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BENZEMA STARS AS REAL MADRID MOVE TWO POINTS CLEAR AT LA LIGA SUMMIT.

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By Umemba Samuel


Karim Benzema’s exquisite assist set up casemiro for Real Madrid’s winner as they edged out espanyol 1-0 to move two points clear at the top of LA liga.
Benzema unpicked the espanyol defense on the stroke of half- time with a sublime back- heel that be- wildered two defenders and laid the opener on a plate for casemiro.
Espanyol remain rooted to the foot of the table, 10 points from safety with their 26- year stay in LA liga in jeopardy.

FA CUP SEMI- FINAL DRAW: MAN UTD VS CHELSEA, ARSENAL VS MAN CITY.
Semi – finals set to be played at Wembley Stadium on July 18 and 19 behind closed doors and final on August 1.
Manchester United have been drawn to face Chelsea in the semi – finals of the FA Cup, with Arsenal playing holders Manchester City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United side play Frank lampard’s Chelsea in a repeat of the 2018 final, which was won by the Blues.


ARTHUR SIGNS FIVE- YEAR JUVENTUS CONTRACT AFTER COMPLETING MEDICAL AHEAD OF BARCELONA EXIT.


Miralem pjanic also completes Medical in Turin ahead of transfer to Barcelona.
Arthur has signed a five- year contract to join Juventus this summer after completing a medical in Turin on Sunday.
The Brazil midfielder has agreed to continue playing for Barcelona for the rest of the season including in the Champions League this August before joining the Bianconeri ahead of next term.
Arthur flew into Italy on Saturday night just hours after his appearance as a late substitute against Celta Vigo and,according to Sky in Italy, underwent his medical exams from 9:30am to 3:30pm.
The Brazil International then flew straight back to Spain and will resume training with Barca ahead of their match against Atletico Madrid in today, with his £72.5m euros transfer to Italy all-but officially announced.
Juve’s 30- year old midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who will head to Barcelona for a deal in the region of £60m, also completed a medical in Turin on Saturday.

Samuel Umemba.


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