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Gabonese star, Aubameyang continues exploits as Barcelona trash Real Madrid in one-sided El Clásico

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African star, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has continued his exploits in the colours of Barcelona FC as the Gabonese professional footballer netted two goals for his team against arch rival Real Madrid on Sunday in the latest show of Spanish derby El Clásico.

Barcelona ran rampant against a Madrid side badly missing the injured Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy to continue their remarkable renaissance under Xavi, ending a five-game losing streak against Real Madrid in emphatic fashion with a 4-0 victory over their fierce rivals in Sunday’s El Clasico at the Bernabeu.

The El Clásico is the name given to any football match between rival clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Originally referring to competitions held in the Spanish championship, the term now includes every match between the clubs, such as those in the UEFA Champions League and Copa del Rey.

Aubameyang, who recently joined Barcelona in the last transfer window after leaving Arsenal football club by mutual consent after falling out with Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta and suffering a dip in form.

The 32-year-old was stripped of the club captaincy after multiple disciplinary breaches, and was made to train on his own before not being invited on the Gunners’ mid-season trip to Dubai then managed to have his contract in north London terminated to facilitate a move to Barcelona.

Since joining a resurgent Barcelona side under club legend Xavi as manager, Aubameyang has been impressive. He has scored nine goals and assisted one goal in eleven games for the Spanish side. Analysts have begun to question Mikel Arteta’s man-management ability; it was his sour relationship with the Gabonese star that contributed to his departure.

Some have also asked if it was smart business on Arsenal’s side to terminate Aubameyang’s contract and let him leave on a free transfer to Barcelona.

After all said, Arsenal does not look like a team missing Aubameyang as the North London team has enjoyed a ride of great results since the beginning of the year, putting them in strong contention for the top four position in the English Premier League.

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Ghana coach, Otto Addo, resigns after World Cup ouster

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Black Stars of Ghana coach, Otto Addo, has resigned following the team’s World Cup group stage elimination after suffering a 2-0 loss to Uruguay on Friday.

The 47-year-old former international who was named as an interim replacement for sacked Milovan Rajevac in February, before he was given a permanently deal till the end of December, threw in the towel shortly after the team’s failure to progress to the round of 16 at tournament.

Addo who is the talent coach at German Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund, in a press conference where he announced his resignation, said:

“I always said if we qualified for the World Cup, I’d resign afterwards, even if we were world champions. My family see our future in Germany.”

Addo who was born in Hamburg, Germany, to Ghanaian parents, was a junior German international before he switched allegiance to the country of his parents.

A no-nonsense defensive midfielder during his playing days, Addo played for the Ghana national team for seven years commencing starting from 1999 his when he made his debut in a 5–0 routing of Eritrea on 28 February 1999.

He went on to play in the 2000 African Cup of Nations and in the 2006 FIFA World Cup where he started the game against the Czech Republic on 17 June 2006 at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, which Ghana won 2–0.

Ghana was Addo’s first managerial job after several roles at clubs in Germany and Denmark.

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Qatar 2022: Gallant Cameroon crash out of World Cup despite beating Brazil 1-0

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The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon created another football upset when they became the first African team to defeat Brazil at a World Cup tournament after beating the five-times world champions 1-0 in last Group G match at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on Friday.

However, the gallant Lions crashed out of the World Cup as the win was not enough to earn them a last 16 place after Switzerland defeated Serbia to finish second.

Rigobert Song’s men got a late winner through captain Vincent Aboubakar’s stoppage-time header to earn Cameroon a memorable late win over the Selecao, but the forward was then sent off for taking off his jersey while celebrating the goal.

Cameroon went into the game knowing they needed to beat Brazil to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the knockouts and they upheld their end of the bargain, but their efforts were thwarted with Switzerland’s win over Serbia which meant Cameroon finished third in the group as Brazil had already qualified as group winners before the crunch tie.

The South Americans held onto top spot in the group due to their superior goal difference over Switzerland, meaning they will face South Korea for a place in the quarter-finals on Monday evening.

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