Isolation .I have been a Reality TV show Producer/Creator, an Actor and Film Script Writer.

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TRANSFER NEWS : Eight New Deals You Should Know

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Here are the eight transfer deals that have been completed.

Man City signs Kalvin Phillips.

Premier league champions, Manchester City, have signed 26 year old Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United.

The English International had turned down other clubs to work under Pep Guardiola.

 

 

Newcastle signs Botman.

Newcastle have signed Sven Botman from Lille, after both clubs reached full agreement.

Lille would receive a fee of €37m with add-ons included for the Dutch defender.

Brighton signs Adingra.

English club, Brighton, have completed the signing of Simon Adingra from Nordsjaelland.

Nordsjaelland would receive a fee of €8M for the Ivorian striker.

READ : Six Completed Transfer Deals You Should Know

Mbete signs new contract.

Luke Mbete has signed a new contract with Manchester City.

This would keep the 18 year old at the club until 2027.

Maarten Stekelenburg signs contract extension.

Maarten Stekelenburg has a signed contract extension with Ajax.

This would keep the 39 year old goalkeeper at the club until 2023.

Henderson joins Nottingham Forest.

Henderson joins Nottingham Forest.

 

Manchester United goalkeeper, Dean Henderson has joined Nottingham Forest on a loan deal until June 2023.

Meanwhile, there is no buy option included in the deal.

Nottingham Forest signs Taiwo Awoniyi.

 

English club, Nottingham Forest, have completed the signing of Nigerian striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, from Union Berlin.

Villareal signs Morales.

 

La Liga club, Villarreal, have signed Jose Luiz Morales on a free move from Levante.

The striker have also signed a two-year contract with the Spanish club.

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Six Completed Transfer Deals You Should Know

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Here are the six transfer deals that have been completed.

Newcastle signs Nick Pope.

Newcastle have signed Nick Pope from Burnley for a fee of around £10m.

The England goalkeeper has also signed a four-year contract with the premier league club.

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Pogba returns to Juventus.

French midfielder, Paul Pogba, has returned back to Italian club, Juventus, on a free move from Manchester United.

A deal is set to be signed, as Pogba is expected to be in Italy in the next two weeks.

Wirtz signs new contract.

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, Florian Wirtz has just signed a new contract with the German club until June 2027.

Meanwhile, Wirtz is on top clubs list for next summer as he’s now recovering from long injury.

Nkunku extends contract.

Nkunku extends contract.

Christopher Nkunku has extended his contract at German club, RB Leipzig.

This extension would keep him at the club until June 2026.

Haller signs contract with Dortmund.

Haller signs contract with Dortmund.

Sebastien Haller has signed a four year contract with German club, Borussia Dortmund after passing his medical.

The striker is set to replace Erling Haaland, who has signed for Manchester City.

Witsel joins Athletico Madrid.

 

 

Witsel joins Athletico Madrid.

Witsel joins Athletico Madrid.

Belgian midfielder, Axel Witsel has joined Spanish club, Athletico Madrid, on a free move from Borussia Dortmund.

The 33 year old has signed a one year deal with the La Liga side.

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Week 48 Pool Result 2022 For Saturday 4 June 2022 – Aussie 2022 Pool Agent

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Week 48 pool result 2022 for Saturday 4 June 2022 – Aussie 2022 Pool Agent can be accessed below.

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the pool fixtures are for forty-nine (49) football matches for Aussie 2021/2022 from the pool agent.

Week Number: 48 Season: UK 2021/2022 Match Date: 4-June-2022.

We publish Football Pools Results upon full-time (FT) confirmation. Pools panel results are published at half-time (HT) by an association known as the Football Pools Panel.

 

Please note the following indications;

    • N.SD – No Score Draw
    • SD – Score Draw
    • Home – Home Win
    • Away – Away Win
    • EKO – Early Kick-off 
    • LKO – Late Kick-off 
    • PP – Panel

Below are the classified pool fixtures, classified pool result, week 48 pool fixtures 2022, week 48 pool result 2022, football pool result today, and all pool results from the pool agent.

Week 47 Pool Result 2022: Now you can get your pool result, this week pool result, uk pool result, pool live score result, soccer pool results, soccer live score result, live football pool results, current pool results, pool fixtures, pools panel results, and pool result this week 48 pool fixtures 2022.

Week: 48 – Season: AUSSIE 2022 – Date: 04-June-2022

Pool Result

HT

FT

Status

1

Leichhardt

Rockdale C.

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-:-

Saturday

2

Marconi S.

Blacktown C.

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-:-

Saturday

3

Northbridge

Sydney O.

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-:-

Saturday

4

Sydney FC

Wollongong W.

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-:-

Sunday

5

Blacktown S.

Spirit FC

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-:-

Saturday

6

Central C.

Bonnyrigg W.

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-:-

Sunday

7

Hakoah S.

Mounties W.

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-:-

Saturday

8

Hills Utd.

W. Sydney

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-:-

Saturday

9

St George C.

Northern T.

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-:-

Saturday

10

St George FC

SD Raiders

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-:-

Saturday

11

Dandenong T.

Oakleigh C.

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-:-

Saturday

12

Eastern L.

Altona M.

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-:-

Saturday

13

Heidelberg U.

Bentleigh G.

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-:-

Sunday

14

Hume City

Dandenong C.

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-:-

Saturday

15

St Albans

Avondale FC

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-:-

Sunday

16

Manningham

Goulburn V.

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-:-

Saturday

17

N. Geelong W.

Northcote C.

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-:-

Saturday

18

Werribee C.

Langwarrin

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-:-

Saturday

19

Balcatta

Bayswater C.

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-:-

Saturday

20

Cockburn C.

Perth RedStar

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-:-

Saturday

21

F. Athena

Armadale

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-:-

Saturday

22

Gwelup C.

Perth Glory

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-:-

Saturday

23

Perth

Inglewood U.

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-:-

Saturday

24

Sorrento

Stirling L.

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-:-

Saturday

25

Dianella

UWA Nedlands

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-:-

Saturday

26

Forrestfield U.

Subiaco

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-:-

Saturday

27

Joondalup U.

Quinns

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-:-

Saturday

28

Olympic K.

Rockingham

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-:-

Saturday

29

Western K.

Mandurah

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-:-

Saturday

30

Adelaide C.

Croydon K.

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-:-

Saturday

31

Ad. Comets

Cumberland U.

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-:-

Saturday

32

Adelaide U.

S. Adelaide

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-:-

Saturday

33

Metro Stars

Campbelltown

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-:-

Saturday

34

Sturt L.

WT Birkalla

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-:-

Saturday

35

White City

Adelaide O.

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-:-

Saturday

36

Raiders

W. Adelaide

-:-

-:-

Saturday

37

Adelaide U.

Pt Adelaide

-:-

-:-

Saturday

38

Eastern U.

Adelaide V.

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-:-

Saturday

39

Fulham Utd.

Adelaide B.

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-:-

Saturday

40

Para Hills K.

Adelaide H.

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-:-

Saturday

41

Playford C.

Modbury J.

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-:-

Saturday

42

Charlestown

L. Macquarie

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-:-

Sunday

43

Edgeworth E.

Adamstown

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-:-

Sunday

44

Lambton J.

Weston W.

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-:-

Saturday

45

Maitland

Cooks Hill U.

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-:-

Saturday

46

Newcastle O.

Broadmeadow

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-:-

Sunday

47

Glenorchy K.

Devonport C.

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-:-

Saturday

48

Kingborough L.

Riverside O.

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-:-

Saturday

49

Launceston C.

S. Hobart

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-:-

Saturda

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