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UEFA releases Champions League third qualifying round draw

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The draw for the third qualifying round of the 2020 / 21 UEFA Champions League , made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Monday :
Ferencvaros ( HUN ) v Dinamo Zagreb ( CRO )
Qarabag ( AZE ) v Molde ( NOR)
Omonia Nicosia ( CYP ) v Red Star Belgrade ( SRB )
Midtjylland ( DEN) v Young Boys ( SUI )
Maccabi Tel- Aviv ( ISR ) v Dinamo Brest ( BLR )
PAOK ( GRE) v Benfica ( POR )
Dynamo Kiev ( UKR ) v AZ Alkmaar ( NED)
Gent ( BEL ) v Rapid Vienna ( AUT )
– Ties to be played on September 15 or 16 with winners advancing to play- off round
– Ties will be played as one -off straight knockout matches , rather than over two legs , because of the complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic

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Why we dropped Uzoho, Akpeyi for friendlies – Agu

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Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu says Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi ’ s inactivity and the gradual return of Francis Uzoho from injury was the major reason why the three goalkeepers were left out of the 25 -man squad for next month ’ s clash against Algeria and Tunisia in Austria .
Eagles coach , Gernot Rohr , called up Dele Alampasu, Mattew Yakubu and Sparta Rotterdam ’ s Maduka Okoye in their places.
The dropped keepers were part of the Eagles ’ squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations , where the team finished third .
Akpeyi has been out of action since he was stretchered off in Kaizer Chiefs ’ ABSA Premier League clash against Bidvest after a nasty collision .
The injury ruled out the 33 – year – old for three weeks before the Eagles squad list was announced, while Uzoho, who copped an anterior cruciate ligament last October , is yet to make an official appearance for APOEL Nicosia since he joined the club .
Ezenwa on his part , has been inactive over six months after the Nigeria Professional Football League was suspended and later called off due to COVID – 19 .
“ In Europe , there have been competitions and games going on, while the NPFL is yet to commence due to coronavirus , Agu.
“ Same with the Premier Soccer League in South Africa where Daniel Akpeyi plays , the league just ended .
“ Uzoho as well is just returning to full fitness after a long injury lay off and we are watching him . He still needs some time to get back into shape and we are watching him .
“ Definitely , he is still part of the team .
“ Alampasu and Yakub have been active for their respective teams and that earned them places in the team. ”

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Chelsea transfer roundup: Blues to step up Declan Rice chase as PSG join Jorginho hunt

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images 2020 09 28T072458.023 Chelsea transfer roundup: Blues to step up Declan Rice chase as PSG join Jorginho hunt

With the transfer window closing across Europe in a week’s time, the clock is ticking for Chelsea to make any further additions to their squad.


The Blues have spent more than £200million this summer on the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech, also bringing in Thiago Silva, Edouard Mendy and Malang Sarr.

Frank Lampard is believed to be in the hunt for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, although the Chelsea boss needs to offload a few players in order to finance a move.

We look at all the latest transfer news surrounding the west London club.

West Ham in for Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger’s future at Stamford Bridge is unclear after the signing of Thiago Silva this summer, and The Sun reports that West Ham are eyeing up a shock loan move.

The Germany international has yet to feature for the Blues this season and was left out of the matchday squad entirely for Saturday’s draw at West Brom.

Now he is seeking an escape route, and West Ham – who have been unsuccessful in pursuits of Chris Smalling and Rob Holding – have turned to the former Roma man

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Liverpool transfer roundup: Reds told Kylian Mbappe price as defender race ramps up

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Liverpool may be Premier League champions, but Jurgen Klopp has spent the summer transfer window reinforcing his squad to ensure they are even stronger than last season.


The Reds have brought in Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas, but more new names could arrive at Anfield ahead of the window closing on October 5.

Klopp is currently facing a mini injury crisis, with Thiago and Alisson doubtful for Monday’s game against Arsenal, and Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip both sidelined.

As well weighing up whether he needs to bring in reinforcements, the Liverpool boss might also look to offload one or two fringe players over the next week.

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