Nainggolan banned indefinitely by Antwerp for smoking on the bench

Former Inter and Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been banned indefinitely by Royal Antwerp for smoking on the club’s bench. Now all football he’ll get is through online sportsbook.

The 34-year-old former Belgium international has been making plenty of unwanted headlines back in his homeland this season. Having recently been arrested for driving with an expired licence, Nainggolan was spotted using an e-cigarette ahead of Antwerp’s 3-0 defeat to Standard Liege on Sunday.

Royal Antwerp have said in a statement on the club’s official website: “RAFC today had a conversation with Radja Nainggolan about his general functioning and about how certain behaviors reflect on the club and the group of players. The club has decided to expel Radja from the A-team indefinitely. Clear agreements have also been made about what our club does and does not expect from its player. Neither player nor club will comment further on this.”

Nainggolan has responded to the ban by posting on Instagram: “The club has made a decision I can only accept, even though I think it might be a bit too severe for me. But I will try to contribute in one way or another.”

Which Three Inter Milan Players Have Made an Impact in a World Cup Final?

Over the course of a number of years, the Italian giants have refined and produced players from all over the world who have gone on to flourish on the international stage. If you’re unaware, there have been Inter Milan players that have participated in each of the past ten finals of the World Cup, which is a record that no other team in the history of football can claim to have accomplished. However, in this article, we will be looking at three players who have made a solid impact on the final stage of the World Cup as well as for Inter Milan. Nevertheless, if you think that a current Inter Milan player will reach the final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup then you can place your wager and receive the best odds on in2bet.com.cy. You can place your selections on players like Romelu Lukaku for Belgium, Marcelo Brozovic for Croatia, Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa for Argentina and more.

The club is responsible for producing superstars across several positions and has assisted players from a wide variety of nations in improving their skills and overall game by providing them with access to facilities and medical care on par with the best in the world. Inter Milan is a talented educational institution that has a deep love and enthusiasm for football, as well as this, the club have a lengthy history of developing players of exceptional ability.

 

Ronaldo (2002)

The legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo has lit up the field for some of the most prestigious clubs in the history of football and wowed fans in every corner of the planet. The player was at his most dangerous while he was playing for Inter Milan from 1997 to 2002, during that time he won many trophies. After their victory in 1994, Brazil had a wonderful time on the world stage throughout this time period; nevertheless, a loss in the final of the tournament in 1998 was a setback for the Brazilians.

On the other hand, Ronaldo showed up in 2002 and led Brazil to victory, ensuring that his name will live on in the annals of sports history. On the pitch, Ronaldo’s wit caused problems for opposing defences in addition to his speed, creativity, skill, and strength.

 

Wesley Sneijder (2010)

Sneijder was also essential in Inter Milan’s first victory in the Champions League at Inter and will also be regarded as a legend at the club for his contributions. As a player for the Dutch national team, the Dutchman came close to a World Cup win in 2014, but they were eliminated from the tournament by Argentina on penalties. This player is no longer playing for the international team as he retired in 2018.

 

Ivan Perisic (2018)

Ivan Perisic, a superstar in Croatia, played very well in the second half of his country’s semi-final match against England. He first scored the goal that equalised the score, and then he assisted on the goal that won the game. Before the start of the previous season, rumours circulated that Perisic would be moving to Manchester United. However, he did not make the transfer and instead remained with Inter. The winger from Croatia has been essential for Dalic’s squad, which has advanced all the way to the finals in Russia despite many people’s expectations being dashed.

After spending four years at Wolfsburg, Persic made the move to Inter in 2015 and has been an essential part of the club’s revival since then. He moved to Tottenham this year as a free agent after his contract expired with Inter.

CL round-up: Late Lewandowski strike prevents early Barca exit

Robert Lewandowski scored a last-gasp equaliser to keep Barcelona in the Champions League following a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Inter Milan.

Ousmane Dembele had put Barcelona ahead in the 40th minute, but the opener was cancelled out 10 minutes later by Nicolo Barella.

Inter then went ahead just after the hour mark through Lautaro Martinez before Lewandowski’s first of the night, as Barcelona looked to have found a way back into the game.

They then found themselves behind again inexplicably when Robin Gosens’ 89th-minute goal restored the Italian side’s lead, but Lewandowski’s added-time header would ensure Barcelona’s exit from the competition was not confirmed, but
was out of their hands.

Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich celebrates with teammate Sadio Mane after scoring their team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Viktoria Plzen and FC Bayern München
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Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich celebrates with Sadio Mane after scoring the second goal against Viktoria Plzen

Elsewhere in Group C, Leon Goretzka scored twice as Bayern Munich stormed to a 4-2 win over Viktoria Plzen.

The Bavarian outfit had found the net four times before the 35-minute mark, with Sadio Mane and Thomas Muller the others to put their names on the scoresheet and – despite two second-half goals from the home side – the result was not in doubt.

Napoli qualify, Liverpool run riot

Mo Salah came off the bench to score a second-half hat-trick for Liverpool at Rangers in the Champions League
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Mo Salah came off the bench to score a second-half hat-trick for Liverpool at Rangers in the Champions League

Mohamed Salah scored the fastest-ever Champions League hat-trick as Liverpool turned it on in the second half to thrash Rangers 7-1.

Scott Arfield had put the home side ahead before Roberto Firmino struck twice and from then on, the result was never in doubt, with Harvey Elliott and Darwin Nunez also finding the back of the Rangers net.

