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UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid 1 – Chelsea 1

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Chelsea have a narrow advantage in the Champions League semi-finals after playing out an impressive 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday night, April 27.

The match which took place at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, saw Chelsea play with a high-intensity first half, one would have wondered if they were playing at home.

Match Report: Real Madrid 1- Chelsea 1 (UEFA Champions League)

In Chelsea’s line up, Cesar Azpilicueta captained the side from wing-back, with Ben Chilwell on the left flank, and a front three of Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner was backed up by a defensive pairing of Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Andreas Christensen, ahead of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Spanish giants, Real Madrid played with a back thre, with key midfielder Toni Kroos returning to their team’s line up. While former Blues players Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard we’re on the team sheet with Hazard coming from the bench later on.

For Chelsea, Mateo Kovacic was the only player unavailable, as injury prevented him from facing his former club, meaning Jorginho and N’Golo Kante continued as the midfield pairing with Thomas Tuchel keeping faith in the same starting line-up that defeated West Ham United on Saturday.

Match Report: Real Madrid 1- Chelsea 1 (UEFA Champions League)

Timo Werner had already forced a good save from former Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois when Pulisic found the net inside the first 15 minutes. After bringing down Antonio Rudiger’s settled pass in the box, the winger showed great composure to dribble past Courtois and send a shot between the two defenders guarding the net.

But Madrid playing at home with their massively experienced head coach Zinedine Zidane equalized after striker Karim Benzema, pulled them level from a corner soon after clipping the outside of the post with an effort from range.

Match Report: Real Madrid 1- Chelsea 1 (UEFA Champions League)

Both teams tussled and toiled in the second half but after the interval both teams couldn’t live up to the hype as it remained goalless in the second half .

Chelsea will now take their slender away goal advantage into next week’s return leg at Stamford Bridge.

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Arsenal Sign Ben White For £50M

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Arsenal, Premier League side have signed England defender Ben White from Brighton in a £50m deal.

White, who was a late call-up to England’s squad for Euro 2020 to replace the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold, signed a five-year deal with the option of a further year and will wear the No 4 shirt on Friday.

Arsenal saw two bids for the 23-year-old rejected before an agreement was reached with Brighton, who have inserted a sell-on clause.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said: “Ben was a top target for us and it’s great that we’ve completed his signing. Ben has been educated with two very good clubs, Brighton and Leeds, in recent seasons. He has benefitted well from two very good coaching set-ups and has shown with both Brighton and on loan with Leeds what a strong talent he is.

Arsenal sign defender Ben White from Brighton in ?50m transfer

“Ben is an intelligent defender who is very comfortable with the ball at his feet and his style fits perfectly with us. And of course, he is still young, so his age and profile fits with what we are building here. We are all looking forward to Ben being central to our future long-term plans.

Arsenal’s technical director Edu added: “Ben has been a key target this summer. He has so many qualities which make us so excited he’s joining us. Ben’s a young English player with a great future. He’s very strong defensively, good on the ball with a great passing range. We’re delighted Ben’s signed and we look forward to him growing with us.”

White will immediately join up with his new team-mates ahead of the Mind Series friendly match at home to Chelsea on Sunday.

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Hushpuppi To Be Sentenced In October : US Court

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The sentencing of self-confessed internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, has been slated for October this year. This is according to the United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California.

Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai in July 2020 for a multi-millionaire dollar fraud perpetrated by him and members of his syndicate. This week he pleaded guilty to various offences bordering on internet scam, money laundering, among others.

His plea bargain document which was released online this week was signed by Hushpuppi, his lawyer, Loius Shapiro; and Acting United States Attorney, Tracy Wilkison, among others.

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‘Get Ready For Us’ : GRA Tells Oswald’s Teacher Mrs Appiah As They Plan To Chase Her For Gift Tax

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The Ghana Revenue Authority, (GRA), has set its sights on the class teacher who was given the topmost priority on the ‘Our Day’ petition of 9-year-old Oswald to his mother.

Mrs Appiah, a tutor at the Christ Ambassador School in Dansoman, has been described by Oswald as his favourite teacher because she’s really helped him to settle in school.

Therefore, she was going to receive a big bottle of soda drink from the pupil. But fortunes changed after the son-to-mother letter went viral and attracted sponsorship from top companies, beverage brands, educational and financial institutions among others.

It appears the state revenue mobilization agency keenly monitored all the donations made to ensure that the ‘Our Day’ goes beyond a day’s event and has come through with its intentions.

In a post sighted by KUBILIVE, the GRA shared a photo of Oswald and his teacher, Mrs Appiah, on its official Instagram account and indicated that they will be coming after her for gift tax.

Amid laughing emojis, the company joked that it will pardon Oswald because he was too young to commit to taxes, but served notice to the teacher to prep herself to ‘pay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar’ (pun intended).

The post read below.

“The boy is too young for gift tax but somebody should kindly tell Mrs. Appiah to get ready for us ???”, the company captioned the snap.

The move comes against the backdrop of the Revenue Authority going after Naa Dromo, the second daughter of renowned preacher Sam Korankye Ankrah, who received $1million dollars as a wedding gift from some of her friends.

Consequently, the GRA in a letter dated July 15, extended an invitation to Naa Dromo to pay gift tax on the money and for further discussions for defaulting in tax compliance.

However, her father who is the Apostle General of the Royal house Chapel International said the cheque was a dummy, describing it as a “faith cheque”.

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