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PSG 0-1 Bayern : Bayern Munich wins the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League (photos)

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Bayern Munich have won the UEFA champions league.

 

The German champions beat PSG 1-0 on Sunday night, August 23 to crown a superb season that has seen them excel in all competitions they have played.

 

PSG who fought superbly throughout the contest lost the match after Bayern player Kingsley Coman scored a header shortly before the hour mark.

 

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PSG 0-1 Bayern : Bayern Munich wins the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League (photos)

 

PSG had some great chances to score but were denied consecutively by a resolute Bayern defense team focused on making history with another UEFA Champions league success.

 

PSG’s captain Thiago Silva apologised to supporters following the defeat.

“It was my last game in Paris. I am sad. I apologise to the fans. I thank all the fans for their love. I will return to Paris in another role. I want to play three-to four years again and play the HOM in Qatar,’ he said.

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PSG 0-1 Bayern : Bayern Munich wins the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League (photos)

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At 55, Bayern Munich coach Flick is now the fourth-oldest coach to get his hands on the Champions League, with Bayern legend Jupp Heynckes, at 68, leading that ranking.

 

In his 36 matches in charge so far Flick has won 33, his side scoring an incredible 116 goals while conceding just 26.

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It is Bayern’s sixth win in the European Cup/Champions League, placing them joint-third in the overall trophy standings behind only Real Madrid, who have lifted the title 13 times, and AC Milan (seven).

Congrats to them. More photos below.

 

PSG 0-1 Bayern : Bayern Munich wins the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League (photos)

PSG 0-1 Bayern : Bayern Munich wins the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League (photos)PSG 0-1 Bayern : Bayern Munich wins the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League (photos)

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Chelsea complete £22m signing of Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes

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Chelsea have completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes in a £22m deal.

 

The Senegalese international, 28, has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and is expected to become Chelsea’s No 1 ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero.

 

After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: ‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.’

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On signing Mendy, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.’

 

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Edouard Mendy becomes Chelsea’s seventh signing after the arrival of Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) Malang Sarr (Nice) Ben Chilwell (Leicester) Thiago Silva (PSG), Timo Werner ( RB Leipzig ), and Kai Havertz ( Bayern Leverkusen).

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Wolves complete ‘£37m’ signing of Portuguese right-back, Nelson Semedo from Barcelona

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Wolves have completed the signing of Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo for a club-record fee that could rise to £37million.

 

The Premier League club announced the deal on Twitter on Wednesday September 23, that the 26-year-old Portuguese defender has signed a deal that will keep him at Molineux until June 2023, with an option to extend it to June 2025.

 

Speaking to the club’s official website after the move was completed, Semedo said: ‘I chose Wolves because it’s a very good team that plays very good football. Last year they did a very good season and it’s a very important team in England, in also Europe. I hope this year we can do very good things.

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‘Coach Nuno is a very good coach. He did very good things here in Wolves, and in other teams too. For sure I’m going to learn a lot from him.

 

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‘The team did very good things the last three years. I’m ambitious and I hope this year we can do very good things, reach the top six and, if it’s possible, do something special.

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‘I’m very happy to be here. I’m excited to get started and thank you very much for your support and we’re going to enjoy it together.’

 

Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi said: “‘Progressive at heart’ is one of our core values at Wolves. For a member of staff, for a player, for the whole club, we are all making great efforts to progress continuously.

 

“It’s isn’t often that we have the opportunity to sign a world-class player from a world-class club. Nelson’s signing shows we will never stop progressing and we are still hungry and humble in our heart.”

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Semedo’s arrival takes Wolves’ summer spending to the £84m mark, after the arrivals of Fabio Silva, Fernando Marcal, Vitor Ferreira and Ki-Jana Hoever.

 

At Barcelona, he won two La Liga titles and the Cope del Rey following his move to Barcelona from Benfica in 2017, played 42 times for Barcelona last season.

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Greek-based Nigerian NBA star, Giannis Antetokounmpo wins Most Valuable Player Award for second straight season

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Greek-Based Nigerian NBA star, Giannis Antetokounmpo who plays for Milwaukee Bucks basketball team in the US, has been named the Most Valuable Player Award for second straight season.

 

The 25-year-old star becomes the third player in league history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, joining only Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. He is also the 12th player in history to win the NBA’s MVP award twice in a row.

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Greek-based Nigerian NBA star, Giannis Antetokounmpo wins Most Valuable Player Award for second straight season

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Antetokounmpo beat out James Harden of the Houston Rockets and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers to win the award.

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Antetokounmpo earned 962 total points from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters as well as the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award fan vote. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James finished in second place with 753 points, while Houston Rockets guard James Harden finished in third place with 367 points.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo was born in Greece to Nigerian parents, Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo.

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