England national team manager Gareth Southgate was spotted at Old Trafford this afternoon, as he watched the match from the stands. Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw is one of his top performers in the euros 2020 tournament, but the Manchester United players were ruled out, due to the injury they sustained.
The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League campaign kicked off this midweek with some exciting fixtures which produced loads of goals and entertaining results to enjoy. There were some brilliant individual performances in the matches but they were also some terrible displays by some players which cost their teams a result on the opening match day.
Former Chelsea football club of England defender and Nigerian-descent, Fikayo Tomori was in action today for AC Milan in their 6th league game of the Italian Serie A against Spezia at the Stadio Alberto Picco. The Nigerian-descent and England international retained his spot in his team's starting XI having established himself as a key figure in the squad paraded by Stefano Pioli since his time at the club, while on loan from Chelsea before making his move a permanent one in the last summer transfer window.
Former Chelsea football club of England defender, Fikayo Tomori was in action yesterday for AC Milan in their 4th league game of the Italian Serie A against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. The Nigerian-descent retained his spot in his team's starting XI having established himself as a key figure in the squad paraded by Stefano Pioli since his permanent move to the club in the last summer transfer window.
Photo Credit: Twitter Many Academy players left Stamford bridge in the last transfer window. Players like Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Valentino Livramento and Dynei Simeu all left on a permanent basis while other players were sent on loan. Tino Anjorin was among the players who left on loan, he was sent to a Russian club named Locomotiv Moscow.
In football, it has been a thing of norm when a player choses to play for a country over another one. Having more than one nationality gives a player the privilege to make a choices about which of them he/she wants to represent. For Nigeria, we have seen a lot of cases where foreign based players with Nigerian origin prefer playing for other well established nations at the expense of the opportunity to play for Nigerian national team.
Liverpool defeated AC Milan 3-2 in their first UCL game of the 2021/22 season, The Merseyside club were favorites for the encounter given that their squad is hugely talented more than that of AC Milan. Jurgen Klopp's men began the game on the right note as they dominated possession and with less than 9 minutes on the clock they opened the goal scoring via a deflected Alexander Arnold shot that will go down as an own goal for Fikayo Tomori.
Liverpool started their EPL campaign on a high note as they cruised to a 3:2 win over AC Milan at Anfield. The Red was in total dominance of the match as they clinch their first victory in the Champions League this season. An own goal from the former Chelsea's defender, Fikayo Tomori gave Liverpool the early lead at the first 9th minute of the match.
English premier league giant, Chelsea FC former defender Fikayo Tomori was in action for AC Milan yesterday in their opening game of the new UEFA Champions League season against Liverpool at the Anfield stadium. The prolific defender retained his spot in his team's starting XI following his outstanding performance for the club in their previous game having established himself as a key figure in the squad paraded by Stefano Pioli.
Due to the massive amount of talent being produced by European countries in recent years, a number of these players have been overlooked on the international stage. Also, national teams can go a long way toward deciding which footballers spend most of their time on the bench, no matter how well-trained they are
Photo Credit: Twitter Chelsea sold out a lot of youngsters in the last transfer window. Top academy players like Tammy Abraham, Tino Livramento, Fikayo Tomori and Dyneu Simeu all left the club on a permanent deal. Marina Granovskaia was still smart to retain players like Billy Gilmour, Armando Broja and Ethan Ampadu.
The Video Assistant Referee was introduced to football in other to help the Referee's in taking some difficult decisions during the match time. The VAR system have been criticised several times because of some controversial decisions it have taken in some recent games. Liverpool welcomed AC Milan to Anfield stadium in the group B first group match and it was an entertaining first 10 minutes.
Yesterday night two historical big clubs faced each other in the champions league. English club Liverpool faced Italian side AC Milan in their first group stage match for the 2021/22 season. Both clubs last faced each other in the UCL in 2007. Liverpool and AC Milan share some level of rivalry in their football history.
News filtered in yesterday that former Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo has decided to commit his international future with the Super Eagles of Nigeria than the Three Lions of England. Ike Ugbo who currently plays for the Belgian side RC Genk was born in England to a Nigerian father and is from the Igbo tribe.
Milan defender Fikayo Tomori hopes his side can lift the Champions League title like his former team and explains his friendship with former Chelsea teammate Tammy Abraham. Fikayo moved to Milan on a permanent basis in the summer from Chelsea after spending six months on loan at the club.
Liverpool returned to the champions league with a win against the Rosseneri ,thanks to Jordan Henderson 69th minutes goal .The goal was enough to seal the game for the Reds. Liverpool was without Harvey Elliott who sustained an injury over the weekend against Leeds United . There were notable absentees in the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Roberto Firmino .
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been very active since he took over at Stamford Bridge in January. The former Dortmund manager has brought in players like Romelu Lukaku and Saul Niguez this summer. He has also sold so many Chelsea youngsters this summer. However, he should think about bringing back at least four former Chelsea players by next season.
German coach Klopp celebrated in grand style, after Liverpool captain Henderson had scored the winning goal against Ac Milan. The Reds at Anfield had started their 2021-22 Champions League campaign, with a 3-2 comeback victory against Italian side AC Milan. Many Liverpool fans described seeing their coach celebrating, even though it was an opening group stage match as vintage and wonderful.
AC Milan's long-awaited return to the UEFA Champions League ended in defeat, as they lost 3-2 to Liverpool in an Anfield classic. Jordan Henderson settled a nerve-wracking encounter with a fantastic striker in the second half as Jurgen Klopp’s side took the initiative in Group B with all three points on the opening day.
On Wednesday, September 15, Liverpool hosted AC Milan in their opening Champions League fixture. Before the match, these two teams had only played against each other during the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals. The match, which took place at Anfield, turned out to be a classic encounter that rewarded viewers with a lot of goals.