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12:00 AM, February 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 18, 2019


Pizarro becomes Bundesliga's oldest scorer

Claudio Pizarro, the Bundesliga's record foreign goal-scorer, claimed another milestone on Saturday when he became the league's oldest scorer in Werder Bremen's 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin.

Aged 40 years and 136 days, the Peru striker claimed his 195th Bundesliga goal in dramatic fashion to equalise with the last kick of the game having come off the bench for mid-table Bremen in the 61st minute.

"I am very happy, this point helps us and I am very proud to have scored," said Pizarro, who has also played for Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Cologne.

Luck shone on Pizarro when he smashed a speculative free-kick under Hertha's wall and it took two deflections before hitting the net in the 96th minute at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

"I just tried to shoot under the wall, because I knew they were going to jump," explained Pizarro.

Pizarro's goal, which delighted Bremen coach Florian Klofeldt, who is four years younger than the Peruvian, bettered the previous Bundesliga record of Mirko Votava, who also netted for Bremen, aged 40 years, 121 days, back in 1996.              --Afp

Icardi and sister in Twitter feud over Wanda

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has been having a tumultuous time of late in football and unfortunately, it spilled over onto his personal life as well.

Icardi, 25, was stripped of the Inter Milan captaincy and benched for the Rapid Wien game after refusing to play and is also expected to sit out the upcoming match against Sampadoria.

However, the Argentinian striker has more immediate concerns on his mind after he got involved in an ugly Twitter altercation on Saturday with his own sister, Ivana, over his partner-agent Wanda Nara.

Ivana caught the attention of Mauro when she tweeted: "I want my brother back".

"It's not going to happen," replied Mauro. "Why don't you try using the time you spend on here WORKING!!! You'll achieve nothing with this strategy. And remember to ask about some of your other six brothers, seeing as you never do that on Twitter. Bye."

In reply, Ivana chided him for being 'stupid' and said that he had a 'viper behind him' in Wanda.

"Seeing as they answer the phone when I call them. They don't have a viper behind them who casts a spell to make them in her image. Stop being so stupid and open your eyes! Get back to being the person you were," she said.          --Agencies

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