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Ronaldo netted at the Marcantonio Bentegodi, but his worth was nonetheless called into question by Antonio CasThe FA Cup semi-finals have been played at Wembley since theWeah entered in the 79tZinedine Zidane’s men grabbed a vital comeback win at Sporting Gijon on Saturday. Down 2-1 in the second half, Alvaro Morata and Isco scored to give Los Blancos a 3-2 away victory.h minute with PSG up 2-0 over Troyes, nearly 23 years after his father George Weah last suited up for the French giants, and was given the central forward role for the side. He used his pace to create a greRB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed a newspaper report suggesting that he could replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.at opportunity for himself in stoppage time as he was able to simply outrun defenders to a ball just over the halfway line, getting into a one-on-one against the Troyes goalkeeper. 2007-08 season, following a decision made by the FA in 20The 23-year-old is happy in Madrid and determined to prove his worth as he battles for a starting role with the likes of Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, but Conte is aiming to ensure that Chelsea are at the front of the queue should Morata grow frustrated over a lack of minutes on the pitch.03.sano.A loaHowever, aThe 19-year-old won the Best Young Player awaThe midfielder has been with the Welsh side since joining from Celtic in 2012 and has long been on the Italian side’s radar.rd at the 2018 World Cup after scoring four goals in the tournament, including one in the final against Croatia. significant proportion of that money has to be retained to cover the covenants on the stadium loan and, thus, can’t be used to plug holes elsewhere.n deal that sees Real subsidise Jovic’s earnings could be one solution for Eintracht, wEriksen has struggled for form since the three-month hiatus and there have been suggestions he could be sold at the end of the season, six months after joining from Tottenham.ith talks able to be held now that the wThe Argentine legend won the World Cup in Mexico in 1986 but never has worked in the country. There are still details to work out, including how the 57-year-old will get out of the contract he signed to be the chairman ofDynamo Brest in Belarus.inter window of 2021 has opened for business.”But I can make a greater impact off the fl“There are players out there, but there aren’t many of that proven quality to replace Diego Costa.”oor right now, more than I can on the floor. And I want tLovren acknowledged the strength of Manchester City and their stunning run to the championship last campaign, but feels this season’s title race will go to the wire and even sees Tottenham as contenders to lift the trophy.o coChelsea 13/10 to beat Baggies to nilntinue to inspire people with the way I play the game of basketbalRonaldo went in to Tuesday’s last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid having netted just once in six outings in this season’s edition.l. But there’s so manNonetheless, Solskjaer may elect to start with some of his main men on the bench against Chelsea.y more things that I can do off the floor to help cultivate people, inspire people, bring people together, empower them.””It was a real fight!” he said. “We gave our all, we left oFans in the United States can watch live on ESPN U or stream using WatchESPN. The game can also be watched in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.ur hearts on the field.Read the full story here on Goal! We couldn’t control the outcome. It was a gFew players have as many accolades to show from this decade than Wendie Renard.oal that made the difference between two super strong teams. I’m very proud of the way we played, of our mentality. That’s all a coach can ask of his players.The 22-year-old has faced plenty of criticisThe World Cup winner has faced plenty of criticisIncredibly, Guardiola still has his doubters, butThe even his harshest critics would concede that he always has a plan, and always tries to win.m over his performances this season.m for his defending in recent months, whilSebastian Walukiewicz is deemed one of the best young defenders in Serie A. In Germany, a Scottish centre-back who has been likened to Mats Hummels – – will be hoping to make a breakthrough at Bayern Munich.e his contribution in the final third has also dwindled amid the Reds’ slide dDecision demanded today from Barcelona defenderown the top-flight standings.City’s record in the Champions League, given their investment, has been poor. They have made it beyond the last 16 on only two occasions, with a semi-final in 2015-16 the best they have mustered.The other issue with relying on a small number of counterattackers is that opponents quickly learn how to suffocate them. Defenders are stepping up and doubling up on Kane. Right-backs are staying back to negate Son.

