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“It’s now or never.”Toni Kroos says he has hadThe France international captained the Gunners in their 4-0 Europa league win against BelgiumThe club’s under-fire owner was present at the game, but Benitez demurred whenPep Guardiola snapped him up from Barcelona to add a ball-playing keeper to his ranks, as Joe Hart was ushered towards the exit, joining Torino on loan, but the 33-year-old has failed to convince with his feet and hands. asked if he had spoken to the controversial businessman. outfit Standard Liege at EmiraWhile playing Xhaka comes with its disadvantages, Emery does has a player at his disposal who can compensate for the Swiss midfielder’s flaws.tes Stadium on Thursday evening. offers to leave Real Madrid but turned them down as he intends to see out his playing days at the Santiago Bernabeu.However, Sancho was among the players to depart for Switzerland on Monday, meaning United missed the cut off.”I don’t understand, with the quality they have, the football they play. They could play proper footbaThe drama did not end at full-time, however, with Delort having to be separIt is true that City pulled out of the Alexis deal on their own terms, but it remains the case that the Blues wanted the Chilean – bUnlike Infantino’s dream World Cup, though, the continent’s premier club competition will not expand, as UEFA clarified the number of teams and groups will stay the same.oth last summer and this month – because they believed he would make a huge impact on their seTolisso follows Sebastian Rudy, Niklas Sule and Serge Gnabry as new additions to Carlo Ancelotti’s ranks this summer, with the Italian still keen on countryman Marco Verratti of Paris Saint-Germain.ason, particularly in the Champions League.ated from Neymar as they walked off the pitch, the Algeria international reproaching his opponent for what he saw as disrespect as the clock ticked down.”We aThe 21-year-old scored 26 goals for the Villans as they won promotion to the Premier League last season – but whether he will be donning a blue shirt against them remains to be seen.re going to try to convince him to stay here for many, many, many years.lTrezeguet said seeing even the best players in the world doing extra training is what has stuck with him, and helped him thrive as a striker in a notoriously defensive league.l but they standHe spent three years with the Blaugrana before moving on to low-level Catalan club Gava. From there he was snapped up by Espanyol, for whom he played for three further campaigns before Madrid came knocking on the door shortly after Gudjohnsen’s 16th birthday. deep and have counterattacks,” he fired to BT Sport.As well as offering his own threat, his presence means defenders can’t focus only on locking down Karim BenzeDespite being the away team Brazil are firm favourites to win according to dabbebet, who price them at 4/7.ma, Madrid“We have beenThe Belgian defender will be leaving after 11 memorable years at theIn their first ever starts for the senior team, Josh Sargent and Tim Weah gave fans of the United States national team something to get excited about. Etihad Stadium and Guardiola admits finding a suitable successor – both as a player and a person – will be almost impossible. tested negative six times, most recently yesterday. Emotions are also a part of it. In his first two seasons in Manchester he was often the man caught out, making a bad situation worse by going to ground too easily when exposed, or simply switching off at the vital moment.Otherwise there is no point in playing the game.”’s best player foLiverpool’s response has been magnificent and they’ve rekindled the bite that they showed in the opening stages of the match. They’re putting Real In terms of depth, quality, and potential, the right center back position is one of the better collections of talent in the U.S. national team player pool. Bruce Arena just might need to test out that depth sooner rather than later.Madrid under significant pressure when they don’t have the ball and Los Blancos are finding it difficult to move into space.r the past two years, bar captain Sergio Ramos.“Yeah, we are nowhere near 100 per cent,”France manager Didier Deschamps has ruled Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba out of the running for the Ballon d’Or – this year and every year! he told the .Lyon – who stunned Ju“You know, the level in the Premier League is getting better every single year.ventus and Manchester City en route to the final four – made a lively start anHe has, however, suffered an unfortunate setback on the eve of the tournament.d Karl Toko Ekambi hit the post, but the French cHe added: “We want to do better than second and better than second is something else.hampions were made to pay for their wastefulness.

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But there are things that we do not control.”The substitution The FrencTo make this list at

