Juventus will be seeking to start the champions league campaign in a good note by winning convincingly against la liga side, Valencia. Juventus have already started the season on a good note, winning all domestic matches and scoring some nice goals.
La liga side, Valencia have been in bad form since the start of the new campaign, failing to win any of their first four domestic matches. Drawing three and losing one to be précised. They have also failed to pick up three points at home this season meaning that they might struggle this night if they get to face Italian champions, Juventus.
The match is set to kick at 8:00 pm Nigerian time at the Mestalla Stadium.
VALENCIA- Jeffery Kondogbia is unlikely to meet the game.
JUVENTUS- apart from Barzagli who is currently struggling with an injury, Juventus do have a full team. Though Costa is expected to miss the game after his ugly incident at the weekend.
POTENTIAL LINE UPS
VALENCIA-Neto; Piccini, Gabriel, Diakhabi, Gaya; Soler, Parejo, Wass, Chreyshv; Gamiero, Rodrigo.
JUVENTUS- Schzeny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chellini, Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Dybala.
Full-Time: Valencia 0-2 Juventus
Ahmed Musa Wishes The Super Eagles Ahead 2019 AFCON In Egypt
As the super eagles are preparing to go to Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nation, AFCON 2019 that would be kicking off on the 21st of June, 2019. The super eagle forward, Ahmed Musa offers his wish, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The forward said that he wishes for all the super eagle’s player not to suffer an injury at the tournament.
He noted that the fitness of the player should be the paramount thing now ahead of the AFCON 2019, in which the super eagle would be playing against Burundi, the second day of the opening match.
Ahmed Musa is quoted saying that:
“It’s flattering to be appreciated for what you have done with your club before a major tournament like this (AFCON),” Musa told allnigeriasoccer.com.
“Now we are going for the Nations Cup and our prayer and expectations should be to be injury free.
“The players have worked hard to qualify the team for the Nations Cup so we hope that no one suffers any injury.”
Ndidi reacts to his speculated move to Manchester United
Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has said he is ‘flattered’ by the transfer speculation linking him with a summer move to Manchester United.
Ndidi who has been a top rated midfielder ranked as one of the best midfielders in the recently concluded Premiership season.
The Super Eagles midfielder’s consistent performances have seen him linked with a number of high profile moves this summer, with the likes of Man-U, Arsenal and Liverpool all reportedly interested in having him in their pay roll.
The 22-year-old is with the Nigerian national team in Egypt where the African Nations Cup (AFCON) is taking place.
Ndid who was voted behind Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil as one of the best midfielders with pass accuracy has been linked with a move away from Leicester in the coming weeks following a sensational season at the King Power Stadium.
He was an ever-present for the Foxes in the Premier League during the previous campaign with his combative midfield performances drawing plenty of praise from supporters and pundits alike.
Reacting to the rumours, Ndidi said his attention is on the African Mundial.
“I am flattered when hearing such a thing.
“I am focusing on AFCON with Nigeria now, and then pre-season with Leicester City. We have a great manager with ambition to compete with big clubs in the Premier League,” he told Goal.com.
Despite having what seemed to be an easy group in the competition, Ndidi warned that Nigeria could be shocked at the tournament as there are no minnows again in football.
Nigeria will begin their campaign with first-timer, Burundi.
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