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“The best team lost”

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho told Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp that “The best team lost” at Anfield in the Premier League on Wednesday night, and statistics say he could be right.

Spurs visited the reigning champions in a game that would determine who would rank first in the Premier League table, but it was Liverpool who finished at the top of the division after Roberto Firmino headed home with a goal from victory in the 89th minute.

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Mourinho to Klopp

Mourinho was seen disappointed in the 2-1 loss after the final whistle. Besides telling Klopp directly that his Spurs team was the best team, he later insisted to reporters that he wouldn’t even be happy with a draw.

I don’t think even a draw would have left us with the best taste because we had them there to win

– Jose Mourinho to reporters post-match

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has already responded to the claim on his Instagram account, captioning an image of the Reds celebrating Firmino’s late goal with the message “Best team won.”

And a quick look at the starting statistics suggests that Liverpool were the best team at Anfield. They had 17 shots to the Spurs eight, enjoyed 76% possession versus 24% of the visitors, completed a higher percentage of their passes, dribbled more, won more headers, and took more corners.

However, more detailed statistics paint a slightly different story. While Spurs only had eight Liverpool goal attempts, four of them were categorized as “great chances” compared to none of the Reds.

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Nonetheless, they certainly give genuine content to Mourinho’s statement that his team should have won, proving that Liverpool had a bit of luck taking all three points on Wednesday night.

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A pic from Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspurs

However, there is only one stat that really matters: the score, which ultimately favored Liverpool.

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Top 9 Android Apps

Each and every smartphone user should have somehow come across Android phones. Phones that use Google’s Android OS are all over the world and commits to more than 80% of the World’s smartphone user base. So, the apps that we use in it are very popular. Here’s our take on some Top Android Apps to use in 2020.

Here’s the Top 9 Android Apps:

  1. YouTube Vanced
  2. F – Droid
  3. NewPipe
  4. Open Camera
  5. Blokada
  6. Fake GPS Location
  7. Photo Studio
  8. NotePin
  9. Wallwrap

YouTube Vanced:

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Youtube vanced

 This is nothing but a mod version of YouTube. In simple terms, “Ad-free YouTube”. Most of us would have been frustrated with YouTube’s new algorithm which plays unskippable ads in certain videos. The early stages of YouTube had ads but those were skippable. Months later, they were designed in such a way that the user could skip it after 5 seconds. But ads now can’t be skipped and this frustrates the user.

Using YouTube Vanced means you get to use an ad-free version of YouTube. This is not useful for YouTubers since they push some ads to get revenue.

App link:

F – Droid:

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F – droid

This is an open-sourced form of Google Play store without its restrictions. Like, using the apps downloaded from the Play store, we are exposed to different kinds of advertisements based on our user data. We would have searched for a smartphone on Google a little while ago and would have closed the browser.

This data is collected by Google and in turn, they push ads from various external sites on the apps that we use. These push ads yield revenue for Google. Apps that do not allow push notifications are mostly deleted from the Play store with some exceptions like WhatsApp. The apps present in this are totally free and certain passionate developers upload their apps here.

App link:

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This is also a form of YouTube with more privacy as no data is shared with Google. This app is available on F-droid and is free to download. For example, if your friend or sibling is using your phone and they see a video on YouTube. Your YouTube’s homepage will be full of videos related to the last watched video.

In this case, the one your friend or sibling has watched which is in no way related to you. Here comes the savior, NewPipe. The subscription you make in-app are exclusively stored locally and this means you get to see all videos from your favorite YouTuber. You can also download video or only audio in whichever resolution and file size you need. Not only this, but there are also a bunch of customizable features that you can check out yourselves!!

App link:

Open Camera:

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Open Camera

Most of our smartphone’s stock camera app does not support Manual mode and this is where Open Camera comes into play. This app can be downloaded from Google Play Store. Using this app gives us better video quality and customizations are one of its plus points. There are many video shooting options and one amazing feature of this app is customizable bitrate. Increasing the bitrate increases the quality of the video but also increases file size which should be noted as well. Check out the app here:

App link:

Blokada – Ad blocker app:

Blokada - the best ad blocker for Android and iOS, free and open source

I’m pretty sure each and every internet user in the world is fed up with ads being popped up in their browser. This app can be downloaded from f-droid and is free as well. Youngsters would download a lot of videos, movies, etc., from many of those torrent sites. This is where Blokada comes into play. Some frustrating ads that block us from going back or going further can be blocked with this. Most important is that, they claim to be battery efficient. Check it out yourself!

