Benteke booms against Bournemouth | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

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TUESDAY 18 AUGUST 2015 

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New signing Christian Benteke scored his
début goal for Liverpool, in their win against Bournemouth at Anfield last
night.

Bournemouth has been unlucky not to earn
any points in their last two games, playing with their hearts on their sleeve.

The daunting task of facing a cauldron full
of die hard Red supporters didn’t faze Eddie Howe’s men. Howes trust in his
players is evident, as he lined up with the same back four that faced Tranmere
Rovers in League One two years ago.

Despite all their resilience, Liverpool
managed to scrape home a winner through Christian Benteke. The Belgian striker
marked his first ever goal for Liverpool, which earned the Reds the three
points.

The referee was less than average, letting
the goal stand despite Coutinho coming across from an offside position.
Bournemouth’s Tommy Elphick was denied a legitimate goal which angered the away
manager.

The underdogs played with inspiring spirit,
although we know that means nothing in England’s cut throat top tier division.

Bournemouth will need to dogfight against
every team in the league to sustain Premier League safety.

The Cherries have a tough away game against
West Ham next week on the 22nd of August.

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BILBAO UNDERDOG SUPER CUP WIN 

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Athletic Bilbao has stumped Barcelona 5-1
on aggregate, to become the Spanish Super Cup Champions.

An unbelievable first leg saw the underdogs
defeat Messi’s men 4-0, followed by a 1-1 draw in the second leg to clinch the
title.

It’s been a 31 year wait for Bilbao fans,
who will cherish winning the Cup once again.

Despite Messi’s first half goal, Barcelona
were unable to break down the resilient and persistent Bilbao defence.

It was all over for Barcelona in the 56th
minute, when Pique was sent off for descent against the linesman.

The red card led to a lackadaisical effort
in defence from Barca, as Aduriz sealed the deal for Bilbao.

The fiery encounter ended with both teams
receiving red cards, in an unbelievable underdog story.

Bilbao fans were in full voice at Camp Nou and
will take this confidence of beating the champs into the La Liga.  

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QATAR CORRUPTION CONTROVERSY STRIKES AGAIN

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The most controversial World Cup election
in history has once again received another red mark to its name.

A former FIFA executive has admitted to
illicitly vote swapping which majorly impacted the final result of the bidding.

This man who voted for Qatar, claims that
he and two other men agreed on a deal which clearly breaches bidding rules.

Qatar defeated USA 14 votes to eight, which
means the scores would have been 11-11 if the men had voted the other way.

If it wasn’t before, FIFA is now certainly
world renowned as one of the most corrupt organizations in the World.

Somehow President Sepp Blatter remains
untouchable by the FBI authorities, and has made no attempt to punish Qatar, or
strip them of the 2022 World Cup.

Whether this new evidence effects the
corruption case remains to be seen.

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WATFORD SIGNS ITALIAN MAESTRO 

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Watford has confirmed the season loan
signing of Italian midfielder Alessandro Diamanti from Chinese side, Guangzhou
Evergrande.

The 32 year old will return to the premier
league after leaving West Ham five years ago.

Diamanti had 17 international caps with
Italy, and will prove to be a creative force in Watford’s quest for survival in
the Premier League.

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By ARI CHARILAOU


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