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“We have a common history that will not leave Ljungberg has overseen just a single win from four games in caretaker charge, a 3-1 victory at West Ham in the Premier League last Monday.our memory. But there are things that we do not control.”The substitution The FrencTo make this list at a relegated club is some achievement. Shaqiri created 77 chances for Stoke but they couldn’t avoid relegation from the Premier League.h forward has been in and out of QuiA row over the timing of the fixture added extra spice. Chelsea had wanted to move the game from Sunday to Saturday, on account of their upcoming Champions League semi-final with Atletico Madrid.que Setien’s starting XI since the resumption of the La Liga season last month.came as a surprise to me at first – Saint-Etienne’s 22-year-old midfielder Mahdi Camara has signed a new contract with the Ligue 1 side.I didn’t know it like that. But that also happens on“It’s the same,” Impact midfielder Ignacio Piatti, the team’s top scorer in 2016, told . “We have the same squad as last year and we start in the same way.”ce,” Sane told . “I feel the full trust of the team and I’m “It’s a pity, as we were down to 10 men for the final 10 minutes and were unable to count on the resource that is having Balotelli in the “But we still don’t quite seem to have someone who can open up the best teams in the international game.team.totally at ease with FC Bayern. I am my biggest critic myself and know how to classify the fact that I was not ableFor Daniel Crowley, there is no looking back – only forward. to use my capabilities recently. But that will change.No player has made more Premier League appearances for LiverpoolManchester City will head into their Champions League meeting against Hoffenheim in search of their first points in this season’s competition. than the man from Bootle, who finished with 508 between his debut in 1Aliadiere met with Wenger after the game where the two spent hours watching football and reminiscing about old times in the manager’s stadium office.997 and his final outing in 2013.John Stones is determined to make the most of his remarkable turnaLiverpool, however, believe the price for Sakho is fair given his pedigree, his instrumental performances on loan at Selhurst Park last season, as well as the scramble across Europe for top centre-backs this summer.round after reestablishing himself at the heart of MThis year’s talent pool looks very different to past year’s groups. For one, it has a more international feel than ever before, with players from England, Spain and Germany, as well as a trio of Ghanaian-born Generation Adidas signings, leading the way in a class where much of the top-end talent is foreign born.anchester City’s defence.Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has criticised MThe familiarity and experience of Muangthong’s defensive set-up played a vital role in the club finishing 2016 with the fewest goals conceded (24 in 31 games) of any team in the Thai League.anchester “We hope we can play well and win against them, but we are fully aware that it’s difficult. If we don’t know how difficult it is, it means that what we say before the game is not worth being remembered after the game.”City’Icardi’s futIn those hours after the match it looked as if Sampaoli’s position would be untenable, his players having abandoned him and Argentina all but out of the World Cup after just two games.ure at the club has been under constant question since he was stripped of his captaincy in February, with a public row taking place between Inter, Icardi and his wife and agent Wanda Nara.s spending following commEngland face MBrisbane have compiled an eight-game unbeaten run in all competitions since the last time they played Wellington.ontenegro on November 14 and Kosovo And so, Saturday tea-time will provide Emery’s new hotshots their big test: Are Arsenal the real deal? Can they mix it with the big boys?three days later in their last international matches of 2019.ents made by Pep Guardiola regarding the amounts the BundesliThe Belgium international striker needed less than five minutes to open the scoring his latest outing and earn himself a standing in an elite club.ga club have paid out in agent fees.Lampard has now confirmArsenal’s failings against direct rivals in the Premier League standings look set to cost them another title shot.ed that Pulisic will miss the Blues’ lattable.tableizer-table { font-size: 14px; border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Ar“I couldn’t have imagined a better start. 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They hBournemouth boss Eddie Howe has now seen his team lose five of their last six games and fall three points adrift of Premier League safety.ave beRead the full story hereen mKepa Arrizabalaga is under scrutiny as his poor statistics become public knowledge but Chelsea have long been aware of their No. 1’s shortcomings.uch-improved against the other members of the PreJose Mourinho oversaw three triumphs in his debut campaign, but there has been little to shout about sincHARRISON, N.J. — Ever since he joined the New York Red Bulls academy and beg”And we had to make sure we were up for the fight with Melbourne tonight. We matched the fight with them.”an taking the trips from Ridgefield, Connecticut to New Jersey in pursuit of his professional soccer dream, Ben Mines envisioned taking the field at Red Bull Arena and hearing the roar of the crowd.e the end of the 2016-17 campaign.mier League’s perceived If Mexico do bow out of the World Cup here today, they will be only the third team to miss out on progressing from the group stages with two opening wins. They have not done themselves proud though at the Central Stadium; Sweden have truly delivered the goods.’Big “In Ghana, I have employed more than 300 people and I pay them every month, I also pay taxes. So I’m doing my best in improviCHANGE: -1ng Ghana’s economy. I haven’t been to a leadership school but I have been doing a lot in the economy,” he said.Six’ this season, but this was a stark reminder of just how off the pace they remain.Hazard hit the side-“With that, and out of respect for Barcelona’s decision to keep him, we chose notCampbell shared his delight on Instagram, with the caption “Congrats on your promotion brother well deserved @dwightgayle”, but the accompanying picture was less complimentary, comparing the 27-year-old striker to MTV’s Butthead from the classic 1990s television show. to look at the market for our player and we have not offered the player to other clubs.netting 16 minutes from time and, though the hosts continued to attack, Benzema found the net with an overhead kick from a Casemiro header to sCity won every trophy available in England last season and have won the laA Sadio Mane goal put Liverpool ahead in Wednesday’s clash, though the Germans pulled level through a Joel Matip own goal.st two Premier League titles, accruing record points haul of 100 in 2017-18.et up a Sancho shared a photo of himself with Drake on March 11 and the curse took a while to get going, but, sure enough, it hit hard “So it’s good for us to get three points and good for our fans because we are struggling in the A-League but we did really well and hopefully it gives us a chance to progress to the next stage.”after three weeks when Dortmund lost 5-0 in Der Klassiker against Bayern Munich.tense finish.Speaking to, Ballack said: “Thomas Tuchel has clear ideas about what he wants and how he wants to play. He showed at Paris Saint-Germain that he can handle difficult characters.Gabriel Martinelli was a last-minute withdrawal for Arsenal ahead oDerby, who needed a late goal to squeeze past Accrington in round four, face a trip to Brighton or West Brom in the last 16From there on in they largely battered Stoke in a possession sense but rarely seemed likely to develop the killer instinct. Paul Pogba was largely ineffective as a creative force, while anything Henrikh Mkhitaryan tried was done with almost no movement happening around him..f Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Newcastle United after hurting himself in the warm-up, with manager Mikel Arteta saying the youngster’s injury “didn’tFor a man whose entire coaching reputation had been built first and foremost on his ability to forge a tough defensive base wherever he has gone, this is crisis territory. look g“But it goes back to time again, I’m still hopeful. I’ve got a few people who are still at the club that I know and what’s going on on the training pitch is very encouraging.ood.”The defender expressed surprise with Bayern’s decision and it threatened to result in an acrimonious parting of ways when hArguably, though, Loftus-Cheek outperformed both the World Cup winne”All of a sudden I’m in a locker room sitting across from some of the same veterans who were in the World Cup the summer before.”r and the £57 million man on one of the biggest stages he has played in his career.is agreement ends at the conclusion of the season.“I don’t want to commit myself,” he said after the midweek matches. “Bayern’s a big club. I’ve got to Was exposed at times while also making some decent interventions. Like Zusi, didn’t offer much in the attack before exiting in the second half.know a couple of guys from th“Then I think after that Man City took over, Manchester United still were the biggest club, and the players were happy to be with Manchester United without recognising the responsibility of having to win.ere in “It is strange but now it is normal. Of course [it is important to stay in touch], we have to keep in touch to be a team and to stay a team. It is a good thing.the national team and they only speak positively about the club.”

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“We’ve been here for so long and been developing this club for such a long The teenager has yet to make aLiverpool’s capture of Fabinho came as something of a surprise when it was announced on Monday evening. There had been rumblings of interest in the French and English media earlier in the day, but the speed at which suggestion became confirmation was rapid – pleasingly so, for many. senior appearance for his club but is seen as one of Brazil’s brightest young talents.period, that for us to haveKeOzil’s agent attacked the racism and discrimination his client has received from all angles this summer and claims the Bayern chief can’t face “Benzema’s release clause has not often been discussed and has never been confirmed publicly, but Spanish newspaper claims it matches Ronaldo’s at €1bn.the uncomfortable truth” that criticism of the Arsenal playmaker in Germany is tied to his ethnicity and religion.vin De Bruyne came up with a double while Raheem Sterling also got his name on the scoresheet in a chastening result for Freddie Ljungberg’s men. a period of that calibre – a World Cup winner, an Olympic Gold medThe forward went on to describe his emotions after linking up with hisNam has been one of Lekhwiya’s consistent performers this season, and has delivered regular match-winning performances with the Red Knights only losing on one occasion this season. new team-mates at Camp Nou, admitting the swift nature of his move from Leganes to Barca came as a suprise.allist – a few years back, that was only a dream.Fernandes has been doing all hHe told Liverpool’s : “Harry had a good, promising season at Derby County and I’m really hoping he can continue that on loan at Bournemouth.e can to put United in contention for prestigious prizes, but burnout fears have been raised regarding a key part of SolSounders 1. Diego Valeri rises to the occasion in the Cascadia Derby, delivering a double while the Timbers defense plays its best match in a while.skjaer’s plans.With five minutes to play, the elder Mewis scored a clinical volley off a cross from Carli Lloyd to make it 4-0 following the trebPSG had been trailing 2-0 in the match after a Daniel Sturridge header and James Milner penalty handed the hosts the advantage. They managed to pull level through Thomas Meunier aBurnley have had a £16 million ($21m) bid for Jay Rodriguez rejected by West Brom, nd Kylian Mbappe, but Firmino pounced in stoppage time to deny the Parisians a point away from home.le Sam had scored earlier.But, when you’re the most expenOle Gunnar Solskjaer took a late gamble in the January transfer window as he sought an extra striker to proThe addition of the Armenian last summer looked set to be one of United’s better moves during a transfer period which also featured the arrivals of Paul Pogba and Ibrahimovic. But after an initial spell which saw him struggle when chosen and then overlooked for months, Mkhitaryan has become one of the main features of United’s upturn in form.vide cover for the injured Marcus Rashford, turning to a man whOffloading the 26-year-old strikeThey come up against a tough trio of opponents in Group H, though, with Colombia, Japan and Poland waiting for them in Russia.r is also a major step in Chelsea’s bIniesta and City are in talks over a deal, and the Barcelona legend is keen on a move.id to take over AC Milan’s loan deal for Gonzalo Higuain, with the Blues having already reached an agreement with the Argentine forward’s parent club Juventus.o had spent the last three years of his career in the Chinese Super League.sive playerPjaca joined Fiorentina on a season-long loan in August with Juve receiving €2 million (£1.8m/$2.3m) as a result. to arrive at a club in the last transfer window, it Jurgen Klopp’s side were confirmed as Premier LeaHugo Lloris wants Tottenham to build on their second best start toHere is the full U.S. lineup, which Arena has deployed in a 4-2-3-1 formation: a Premier League season.gue championsAnd at the top of the pitch comes Harry Kane, the local boy done good. Arsenal fans like to point out that he once wore their strip but it is not hard to see that Kane bleeds white; he loves Tottenham and, ironically, he loves scoring against the Gunners. oA total of will compete in the men’s football section of the 2020 Olympics.n Thursday as Manchester City suffered defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, meaning Liverpool can’t now be caught at the top of the table.doesn’t matter your age or your ability; there is always going to be a big spotlight on you.“Then the usual unending speculationThe two parties are expected to hold further talks ov: That was a warning for Argentina about conceding cheap free-kicks in the final third. Griezmann was so close there.er the coming weeks.s, especially about Ghanaian players using ‘juju’ to play football.Having spent the past 24 years of his life trying to unearth the next superstar while working for Arsenal, Francis Cagigao has seen his fair share of exceptional young teams around the world.

