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Juve miss Ronaldo’s ‘killer instinct’ in first league loss to Atalanta since 2001

Milan (AFP) – Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus missed Cristiano Ronaldo’s “killer instinct” as the Italian champions fell to their first league defeat in two decades to Atalanta on Sunday. Ruslan Malinovskyi struck late as Atalanta won 1-0 to move third in Serie A with the Portugal attacker injured. Atalanta are two points behind second-placed AC Milan […]

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Lirola double gives Marseille late win over Lorient

Paris (AFP) – Pol Lirola scored his first two goals for Marseille and hit an injury-time winner as Jorge Sampaoli’s side claimed a 3-2 home victory over Lorient in Ligue 1 on Saturday.  Nigerian striker Terem Moffi struck twice for the visitors but hobbled off with an injury before Lirola won the game in added […]

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Prolific: All of Sergio Aguero’s goals against Chelsea

Manchester City meet Chelsea in a hugely anticipated FA Cup semi-final showdown this weekend, the two favourites for the competition meeting in the last four at Wembley. Both sides have been in impressive form in recent weeks with City on course for a third Premier League crown in just four seasons under Pep Guardiola, whilst […]

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Spurs ‘gloss over’ incident after online mockery from paint supplier

London (AFP) – Tottenham joked they would “gloss over” an embarrassing incident after paint supplier Dulux was forced to apologise for mocking the Premier League club on Twitter. Spurs announced on Thursday that Dulux, whose brand mascot is an old English sheepdog, had become their official paint supplier, with the dog getting a tour of […]

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Kamara ‘vindicated’ after Slavia’s Kudela handed 10-match ban for racism

Paris (AFP) – Rangers said Glen Kamara had been vindicated after UEFA banned Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela for 10 European matches on Wednesday for racially abusing the Finnish midfielder in a Europa League match. Kamara has been suspended for three matches in UEFA club competitions for an “assault” on Kudela that reportedly took place […]

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Screamers: Chelsea’s best ever Champions League goals

Chelsea have been perennial contenders for the Champions League for much of the past two decades, the club’s billionaire investment designed to take the west Londoners to the summit of club football. Roman Abramovich’s lavish spending has seen several huge names arrive at Stamford Bridge, the transformative takeover seeing the Blues regularly feature in the […]

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Tuchel to make a late call over Kante fitness as he explains the ‘downside’ of his early return

Thomas Tuchel is set to make a late call over the fitness of N’Golo Kante ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg against Porto. The midfield dynamo picked up a hamstring complaint while on international duty with France, forcing him to miss Chelsea‘s shock 5-2 defeat to West Brom, with him not being expected to […]

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Man Utd hit back to sink Spurs, Lingard lifts West Ham into fourth

London (AFP) – Manchester United staged a superb fightback to shatter Tottenham’s top four bid with a 3-1 win, while West Ham climbed to fourth place in the Premier League as the revitalised Jesse Lingard inspired a 3-2 victory against Leicester on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side trailed to Son Heung-min’s first half strike, but […]

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Mbappe strikes as PSG keep pressure on Lille

Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe’s goal set Paris Saint-Germain on their way to a 4-1 win at Strasbourg on Saturday as Mauricio Pochettino’s side moved back to within three points of leaders Lille in the Ligue 1 title race. Pablo Sarabia and Moise Kean also scored in the first half while Leandro Paredes netted the […]

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Mbappe ‘focused’ on PSG amid Real Madrid rumours – Pochettino

Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe is not distracted by rumours of a possible move to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino insisted on Friday. The France World Cup-winning superstar has long been linked with an eventual move to Madrid, who courted him as a teenager before he signed for first club Monaco. His current […]