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Football: PSG set for crunch Monaco clash in Ligue 1

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Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani (2nd L) celebrates with Marco Verratti, Neymar (2nd R) and Adrien Rabiot after scoring a goal during their French Ligue 1 match against Nantes, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on November 18, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain will bid to open up
a nine-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 when they face reigning French
champions Monaco on Sunday, brimming with confidence after their
Neymar-inspired thrashing of Celtic. Unai Emery’s men head to the principality looking for a
fourth straight win over their nearest title rivals, who will be
smarting from being dumped out of Europe by a 4-1 home loss to RB
Leipzig.


PSG saw a run of four consecutive titles ended by Monaco
last season but, boosted by the signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe,
have been rejuvenated this season.

Few expect anything other than a cruise in the league for
the capital club, and even coach Emery claimed their final Champions
League group game at Bayern Munich will be more important than this
top-of-the-table showdown.

PSG take on Bayern on December 5, needing only to avoid a
four-goal defeat to wrap up top spot in Group B, after their stunning
7-1 victory over Celtic on Wednesday saw them smash the previous
group-stage goals record with 24 in just five games.

“Sunday’s game away at Monaco, whom we respect, will be a great test as well but Bayern is the big match,” Emery said.

Monaco's Stevan Jovetic (L) celebrates with Youri Tielemans after scoring a goal during their French Ligue 1 match against Amiens, at the Licorne Stadium in Amiens, on October 17, 2017

Monaco’s
Stevan Jovetic (L) celebrates with Youri Tielemans after scoring a goal
during their French Ligue 1 match against Amiens, at the Licorne
Stadium in Amiens, on October 17, 2017
(AFP/File)

Belgian right-back Thomas Meunier was not so confident,
though, insisting that there is still a long way to go before PSG can
feel comfortable in the league.

When asked if victory on Sunday would all but end the title race, he told AFP: “No, far from it, not after 15 league games.

“There will be a nine-point gap if we win over there, but we
know that at any moment things can happen. For me, it would be
pretentious to say that we can win the championship on Sunday.”

After reports of a rift between Spaniard Emery and
world-record signing Neymar, the Brazilian was in sparkling form on
Wednesday, scoring a brace to take his tally for the club to 13 goals.

“He was extraordinary,” gushed Emery.

“There were a few matches where he stopped playing for
different reasons but when he is in form physically and his mentality is
right, he can play.”

Monaco look to hit back

Monaco have struggled to match the achievements of last
season, when they also reached the Champions League semi-finals, after
seeing their title-winning side decimated in the transfer market.

After the departures of left-back Benjamin Mendy,
midfielders Tiemoue Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva, and teenage sensation
Mbappe, among others, they failed to find a win in five Champions League
group-stage outings.

But victory at the Stade Louis II on Sunday would drag them
back to within three points of PSG, as Radamel Falcao’s 13 goals in just
10 Ligue 1 games have helped Leonardo Jardim’s side keep fighting at
the summit.

“We have to recover from this defeat on Sunday,” Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said after Tuesday’s loss to Leipzig.

“The goal is to be stronger next year in the European Cup,
it takes time for a team to work well. I know that the players will show
their quality, the season is still long.”

Elsewhere in the French top flight this weekend,
relegation-threatened Lille visit Montpellier on Saturday in their first
match since suspending Argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Captain Nabil Fekir will return from suspension for
third-placed Lyon at lowly Nice on Sunday, as Bruno Genesio’s men look
to close the gap on the top two and extend a 11-match unbeaten run in
all competitions.

Fixtures (all times GMT)

Friday

Saint-Etienne v Strasbourg (1945)

Saturday

Rennes v Nantes (1600), Caen v Bordeaux, Dijon v Toulouse, Metz v Amiens, Montpellier v Lille, Troyes v Angers (all 1900)

Sunday

Nice v Lyon (1400), Marseille v Guingamp (1600), Monaco v Paris Saint-Germain (2000)

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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