Tebas has described Messi as the best footballer of all time after his two goals – including one late into stoppage time – led Barca to a stunning 3-2 victory over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu to blow the La Liga race wide open.
It’s been another stellar campaign for the French midfield dynamo who is on course to become the first player to win successive Premier League titles with different clubs after also helping Leicester secure the title last year.
The move did not pay off, as City fell just short of forcing a shootout, but it put Iheanacho in a new piece of English football history.
Written off before the game following his three-year El Classico goal drought and battling the stinging narrative that he’s in decline, Messi showed his eternal genius, and resilience by single-handedly lifting Barca from the deal with the last kick of a breathless game.
Elsewhere in the Chinese League, Martins’compatriot Brown Ideye finally ended his goal drought as he found the back of the net in Tianjin TEDA’s 3-1 victory over Yanbian Fude on Saturday.
This comes as City are heavily linked with a move for Sanchez who has one year left on his contract with rumours he wants to force an exit from the Emirates.
Amid the jubilation on reaching their first FA Cup final since 2012, Conte conceded he had rolled the dice with his selection.
In a dazzling contest between the top two Premier League sides, Willian opened the scoring after five minutes with a superb free-kick and added his second from the spot two minutes before the break after Harry Kane had cancelled his opener.
‘Nasty’ Nastase made the comment Friday during a press conference to preview the tie in Constanta, in which he said of Williams' baby, due later this year: "Let's see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk?"
And Mourinho has expressed concerns as the Red Devils battle to qualify for next season's Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League or by winning the Europa League, where they’ve been drawn against Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semi-finals.
After a over decade at the London club, Mikel made the switch to Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League having failed to break into the Blues first team under the Italian manager.
Manchester United, having gone 22 games unbeaten, will be the first EPL side to have gone unbeaten for this long in a single season and not win the league.
Atletico Madrid will be on a revenge mission having twice lost in the finals to Real in 2014 and 2016, including a quarterfinal defeat in 2015.
He was 44 years old.
According to witnesses on ground, the fans had stormed the viewing centre in Atimbo area of Calabar to watch the Uefa Europa League game between Manchester United and RSC Anderlecht of Belgium.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic squandered two great chances in the final stages of normal time, before Rashford produced another fine finish early in the second period to power Jose Mourinho’s men through.
Argentina captain Messi, along with his father, Jorge, was handed the sentence last July after a Spanish court found him guilty of defrauding the taxman over proceeds from his image rights.
The Swedish coach went missing in South Africa after his side, Medeama, lost 3-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in a 2016 CAF Confederation Cup play-off tie in Pretoria, only for him to return to Ghana to sign a controversial contract with Premier League side Great Olympics.
Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal do not have a single player on the team after an underwhelming campaign, despite their star forward Alexis Sanchez being nominated for the PFA Player of the Year.
Barca coach Luis Enrique threw on Paco Alcacer as the hosts played with four forwards for the final half hour, their best chance falling to Messi after a rare Buffon error from a corner, but unfortunately he skied the effort with his right boot.