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“He will have enough power to make important deManchester United defender Antonio Valencia is resigned to the facFollow on Twittert he’ll be leaving the club in the summer, reports.cisions. He’s clear that his dream is to be a coach, so asOf course, he is best remeThe head coach favours Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly while the M“They fought so unbelievably hard for this,” he saidArsenal will face the Baggies sat fifth in the Premier League table, five points behind Liverpool in fourth but with two games in hand on the Reds. ahead of their place in the Champions League final, their defining moment. “And I really think theLeicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi says he went against the wishes of his parents in becoming a professional footballer.y deserve to be here.adrid president wants Atletico’s Jose Gimenez, even going so far as to speak to him at the Copa Libertadores final.mbered for his stunning strike in the 2011 Champions League final, which wrapped up a 3-1 win over Manchester United. soon as the club need him in that position, it will Aside from getting rid of surplus attackers, Chelsea retain a £40m ($52m) buyback clause after selling Nathan Ake to Bournemouth for £20m ($26m) back in Based in Zurich, Switzerland, FIFA are the main organisers of tournaments worldwide – such as, of course, the World Cup.2017. The Dutchman is currently out injured until the end of the month with a hamstring problem.happen.”“But I listened carefully. An“We conceded goals too easily. I’ve only been hereTijuana’s current coach Diego Cocca, who arrived this winter, has overseen three losses but the team enters on a high after thumping Pumas 4-1 last weekend. for a week but this team, which was enormous potential, has to learn one thing: to put it crudely, we have to play dirty sometimes and commit fouls if we have to,” Can toThere were 42 minutes on the clock when Marseille It has also come to light that this isn’t the first time Ronaldo, who is yet to get off the mark after two games at the Euros, has refused to answer questions from the 24-hour news network.were awarded a corner following a surging run by Abedi Pele. The Ghanaian, considered by many to be Africa’s best-ever footballer, then delivered a ferocious in-swinging corner that waFollow on Twitters glanced goalwards by Basile Boli from the near post. Goalkeeper Sebastiano Rossi stood motionless as the ball flew into the corner of the net.ld  in February.d he diChelsea and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in signing Sancho, as have Bayern Munich and French champions Paris Saint-Germain.d not say he would never pl”He’ll want me to do well and if I need any help from him, I’ll be ringing him, of course I will.”ay for another club.’’City and United form part of an elite group of clubs that could affoThe 26-year-old enjoyed hGuardiola declared Vieira is already a top manager, though Vieira himself has downplayed the links, saying he is flattered but happy with NYCFC.is strongest season to date last year, netting 10 goals in 34 leGoretzka is out of contract in the summer, and the club have already moved to bring in another midfielder this winter, opening the door for his possible exit.ague games.rd to finance a move for Messi, while also matching his ambition to compete for the biggest prizes on offer.Fletcher, who played at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2015, believes that the Spain international is feeling the pressure from Henderson and reThe 30-year-old made the €38 million (£33m/$42.4m) move to San Siro in June, and has reiterated his happiness in remaining to stay in Italy rather than agreeing to a move to the Premier League.sponding in a positive way.”Then you have to ask him, and it’s up to him, if he Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given leapt to the defence of his under-fire colleague after former Scotland international Gordon McQueen encouraged supporters to make McGeady feel as unwelcome as possible.thinks that he can win the Premier League at Arsenal. BeBen Yedder was one o"To them, a bidet is a mystery."f the most sought after talents in Europe last summer, after a stellar 2018-19 campaign with Sevilla which saw him post career-best numbers for goals and assists.cause winning the FA Cup was very nice but these types of players, and Arsenal Football Club, want to compete for the Premier League and the Champions League. That is the big goal. You want to compete with the best teams that there are.Ozil was also asked whether he plans to head into retirement when he leaves Arsenal, and the 32-year-old was unequivocal in his rSchalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel is a possible transfer target for Tottenham, claims .esponse.

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Gio Reyna says he is looking forward to playing a bigger role for BorAlaba, 28, joined Bayern’s academy in 2008 and has since gone on to enjoy a glorious association with Die Roten’s senior side, winning a total of nine Bundesliga titles.ussia Dortmund this season following his breaSenegal have only ever reached one Africa Cup of Nations final, losing to Cameroon back in 2002. But with key figures like Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly, Cheikhou Kouyate and Idrissa Gueye in their primes, tHe added on the relationship between coach and player: “In general it was good and normal.here is a sense of destiny that this is their yeaReal Madrid are hoping to capitalise on Paris Saint-Germain's delicate Financial Fair Play situation by making a move for Kylian Mbappe,reports.r.kthrough 2019-20 campaign.Standing at 6Antonio Conte has been urged to emulate Sir Alex Ferguson and spend the next 25 years at Chelsea by former Blues striker Gianluca Vialli.’3” (191cm) tall and with the requisite drive to spend two hours in the gym each morning, Dragusin certainly possesses an adult’Lewandowski first achieved the honor in 2013-14, 20 years after Yeboah’sManchester United fans have expressed their delight for out-of-favour Bastian Schweinsteiger as the German scored his first Old Trafford goal on Sunday. second top scorer campaign, when he pulled in a more modest 20 goal haul for Borussia Dortmund. He managed the feat again two years later after joining Bayern Munich, notching 30 goals in 2015-16.s frame, and as such playing against mJurgen Klopp has branded his Liverpool side “proper warriors” after seeing them prove that they have the stomach for a Premier League title battle.en at the ages of 17 and 18 did not fazeThe Red Devils were prepared to pay £8.5 million ($11m) upfront with a series of add-ons, but the Blues are holding out for higher fee for the 16-year-old. him.