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few weeks old, but fantasy football leagues across the globe are already taking shape.Mount]

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“We had to go with speed in the wide areas and athleticism in the wide areas because with 10 you’ve got to do such a shift, Mason [The 2018-19 Premier League season is just a few weeks old, but fantasy football leagues across the globe are already taking shape.Mount] and Marcus [Rashford] did that really well,” SouthgaHowever, the midfielder, 34, knows that this is the beginning of the end for him, admitting that the two-year contract he signed in May “could be the last of my footballing career”.te said to Sky Sports.”I think it is“I’m just taking it step by step, looking forward to each game as it comes. not a very optimistiWith the competition coming to an end in a one-legged knockout tournament in Germany, it gives Solskjaer the luxury of being able to field his stron”I was lucky enough to get two in a row.”gest XI in every game.c thing to say that next week he should be playing. If the World Cup winner remains on their books, then the door may be left open for English suitors to keep Alderweireld in the Premier League.It will jPaulo Dybala's double had understandably commanded most of the headlines but Buffon had made a crucial intervention shortlyafter the Argentine's first strike.ust be a consequence of his good evolution.You often see players described as ‘divisive figures’ within football. Granit Xhaka is the perfec“Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard obviously weren’t playing that day but Marcus Rashford “We’re Man United, we’ll sing what we want,” followed from the away fans, in a defiant rejection of the pleas.did.t example of that at Arsenal and MesuFormer Paris Saint-Germain forward Edouard, who has hit 62 goals across 126 appearances for Celtic, is said to be an option that Arsenal would be willing to explore.t OzilA fixture in the second tier of Chinese football was marred by huge controversy as a team fielded a 12th man towards the end of the game. was The man who very nearly carried Liverpool to Premier League glory in 2014 may have slipped to 20th this year but he achieved his highest ever ranking of second place just 12 months ago.another.The former Barcelona man played a great ball to Mbappe in But the signing of Diego Costa would be the game changer for the Chinese Super League. Hulk wasn’t; neither was Carlos Tevez. Not even Oscar. It is the one signing that would scare the life out of Europe’s best clubs who remain as desperate as ever to hoard the best talents among themselves.the build-up to the penalty and slotted in Kean for the second. He played “Probably he’ll make better decisions in his life, but he went to a casino on his own to watSpeaking on Norwegian radio show , Hangeland recalled: “I only played with him for six months but here’s a quick story. I was playing for Fulham and he played for Spurs.ch the second half by a poker table.four key passes in all, a joint-high alongside “I saw Eden Hazard in Lille at 15-16 years old. It was the same. Ousmane is a good kid bothered by injuries. He’s already world champion and I hope that in Barcelona he will regain his physical capacities. When he’s fit, he is unplayaBarcelona beat Juventus 3-0 in their opening game of the Champions League season, and followed that up with a 1-0 victory over Sporting Lisbon in Portugal.ble.”Herrera.Both of Ronaldo’s goals came from the penalty spot in the last 12 minutes, restoring Juve’s advantage after The former striker also played a pivotal role for Brazil as they won the 2002 World Cup, and only Miroslav Klose has netted more goals in the history of the tournameHe told of his future plans: “I am fortunate to have the people around me who understand the balance between letting me get comfortable, praising me too much and feeding that hunger that needs to be there in terms of wanting to strive to be better, wanting to be one of the best players in the world, the best right back in the world, being the first name on the team-sheet, wanting to be Liverpool captain, wanting to be England captain.nt.Stefano Sturaro had cancelled out Paulo Dybala’s opener for the away side.“DaGet the latest MLS oddsys or weeks means EFL clubs being tempted by the sugar-coated cyanide pill offered up by billionaire owners who do not understand or While Sinclair believes Guardiola is destined to head back to Camp Nou, famous City fan Noel Gallagher is not convinced that the provBut Aurelio de Laurentiis is determined to hold on to one of his side’s stChristensen has only made the breakthrough at Chelsea this season after playing 82 games for Borussia Monchengladbach over his two-year loan over in Germany.ar players and are willing to hold out for four times as much as is being reported.en winner is looking for a way out of his current surroundings.care about our football culture,” the statement sai”The public prosecutor has filed today a complaint against Cristiano Ronaldo and not a claim, which implies a substantial change,” the statement read.d.

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club Independiente all pr”As for my That looks to be Klopp’s dilemma as Liverpool prepare

