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The 5 Hot Topics Of The Day are :

1.Romanian teenager makes professional debut wearing a prosthetic hand 10 years on from tragic accident :

Cosmin Lambru never thought he’d be able to play professional football, but his big moment arrived in the Romanian third division on Tuesday night. A Romanian footballer made his professional debut on Tuesday night, 10 years on from losing his hand in a tragic accident.

Cosmin Lambru came off the bench in the 81st minute of Petrloul Ploiesti’s cup clash at home to Mioveni, which the visitors won 4-3 on penalties, realising his dream of playing professionally a decade on from being hit by a truck when he was just eight years old.After initial fears that he would have to have most of his arm amputated, doctors were able to save most of the limb, before he set about starting a football career despite his obvious disadvantages.

2.Much-changed Los Blancos claim Copa del Rey win over minnows :

Real Madrid returned to Spanish Cup action with a 2-0 win over minnows Fuenlabrada.

Minus the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric, this was more a second string side put out by Zinedine Zidane, but after coming through an intense opening 45′, they had enough about them to get the win.

3.Super agent Mino Raiola claims black players are constantly discriminated against in football :

Romelu Lukaku’s agent has claimed black players have to be better than white players to be successful in football.

And Mino Raiola said Zlatan Ibrahimovic also had to overcome prejudice because he was an immigrant in Sweden.

The Italian super-agent, who also oversaw the transfer of Paul Pogba to Old Trafford, last month joined the Belgian striker’s call to stop a chant by Manchester United fans.

4. Tottenham star will miss Man Utd clash, Mauricio Pochettino confirms :

The in-form striker has failed to recover from the strain sustained late on after pulling up in last Sunday’s 4-1 win over Liverpool.

And Mauricio Pochettino says he will not take a risk with Kane’s fitness, admitting his gruelling start to the season has taken its toll.

Kane now race to be for for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid and Spurs boss Pochettino said: “We cannot take a risk. It’s very small and we will see for Wednesday, but tomorrow it’s impossible.

“You always want you best players available. If’s important all the players are fit and available.”

5. Dimitar Berbatov makes prediction about Manchester United’s Anthony Martial :

That’s the verdict of former Red Devils ace Dimitar Berbatov, who played alongside the Frenchman at Ligue 1 giants Monaco.

Martial enjoyed a stellar first season at Old Trafford under Louis Van Gaal, defying those who’d criticised his £58m transfer fee.

But he’s found the going tougher since Jose Mourinho replaced Van Gaal and has been in and out of the United side over the past 18 months.

Berbatov has now offered his backing to Martial though and predicted the 21-year-old will improve as time goes on.