Barcelona book spot in Champions League final/ MUNDIAL MORNINGS

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FC Barcelona has eased their
way into the CL final on aggregate (5-3) despite losing the second leg 3-2.  


Ironically, it will be their finals appearance since winning the trophy four years ago with current Bayern manager
Pep Guardiola.

Bayern felt the full repercussions
from their first leg embarrassment and faced an uphill battle the entire game.

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller’s second half goals
played no effect on the overall result, with Bayern still needing another three
goals to qualify for the final.

Not even the maestro Guardiola could come up with a strategy
to stop Barca’s big three up front. The Catelonian’s are in a golden era
hosting three of the biggest names in football.

Messi, Suarez and Neymar are an unstoppable force scoring
goals at the highest quality, in every way imaginable. If Messi isn’t scoring,
then one of the other two supermen is. Tonight it was Neymar’s turn to bask in
the glory, scoring a brace and assisted twice by Luis Suarez.

Benatia just got Boateng’d 

Real Madrid and Juventus are still yet to play their second
leg, in what is expected to be a blockbuster clash.

If Real can hold off Juventus in Madrid, we could witness an
all-Spanish final, where Ronaldo and Messi would go head to head once again.

 

Eden Hazard FWA’s 2015
Footballer of the year

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The Football Writers Association
has named Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard as their player of the year. 

The Belgian played a huge part in the blues title winning season, scoring 20
goals in all competitions and has so far managed to play every game this
season. The polls taken by 300 journalists had Hazard with 53% of the vote
comfortably ahead of striker Harry Kane. At only 24 years of age, it’s scary to
think of how many overall awards he will obtain come retirement.

Rafa Benitez calls Italian football “s—”

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After a frustrating draw with
Parma, Napoli manager Rafa Benitez has brand-named Italian football as “s—”,
earning him a one match ban.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is also under
UEFA investigation after comments made after their Europa League clash, accusing
European football’s governing body of intentionally disadvantaging his team
after Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk got away with an offside goal.

PLAY OF THE DAY- Yannick Bolasie 

A video of Yannick Bolasie has gone viral after he fly kicked a water bottle thrown at him by Manchester United fans. 

KEY FOOTBALLING DATES FOR NEXT YEAR-

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With the Euro’s fast approaching, 2016 is going to be a football jam packed year. To think it’s already been a year since the World Cup in Brazil.

Mundial Mornings is your daily wrap of world football. Every morning, check in for all the major matches, rumours and miscellaneous goings across the globe all wrapped up in a snack sized read.

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By ARI CHARILAOU

Ari Charilaou