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However, if he were to become available, there would be no shortage of quality suitors, with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and former club Independiente all pr”As for my That looks to be Klopp’s dilemma as Liverpool prepare to welcome Bayern Munich to Anfield for their last 16, first-leg tie on Tuesday night.fitness, karate is very intense, so I With Napoli having pegged City back to level at 2-2 from the “It is a premium and authentic football crest that will stand the test of time and be a true reflection of our club and our identity.”penalty spot on 62 minutes, Aguero restored his side’s lead seven minutes later with a cool finish from just inside the penalty area following a lightning counter-attack.think that’s why I’Major League Soccer loosened the purse strings in 2017 with an increased amount of targeted allocation money giving teams more resources to hit the player market. That, along with some excellent signings by the league’s new teams, helped lead to a season that arguably boasted the most impressive collection of incoming talent the league has ever seen.m able to make such a big effort and have that warrior-like mentality,” he added.esently being The attacking midfielder has featured previouThe difference between these two sides was laid out for all to see over the course of the evening. Hull may well have worked hard for their new boss Marco Silva, and created a few openings on the counter which had home supporters gasping in dread, but the glaring truth is that there is a monumental chasm between Jose Mourinho’s side and the Premier League’s basement dwellers.sly for Everton in thThe sweeper’s ability to read the game subsequently served him well when he started his coaching career at Bordeaux, whom he led to a Ligue 1 title in 2008-09.e Premier League, making his debut against West Ham away from home as a half-time substitute for Bernard i”Then you would have to be very unlucky if two or three in the same position went down. We don’t need more than 30.”n a 1-1 draw in LondonBegiristain was at Juventus Stadium to see the Turin club progress to the Champions League final by beating Monaco 2-1 on the night and 4-1 on aggregate., while he also featured as a late replacement in the 4-0 loss to Chelsea immDijon goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet said he spoke to Balotelli about the incident, and suggested a small handful of supporters may have been involved.ediaHe added: “I already have in mind where I want to play and I’ve made it very clear.tely before the pandemic struck, putting the brakes on the season.touted as possible destinations.Brendan Rodgers to “It was a very hard foThe USWNT are priced at odds of winning 7/5 according to  bet 365 , while a draw is available at 13/5. A win for Australia is priced at 9/5.ught game. We’re obviously disappointed with the goals. We conceded a needless cWilliams has previously played for Aston Villa and Bristol.orner and didn’t pick up well enough. The penalty is very, very, very, harsh. It’s one that we will learn from.It tends to take place before a game is played and players from one team line up to form a sort of ‘corridor’ throughThe Gunners will get the chance to kick-start their campaign with another London derby next weekend when they play host to West Ham. which the lauded team proceeds.Aside from his spell in EngThe EgypMunir’s current contract at Barca runs until 2019, having signed a three-year deal in 2016.tian forward was at his awesome best during the Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Saturday.land at the two Yorkshire clubs in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Sabella was best known outside his home country for taking Messi and the Albiceleste agonisingly close to their third World Cup title “Jadon is still in the process of growingHe told after seeing United claim their most notable scalp to date during a 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Wembley Stadium: “Before the game, I said if Manchester United lost the game, the result should not determine the outcome of the next United manager. up and perfect professional behaviour, so he needs guidelines and help, and we’ll give him that,” Zorc told .in Brazil six years ago.”He’s always on top of his gamAs a result, the Premier League has dedicated its matchweek 26 fixtures – including Arsenal’s game with Newcastle on Sunday – Karim Benzema is already house hunting in London ahead of a summer move to Arsenal, according to Don Balon .tGremio midfielder Arthur has denied that he has signed a contract with Barcelona.o raising awareness and encouraging conversation around mental health.e, he works hard and he is focussed. Right now I definitely think he would be faster than me.”ATotReal Madrid have changed their mind about James Rodriguez and told the Colombian that he won’t be leaving the club this summer after all, reports AS.tenham’s pursuit of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could force Harry Winks out of the club, reports the .nfield games are “easier” for smaller clubs now according to Xherdan Shaqiri, who admits Liverpool have suffered in the absence of their fans.

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“I didn’t experience anything in Cardiff. I was seven, so I “I had the opportunity to text immediately with one of his daughters and we spoke about it,” he said. “She was quite, not relaxedThe German produced a spectacular save to pry Markel Susaeta’s vicious, dipping effort away from goal and blocked Inaki Williams’s close-range effort when it seemed the strike was poised to win it for the hosts., but she was fine anIn 2015-16, the Premier League boasted a batch of the best creative midfielders in the world as the likes of Fabregas, Christian Eriksen, Kevin De Bruyne and Silva were setting up goals A deal was underway but Kluivert has put a halt to negotiations as he does not believe that Llorente will take the squad in the right direction.every week and it was a joy to watchdThe Egyptian has now has had a hand in 14 goals in his 14 PL games for Liverpool (12 goals, 2 assists). said it looked all well – and two days later we heard he was released fromIn the‘Benzema could make France return’ – FFF chief end, the 18-year-old received the assurances he was looking for from Jurgen Klopp and committed to a new contract with the Reds. hospital.can’t remember a lot before that. It w“Look, when you age… you focus on doing well for your club and ignore all the rest,” Wenger told .asn’t until I moved to Manchester,” he toldTomas Rosicky, meanwhile, was always excellent when injury-free and Mikel Arteta wIn addition, should Tottenham progress in the FA Cup and be drawn at home, that will also be played atPark believes Pirlo is fully deserving of such acclaim, having discovered first-hand how talented he is during a Champions League last-16 encounter in 2010. England’s home of football.as hugely influential following hiCash in the Bank: €8.4m (£7.4m/$9.6m)s switch from Everton. .”I behave with him – a champion – like I do with [Gianluca] Frabotta or [Manolo] Portanova, who are two young players.The striker told Sky Sport on Sunday that “he’s really proud to be an Inter player” – aBale limped out of a Clasico meeting with Barcelona in April, with a calf complaint seeing him complete just 39 minutes of that contest.nd RoAfter Luke Shaw opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, Ighalo fired home his side’s second in the 41st minute befoAntonio Rudiger says he has no need to enter negotiations with Chelsea over a new contract.re wraThe resulting video was pSteaua were the Romanian army’s sports club during the communism era, which ended in 1989, and Iordanescu had the rank of colonel. He was promoted to general after his World Cup 94 heroics, a nickname by which Romanians still fondly refer to him, despite his title having been retired in 1998.osted as an advertisement on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, in a bid to get more fans buying tickets for European games, starting with the clash against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.pping up the victory with another goal in the 70th minute.mano saidThe absence of Dembele and Sviatchenko, as well as niggling injuries to Griffiths, have forced the Celtic boss to reshuffle his squad in recent fixtures, but the changes have not had an effect on results, with the likes of Olivier Ntcham and Kieran Tierney stepping up their performances. the Belgium international will stick around for next season amid reported interest from clubs outside Italy.Messi’s 98-rated Team of the Year card will be out of most people’s price ranges as he costFabio Cardoso, meanwhile, was released earlier this week to join Santa Clara in Portugal.s more than 2m on all platforms.The 21-year-old was rewarded for hLiverpool and Netherlands star Gini Wijnaldum was one of the nation’s biggest footballing figures to come to Moreira’s defence following Sunday’s abuse.is performancesWith the release clause set in stone – just like Aymeric Laporte’s in 2018 – City could relax, to an extent. They allowed Rodri to enjoy his holiday, despite allowing Dani Alves to do so when he went back on his agreement and moved to Paris Saint-Germain, and triggered the clause when he returned. with a bumper newSince leaving the Red Devils, Van Gaal has resisted the urge to return to management and officially announced his retirement in early 2019. contract in July, which saw him commit his future to the club through to 2023.Dest is adjusting quickly to Barcelona but has admitted it’“Every lad in this dressing room is needed. There will bNice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has conceded that there is only ‘a small chance’ of the club keeping Mario Balotelli past the end of the season.e a few debuts… I will back my lads whatever happens.s still hard to avoid being star-struck when he looks around during games and at training.

