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Manchester City Pep Guardiola signs new two-year deal
Pep Guardiola
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Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year deal that will see him remain as Manchester City manager until the summer of 2023. Guardiola told City's website:"We have achieved a great deal together, scored goals, won games and trophies, and we are all very proud of that success."

Guardiola's current five-year stay is already the longest commitment he has made to a team since becoming a manager in 2008.

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Manchester City and Lyon advance to the last eight in the Champions League
Manchester City and Lyon advance to the last eight in the Champions League
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Manchester City and Lyon will face each other on the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The game will be played on August 15 at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon.

In Manchester, City qualified with a 2:1 win against Real Madrid, with goals by Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.

In Turin, Juventus won the game 2:1, with two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo, but Lyon qualified on the aggregate result -- by having more away goals.

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Real Madrid to have a quarantine exemption to face Manchester City on August 7
Etihad Stadium
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Despite the 14-day quarantine rule imposed on travellers from Spain to the UK, the Champions League match between Manchester City and Real Madrid will be played on August 7 at the Etihad Stadium.

The British Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden announced an exemption for sports teams and film crews that will allow the game to take place in Manchester as planned.

The quarantine regulation was imposed by the UK following a dramatic increase in the virus in Spain.

6.000 people at illegal raves in England - one dead

The police are investigating after 4.000 attended an illegal rave in Droylsden in North-Western England. According to reports, one 20-year-old man has died from an overdose of drugs. At an illegal rave with 2.000 attendees in Carrington near Manchester, an 18-year-old woman has reportedly been raped and one 18-year-old has been seriously injured after been stabbed with a knife. One person was arrested due to suspected weapon carriage. The raves violated the Covid-19 contact restrictions.

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Thieves stole £10,000 worth of donations from CovAid-19 depot

The depot of CovAid-19 on Swan Street has been ransacked by thieves, stealing approx. £10,000 worth of donations, including supplies and essential items, aimed to be distributed to vulnerable people in the Greater Manchester area. “They have been particular about what they have taken - it seems to be stuff they can sell on again", so Tim Heatley, chair of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity.

Manchester City Pro Guardiola donates €1m to help in Coronavirus fight

Pep Guardiola, manager of the English Premier League soccer team Manchester City, has donated €1 million ($1.08m) of his own money to aid medical efforts in the fight against Covid-19. From his home in Barcelona, Guardiola and his lawyers committed the money to the Medical College of Barcelona and the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation.