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Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich will meet at Benfica’s Stadium of Light in Lisbon on Sunday in the final of the UEFA Champions League.

The Champions League is finishing 425 days after the first game was played, a delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The tournament resumed this month with a mini-tournament that has gone without major glitches in Lisbon, which replaced Istanbul as host.

Teams played against each other in single-game series beginning with the quarterfinals.

The French club is seeking its first Champions League trophy. The German powerhouse is trying to turn its strong showing into a win that would end its seven-year title drought in Europe’s top club competition which it has won six times.

It was eliminated in the semifinals four times since then.

PSG has been dominant in France but is yet to succeed in the Champions League. It hadn’t reached the semifinals in 25 years.

Bayern have won all 10 games in the competition and if they also win behind closed doors at Estadio da Luz they would be the first team in the current tournament format to win every game in one season.

In addition, no team has ever won 11 matches in a row in the elite event.

Bayern are unbeaten in 29 games overall and have scored 94 goals in the process. They boast tournament top scorer Robert Lewandowski who has netted 15 times and their high pressing earned them a stunning 8-2 quarter-final win over Lionel Messi’s Barcelona.

“We must not think about the importance of the match and rather convert that tension into enjoyment somehow,” said forward Thomas Mueller who won the 2013 final with Bayern while losing the deciders in 2010 and 2012. 

PSG’s top stars Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel di Maria give them plenty of attacking power as the French champions coached by German Thomas Tuchel will try to exploit Bayern’s high line.

PSG also have the best defence of the season with just five goals let in. But captain and centre-back Thiago Silva, most likely playing his last match for PSG, and his back line face a stern test against Bayern who have netted a tournament leading 42 times.

“This is history in the making, and we don’t plan to stop short [of winning the title],” Silva said. 



Source – www.aljazeera.com

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

STATEMENT
Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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