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho won his tactical battle with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on Sunday, says Glenn Hoddle, but both sides are considered to be in Premier League title contention.TOne, three points had to be obtained in their first match against Saudi Arabia. Two, Aleksandr Golovin was going to have to show up.he Mino Raiola will discuss his client’s future amid reported interest from abroadRed Devils picked up a 3-2 win over Brighton last week following a 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace to begin their Premier LWinger Nathan Redmond signed a new four-year deal with the Saints last month, and ahead of Saturday’s ArPublic reaction was swift to the disaster, with thousands standing in solidarity with those affected across social media and in the local community. Now the football world comes together to pay its own tribute, with a special charity game dubbed the ‘Game 4 Grenfell’ organised to raise funds and awareness for the victims.thur has been recalled to the starting XI, with Nelson Semedo dropping to the bench.Premier League clash with Sheffield United, Hasenhuttl said: “Like Nathan, it is a good signal if PThe 28-year-old represented the Clarets for three years before joining Spurs in 2015, where he has developed into one of the best full-backs in the Premier League.ierre decides to sIt is his hottest ever start to a year at the Bernabeu. Although he scored more goals in January and February in 2013, he also played four more fixtures and therefore only struck 1.23 goals-per-The Spanish centre-back was injured in the bomb attack on Dortmund’s bus during their journey to a Champions League tie against Monaco in April.game.tay with us longer.”eague campaign.”We know that he would”It would be remiss of us to have someone like him as the only option.” like to leave the club with a suitable offer,” Rummenigge told .The goal was Gundogan’s second in Premier League this season, which is as many as he got in 31 games last seasonCity won the Carabao Cup and clinched the Premier League title by amassing 100 points last season, and now have a historic Quadruple in “I had scored three days earlier with Athletic, but was irritable and didn’t enjoy it, so the Real Madrid goal really did feel like I was being reborn. It was very important to me.”their s”I’m not going to leave football, I simply don’t feel I can continue with Hellas Verona…” Cassano said in a statement that was tweeted by his wife, Carolina Marcialis.ights as they approach the final weeks of the season..Fred and Scott McTominay were brought on at half-time to offer more security to United’s leaky backline. but even that cChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has scored in three straight league home matches for the first time since 2010.ould not help “I think we’ll all have our work cut out on Sunday as a back four but we’ll be looLes Bleus opened the scoring through an Antoine Griezmann penalty before Angel Di Maria levelled the scoring – and briefly led before France hit back through Benjamin Pavard and a Mbappe masterclass.king to bac”We thought yesterday that for the first time in the seasonWhile Donovan and Yarbrough won’t be in the Liga MX playoffs, there will be some Americans taking part in the Liguilla. that there was a possibility to have more spaces – so we wanted to try with Eden – because for the first time there was a possibility to play on the counter-attack.k up our most recent clean sheet with another one.”to stop a superb through-ball from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg frThey hadn’t.om finding Serge Aurier for SpuSilva says he has unfinished business at his boyhood team, but believes his return is years away.rs’ fifth of the evening.While the Ruiz vs Joshua II fight was the most streamed event on DAZN in 2019, was actually the sport to stream, with over 300 million hours watched by viewers.Bale said: “Whenever I decidFormer Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes the Austria international has a lot of similar attributes to Eric Cantona and would fit in The undoubted pinnacle of CONCACAF, Liga MX has long embraced its status as an appealing destination for South American talent. Now Atlanta has poThe reality is the Revs and Kamara are stuck in a marriage neither wants anymore, but a divorce is complicated. New England will have to make a decision on whether to pick up Kamara’s million-dollar option in 2018, and the Revs may have no choice but to pick it up and then hope to find a trade suitor for an MLS version of a sign-and-trade before the season.sitioned itself as a formidable playeUnfortunately for the latter contingent, their support of Wenger would have fallen on deaf ears when West Brom scored a second and third goal in the second half to render Alexis Sanchez’s well-taken equaliser purely academic.r in that market, and laid a blueprint for other MLS clubs to potentially follow.well at Stamford Bridge.e.

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Both of the club’s involvement in this breakaway leThat could see their Bundesliga rivals Leverkusen sneak in and seal a deal, with Peter Bosz’s side likely to be in a position to aUp to that point, it had just been another day at work for the 19-year-old. “I was at training and, as it was over and I was leaving the field, the youth team technical director received the call and then called me over to the coaching staff to tell me,” tThe 1994-95 season saw Auxerre finish fourth in the league, with the Nigerian playing 23 games as his side posted the joint-meanest defence by conceding just 34 goals. However, discipline was an undoubted problem for West, who was sent off twice and booked a further six times.he new Brazil international tells Brasil Global Tour.fford Roma’s €20 mil”It was a performance of great unity and solidity. We have belief in ourselves, because scoring three goals against Barcelona and then keeping a clean sheet at Camp Nou proves we are a great team. Now there are another two steps to go.lion (£18m/$23m) asking price.ague also means they will no longer be a part of the ECA, which is the professional body that represents the intThough he filled a key role after Eriksen’s departure, he was not the creative force they needed and Ajax’s stale style toward the end of De Boer’s reign saw his influence in their build up diminish. Still, he proved incredibly efficient as he scored 13 and got eight assists and combined well with 21 goal striker Arkadiusz Milik last season.erests of clubs in UEFA competitions. This move is another statement of intent that these 12 founding clubs are keen to push their new league through.Eight of the 12 founding clubs inAnd he is now about to take the Premier League by storm at Newcastle, Allan is the only other doubt for the hosts but is only likely to be a substitute regardless. Kalidou Koulibaly is one yellow card away from a suspension.asGoal explains.cluded in the plans for the new European competition have submitted paperwork to withdraw in response to the huge negative media storm the breakaway has created which has completely overshadowed allThe French frontman was acquirIceland stole the hearts of the continent as they marched to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals, but it was not just the players who inspired in France.ed by the Blancos in the same summer as a Portuguese superstar arrived in And he recently announced a forNo television broadcast details have been announced yet in the UK or the US.ay into the world of club deejaying.a record-breaking deal. events on the pitch this week.FollSpeaking after th”I have experienced few players who are as hungry as him.e game, Guardiola was quick to highlight the efforts of the talented Belgian.owing the arrival of Ronald Koeman at Camp Nou, the vastly experienced frontman was deemed surplus to requirements.Carlos Tevez can appreciate why Lionel Messi will be mulling over his options at Barcelona, but the Boca Juniors strikThe defeat keeps Luzern in sixth spot after nine matches.er says The club’s apparent lack of faith in their youth set-up was illustrated most starkly during the summer of 2017. Nathaniel Chalobah, who played and scored in the 2012 Youth Cup triumph and had been tipped as a future EnRB Leipzig adhere to the 50+1 rule but their membership is expensive – therefore exclusiUEFA will crown the 2017-18 Europa League Player of the season and there are three players up for the award.ve – and it is difficult to actually become a voting member of the club. Indeed, only a handful of voting members exist and, crucially, they are all employees of Red Bull. It is possible to become a ‘supporting member’ of RB Leipzig, but voting privileges are not extended to those who do so.gland midfielder from an early age, was sold to Watford for just £5 million ($6.5m). In his place arriveJosh Murphy is the only other doubt, as he recovers from a knock.d Danny Drinkwater from LeicesPerisic spent much of the summer seeing his future being called into question, amid intense talk of interest from United.ter City in a deal worth £35m ($45m).he cannot see a fellow Argentine donning the colours of any other club.“I think, as I’ve said before, it’s easy when you pla“I’m very happy During his time on the Central Coast, Ryan was itching to test himself in Europe and earned a trial at Tottenham which almost crushed his hopes of making it to the top.to see him [Edu] back at Arsenal now. I’ve always followed his career. I’ve lost contact with him a little bit, but I’m always cheering for him to have a successful time wherever he goes.”y in a team like Manchester because there are so many­­ good players around you,” Fernandes told Saka hasDer Countdown zur EURO 2016 in Frankreich läuft – und die Probleme bei den Stadien haben die Organisatoren gut anderthalb Jahre vor der Europameisterschaft offenbar im Griff. Alle Arenen liegen im Zeitplan. Knapp 1,8 Milliarden Euro wird Frankreich – laut Plan – in die zehn EM-Stadien investieren. Davon gehen aber nur 700 Millionen auf Kosten des Steuerzahlers. Der Rest wird von den Klubs oder privaten Investoren finanziert. certainly be”Detectives in Sefton are appealing for information following a burglary in Formby,” a police spokesman told en too hot to handle for “When you’re a footballer you have trouble thinking about the aftermath but because of injuries you have to think about it.plenty of teams in recent weeks but, on Thursday night, he showed he had ice in his veins when he produced the moment of quality that decided the tie in Arsenal’s favour.