App link:

Fake GPS Location:

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FakeGPS Location

Most of us would have used the excuse: I’m out, let me call you later but are sitting somewhere or lying on the bed. Now if the opposite party, let he/she be our friend or relative, gets a doubt, and tells you to share your live location, you feel tensed and have no idea what to do! This is where the aforementioned app comes to the rescue. Just go to developer settings on your android device and allow Mock location. Then go to the app and set the location. That’s it. You are now good to go with your lie 😊

App link:

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Photo Studio: Photo Studio PRO: Appstore for Android

Imagine having Adobe Photoshop in your pocket with all those amazing features, from cropping to editing to duplicating, this is the one. There’s also a pro version available in the Google Play Store which you’ll be able to buy for around $4. This app can do everything that the PicsArt can and a little less than Photoshop can. It is not good to expect full Photoshop features on an Android phone. Check this out and share your opinion:

App link:


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We all forget to do things just because we do not REMEMBER them. Here’s the perfect solution for this. As human beings and smartphone holders, we tend to receive or see notifications a lot and this app lets you pin the notification at the top of your notification bar! Check this app here:

App link:

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Wallwrap for Android - APK Download

Whenever there’s a comparison or Top list of apps, there must be a wallpaper app and this is what we recommend. The Wallwrap app consists of tons of different wallpapers having different colors, shapes, graphics, and patterns. There’s also a menu key where you set that as your home screen wallpaper or just download and use it later. Check this out yourself and there’s a surprise out there!

App link:

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N10 5G and N100 – New Nords

OnePlus has just launched two new smartphones, adding them to its Nord series. The OnePlus Nord N10 5G is the latest mid-range 5G phone, while the OnePlus Nord N100 is the company’s first entry-level phone. With the arrival of the two new smartphones, OnePlus officially has a new series of smartphones in the form of the “Nord”, increasing the number of Nord phones by three.

OnePlus Nord N10 5G

The OnePlus Nord N10 5G is priced at £ 330 (roughly Rs 31,900) for the 6GB / 128GB model. For comparison, the original OnePlus Nord is available for £ 380 (roughly Rs 36,700) for the 8GB / 128GB configuration. The OnePlus Nord N10 5G is available in a single Midnight Ice color option.

The Nord N10 is powered by the Snapdragon 690 SoC, which features a Snapdragon X51 modem. The device also has a 4,300 mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T support. The Nord N10 has a 6.49-inch FHD + IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate compared to the 90Hz AMOLED panel on the standard Nord.

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In terms of camera, the OnePlus Nord N10 has a 64 MP primary sensor paired with an 8 MP ultra-wide shooter, depth sensor, and macro camera. The perforated camera cutout on the front houses a 16MP selfie. The Nord N10 is equipped with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and stereo speakers.

OnePlus Nord N100

The OnePlus Nord N100 is an entry-level smartphone, priced at £ 180 (roughly Rs 17,900), and available in a single 4GB / 64GB variant. The Nord N100 is also the only 4G device in the range. The OnePlus Nord N100 is available in a single Midnight Frost color option.

The Nord N100 is powered by Snapdragon 460 SoC, an entry-level 11nm chip. The N100 opts for a 6.52-inch LCD panel with HD + resolution (900×1600 pixels), but misses the high refresh rate. The phone has a battery capacity of over 5,000 mAh, although it loses the charge from the Wrap, settling for the 18W support.

The OnePlus Nord N100 has a triple camera setup on the back with a 13 MP sensor at the helm. The other two camera sensors include a depth sensor and a macro camera. On the front, the hole cutout houses an 8 MP selfie camera. Additionally, the Nord N100 also has a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, but it misses the stereo speakers.


Both the OnePlus Nord N100 and N10 5G will run OxygenOS 10.5, which is based on Android 10. The two OnePlus Nord devices will arrive in Europe next month and launch in the US at a later date. There’s no information about the availability in India.

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El Classico 2020

The term El Classico refers to a fiery rivalry between Spanish LaLiga giants – Real Madrid and Barcelona. These matchups always create a hype in the footballing world and almost every football fan waits for it to happen. Yesterday was one of them!!

