Romelu Lukaku’s header ensured Chelsea got their Champions League defence off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg.
The Blues were below par on what was threatening to be a frustrating night until Lukaku nodded in his fourth goal since re-signing from Inter Milan to earn all three points midway through the second half.
In the other game, goals from Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski settled a battle of the big two in Champions League Group E as Bayern Munich claimed a dominant opening-game victory at Barcelona.
The German champions controlled the game, with Muller scoring his seventh career goal against Barca courtesy of a first-half effort that found the net off Eric Garcia’s back.
Lewandowski made sure of the win with a typical predatory finish, poking his 74th Champions League goal into an empty net after Jamal Musiala’s drive had cannoned back off the post.
His 75th came late in the game, as he once again showed his talent in front of goal with a lashed finish after Serge Gnabry’s shot had come back off the post and fell to him in the box.
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BBNaija: Emmanuel Once Asked Me For A Kiss, Saskay Tells Angel
…He’s a Complete Flirt, Angel Insists
Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Saksay, has revealed that Emmanuel asked her for a kiss during the last Saturday Night Party.
Saskay revealed this while discussing with Cross and Angel on Thursday, day 54 of the show, after Emmanuel and Liquorose received rewards from Biggie.
Big Brother rewarded Liquorose and Emmanuel with 250 Abeg Naira and 200 BB tokens each, as Liquorose successfully carried out her secret task.
Liquorose and Emmanuel were also rewarded with an exclusive two-hour dinner date in the Executive lounge.
Discussing the wins, Angel noted that despite Liquorose’s prank, she still believed that Emmanuel is a flirt.
Earlier in her Diary Session, Angel has stated that she was happy that Liquorose and Emmanuel were having a ‘fight‘.
When it was revealed that the ‘fight’ was a prank, Angel still insisted that Emmanuel was not being genuine to Liquorose.
Corroborating her claims, Saskay stated that Emmanuel also asked her for a kiss during the Friday party.
Saskay said, “We were dancing and next thing, he (Emmanuel) was like, ‘can I kiss you?’ I told him, ‘If you want to chop slap, go ahead’.”
She also added that she feels that Emmanuel’s nature is to joke around and Angel agreed to it.
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I Joined APC To Prevent Nigeria From Breakup, Fani-Kayode Reveals
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has disclosed why he joined the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fani-Kayode explained that the APC he joined was different from the one he heavily criticized in the past.
The former minister had officially defected to the ruling party on Thursday.
His defection was disclosed at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the acting National Chairman of APC.
However, the former minister explained that he joined a forward-thinking and accommodating party.
Speaking with Channels Television, Fani-Kayode, insisted that he joined APC to maintain national unity.
Asked if he joined for financial gain, he said: “I find that very insulting whether it is coming from you or my critics, I am not the first person that would decamp to the APC, have you asked others this same question?
“If you ask all politicians this question, you will get the same answer; nobody knows tomorrow. I have my values and I will continue to work towards that.”
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You’re Yoruba’s Judas, Traitor, Gumi Blasts Fani-Kayode Over Defection To APC
Controversial Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Gumi, has slammed former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode over his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fani-Kayode, who had been a great critic of the Buhari-led administration, joined APC on Thursday after he was received by the President at the State House, Abuja.
Gumi, reacting, shared a throwback statement by Fani-Kayode in 2018 saying he would rather die than join the APC or bow to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Gumi said he had long neglected the rantings of Fani-Kayode, knowing fully well that he is a traitor and fake.
He described the former minister as a Yoruba Judas and a traitor.
His post on Facebook read, “I have for long neglected the rantings of the Judas of Oduduwa attacking me knowing fully well that he is fake and a traitor.
“Time has now caught up with him and thanks to Allah, all his vituperations are cast in the dustbin of merciless history.
“It’s him now one wonders which of the seven circles of hell this duper will settle if he doesn’t repent.”
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