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Bayern Munich Vs Barcelona to be played behind closed doors

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The match between Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona next week Wednesday will take place behind closed doors.

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Due to an increase in coronavirus cases in Bavaria, the blaugranes will play the critical Champions League match without any fans in the stadium.

Due to a significant surge in coronavirus infections in the German state of Bavaria in recent weeks, the game corresponding to Match Day Six in the Champions League and subsequent matches will be played without people in the stadium.

Xavi Hernández’s team will compete for a spot in the competition’s final 16. The blaugranes will advance to the knockout stages of the competition if they win in Munich, regardless of what happens in the group’s other match between Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv in Lisbon.

The previous time Barça visited the Allianz Arena in Munich was in 2015, when the blaugranes fell 3-2 in the competition’s semi-final but still advanced to the final in Berlin.

The most recent match between the two teams ended in 3-0 win to Bayern Munich in what was the first leg between the Group E teams.

Bayern Munich will look to extend their winning run in the group and advance to the knockout stage of the competition in sterling fashion.

A loss takes Barca to Europa League if Benfica beats Dynamo Kyiv next week Wednesday.

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Benzema announced 2022 Ballon d’Or winner

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Benzema The Daily Page

Karim Benzema has bagged this season’s Ballon d’Or as the captain and star man of Real Madrid.

Benzema won it during a brilliant season leading the attack for Real Madrid as they won LaLiga and the Champions League in 2022.

Benzema The Daily Page

In addition, the Franchman received awards for being the top scorer in the Champions League, La Liga, and UEFA Player of the Year.

At the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane gave the prize.

Sadio Mane of Bayern Munich finished second to Benzema.

Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City and Robert Lewandowski finished third and fourth, respectively.

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Paul Merson predicts scorelines ahead of EPL return

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Paul Merson The Daily Page News

The legendary Arsenal player Paul Merson has predicted the results of this weekend’s Premier League match-day nine contests.

On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City will play host to Manchester United in a Premier League rivalry at Etihad Stadium, while on Saturday, Arsenal will take on Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium in which Paul Merson made predictions.

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On Saturday, Crystal Palace will host a match against Chelsea, while Liverpool will host Brighton at Anfield.

Sportskeeda cited Merson as making the following predictions:

Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Fulham 1-1 Newcastle United
Southampton 1-1 Everton
Crystal Palace 0-2 Chelsea
Brentford 2-1 Bournemouth
West Ham United 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United
Leeds United 1-1 Aston Villa
Leicester City 3-0 Nottingham Forest

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Alan Shearer names clubs to finish top four this season

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Alan Shearer names clubs to finish top four this season

Legendary Newcastle United player Alan Shearer picked a team to place in the top four of the Premier League this year.

Along with Manchester United and Chelsea, Alan Shearer predicts that Arsenal will finish in the top four of the Premier League standings this season.

Arsenal presently leads the Premier League standings by one point, followed by Manchester City in second place and Tottenham Hotspur in third.

The positions of Man United and Chelsea are fifth and seventh, respectively.

Shearer, though, is certain that Mikel Arteta’s team will surpass his preseason predictions after their stellar start to the new year.

“I think I might say Arsenal,” Shearer told ViaPlay (as per HITC Sport).

“It has slightly changed from the beginning of the season. But on the evidence I have seen from Manchester United and Chelsea, then I think Arsenal might sneak in there as well.”

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