Team Changes

Zinedine Zidane was able to reintroduce Sergio Ramos in the starting lineup after missing the Champions League loss to Shakhtar Donetsk. Marco Asensio also started and Luka Modric fell to the bench.

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Barca’s Coach Koeman and his Madrid counterpart Zidane

Ronald Koeman named three teens to his starting eleven – Pedri, 17, Ansu Fati, 17, and Sergio Dest, 19, on the team. Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele fell to the bench, but Jordi Alba was ready to start.

Drama in the first 10 minutes

After a nightmare week for Zinedine Zidane, Real started the game in the best possible way. Karim Benzema’s pass was perfect for Valverde, who took advantage of the reluctance of the Barça defense and finished over Neto.

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Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde scores in the 5th minute

But that joy did not last long when Barça cut Real’s defense with their first attack. Jordi Alba doubled his career to perfection to beat the offside trap and put the ball into the area, where he yielded to Fati who finished off with ease.

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Barca’s Ansu Fati after scoring in the 8th minute

Rivalry continues

Philippe Coutinho and Messi had already tried their luck from a distance when Messi saw Courtois produce a magical moment in the 24th minute. The Argentine used his left foot to beat Ramos in the area and shot the near post with his right foot. Courtois was alert and approached the goal to push the ball.

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The game was played at a steady pace and Real came straight from the other end to create an opportunity of their own. Benzema saw his low effort repulsed by Neto after Kroos found him 15 meters from goal.

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Ramos in challenge against Pedri

It was Barça who seemed more willing to move on after the break. Fati dragged a low shot past Courtois’ right post before Coutinho missed with a header off the back post. Fati again the creator of the hosts.

VAR intervenes

Barca were forced to pay for those errors in the timestamp. Ramos fell theatrically to the ground in the penalty area when a Kroos free-kick was converted into a penalty kick. It looked like a real-time dive, but replays showed that Clement Lenglet had pulled his jersey.

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Real Madrid FC Captain Sergio Ramos after scoring the penalty!

After consulting the VAR and the side screen of the field of play, referee Juan Martínez Munuera changed his decision and signaled the point. Ramos didn’t make a mistake from 12 yards.

90th minute stunner

Modric secured the three points with the calmest of the goals in the last minute of injury time. Neto smothered the ball at Vinicius’ feet but fell to replace Rodrygo, who passed to Modric. The Croatian surrounded Neto, before taking his time and finishing between two defenders who were guarding the line with the outside of his boot.

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Real Madrid FC players celebrate their victory

It was a deserved victory for Real, who put their struggles against Cádiz and Shakhtar Donestk behind them to produce a perfect away display. Barca were brilliant in the spells, but you will wonder about Ronald Koeman’s reluctance to make changes earlier.

Next up

It’s the Champions League for both teams, with Barcelona traveling to a Ronaldo-less Juventus on Wednesday and Real Madrid facing a trip to Borussia Monchengladbach 24 hours earlier. Next up in La Liga is a trip to Alavés for Barça next Saturday night, while Real host Huesca earlier in the day.

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THFC All or Nothing

A team that achieves unprecedented success (Manchester City, the all-or-nothing ‘football theme’ from the previous season), a great team struggling to get out of a tough spot (Amazon Prime series Take Us Home: Leeds United ), or a team that always fights on the wrong side of the scoreboard, but remains an integral part of the city and local culture (Sunderland ‘Til I Die on Netflix) – there is enough drama on each of these tracks that a viewer the time you need more compulsion to tune will be wasted.

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New coach Jose Mourinho is seen spending time with his players

The storyline

Basically, odds against All or Nothing – Tottenham Hotspur is their theme. What about the Spurs, after a year of average performances and not living up to expectations once again, is it worth being documented? This is where José Mourinho takes center stage.

In all likelihood, Spurs would have signed the deal with Amazon after a spectacular run to the UEFA Champions League final in 2019. Yet very few expected the club to implode at the start of the 2019-20 Premier League season which caused the departure of coach Mauricio Pochettino in mid-November of last year.

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Documentary’s focus

Pochettino appears for about twenty-five minutes in episode one of the series, and that sets the narrative. The focus will be on the club’s resurgence with a new manager, the controversial José Mourinho, although we now know that it didn’t go as expected by President Daniel Levy. The team showed some struggle and hesitated before stuttering across the finish line.

