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EYE WITNESS PLAYER & MATCH REPORTS

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6 April 2019 Foggia 1 Spezia 0 Serie B

Emmanuel Gyasi (Ghana) - right midfield for Spezia, solid, made various runs in the first half without involvement, moved inside for more play, booked for foul, also tracked back, more touches in the second period, subbed on 75. 

David Okereke (Nigeria) - tall Spezia striker, early touches, tried combinations with da Cruz, control looked ok, showed some pace, moved to wing later on but overall limited.

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3 April 2019 Huesca 3 Celta Vigo 3 La Liga

Sofiane Boufal (Morocco) - played wide left for Celta, limited action in a moderate first half, recovered from a poor back-pass to play a more influential part in the second period. Had a hand in two of the goals, often showing deceptive pace down the left. Subbed late on.

Ryad Boudebouz (Algeria) - came on after 20 minutes to play wide right, left foot free-kicks, cracked a shot against the bar late in the first half, scored third from an Aspas pass, very useful left foot.

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2 April 2019 Espanyol 1 Getafe 1 La Liga

Djene Dakonam (Togo) - very solid right-sided centre back for Getafe, some quality interceptions, a few slight errors but able to recover, also got away with a miskick. Able to distribute with both feet. Booked later in the second period.

 

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23 March 2019 Macclesfield Town v Stevenage League 2

Sol Campbell's Macclesfield score a late equaliser to gain a valuable point in their battle against relegation from the Football League.

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17 March 2019 Reims 1 Nantes 0 Ligue 1

 

Edouard Mendy (Senegal) - Reims goalie, claimed crosses competently, confident distribution, generally solid with limited threats.

Yunis Abdelhamid (Morocco) - part of the central home defence, handled Coulibaly, left foot pass.

Jacques Romero (Togo) - Reims captain, holding midfield, often started moves especially in first half, mostly right foot pass.

Abdul Rahman Baba (Ghana) - left back, left foot pass, often ventured forward, booked.

Moussa Doumbia (Mali) and Hassane Kamara (Gambia) - both appeared as late home subs. Both put themselves about.

Kalifa Coulibaly (Mali) - Tall long-striding Nantes central striker, strong in the air, right footed, less effective in the second period.

Charles Traore (Mali) - left back for visitors, medium height, early exposure, generally limited going forward.

Abdoulaye Toure (Mali) - attacking midfield, covers the central area, some forward breaks, sub'd on 83 (looked disappointed)

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15 March 2019 Beziers 1 Auxerre 0 Ligue 2

 

Medhi Mostefa (Algeria) - home captain, centre back, solid, covered threats, mostly error-free.

Emmanuel Banda (Zambia) - midfield, nice left foot, a couple of misplaced passes, free-kick taker, subbed late on.

Simon Gbegnon (Togo) - centre back, combined with Mostefa, struggled at times against pace, one bad pass nearly cost Beziers.

Ahoueke Denkey (Togo) - late sub. did put himself about up front.

Jordan Adeoti (Benin) - visiting captain, tall central midfielder, right foot pass, good range of passes.

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11h March 2019 SL Benfica 2 Belenenses 2 Portuguese Primeira Liga

Zacarya Bergdich (Morocco) - Belenenses left wing back, left foot pass, early involvement down his flank, a few misplaced defensive passes, survived a handball appeal, under pressure later in the game.

Pierre Sagna (Senegal) - brief late appearance at full-back for the visitors.

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10th March 2019 Santa Clara 0 Desportivo Aves 0 Portuguese Primeira Liga

Mamadou Cande (Guinea-Bissau) - chunky home left wing-back, goes forward readily, left foot delivery, often involved.

Mama Samba Balde (Guinea-Bissau) - Aves tall midfielder, ranged across the middle, some pacy driving surges forward, had a chance in the first half, less active in the second period, subbed on 83 minutes.

Carlos Ponk (Cape Verde) - right centre back for the visitors, solid, some sharp interceptions, did get a yellow card for reaction.

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14th January 2019 India 0 Bahrain 1 Asian Cup

India held out for 90 minutes and were on course for qualification for the knockout stages.

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22nd December 2018 Real Madrid 4 Al Ain 1 FIFA Club World Cup final ZSC Abu Dhabi

Strongly favoured to win another Club World Cup Real Madrid, in the end, cruised towards their record fourth title.

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19th December 2018 Real Madrid 3 Kashima Antlers 1 FIFA Club World Cup

Welsh star Gareth Bale scored all three goals for Real Madrid as they eased into another final of the Club World Cup.

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18th December 2018 Esperance 1 Guadalajara 1 (Esperance won on penalties) FIFA Club World Cup

Tunisians Esperance recovered some credence after their comprehensive defeat in their first match to claim 5th place at the Club World Cup.

The game was characterised by VAR-related penalty decisions. For both teams.

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27th October 2018 Toulouse 0 Montpellier 3 Ligue 1

This was a fairly comfortable three points for the visitors. They scored two quick goals midway through the first 45 minutes from strikers Laborde and Delort.

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