Sluggish Barca Saved by Messi Penalty

Lionel Messi netted his 30th goal of the season before missing his second penalty of the game as leaders Barcelona returned to winning ways in LaLiga with a 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid.

Gerard Pique won the 43rd-minute spot kick that proved the difference between the sides but, following back-to-back draws against Valencia and Athletic Bilbao in the top flight, Ernesto Valverde’s men were again short of their fluent best.

Those previous results and Atletico Madrid’s win over third-bottom Rayo Vallecano earlier on Saturday meant Barca went into the game with their now-restored lead at the top trimmed to four points.

Former Blaugrana goalkeeper Jordi Masip impressed in goal for Valladolid, not least after substitute Philippe Coutinho won a second penalty and he plunged to his left to deny Messi.

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Nigeria, South Africa qualify for All African Games

Nigeria, South Africa qualify for All African Games

Teams that s will participate in the fifth edition of the football event in Morocco.

African champions Nigeria, runners-up South Africa and Ghana have qualified for the 2019 All African Games women’s football tournament billed for Morocco.

They will be joined by last edition’s finalist Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Zambia and Algeria – all of whom competed at the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana.

This follows the decision of Caf to issue qualification ticket to the teams at Ghana 2018 instead of a qualifying tournament earlier expected to be held from February to April 2019.

Confirming this, NFF secretary general, Sanusi Muhammed said:” We [Nigeria] and other teams at Ghana [2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations] have qualified for the tournament in Morocco.”

To this end, the chances of Morocco participating as hosts of the eight-nation football event hangs in the balance following Caf’s directives.

The tournament, which will be the fifth edition of the continental showpiece for women is scheduled to be held from August 23 to September 3, 2019 in Brazzaville, Congo.

The event will take place a month after Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon might have represented Africa at the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup in France scheduled from June 7 to July 7.

Ghana are the defending champions after they defeated Cameroon 1-0 through Portia Boakye’s late strike at the Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat in Brazzaville in 2015.

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Manchester city defeated Newport County AFC 4 goals to 1

The Giant of English premier league Manchester city, defeated Newport county from Division 2{two} four goals to one, showing them that they are still the outstanding champion of the English league

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Real Madrid to Face Girona at
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Today 

Real Madrid are set to face Girona Today at their home field Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to by 3pm, The players are fully ready and present in their field having warm up again the visiting team

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