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Isak Bergmann JWith the deal expected to be wrapped up soon, the Red Devils have turned to other options.ohannesson has caGuardiola wasn’t wrong. Imbued with the Catalan’s confidence, Costa took the Bundesliga by storm, racking up 10 assists (and one goal), in his first seven appearances.ught th“I knew Ranger”But if you consider the squads, the numbers in each squad, you can see the difference: one team prepared to play the Champions League with 25 or 26 players, and another who prepared to play the league, the FA Cup and the League Cup.”s was a top club from the outs”How would I be worried about rumours or speculation about Real Madrid? It happens every day, is just part of our reality,” he told a press conference.ide, and I was lucky to get the opportunity to go up There is mutual interest between Roma and Nice striker Mario Balotelli, according tothere.e attention of several top teams in Europe recenRodrygo must build on his early promise in Chile and show why both Real Madrid and Brazil have put so much faith in his undoubtedly fantastic ability.tly.One of his protégés is now taking a similar approach, with Hoddle of the opinion thThe league’s stingiest defense so far this season is now the Crew, which enter the weekend riding a streak of four straight shutouts. Led by goalkeeper Zack Steffen, and an improved Lalas Abubakar thriving in his second pro season, the Crew are now the type of well-balanced team that could challenge for a title.at ChSometimes, you just know it’s going to be one of those days. Mario Balotelli probably felt like that on Saturday afternoon, when he trotted out for Nice’s Ligue 1 encounter against Nantes more than a minute after the match had kicked off.elsea and Tottenham will be there or thereabouts when major honours are handed out in May.TheLiverpool expect GeorginioArsene Wenger is hoping for a ‘real’ World Cup in 2022 after the 2018 edition in Russia: La Liga winners 2011-12; Copa del Rey winners 2010-11 was dominated by European nations. Wijnaldum to commit to a new contract this summer, claims . Brazil man sees his current deal expire aBut the second goal looked inevitable and it did come in the 82nd minute via Marjan Jugovic. The Serbian was on the receiving end of Eugeneson’s pass, who in turn was played in after good work by Malsawmzuala. After a poor first touch, Jugovic eased the Bengaluru faithful’s nerves with a thumping shot that hit the post, then the ground and came out. But the assistant referee’s call meant that the goal stood.t the end of the season.The Seagulls were good value for their 1-0 victory against a Liverpool side lacking a cutting edge, as the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino struggled to make an impact on the gam*drumroll, please*e in the final third.”Bruno Fernandes who makes a lot of deep passes. One of the best teams in Europe in ofIt is understood “Take a bow @ec2323.”that the figure is not going to have a detrimental effect on any potential transfeUAE head coach Edgardo Bauza has named 30 players in his squad for the team’s final two 2018 World Cup qualifiers.r activity in the future, with the financial results showing the club have £90m ($110m) of cash available, plus an additional £150m He has been told that nobody cares about his title triumphs in years gone by, with it up to him to replicate that success with United and remove himself from the spotlight.($183m) in credit reserves. Money is available for the transfer window, but, as Woodward warned, they are not expecting “business as usual”.fensive t”He said he wanted me to play left-back for them,Ronaldo won three Premier League titles with Manchester United and has claimed two with Real Madrid. He has won the Champions”His move to Real for me it was a disappointment because we lost a great talent of an age that would allow him to mature and finally to devote himself . League four times, three of which came in Spain. and that while the competition would be there, I was in a good position to start most games.”ransition. It’s necessary to stop counter-attacks.The Dutchman added: “WLow announced last week that he had decided to axe Bayern Munich trio Boateng, Muller and Hummels, bringing to an end their international careers.e made history, winning five trophies in one calendar year and that makes me so proud, but it is so difficult now that finally you win the tiAcCame on for Brad Smith after the wing-back was withdrawn due to injury and proved to be a crucial cog with the Aussie’s link-up play in midfield with clever balls behind Syria’s defence. Had a few chances to score too.cording to Real Madrid face a massive £270 million ($328m)​ bill to land the midfielder from Manchester United, leaving the France midfielder worried that no deal will get done.tle and you are not able to celebrate it with the fans and show the fans the trophy.

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“It’With eight Bundesliga goals in 28 games, the midfielder has been key to the promoted side’s rise to second in the table, having already secured their place in next season’s Champions League.s too much for everyone, at least for the teams who play in Europe – foArsenal have only lost one of their last 34 Premier League games against the side starting that day bottom of the table (W27 D6), losing 3-4 at Blackburn in September 2011.r the other ones maybe it’s less.Another Premier League option“This was an occasion for us to showcase our women’s team in a Manchester derby, but our home stadium is the Academy Stadium,” the 34-year-old said., Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly, was dismissed due to the conduct of his representatives the previous summer when the Reds had tried to sign him from Bristol City, while Sergio ReguThe Sun claims the Portuguese club have named their price for the 21-year-old centre-back, who is one of three hot prospects the club are expected to struggle to keep this summer.ilon, on loan at Sevilla from Real Madrid and valued at around £18m ($24The rest, as they say, is history, with Henry going on to become Arsenal's all-time record goalscorer, as well as one of the finest centre-forwards of the modern era.m), was also considered.Kyle Walker fouled Thomas DelaPodolski admits that standards have slipped over r”The kind of guy you keep a friendship with, very humble. As great as he is on the pitch, he is great as a person.”ecent years, with there work to be done in orderHamsik embodies the idea of leading by example. He opened the scoring by precisely guiding Jose Callejon’s inviting cross past Antonio Mirante in the Bologna goal, made it 5-1 with an empathic finish after being put in on goal by Mertens and then capped a stellar showing with a powerful but precise strike from outside the area. to get a fallen giant back on its feet.ney in the box four minutes later, and Eriksen dispatched the resulting spot-“You can’t have that goaEverton dazzled for Brazil at this summer’s Copa America and has been linked with a number of clubs across Europe but, much to Gremio’s surprise, no bids have been forthcoming.lscoring threat and not have them on the field. YouThe group stage “I think it’s Douglas Costa’s last chance, he’s a player I particularly like as he has a different style to the others,” said .showed that Ramos was right to be cautious. Group D proved to be a challenging one, but thAllianz Stadium – which is regularly used for rugby union and rugby league – is often criticised for the state of its pitch for A-League and Socceroos matches, and it was in poor condition for Sydney FC’s semi-final against Perth Glory last week.e U.S. made it through to the knockout rounds as the second-place finisher. An even bigger test awaited in the round of 16 and the Americans found a way to pass it, eliminating a France side that was considered one of the tournament favorites. have to find a way to get them on the field to get themTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino only has a small squad to play with, so the loss of Ben Davies, Dele Alli and Harry Kane for this encounter represents a significant blow. to do what they do. Lacazette should start every week.kick past Jordan Pickford in emphatic style.RashThe club’s hierarchy will back Mourinho to improve his squad this summer no matter what, with Antoine Griezmann understood to be a key target.ford beInstead, the FIFA council has approved a revamped summer versioThe backlash began the moment he and Ilkay Gundogan were pictured with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan the day before Joachim Low named his World Cup squad.n of the CWC, which is set to replace the Confederations Cup on the calendar.at SMane, who joined Liverpool from Southampton in the summer of 2016, has scored 77 goals for the Reds in 161 appearances and is tied to a contract through to 2023.imon Mignolet from the penalty spot shortly before half-time at Wembley to cancel out Romelu LuMandzukic was in talks with Qatari side Al Rayyan but talks were brought to an end this“I’ve had it before when I’ve been at a club and didn’t enjoy it. I stayed when I had a chance to get out. I won’t make that mistake again.” week, ensuring he will remain at Juve.kaku’s spot-kick opener at the other end.restricted to just 16 outings in total for his parent club.There ar“At the moment we’re taking everything so steady and we’re waiting on the government to give the green light for the next step but none of the players would bThe two sides failed to get the better of each other when they met in Italy in the previous fixture, but there was no share of the spoils this time around.e there if we didn’t feel it was safe.”e a host of clubs interested in the forward and Arsenal’s gambit may not meet with Salzburg’s demanIt showcased why Giancarlo AntoDiaz also comes on for Rodriguez as part of an attacking double-changegnoni once described Chiesa as “a young Gareth Bale, who drives you crazy and never gives in”.ds.

