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Kane scores twice on league home debut as Bayern beat Augsburg 3-1

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Kane scores twice on league home debut as Bayern beat Augsburg 3-1

 

Bundesliga record signing Harry Kane scored twice in his first league appearance in front of a home crowd on Sunday.

Kane’s brace helped to steer champions Bayern Munich to a 3-1 victory over Augsburg, making it two wins out of two matches.

Kane who joined for a league record 100 million euros (108 million dollars) from Tottenham Hotspur had also scored in last week’s league-opening 4-0 win at Werder Bremen as well as setting up another.

He got on the scoresheet with a 40th-minute penalty before adding their third goal in the 69th minute.

Kane, whose wife had their fourth child this week, has hit the ground running since his arrival in Munich just over two weeks ago.

He has now become only the third Bayern player to score three times in his first two league games and the first since Adolfo Valencia in 1993.

The striker was brought in to improve Bayern’s scoring after struggling since the departure of Robert Lewandowski last year, and allow them to challenge for the Champions League once more.

Despite their second straight league win coach Thomas Tuchel was not happy with his team’s overall performance, especially after a sluggish first half.

“Here on home soil we have not played as freely as we know we are capable of. We are still not producing the level of performances that we are producing in training.

“We have problems with our pace and the way we are fighting on home soil. Sometimes you need a bit of a lucky goal like the first.

“Once we scored a second we were calmer. In the second half we were more precise and more clinical,” Tuchel told a press conference.

Bayern had their opponents on the backfoot from the start but chances were few and far between.

It was not until Augsburg’s Felix Uduokhai deflected a save by his own keeper onto the post and over the line for an own goal in the 32nd minute that the Bavarians went in front.

They doubled their lead with Kane’s well-struck penalty, awarded for an Augsburg hand ball, and upped the pressure after the break, hitting the woodwork with Leroy Sane.

The England captain then completed a lightning quick passing move with a fine finish to take his league tally to three goals and put the game to bed.

Man-of-the-match Kane came close to a hat-trick when left unmarked in the box but his header shortly before the final whistle flew wide.

 

Augsburg did manage to cut the deficit in the 86th minute when they caught the Bayern defence napping and Dion Beljo rounded keeper Sven Ulreich.

Bayern are on six points, as many as Union Berlin, Bayer Leverkusen, VfL Wolfsburg and Freiburg.

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I Still Get Attacked By People – Yakubu Aiyegbeni Reveals

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In a recent interview, former Nigerian football star Yakubu Aiyegbeni has revealed that he continues to receive messages and criticisms from fans, years after his infamous miss during the 2010 FIFA World Cup match against South Korea.

The moment, etched into football history, occurred during Nigeria’s crucial group stage game against South Korea. With the score tied at 2-2 and a spot in the knockout stages on the line, Aiyegbeni found himself with what seemed like an open goal opportunity. However, to the shock of fans worldwide, he missed the chance, leaving Nigeria unable to secure the much-needed victory.

 

Despite this moment happening over a decade ago, Aiyegbeni expressed his surprise at the ongoing messages he receives about the miss. “I still get messages from people, different messages,” he stated in the interview. “It’s surprising how that moment still sticks with people, even after all these years.”

The striker, who had a successful career playing for clubs like Everton and Portsmouth in the English Premier League, admitted that the miss was a tough moment in his career. “Of course, it was a big moment, and I wish it had gone differently. But in football, you have highs and lows,” he remarked.

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Napoli Sack Rudi Garcia, Announce Mazzarri As Replacement

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Serie A giants Napoli have announced the departure of coach Rudi Garcia after a poor spell and announced his successor with immediate effect

Reigning Serie A champions Napoli have announced the departure of French manager Rudi Garcia after a poor run of form that sees the Partenopei handing on to faint hopes of defending the Scudetto title won last season.

Napoli have only claimed one win in their last four matches in all competitions, trailing Serie A leaders Inter by 10 points while also trailing Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League by five points.

Osimhen gets new coach as Napoli reportedly appoint Walter Mazzarri to replace Rudi Garcia

 

With the Partenopei looking a lot worse than they did at this stage last season, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has chosen to act swiftly before things get out of hand.

The club chief revealed that Garcia had been relieved of his duty, after posting a message on social media platform X to announce the arrival of the Frenchman’s replacement.

Napoli announce Garcia successor
That replacement is a former Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri[url][/url], who was welcomed back to the club by De Laurentiis, who was also the owner during his last spell at the club.

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