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Sports RoundUp: Juve Shows Spurs how it is Done

March 8, 2018

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Sports RoundUp: Juve Shows Spurs how it is Done

UEFA Champions League

UCL: Juve Stun Spurs At Wembley, Man City Advance Despite Basel Defeat
Higuain celebrates after scoring the first goal

Juventus stunned Tottenham Hotspur by beating them in the second-leg round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.

Juventus went through 4-3 on aggregate despite being held 2-2 in the first-leg back home.

Two second-half goals from Argentine strikers Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala canceled out Heung-Min Son’s first-half opener.

They join Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City as the four teams who have so far qualified for the quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League.

In the other second-leg tie on Wednesday night, Basel came from 1-0 down to beat Manchester City 2-1 but still go out 5-2 on aggregate.

The first-leg ended 4-0 to City in Switzerland.

Nigeria

A 28-man list has been unveiled for the Pre-World Cup friendly match to be played against Poland and Serbia this month. Here is a full list

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag, The Netherlands); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England); Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV, Belgium); Brian Idowu (Amkar Perm, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas, Spain); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Joel Obi (Torino FC, Italy)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Junior Ajayi (Al Ahly, Egypt); Gabriel Okechukwu (Akwa United)

Still on the World Cup Gist

President Buhari handed the World Cup Trophy

The FIFA World Cup has landed in Nigeria as it continues its tour around 91 cities in 51 countries across the globe before the opening ceremony in Russia.

Football fans have been given the opportunity to see the cup before it leaves the country on Saturday.

NBA

There has been a whole lot of changes on the tables in both the eastern and western conferences in the NBA since the All-Star Weekend.

The Toronto Raptors are currently leading the Eastern Conference with 46 wins and a 5 game winning streak.

They are closely followed by the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 3rd place.

James Harden guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo

In the Western Conference, the Huston Rockets lead the standings with 50 wins and a 16 game winning streak.

They are followed very closely in second place by the Golden State Warriors who are currently holding a 6 game winning streak.

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