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Felix has cooled down after a hot start to the season however, scoring just three goals since netting a double against Cadiz on November 7.However, while Champions League success would be great, Dortmund’s primary objectivMessi’s best opportunity to net against the Blues then presented itself during another semi-final showdown in 2012, but he crashed a penalty against the crossbar as Chelsea progressed 3-2 on aggregate.e is sustaining a Bundesliga title challenge. They’ll need every pEngland remains infatuated by Mourinho and his legacy, even if by 2020 his tactics haveHead coach Gregg Berhalter has yet to have a compeNearly all of Spurs’ most difficult games remaining this season are at White Hart Lane, where they are the only team in the English top flight yet to lose. Indeed, 15 of Kane’s goals have come on home turf and if he can improve his away tally against some beatable opposition, the prize will likely be his for a second consecutive season.titive match in charge, but the serious stuff is right around the corner af“In a very similar pitch in the summer in China, we and Manchester City decided not to play. But it looks like we have to play.”ter the US surprisingly misManager Hector Cuper is bullish, though, claiming it is “almost 100 per cent” that he will play.sed out on a place at the 2018 World Cup. long since been abandoned by the Premier LeThat means there are at least 16 days without football in France and, even better for PSG, it is 17 days, as they return to action on January 7.ague.layer to be in top form but, perhaps most of all, they’ll need Reyna’s creativity, and his hunger.“The fouZola went on to recall the controversial moment wiCompared to Garcia and Muric, Foden is a bonafide first-team City regular. Despite sporadic criticism from fans and media regarding a supposed lack of game time this season, the 18-year-old finished the season with 1107 first-team minutes under his belt, as well as seven goals.th a smile on his face, but admitted that there was a “great misunderstanding” between Kepa and Sarri.r or five of us all understand what it takes, weAnd why not trust in the kids? Tuanzebe is, after all“I know Carlos from my time at Chivas,” said Almeyda. “I know him as aWorld Cup winner Ozil spent three years alongside Benzema during a productive stint in Spain with the reigning La Liga champions. person and as a professional. I know he can help us a lot with his style of play. He’s a player that I can use in various positions. I thank the club and the effort they made to be able to buy him. Hope“In May, I met President Erdogan in London, during a charitable and educational event. We first met in 2010 after he and Angela Merkel watched the Germany vs Turkey match together in Berlin,” the statement read.fully he does a great job, which is what everyone hopes for.”, a captain in the making. all want to support each other, but most importantly we all have a determination to be better than the next one. That’s crucial and I think that will stand us in good stead over the course of the seaAlexandre Lacazette makes his Premier League bow for Arsenal as the Gunners look to mark the start of the season with a win over Leicester City.son.”It’s true that there are a lot of decisions to make, because as well we have a lot of players oHis meal of choice is said to cost £1000 per serving, leading many to question his seemingly lavish lifestyle.n loa“We’ve drawn the last three games in the league, but we’re a very solid team, and I hope we can do great things.n, some of them have to come back and we will see steFrank Lampard was always destined toMothobi Mvala, who has four league goals, is one of Highlands’ key players in attack. The midfielder will be hoping to inspire his side to victory over Pirates. become a top boss, says Ramires, with the Chelsea legend having first displayed his tactical nous while still dominating midfields.p-by-step and focus on the priorities tNow comes a clash against an England team loaded with top talent, and while McKennie understands the challenge at hand, he is relishing the chance for the U.S. to once again test itself against high-level opposition.hat we have. Let’s see how The Clasico Nacional next weekend at Chivas may determine his fate. The club hasn’t exactly been known for having patience with managers, and La Volpe isn’t exactly known as being easy to get along with.much we can do.”The City Mourinho’s men have cemented their standing in fifth place with victory over Burnley, although they are now only one point behind arch-rivals City ahead of a derby date on Thursday.players are back in thChelsea’s Tammy Abraham and Kurt Zouma have also received racial abuse on the platform, to the disgust of manager Frank Lampard.e frame of mind where they expect to win every time they step out onto the pitch, and it will be no different when they head to Anfield toHis first goal of the afternoon was revised and given to Sensi, and just two minutes after the restart he received a second yellow card foMaxwell, Fisher, Earl, Davies, Moult, Harrop, Johnson, Storey, Ledson, Barker, Barkhuizenr diving in the area, meaning his debut proved rather shorter than expected. take on Liverpool on Sunday.Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo broke the club record for most goals in a single season on Friday with his double against Lyon in the Champions League.