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This documentary also shows the rise of Japhet Tanganga who was their academy recruit!

The Spurs have a team full of superstar players, none more so than England captain Harry Kane. However, it is José Mourinho whose presence looms like a specter. The Portuguese coach is a cult figure of personality. We have loved and hated him in equal measure, but we never shy away from reading about him. In short, José Mourinho is today the same informant that he was when he arrived in England in 2004 and was given the name – ‘The Special One’.

About the episodes

All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur is a disappointment because we are presented with superficial documentation of Mourinho. The drama is missing. One of the most successful coaches of his generation, we see little of Mourinho’s tactical mind, not even in the game where we see Spurs with five goals against an unfortunate Burnley Team FC.

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Dele Alli’s cover

With that said, we see the everyday side of Mourinho: the downright cheeky and foul-mouthed coach who is sincere about wanting Harry Kane to “blow up” and calls out Dele Alli for being lazy in practice.

However, there is a more than acceptable reference to community outreach programs; the only downside is that the series doesn’t stop at him either. Even though the series shows glimpses of how the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium was built and turns Levy into some sort of messiah, it would have been a bit better had they focused on how the sacking of Pochettino happened. 

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Here we got a glimpse of everything : From Kane’s and Son’s injury to their rise and how THFC made it to the Europa League!

What we felt!?

We must remember that this show is supported by a multinational company that is desperate to get into the Premier League broadcasting game. Amazon loves the drama and they gladly show us plenty — but there are many more secrets under the Spurs rock that haven’t been revealed. Honestly, we would have needed the rise of Spurs as a Champions League finalists or at least Pochettino’s tactics and strategy but all that we got was of The Special One Mourinho’s.

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iPhone 12 series

The iPhone 12 series was unveiled by Apple at its virtual event yesterday and consists of 4 variants of iPhone 12. While the iPhone 12 mini is presented as the smallest and most affordable model in the new series, the iPhone 12 is designed as the successor to the iPhone 11, and the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is projected as the successors to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, respectively.

All four models in the 2020 iPhone lineup come with 5G support and are powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic chip. The latest models also run on iOS 14 out of the box and retain the notch that was originally featured on the iPhone X in November 2017.

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iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 mini

Surprisingly, Apple has removed the in-the-box charger brick and provides a USB-C to lightning cable. They say that there are more than enough charging brick available in the world and people could use them. Seriously!!?? When did Apple provide a charging cable that supports USB-C.


A simplified price list of all the models launched yesterday can be found here:

Specification of the iPhone 12 series

The iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max dual SIM (Nano + eSIM) run on iOS 14 out of the box and come with Super Retina XDR OLED displays, with a Ceramic Shield glass cover on top.

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The iPhone 12 and 12 mini launched in 5 different colours

This is a significant update from last year’s iPhone launch, as the iPhone 11 from the 2019 iPhone lineup launched with an LCD panel rather than an upgraded OLED display. The new models are also powered by the A14 Bionic SoC, which is already available on the latest iPad Air and comes with the fourth-generation Neural Engine.

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The A14 Bionic is designed to handle conversations, including 4K video editing. It is also claimed to offer a 40 percent increase in CPU performance and a 30 percent improvement in graphics over the existing A13 Bionic chip. Additionally, the new 16-core neural motor is touted as capable of up to 11 trillion operations per second. There are also second-generation machine learning accelerators on the CPU to provide machine learning calculations 10 percent faster than the previous generation neural engine.

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The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max specs

In addition to the improved processing power, the iPhone 2020 family comes with 5G support. However, it is of no use as 5G is yet to be made available in India. The US variants of the iPhone 12 series also support faster 5G mmWave networks.

Screen size and camera

In terms of differences, the iPhone 12 mini comes in a 5.4-inch size, while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro share the same 6.1-inch form factor and the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the largest in the series. with a size of 6.7 inches. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 feature dual 12-megapixel rear cameras that include a wide-angle and ultra-wide shooter, with an aperture of f / 1.6 and an aperture of f / 2.4 respectively.

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Camera spec of iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, on the other hand, offer 12-megapixel triple rear cameras with wide-angle (f / 1.6), ultra-wide-angle (f / 2.4), and an additional telephoto (f / 2.0 on Pro and f / 2.2 in Pro Max). They also include a LiDAR scanner (Light raDAR) for better autofocus in low light conditions (and portraits in night mode), enhanced depth photography, and augmented reality (AR) measurements.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max also has a 47 percent larger wide camera sensor. The iPhone 12 Pro offers a 4x optical zoom, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max offers a 5x optical zoom with the telephoto sensor. All four models have 12-megapixel f / 2.2 front cameras.

