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Sancho Scores As Borussia Dortmund Thrash Atletico Madrid 4 – 0

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England international Jadon Sancho scored his first Champions League goal as Borussia Dortmund recorded an impressive win over Atletico Madrid.

The teenager scored Dortmund’s third with a simple tap-in after goals from Axel Witsel and Raphael Guerreiro.

Guerreiro then made it 4-0 after capitalising on a poor back pass from Felipe Luis to finish past Jan Oblak.

The result was manager Diego Simeone’s biggest defeat in his seven years in charge of Atletico.

Witsel opened the scoring with a deflected shot in the first half but it was 73 minutes before Guerreiro made it two, finishing off a brilliant team move.

Former Manchester City winger Sancho came off the bench just after Dortmund’s second and got his name on the score sheet four minutes later when Mario Gotze played Achraf Hakimi through and he squared the ball for an easy finish.

The 18-year-old, who made his England debut this month as a substitute in a 0-0 draw against Croatia, became the second-youngest English player to score in the Champions League, after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Arsenal against Olympiakos in 2011.

He is also the first English player to score for a non-British club in the Champions League since David Beckham for Real Madrid against Rosenborg in November 2005.

Atletico Madrid hit the post twice, either side of half-time, through Saul Niguez and Angel Correa but the German side were ultimately too much for them.

The result means Dortmund top Group A with nine points. Atletico remain in second, having won their first two games.

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Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa celebrates son on his 1st birthday

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Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa and his wife Julliet Ejue are celebrating their son’s first birthday, today, July 26, 2019.

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Taking to his Instagram page to share these adorable photos of his son, he wrote: May your Birthday, bring loads of joyful and sweet memories in your life. May you have a great and successful year ahead. Happy Birthday, Son.’

Musa also has two children with his divorced wife, Jamila.

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Eyewitness narrates knife attack on Arsenal players Ozil, Kolasinac in London

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An eyewitness has given an account on the knife attack on Arsenal stars, Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac on Thursday.

The duo were chased for a mile by knife-wielding motorbike riders in an attempted daylight car-jacking in north London.

Ozil, who earns £350,000-a-week, was ambushed as he drove his black Mercedes G-Class through Childs Hill at around 5pm.

But as the thugs surrounded his SUV, Ozil’s teammate and childhood friend, Sead ‘The Tank’ Kolasinac, took them on.

Financial worker Azuka Alintah, 36, told the MailOnline: “Ozil looked absolutely terrified, as anybody would after being chased by men with knives.

“He looked like he was running for his life. And I suppose he was.

“I saw him disappear into the restaurant with the motorcycle guys on his tail.

“They didn’t take off their helmets and were all in black, wearing long sleeved tops in this hot weather. They stood out.

“God knows what would have happened if they’d caught him. It looked to me like he’d have been hacked to shreds and he clearly thought so too.

“As soon as the restaurant staff started to come to the window and to the doorway, they turned around and roared off.”

The police have opened an investigation into the attack.

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Afcon 2019: I wish Algeria can retake the free-kick – Nigeria’s Akpeyi

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The goalkeeper can’t stop replaying that losing moment in the semi-final against Algeria, wishing it would’ve turned out differently somehow
Daniel Akpeyi defended his teammates from criticism following Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Algeria in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final.
The Super Eagles looked to be in with a great chance of beating Djamel Belmadi’s men to reach the competition’s final after dismissing South Africa in the quarter-final.

However, a Riyad Mahrez last-minute free-kick sent Gernot Rohr’s men crashing after Odion Ighalo had erased Willam Troost-Ekong’s own goal.

Rohr’s team faced the wrath of fans for offering precious little in Cairo, but Akpeyi believes otherwise.

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