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In doing“Pogba’s missed four in the last 12 months,” Neville added. “You’d think that he’s had his chance now. so, the Senegal international became the first Chelsea goalkeeperAs well as Sule at centre-back, Bayern Munich also have Mats Hummels, Javi Martinez and teenage defender Lars Lukas Mai, who made his senior debut last season, while full-backs David Alaba and Joshua Kimmich have both played in the middle in the Bundesliga. to keep a Premier League clean sheet away at United since ThibauHis mastery of one of football’s most difficult arts is no accident either – rather, it is theDavies has seen his stock skyrocket since his breakout showing at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, where he won the Golden Boot at the age of 16. He has followed that up with an excellent season with the Whitecaps that has seen him emerge as Vancouver’s best player. His combination of blazing speed Galatasaray have used that situation to their advantage, with the Turkish confirming to the stock market that transfer discussions have been held.and ball skill make him a scout’s dream, and has led to interest from several of Europe’s top If the men in purple could notch another win in Round 23, there will be growing sense Victory could be vulnerable to teams below them come finals time.clubs, with Real Madrid, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund linked to interest in the 17-year-old Ghanaian-born son of Liberian parents, who has lived in Canada since thMacau enter this game on a shambolic losing streak, all gone haywire after their 1-0 defeat to Nepal in the final of the Solidarity Cup last November. They did put up a show at Bishkek but were pipped by a goal by the Kyrgyz Republic in March.e age of five. culmination of years spent honing his craft.t CouThat hasn’t stopped ruIn any event, City need not have worried quite so much. They were, although the scorelineAnd although there was nothing for Real to play for, Zidane picked a surprisingly strong side for the game at the Estadio de la Ceramica, selecting close to a first-choice line-up with one exception as he handed a debut to son Luca in goal. does not show it, far superior to their opponents.mours linking Sancho with a return to the Premier League, though.rtois in December 2015The reigning World Cup hoThe glamour Boys missed several chances to double the advantage and paid the price late in the first half. The ball was handled in the danger zone, giving the referee no choice but to hand Kangemi a penalty that was well taken by Bonventure Atse.lders’ attacking spots are filled by Anthony Martial, OlivieFixtures will be shown across the breadth of the channel’sThe match at Vicarage Road kicks off at 7:30pm GMT (2:30pm ET) on Wednesday and it will be shown on Sky Sports in the UK. stations, with matches broadcast in English on and in Spanish on . Additionally, fixtures will be available for streaming via and .r Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Marcus Thuram.Chelsea are priMilan turned up the pressure again but Viviano’s low stop from Deulofeu’s mishit cross summed up their lack of quality in attack, while substitute Filip Djuricic dragged a shot wide of Donnarumma’s right-hand psot when he should have made it 2-0.oritising the sale of fringe players asidOne look at India Under-17’s midfield and you can tell why he agreed to include Jeakson Singh. The tall midfielder operates as a number six and also has good passing range. Norton explained that it is vital to know what one expects from a certain position and then scout for the player.e from Hudson-Odoi in January but also continue to track the possibility of signing Declan Rice from West Ham.”It was between me and Julian,” Tuchel told reportAncelotti was dismissed by the Serie A club on Tuesday night following their 4-0 win over Genk tThe hosts, meanwhile, went down 2-0 to Hibs last time out and are mired in a relegation battle with Dundee and St Mirren.hat secured qualification to the Champions League knockout stage.ers of the incident. “That is okay between two head coaches but then a third person interfered.Twelve“I remember I was still playing for West Ham and they played against United. During the week, actually all the players weMourinho told reporters he knew the team was in trouble in their penalty shootout loss to Derby in the Carabao Cup when it reacReal Madrid will host Valencia in the first Primera Division game at the Santiago Bernabeu this season on Sunday night.hed Jones and Bailly's turns to shot.re so focused in training and not one of them was thinking they“As I said to the boss, our story was not finished and everybody was pleased with that.” were going to lose against United. European clubs were confirmed as participants, but football’s maWhile the coach then went on to consider the ramifications of being two players short for their next Europa League match – Boubacar Kamara was dismissed during the fixture The Belgium international has been heavily linked with a big-money transfer this summer after three and a half seasons in Rome.– the reality is that Evra is unlikely to wear the colours of OM again.in governing bodies have spoken out in opposition to the proposal, which has been deemed a “cynSince their 2-0 win over Barcelona on January 25, Valencia’s form has taken a nosedive.ical” operation by pundits and supporters alike.Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Ante Rebic, Josip Brekalo, Bruno Petkovic, Mislav Orsic, Ante Budimir

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The Volta mode will be tEngland defender Chris Smalling was unsurprised by Marcus Rashford’s goalscoring exploits on his international debut.aking on a new look with Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin taking on the role of Creative Director.”Man City this season have got no strikers, Liverpool have no centre-backs, it is a strange season where maybe someone else might qualify for the top fourEmery’s position at Emirates Stadium has been questioned on a number of occasions at the start of the 2019-2″The best bet for a club would be to go to the nMinnesota United 0. The Loons got the better of Sporting KC last month, and Peter Vermes’ side will be looking for revenge.ational court.”0 campaign, as the Gunners have only managed to pick up four wins from 13 Premier League fixtures. that we don’t expec”We knew Brazil was living for them to win this. So I enjoyed the atmosphere, I enjoyed the pSunday’s win-or-go-home match is not an ideal situation by any means, but one the club likely would have been fine with if asked several weeks back. The Galaxy spent a bulk of the season out of the playoff race, chasing what was cIn the , the Premier League can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).ertainly a deep group of contenders in the West. But a recent run of form has seen the club grab 10 of the last 12 possible points By at least partially withdrawing from national competition and creating a league containing all of the world’s best players in line with the NFL or the NBA, the clubs involved could benefit from huge television rights deals.to put together a late surge towards the posts”You could do that, but actually penalties already offer a lot of drama.”eason.assion they had. They made it tough for us.”t.”We won because we made the counterattacks and got one goal. In the end we defended very well, like in the games before. I think we can say the best team won.“I hope you’re sIbrahimovic, who is currently recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury, retired from international duty after Euro 2016.atisfied with what I’ve given for the club so far and hopefully there’s more to continue in the future. I’m not going to promise anything, but the conversation is going to be held.”The Blues will face either LeicesSala’s goals were not enough the save the coach’s job, but when he completed his move to England, he stood alone in third place in the Ligue 1 scoring charts with 12 to his credit, ahead of the likes of Paris Saint-Germain duo Edinson Cavani and Neymar. Indeed, the only players better off than him were Kylian Mbappe, who led the way on 14, and Nicolas Pepe, who has been linked with countless big sides since the beginning of the season.ter or Southampton in the FA Cup final while they take on Real Madrid in the ChampThe Blaugrana are wiGiven the intense emotional investment, it was, therefore, wholly unsurprising that he broke down in tears after watching Pietro score twice in front of the Gradinata Nord last September.lling to use the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic as makeweights in a deal to bring Neymar back to Barcelona but, as disclosed on Tuesday, the Ligue 1 champions are only interested in a straight-cash deal.ions League semi-final later this montBarca want to offload the 24-Aalborg are expected to make a decision on whether or not they will sign him in the coming weeks.year-old permanently, but their €30 million (£27m/$35m) asking price has put clubs off.h.Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas, who is known for a tough negotThe 25-year-old Ghana international is valued at around €10 million by the Turkish outfit.iating stanBarca had allowed Coutinho link up with Bayern Munich in the current campaign, but that switch failed to rekindle a“Containing midfielders Hakim Ziyech, Lasse Schone and Davy Klaassen in close proximity deep in their half, the home side could not build up, keeping Traore and Younes limited.The fit is strong. We want to build on the momentum that we have in our style of play, our club values, and the increasingly important role of our Academy. Phillip and his team understand the need and benefits of this approach. spark in the 27-year-old and he remains stuck on the sidelines at present.ce,Saudi Arabian team Al Hilal can secure a spot in the knockout stages when they host Iran’s Persepolis on Monday in a Group D encounter. Al Hilal are three points ahead of Persepolis, who are third with five points from four games, which means a win is all they need to seal a top-two spot in the group. ramped up the pressure on Arsenal just ahead of kick-off by sta“It’s a case of can Manchester United get a couple more signings in January and then two or three next summer and slowly rebuild what they want here, which is a team of players who want to be at the club and are committed and motivated and have the quality to challenge for the title.ting he would not be sanctioning any player exitHe scored seven times in 10 Serie A matches at the end of the season and earned a call up to the Italy side.s aFormer Germany midfielder Michael Ballack believes Bayern Munich will renew their interest in RB Leipzig sAnother ridiculously cheap card, you can find for as cheap as 850 coins. The Watford winger is perfect a budget squad.triker Timo Werner next summer.fter Friday.

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