Improvements in terms of software

The company is also launching a new Apple ProRAW format on the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, giving users a professional post-photography experience. In addition to the Photos application, third-party applications will be able to use the new image format thanks to an API. The iPhone 12 ‘Pro’ models also offer 4K Dolby Vision HDR video recording and on-device editing of the result.

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Exclusive feature for Pro and Pro Max

Apple has also improved its Deep Fusion software tuning that debuted on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max last year. Similarly, the night mode of the iPhone 12 series has also been updated to offer better results in low light, even with the front camera. A night mode time-lapse feature will also be released.

Battery life

In terms of battery life, the iPhone 12 mini is claimed to offer up to 15 hours of video playback, while the iPhone 12 is rated to offer up to 17 hours of video playback, the same as the iPhone 12 Pro. iPhone 12 Pro Max will offer the “longest battery life on an iPhone” with up to 20 hours of video playback. They support MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W and Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W. The company calls the iPhone 12 mini the world’s smallest, lightest, and thinnest 5G smartphone.

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MagSafe technology

With the launch of the iPhone 12 series, Apple has also announced MagSafe and HomePod Mini too!

Also, read OnePlus Launch 2020 Event – Oct 14 – What to expect of the wonderful new OnePlus Ecosystem and more!!

France vs Portugal 2020

Facing each other for the first time since Eder proved himself Portugal’s unlikely hero in the Euro 2016 final in the same venue, a pair of stellar attacks found no way to take on similar elite defenses.

Euro 2016 hangover

Didier Deschamps’ hosts, backed by 1,000 socially separated fans within the cavernous arena, were unable to reposition the form of free goals that saw them demolish Ukraine 7-1 in a weeknight-friendly.

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UEFA Nations League 2016 winners – Portugal FC

Summary of the match

Portugal followed their 0-0 draw against Spain with another draw, though Pepe thought he had headed in a winning goal in the 74th minute, only to see the offside flag fly. Lucas Hernández made a final block to deny Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of Bernardo Silva’s skillful play in the 24th minute; The initial exchanges were easy on the eyes without giving much in scoring action.

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Kylian Mbappe goes past Portugal FC’s defence

Antoine Griezmann stepped between Ruben Dias and Raphael Guerreiro clung to Paul Pogba’s floating pass and shot Hugo Lloris, while Joao Félix provoked the ire of Ronaldo on the other end by launching on a Bruno Fernandes free-kick to deflect it from the Juventus. Superstar. This was the best chance for Portugal to gain upper hand in the scoreline. Joao Felix instead of throwing a leg to it should have seen who was there to cover the ball. This became a costly mistake as there were no close chances thereafter!

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Challenge against Joao Felix

Kylian Mbappé sought to open the match early in the second half, beating Danilo Pereira with brilliant skill, but Rui Patricio saved his effort well. Interestingly, Ronaldo misjudged a half-volley attempt from Guerreiro’s search center and it was an infallible set-piece delivery from the Borussia Dortmund man who chose a hunched-over Pepe, whose celebrations were correctly interrupted.

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A more familiar match-winner almost appeared in injury time, but Lloris came down sharply to repel Ronaldo at his first post. All to play in the second leg Despite the lack of a decisive moment, this was a high-class encounter with some of Europe’s best talent that attracted attention. Portugal and France have seven points from their three games and expect them to add three more each before meeting again next month.

Fanboy moment

Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe exchange leaves fans excited in 'passing of the torch' moment | Daily Mail Online
Mbappe shared a light moment with his idol Cristiano Ronaldo

Most of the France players posted a picture with the G.O.A.T Cristiano Ronaldo. Mbappe, who is currently rated as the best young player shared a moment with Ronaldo before the start of the second half. Raphael Varane and many other stars shared their best moment of the match with Cristiano. However, Pogba has deleted the post and this made fans go crazy!!

Koeman’s Barca

The Koeman era has started. No one knows how long it will last, yes, but it has started relatively well. Two impressive victories were followed by a somewhat frustrating draw at home, against a well-trained Sevilla.