Also in Liverpool’s group, Napoli booked their place in the knockout stages with a 4-2 win over Ajax.

Marseille ease to victory, Spurs go top

Harry Kane celebrates scoring Tottenham's second goal against Eintracht Frankfurt
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Harry Kane celebrates scoring Tottenham’s second goal against Eintracht Frankfurt

Tottenham nervously held on for a 3-2 home win over 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt to go top of Champions League Group D thanks to Heung-Min Son’s double.

Frankfurt took the lead, before Son’s first-half double either side of a Harry Kane penalty ensured they remained top of the group.

In the other game in Tottenham’s group, Marseille beat Sporting Lisbon 2-0.

Club Bruges make history

In Group B, Club Bruges reached the Champions League knockout stage for the first time with a goalless draw at Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish side will have to battle with Porto and Bayer Leverkusen for second place, but Porto went one step ahead with a 3-0 win over the German side.

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CL round-up: Napoli thrash Ajax | Barca, Atleti defeats

Giacomo Raspadori netted twice as Napoli came from behind to deliver a masterclass and score a runaway 6-1 win at 10-man Ajax in the Champions League.

Captain Giovanni di Lorenzo, Piotr Zielinski, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and substitute Giovanni Simeone added the other goals for the Italian league leaders, after Mohammed Kudus had given the hosts the lead inside the opening 10 minutes.

The damage was already irreparable when Ajax captain Dusan Tadic was sent off in the 73rd minute for a second yellow card.

Napoli have a 100 per cent record at the halfway point in Group A, leaving Ajax with three points from their opening three games and in danger of missing out on next years knockout stages after their biggest defeat in European football.

Inter Milan bounced back after two consecutive losses in Serie A with a crucial Champions League 1-0 win against Barcelona thanks to a Hakan Calhanoglu goal.

The Turkish midfielder slotted home a clinical strike from just outside the area, with the ball going into the corner to the goalkeeper’s right in added time before the break.

Inter Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu, left, scores his side's opening goal during the Champions League group C soccer match between Inter Milan and Barcelona at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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Inter Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu scored the winning goal at the San Siro

Barcelona players clamoured for a penalty in added time, complaining about a possible handball inside the box by substitute Denzel Dumfries. But after a VAR check the referee ruled there had been no infringement by the Dutch defender.

“I’m really angry, I just can’t understand how that is not a penalty; it’s clear. It’s an injustice,” a frustrated Xavi Hernandez said.

Inter and Barca will face each other again next week at the Nou Camp when a third loss in four games would leave Barca in danger of being knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage for the second consecutive season.

Bayern Munich set a new Champions League record of 31 group games without defeat after thrashing Viktoria Plzen 5-0 at the Allianz Arena.

The German champions, unbeaten in the group stages since September 2017, remain top of Group C, extended their 100 per cent start this season to three matches and have yet to concede a goal.

Leroy Sane struck twice for Julian Nagelsmann’s side, who led 3-0 at half-time, while Serge Gnabry, former Liverpool forward Sadio Mane and Eric Choupo-Moting were also on target.

Goals from Club Brugge forwards Kamal Sowah and Ferran Jutgla saw the Belgians beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 to extend their unbeaten run in Champions League Group B this season.

The hosts took the lead in the 36th minute when Jutgla’s low pass across the goal found Sowah, who tapped the ball into an empty net for his second European goal in three games.

Jutgla doubled the lead in the 62nd minute after winger Tajon Buchanan calmly waited for the right moment to set up the Spaniard inside the box.

Atletico had a chance to get back into the match with a penalty 15 minutes later but Antoine Griezmann lashed the ball against the bar and moments later the Frenchman thought he had scored but his effort was ruled out for offside.

Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Rangers
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Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Rangers

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick and Mohamed Salah’s penalty secured Liverpool a comfortable 2-0 win in their Champions League ‘Battle of Britain’ against Rangers.

Tottenham’s goalless draw in Germany against Eintracht Frankfurt – both sides spurned several chances – leaves them second in Group D, two points behind leaders Sporting Lisbon, who slipped up earlier in the evening.

Marseille turned the table on its head by sending Sporting crashing to their first defeat in a 4-1 win at the Orange Velodrome.

Marseille fell behind inside the first minute to Trincao’s effort, but hit back with two goals in three minutes from Alexis Sanchez and Amine Harit.

Sporting goalkeeper Antonio Adan was sent off for handling outside the area midway through the first half before Leonardo Balerdi gave Marseille a 3-1 interval lead. Chancel Mbemba added a late fourth for the French side.

Porto substitutes Zaidu and Galeno were both on target as they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 to seal their first victory in this season’s Champions League group stage.

Nigerian defender Zaidu smashed home a perfect header in the 69th minute from a cross by forward Mehdi Taremi six minutes after coming on to replace Wendell.

Brazilian forward Galeno extended their lead in the 87th minute after his shot from inside the box found the net after taking a huge deflection off Leverkusen ‘keeper Lukas Hradecky.

Leverkusen striker Callum Hudson-Odoi put the ball in the net in the 15th minute from the edge of the six-yard box but his effort was chalked off after a VAR review found midfielder Robert Andrich had fouled Porto forward Pepe Aquino in the build-up.

Taremi tapped in a cross in the 41st minute but his effort was also ruled out by VAR for handball, while Leverkusen were awarded a penalty just before half-time, but Patrik Schick’s spot-kick was superbly saved by Porto ‘keeper Diogo Costa.

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