Video: Man City punished on the break as Maxwel Cornet fires Lyon into the lead

In the 23rd minute of Manchester City’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Lyon, the Citizens found themselves in danger after a lovely ball was played over the top of their high line.

Karl Toko Ekambi ran onto the pass and before being tackled by Eric Garcia, but the ball spilled out and into the path of Maxwel Cornet.

The forward punished sweeper-keeper Ederson for being out of his goal as he tucked the ball into the back of the net with a tidy first-time finish from just outside the box.

Take a look at Lyon’s opener that sets them on the way to another upset below:

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Differing reports on Dybala future

There are different reports on Paulo Dybala’s future at Juventus as Gazzetta dello Sport report that the club would only entertain offers over €90 million for the player while Fabrizio Romano suggests his future in Turin is secure.

La Joya was widely expected to renew his contract with the Bianconeri this summer, extended his deal to 2024 or possibly 2025, with just a final agreement missing.

Tuttosport now report that the renewal talks are on hold for the moment, at least until after the summer, as La Joya has asked for at least €15 million a season, while Juve are only prepared to offer €8 million plus bonuses.

Alongside, Gazzetta dello Sport report that the Covid crisis negatively affected Juventus’ balance sheet (an estimate: €70 million as of 30/6/2020) and could force the Bianconeri to think about a heavy sale to finance the new course they’re taking.

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Editors’ Takes: Debating on the Barcelona 2–8 Bayern Munich

In the culmination of an evident decline, our editors share their takes and standout performers of the fateful Barcelona 2–8 Bayern Munich.


Everyone knows what happened on Friday night and it needs no further explanation. However, after the historic humiliation through a 2–8 Bayern win in the Champions League quarter-finals, our editors share their different perspectives on what occurred to Barcelona in Lisbon.

Prajas Naik

Absolutely horrendous, but much needed

Outplayed. Outrun. Outsmarted. Those are the words that describe Bayern Munich’s performance against Barça. They were just better at everything that we tried to do. Bayern’s defence was not rock solid, but we failed to exploit the same. Barça looked like a mess out there with no plan or preparation. Wingers like Ansu Fati and a bright midfielder in Riqui Puig should have started the game.

The Bavarians were given too much space on the right side where Nélson Semedo was often caught high up the pitch. Bayern were brilliant in … Read the rest

'Get me signed'- Former Man United man reveals reason he left

Former Manchester United man Ashley Young has opened up on what made him leave the club a little suddenly.

The experienced Englishman left Old Trafford in January to join Inter Milan despite being the club’s captain at the time.

Young was one of United’s more senior players and was understood to be an influential member of the dressing room.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gotten rid of a fair number of players in his short tenure so far and the versatile defender opted to leave halfway through the season.

At the time Young wasn’t a regular in the starting XI as he was battling it out with Luke Shaw and surprise up comer Brandon Williams.

According to the Mirror, Young said: “Obviously being in England all my life, it was a totally different change, but it was an experience that I jumped at.

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Limited Edition U.S.-made Schwinn Collegiate available now – but only 50 bikes at a time!

Are you waiting on the return of the U.S.-made Schwinn Collegiate? You may have read recently that the Collegiate is being reborn as a limited edition bike to celebrate Schwinn’s 125th anniversary. They’re also being made in Detroit, Michigan by Detroit Bikes. And they’re available now… sort of. Limited to just 500 bikes, the Collegiate […]

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Justin Marks starting Cup team, targeting 2021 debut

Justin Marks, who last raced in NASCAR in 2018, is coming back as a team owner. On Friday, Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal reported the former driver has formed Trackhouse, a team that is hoping to début in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.

A sports car veteran, Marks was a NASCAR road ringer from 2013 to 2018, winning in the Xfinity Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2016. His final start was a twenty-seventh-place finish in the Cup Series’ inaugural race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. He has seven top tens and a victory in thirty-five career Xfinity starts, six career Cup races with a best run of twelfth in the 2018 Daytona 500, and four top tens in thirty-eight Truck Series runs.

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Anderson Embraces Latest Comeback: 'I'm Feeling Inspired'

After 13 years on Tour, Kevin Anderson still has plenty of first-time moments that he wants to accomplish.

The former No. 5 player in the FedEx ATP Rankings is back to full strength after a challenging 20-month stretch in which injuries and the suspension of play due to the COVID-19 pandemic have limited him to eight tournaments. He’ll resume competing this month in New York at the Western & Southern Open and US Open, where he hopes to build on the unforgettable memories of his run to the 2017 US Open final.

Anderson spoke with ATPTour.com ahead of the return to tennis about maximising his time at home and how life on Tour will be different.

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Where there’s a Willian there’s a way

The signing of Willian from Chelsea has generated a lot of discussion. The focus of conversation has been less to do with Willian’s quality and more to do with his age. Starting your much needed rebuild with a three-year deal for a 32-year old doesn’t speak to an approach ready to ‘outsmart the market’- not to mention that it is impossible to ignore the links to Willian’s agent.

Over the last three windows, Arsenal have signed 32-year old David Luiz, 29-year old Cedric Soares and now 32-year old Willian from Joorabchian’s stable. Joorabchian has long-established links with Raul Sanllehi and Edu Gaspar- Edu and Tite’s title winning Corinthians sides were built on the back of Joorabchian’s … Read the rest

People in Scotland are calling for The S*n to be boycotted after disgusting headline

Many citizens in Aberdeen are calling for The S*n to face a boycott, after a typically atrocious headline from the rag.

Several people died after a train derailed near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire after heavy rainfall, with a landslide said to be the likely cause of the accident.

The Scottish edition of The S*n’s front page the following morning featured a photograph of the driver with the headline ‘DEATH EXPRESS‘.

Obviously, this wasn’t received well by the people of Aberdeen, who have now called for the rag to face a city-wide banning.

Loads of people from across Scotland took to social media to express their disgust at the handling of the ‘reporting’ of the fatal crash.

A petition shared on Change.org, which demanded an apology from The S*n and a Liverpool-style ban, has amassed over 40,000 signatures.

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Ben Chilwell set for Chelsea medical after clearing out his things at Leicester

Although finding a new goalkeeper should be Chelsea’s main focus this summer, there’s been a lot of rumours about signing a new left back too.

Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell’s name keeps coming up and it’s probably good timing for him to make this move, especially after the inevitable Brendan Rodgers’ slide has started at the club.

You’ll see different opinions about his quality and his rumoured price tag of £80m does seem excessive, so Chelsea will probably need to find a way of bringing that down if they want this move to happen.

READ MORE: Chelsea given hope in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak

The other problem was that the player seemed to be happy to stay where he was, but that’s changed after they failed to finish in the top four and murmurs of transfer requests have started to emerge.

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