Also read FC Barcelona’s New Coach Ronald Koeman might win them trophies in 2021!!

Some of Barça’s recurring problems did begin to manifest themselves in that match, especially their nervousness to close a match, and their dependence on Lionel Messi to initiate attacks. However, it has been promising. While Barca failed to attract all of their transfer targets to the club in a timely manner, the team is in a decent position in terms of depth and tactics.

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FC Barcelona Coach – Ronald Koeman

Coach’s strategy

Ronald Koeman has persisted with his tiered build and 4-2-3-1 has sought to focus on more direct playing opportunities, compared to the slower build under Quique Setien. Additionally, he seems to emphasize close man-to-man pressure with an emphasis on closing the gap between individual players. The key to this press has been the double pivot, along with the two attacking central.

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Wonderkid Ansu Fati

Also read Ansu Fati starts his International career with a goal – Spain vs Ukraine – UEFA Nations League 2020!!

Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho have often functioned as central press triggers, with Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong often cleaning up and doubling down the resulting receivers. This pressure is really key to Koeman’s game, which focuses on quick losses and moving attacks against the progress of the game. There is less emphasis on absolute possession, but closer positioning between players means that the line is as high as usual.

This slight shift towards frankness, and the seemingly permanent addition of Ansu Fati, has made the team seem more cohesive and less closed. This, in turn, has led to early signs of independence from the Messi-based attacking game.

Bar vs Sev

This was especially evident in the first two games, where the collective game was better and less so in the draw against Sevilla. In the Sevilla match, Barça panicked when they couldn’t score and started kicking the ball to Messi. It shows that there is still work to be done. Koeman is making progress, but there are significant shortcomings on the list, many of which are beyond the coach’s reach.

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FCB players Coutinho and Pique against Sevilla FC

Also read Sevilla FC – 6 times undeniable UEL Champions!

For the fans :

The important thing for the culés is to temper the expectations. This is a team in transition and is patient. Koeman himself should seek blood in young people while maintaining a healthy balance between progress and results. That would be more than ideal. Just remember, 8-2 wasn’t that long ago.

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Ronald Koeman and Lionel Messi

What happened in the transfer window!?

Francisco Trincão, Pedri, Sergino Dest, and Miralem Pjanić are all new. Coutinho also seems ready for a bigger role. It is about patience, and the culés do not usually have that.

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OnePlus isn’t a new player in the audio segment and in the past it made its presence felt with the Bullet headphones that are still available on the market. OnePlus Buds, however, starts a new chapter for the company that has somehow revolutionized the mid-range smartphone segment in India. With OnePlus Buds Z launch around the corner, this is how the original Buds fared!!

OnePlus Buds offers a number of features for the existing OnePlus community (people who use an OnePlus device) and is definitely a good enough competitor to Apple’s AirPods. This is the best AirPods alternative for people who own an OnePlus device and are budget conscious. So is it worth the penny you spend? Check out:


Starting with the charging case, the oval-shaped case comes with a USB Type-C port at the bottom. The retail box comes with documentation and a USB cable for charging. Note that there is no charging adapter, which means you will have to rely on your laptop, phone adapter to charge the OnePlus Buds case. The sleek finish of the charging case gives it a less shiny feel, and that’s what most of us like.

Charging case

The OnePlus Buds’ case out fares the AirPods’ case, which is a bit shiny. It has a better grip and does not slip while holding. It feels premium despite its minimalistic appearance. However, we have to point out some astonishing similarities between the OnePlus Buds case and the second generation AirPods case. In particular, the back of the case has almost the same design elements as the AirPods’, with the shape of the case being the difference.

Editors Pick :

Speaking of the robustness of the case, the magnetic closure feels satisfying and gives you confidence while wearing it. The case quality of the OnePlus Buds is superior to other rivals in the under INR 5000 category. However, the OnePlus Buds doesn’t come with an LED indicator. The buds come with an IPX4 rating that makes them splash resistant, which is good enough for everyday use.

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Color variants

One of the most striking things about the OnePlus Buds is that they come in three colors, including gray and Nordic blue, which look impressive. While there is also the standard white, which has somehow become the most boring color for the TWS segment but the gray and blue color variants are cheerful.

