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Arch-rivals, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have failed to make the final shortlist for UEFA’s positional awards next month.

 

The awards will recognise the top performers in each at the 2019-20 Champions League campaign, and both Messi and Ronaldo missed out on the final shortlist due to their devastating Champions League campaign.

 

It is the first time the Barcelona and Juventus superstars failed to make the final shortlist for their position.

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Champions League champions, Bayern Munich dominated the 12-man list with seven players nominated across the four categories.

 

Bayern’s star, Manuel Neuer is up for the best goalkeeper award, against PSG’s Keylor Navas and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.

 

David Alaba, Alphonso Davies, and Joshua Kimmich dominated the defender list while Thomas Muller and Liverpool-bound Thiago Alcantara are up against Manchester City star, Kevin De Bruyne for best midfielder.

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Robert Lewandowski is the favourite to win the UEFA’s best forward award will battle it out with PSG duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Super Eagles goalkeeper tests positive for COVID-19

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Newly-invited Nigerian goalkeeper, Sebastian Osigwe, has tested positive for COVID-19.

His Swiss Super League club, Lugano, confirmed this on Friday.

Osigwe was only handed his maiden Super Eagles call-up on Thursday, ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier double-header against Sierra Leone in November.

He and another of his club team-mate, Mattia Bottani contracted the virus, while six other players have been quarantined.

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With eight players out of their next Super League fixture against Young Boys on November 1, Lugano has requested for the game to be postponed.

It, however, remains to be seen if Osigwe will be available for Nigeria’s upcoming matches against Sierra Leone on November 13.

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The reverse fixture against the Leone Stars will take place in Freetown four days later.

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Osigwe was invited along with Maduka Okoye and returning Daniel Akpeyi, with Katsina United’s Ikechukwu Ezenwa on the standby list.

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Cristiano Ronaldo finally tests negative for Coronavirus

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Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has finally tested negative for Coronavirus after three positive tests.

 

Recall the Portuguese international, 35, first tested positive while on international duty with Portugal on October 13. He returned another positive result last week and was made to take another test earlier this week, which also returned positive.

 

On Friday, the Serie A side announced that Ronaldo has now tested negative in a statement on their official website.

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“Cristiano Ronaldo carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for Covid-19,” the statement read.

 

“The exam provided a negative result. The player has, therefore, recovered after 19 days and is no longer subjected to home isolation.”

 

Ronaldo, who missed the club’s previous four matches including Wednesday’s Champions League match against Barcelona will now be eligible to return for Sunday’s clash against Spezia.

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