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Tottenham vs Manchester City, Liverpool vs FC Porto – UCL Quarter Finals Analysis.

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In a few hours, the who’s and who that make it to the Semi Finals of the 2018/2019 Uefa Champions League would be decided. Liverpool’s defender Virgil Van Dijk during a media chat, said his team would hopefully get a win ahead of the second leg against Porto although care is being taken in the team’s approach to the Premier League with the knowledge that any slip-up could terminate their title dreams.

“We should play with freedom otherwise we can’t show our qualities properly. But I don’t think there’s room for slip-ups in the Champions League either. “Hopefully (it is our time). Hopefully it can be great at the end of the season.”

Porto on paper look like the underdogs, having less materials compared to the present Liverpool team that’s topping the EPL table. These were the same thought patterns prior to Porto’s encounter with AS Roma as well as the Ajax team that was also written off before they played against perceived superior team, Real Madrid at the round of 16 stage.

Another UCL match scheduled for tomorrow is the quarter finals match between Tottenham who would be welcoming Manchester City to their homeground which is now a stadium worthy of note.

Manchester City coach while fielding questions from newsmen expressed joy at the possibility of having Sergio Aguero in the match against Tottenham and also commented on their approach, saying “We have to handle these situations if we don’t that’s because we are not prepared to go through.”

“It affects the fans. It does not have an effect on the pitch. It is Tottenham’s second game (in their new ground) we know what we are going to face, it is up to us how we handle it”

Alan Shearer further revealed that the only possible problem the entire English teams could face in the semi finals was Lionel Messi.

However dear fans, we leave the analyses till after tomorrow’s matches as we gather to see how many of our premier league teams are left.

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Tunisia: former President Ben Ali confirmed dead

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All time, former Tunisia’s President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has died in exile aged 83, his family says.

Ben Ali led the country for 30years and was credited with delivering stability and some economic prosperity.

But he received widespread criticism for suppressing political freedoms and for widespread corruption.

In 2011, he was forced from office following mass street protests. This triggered a wave of similar uprisings across the Arab world.

At least half a dozen countries in the region saw their president fall or conflicts break out in the wake of the former Tunisian leader’s downfall, in what became known as the Arab Spring.

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Gantz refuse’s Netanyahu offer on unity government

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After a vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival.

Israel’s weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday for a coalition with his strongest political rival,  Gantz, swiftly rebuffed after failing to secure a governing majority in a tight election.

Netanyahu’s surprise move was an abrupt change of strategy for the right-wing leader. Its rejection could spell weeks of wrangling after Tuesday’s election, which followed an inconclusive national ballot in April.

Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party emerged from the second round of voting this year slightly ahead of Netanyahu’s Likud, but also short of enough supporters in the 120-member parliament for a ruling bloc.

Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving leader, said in a video clip in which he urged Gantz, the country’s former military chief, to meet him “as soon as today”, that he had pledged during the election campaign to form a right-wing, Likud-led government.

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