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Lewandowski to be named European Footballer of the year

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The European Footballert of the Year Award for 2019-20 by UEFA will be handed to Bayern Munich striker Roberto Lewandowski, that’s according to Goal and SPOX have learned.

The cream of the crop from 2019-20 will see their efforts recognised after the group stage draw for this season’s Champions League is held in Geneva on Thursday.

At 32 years of age, the experienced goal-getter enjoyed the most productive season of his career to date.

In 47 appearances for Bayern, Lewandowski found the target on 55 occasions.

In the calendar year of 2020, the Prolific Polish frontman Lewandowski scored 26 efforts in as many games and has gone on to claim a UEFA Super Cup triumph in the early weeks of the current campaign.

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His contribution was expected to make him a leading contender for the Ballon d’Or, but the awarding of that gong has been scrapped by France Football amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Lewandowski will take the top prize, becoming the 11th player from the Bundesliga to do so.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne – the reigning PFA Player of the Year in England – had been shortlisted for the 2020 honour, but the Belgian misses out.

Manuel Neuer was also among the frontrunners, and Bayern’s World Cup-winning shot-stopper will be recognised as the Goalkeeper of the Year.

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Lewandowski: most decorated player of the year.

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Lewandowski is seen as the most decorated player of the year as he has one many trophies for his club and himself.

Lewandowski helped his team Bayern Munich to conquer the UEFA Champions League trophy and he was the highest scorer in the competition

The only trophy lewandowski didn’t win was the Ballon D’or which was cancelled this year due to the Corona virus. But most of his fans and football supporters have come out to side with him and they said he achieved what a mighty player could and he deserved the award.

Robert Lewandowski  born 21 August 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Poland national team. He is renowned for his positioning, technique and finishing, and is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, and one of the best strikers in Bundesliga history. He has scored over 500 senior career goals for club and country.

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After being the top scorer in the third and second tiers of Polish football with Znicz Pruszków, Lewandowski moved to top-flight Lech Poznań, helping the team win the 2009–10 Ekstraklasa. In 2010, he transferred to Borussia Dortmund, where he won honours including two consecutive Bundesliga titles and the league’s top goalscorer award. In 2013, he also featured with Dortmund in the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final. Prior to the start of the 2014–15 season, Lewandowski agreed to join Dortmund’s domestic rivals, Bayern Munich, on a free transfer. In Munich, he has won the Bundesliga title in each of his first six seasons, and in 2016–17 and 2019–20 he was named the Bundesliga Player of the Season. Lewandowski was integral in Bayern’s UEFA Champions League win in 2019–20 as part of a treble. He is one of only two players to achieve the European treble, while being the top scorer in all three competitions.

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A full international for Poland since 2008, Lewandowski has earned over 110 caps and was a member of their team at UEFA Euro 2012, Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With 63 international goals, Lewandowski is the all-time top scorer for Poland. He won IFFHS World’s Top International Goal Scorer of the Year Award in 2015. He has been named the Polish Player of the Year a record eight times.

In 2020, Lewandowski won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award. He has been named to the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season three times, and is the fourth-highest goalscorer in the history of the competition.Lewandowski has been named the VDV Bundesliga Player of the Season a record four times. He has scored over 200 goals in the Bundesliga, having reached the century mark quicker than any other foreign player, and is the league’s all-time leading foreign goalscorer.Moreover, He has won Bundesliga Top Scorer Award for five times. He was awarded four Guinness World Records for the fastest five-goal haul in any major European football league since records have been kept, after scoring five times in nine minutes against Wolfsburg in 2015.

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Lewandowski recently posted a picture on his Facebook page which shows him posing with all the trophies he on and in that post he said,

When someone doubts your abilities, start working twice as hard to prove that they are wrong💪 This is my story😎 #RL9

FC Bayern München
#Säbener51

📸 Fritz Beck

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Champions League Matchday 2 (round 2) results (UEFA)

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Champions League Matchday 2 (round 2) results (UEFA)

The second phase of matchday 2 of the Champions League featured some jaw dropping matches and big surprises for fans. Below are the matches..

Chelsea defeated Krasnodar 4-0 in their home with goals from Hudson Odoi, Timo werner, Ziyech and Pulisic

PSG Beat Istanbul 2-0 in a match which saw Neymar leave early due to an injury

Dynamo Kyiv drew 2-2 with Ferencváros

Juventus was beaten by Barcelona 2-0 with goals from Dembele and Lionel Messi

Manchester United trashed RB Leipzig 5-0 with an impressive hat trick from Marcus Rashford who came in from the bench.

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Dortmund beat Zenit 2-0

Sevilla defeated Rennes 1-0

Matches for matchday 3 are as follows..

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Mönchengladbach

Lokomotiv Moscow be Atlético Madrid

RB Salzburg vs Bayern Munich

Real Madrid be Inter Milan

Manchester City vs Olympiacos

Porto vs Marseille

Atlanta vs Liverpool

Midtjylland vs Ajax

Istanbul vs Man United

Zenit vs Lazio

Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv

Ferencváros vs Juventus

Club Brugge vs Dortmund

Sevilla vs Krasnodar

Chelsea vs Rennes

RB Leipzig vs PSG

Stay tuned to flliqqa for more UEFA Champions League updates

 

 

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Halloween Havoc results NXT 28th October 2020

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Halloween Havoc results NXT 28th October 2020

Devil’s Playground Match for the NXT North American Championship – Johnny Gargano vs Damian Priest

The match between the two was interesting as the outcome of the clash came out in a dramatic manner. In the beginning of the fight, Priest was in control, but things changed after Johnny Gargano got a hold of a kendo stick. At one point of the game, the two were wrestling outside the ring and Gargano hit Priest with a trashcan and then an equipment trolly. After a break, they stood on a makeshift stage. Towards the end of the match, a masked character came out with a steel pipe. Gargano took a concrete tombstone from him to hit Priest in the head. Finally, Gargano managed to defeat Priest. (Halloween Havoc)

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NXT Halloween Havoc – Santos Escobar vs Jake Atlas

Santos Escobar, the Cruiserweight champ, had half of his face painted like the mask he was using at one point. Initially, Escobar was in control. He was giving a tough time to Jake Atlas. But, after sometime, Atlas took Escobar to the corner and started beating him. This move attracted warning from the referee, but Atlas continued beating him and he dropped Escobar face-first into the mat. Towards the end of the game, Escobar, who was being provided help by Mendoza and Wilde, took advantage of Atlas’ distraction. The Cruiserweight champion in the end emerged victorious. (Halloween Havoc)

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Haunted House of Terror match – Dexter Lumis vs Cameron Grimes

The clash between Dexter Lumis and Cameron Grimes was shown in several segments. In this match, finally Lumis got the better of Grimes. But, despite losing the game, Grimes caught the attention of viewers with his performance. His popularity will be seen when fans will return to stadiums to see his matches.

NXT Halloween Havoc – Rhea Ripley vs Raquel Gonzalez

In the beginning, Raquel Gonzalez was in a dominating position. But, as the game progressed, Rhea Ripley started gaining control and locked in a submission hold before she was dropped again. Gonzalez again started dominating the match, but Ripley overcame all odds to win the game.

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NXT Women’s Championship – Candice LeRae vs Io Shirai

The clash was interesting as it witnessed use of things like ladder and computer for attack. During the match, the viewers got to witness a dramatic scene when LeRae took out a bag from under the ring containing some fake body parts. Shirai made use of the severed hand to beat LeRae. In the end, Shirai outperformed LeRae to retain the the NXT Women’s Championship.

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