Tie News on Sunday brings you all the juicy takes from some of the most tense occurrences in the football world in the last few hours.
Morocco’s failure in the WAFCON final, a literal head-to-head confrontation between Barcelona and Real Madrid in the United States, and, of course, the entrance of a’saviour’ in Arsenal.
Morocco suffered justly in the WAFCON final.
Let’s start with the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations final between Morocco and South Africa.
After sending Nigeria’s Super Falcons out of the competition in the most agonising manner, ending their quest for a 10th WAFCON title, last night’s defeat was filling indeed.
South Africa’s Banyana Banyana became only the third nation in Africa to lift the coveted Women’s title after Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea following a deserved 2-1 win over the Atlas Lionesses
With every Moroccan watching, a Hildah Magaia-inspired second half goals saw South Africa withstand a late onslaught from the host to make their country and Nigerians proud in Rabat.
Barcelona, Real Madrid end El Clasico in blows
The first El Clasico of the season saw arch-rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid face off in a pre-season friendly in Las Vegas early Sunday morning
Barcelona defeated Real Madrid by a narrow 1-0, with new signing Raphinha showing his quality again with a ferocious winner from outside the box.
It was the second goal in as many games for the Brazilian, who also has two assists to his name.
While Barca may have won, both clubs laid down a marker with what fans can expect heading into the season