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Three variants of the OnePlus Buds

Easy pairing

Pairing is one of the highlights of the OnePlus Buds and we can surely say that the OnePlus Buds are at the top of that list in terms of quick pairing. Open the case and if you are an OnePlus user, the Buds pairing notification will automatically appear on your device. Shortly after detection, the Buds are paired with a single tap.

TimesNow news team has tested it with different products, from OnePlus 5T to OnePlus 8 Pro. However, the same cannot be said for other Android or iPhone devices – “We would have liked OnePlus to provide even 50 percent of those granular controls and ease of use for non-OnePlus devices”.

Also read TWS – The new affordable earphones! (2020 Edition) – [Budget segment]

Sound Quality

Speaking of sound quality, the OnePlus Buds perform solidly and won’t let you down while listening to music or making calls. The audio performance is impressive. It’s worth mentioning that OnePlus Buds balances the ups and downs during a track effortlessly and offers decent lows.

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13.4mm dynamic drivers offer powerful sound and Dolby Atmos offers a good stereo experience. The Buds come with a noise cancellation algorithm that improves sound clarity using the three microphones that help filter out background noise.

Speaking of performance during games, OnePlus users will once again gain an advantage over other devices, as the Buds come with low latency that syncs with Fnatic mode. OnePlus claims a minimum latency of 103ms during gaming, which is not a very good figure compared to other TWS options in this price range.

The upcoming week will surely be a feast for OnePlus and Apple fans as more than one device each is expected to debut!! Check out our site for more!

OnePlus Launch 2020 event

The OnePlus 8T will be OnePlus’ next major release, announced on October 14. While OnePlus unveils its flagship range of phones every May…… continue reading our previous blog here!!

OnePlus has started teasing about the launch event since a week ago. And this particular tweet would mean that we could get to know about their plans for a newer and faster ecosystem. We can very well confirm that Apple has the best ecosystem a manufacturer could have and this has been evident in their Apple Event 2020.

Take a look at this here – Apple Event 2020 – Launching World’s first 5nm chip and other devices considering the environment and fitness!!

Products expected to launch

  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus Watch – Final name yet to be verified!
  • OnePlus Power bank
  • OnePlus Buds Z
  • Oneplus Billie – yet to know whether it is the Special edition of OnePlus Nord or the budget version of it!
  • OnePlus Soundbar!? – Take this with a pinch of salt 🙂
  • Oxygen OS 11
  • OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z – Bass edition

OnePlus 8T

The phone has already received BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification and is expected to launch on October 14 with Amazon also confirming the same. We don’t have any pricing information, but judging from the spec updates, we can expect it to cost more than the OnePlus 8, which currently starts at Rs 44,999 in India. Here’s a leaked commercial of the same!

Check out our blog here : Oneplus 8T – Launch Date, Specs and Everything leaked so far!!

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OnePlus confirms USB C to USB C charging cable for the OnePlus 8T on Weibo

OnePlus Watch

The company has diversified its product portfolio into the Smart TV market under the OnePlus TV line. Now, it seems that OnePlus may be ready to enter a new market: the smartwatch. Apparently, the company can make a smartwatch called OnePlus Watch. We can expect an OOS skin over the current WearOS by Google.

Check out our blog : OnePlus Watch certified as it gets ready for a possible Techtober 2020 launch

Speculated OnePlus Watch

OnePlus Billie

We have got to see the renders of the mobile but there’s always a surprise by OnePlus for its fans. Not one but three different phones with different processors were leaked online and we are yet to know how many devices were finalised for launch!

Check out our blog : OnePlus Nord Lite (2020) renders surfaces online which you might be anxious to know about!

As leaked by a well known leakster!

OnePlus Buds Z

The OnePlus Buds which was launched alongside OnePlus Nord became a huge hit but the sale did not happen as expected. Since the production is very limited, OnePlus had to put up flash sales for it. This is their second-gen OnePlus Buds and Z could mean this might be the budget alternate!

OnePlus Powerbank

We haven’t got any details of this but…….. yes, but……… The official OnePlus site which is hidden has been found and here’s your first look at it! This confirms that the power bank comes in two colors – Black and Silk White. Let’s wait till October 14 to know more and we are pumped up here as well!!

Official description: The OnePlus Power Bank supplies 10,000 mAh of power, enough to provide three full charges for your OnePlus devices. Dual USB ports enable two electronic devices to be connected and charged simultaneously, with plenty of juice for smartphones, tablets, and more.