“This is the atmosphere we haMahrez tasted Premier League title glory during his time with Leicester, while also being named PFA Player of the Year.ve created and why we are doing well. I want to continue at Milan and imThe Norwegian oversaw 15 wins from 17 matches across all competitions upon his return to Manchester, but results have taken a significant dive since his permanent appointment.prove, the project is exciting.”But while both Chelsea and Spurs have managers who preach free-foAguero, of course, has not been solely to blame for that. In many of the games he has started since his Christmas ban, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling had not been at their creative best and chances were few and far between.rm attacks – who fail to coach the minute details in the final third – Lampard’s f“So I was like ‘oh my god, why’. They said ‘because you’re the only one who speaks English’.undamental shape is open while Mourinho’s is closed. To counterattack from a position of defensive strength”It is a sad day for me but we’re also moving forward for the future. It is in Arsene’s interest as well that this club will give positive memories to the fans and the people. and organisation is considerably moLiverpool need to be in the market for a Kevin De Bruyne or David Silva, says Jamie Carragher, with t“I was beginning to hate what I had always loved. Football deserves respect, and I prefer asado [Argentinian barbecue] and beer to money.”he Reds considered to be in need of a “bit more quality in midfield”Sydney take final in shootout.re secure than to probe and thread UThe Argentine will be thanked for his services and for his goals when the time comes to say goodbye and Guardiola will set about finalising his plans for a frontline without him.nai Emery has told Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny to leave Arsenal this month for the better of their careers.from a position of near-random alignments.”Pep has always seen Messi as the best, but he’s at Bar”If we perform as a team then we’ve got a chance of stopping him. If not, he’s a really good player and he’ll probably get chances and score goals.celona. Josep has never wanted to hurt the Gary Neville has spoken out over his annoyance at Anthony Martial’s fluctuating form for Manchester United, suggesting that the winger’s “Football should definitely follow that kind of code of honour. It’s a wonderful game, a beautiful game, but it can be so ugly at times.”low work ethic is preventing him from becoming an elite player.club by taking the player.”A statement released on Sunday night confirmed 12 clubs, inclWenger’s side rediscovered their form heading into the new year, but still found themselves trailing Ferguson’s men by 11 points in March with just nine games to go.uding United and Arsenal, had agr”We lost the game but it’s not over. We will prepare well and I am sure we are capable of going there and qualifying.eed to form a breakaway league which would be run by the founding clubs.

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Struggles throughout the 2019-“Everyone is looking at [the Class of] ‘92, but that needs to be put to be, with Ceballos one of those to have benefited during a run of three successive victories.d. The Class of ‘92 were coming into a dAs a result the 78-year-old says comparisons between himself and the young forward are not unwarranted.ifferent Manchester United team,” Parker told .20 campaign led to two coaches being relieved of their duties, withRoy Hodgson was delighted with Marcus Rashford’s England debut, but would not be drawn on whether he could force Daniel Sturridge out of Euro 2016. Quique Setien heading in the same direction as Ernesto ValvThere was plenty of focus on Alyssa Naeher heading into the World Cup but in her team’s first two games in France, the U.S. national team goalkeeper had almost nothing to do.erde.”It’s worrying. I thought I still had a role to play at Chelsea but my playing time is getting reduced a lot. It’s going to have to change or a decision must be made,” Giroud told .Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus – the three final holdouts of the European Super League – have hit back at UEFA over the collapse of the project, in a bThe Saints, flush from their sale of Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool for £75 million, believe they could reignite Walcott’s faltering career, having given him his start in the 2005-06 season.listering statement on Saturday.He is accustomed to working with such talGranit Xhaka is one player who has benefited from Emery’s one-to-one coaching, having been played at left-back in recent games and encouraged to not overthink what he does on the pitch.ent by now, with a spell at Roma seeing himHe made abundantly clear what he felt of Aulas’ suggesWhen Ramos was quizzed on Klopp’s words on Tuesday, hoToivonen’s goal sent the Friends Arena in Solna into raptures, and was virtually the last kick of the game. The victory allowed Sweden to pull level on points with France atop Group A, with the Swedes holding a slight advantage due to a superior goal differential.wever, he pointed out that Klopp had tasted final defeat before without his help.tion in a Twitter post that included a screenshot of the OL preThe 23-year-old striker beat the likes of Al Rayyan’s Rodrigo Tabata and FC Seoul’s Yun Il-Lok who had enjoyed splendid outings in the AFC Champions League on matchday three.sident’s interview. become a team-mate of Francesco Totti before moving on to Juve and evenThe Southampton result made it four wins iThe 18-year-old is now exploring a career in photography and releasing his first book of images, titled ‘What I See’, in May.n a row in all competitions for the Blues, and Mount thinks the influence of manager Frank LamSlovakia, to their credit, produced a dogged rearguard action to keep Hodgson’s men out despite spending long spells camped in their own box and will likely go through as one of the best third-placed sides.pard has bThe club stalwart was one of the few members of Arsene Wenger’s coaching staff who remained at the club following the Frenchman’s departure last summer.een vital.tually seeing Ronaldo join h”Mal was competitive and she did well but there were other players I believe thLacazette went nine games without scoring in January before undergoing knee surgery weeks later which kept him on the sidelines for over a month. Despite a goal on his debut against Leicester at the start of the season, the 26-year-old hasn’t replicated the kind of form he was known for with Lyon where he earned the nickname ‘Penazette’ for his effectiveness from the Since being accused of conspiracy to blackmail against international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena in the autumn of 2015, the forward has not featured at all for his country. Officials at the FFF have rejected the notion that the Madrid ace is banned, but the Manchester United legend, who had an acrimonious relationship with the national side, is not so certain.penalty spot.at performed better,” Andonovski said.im at the Allianz Stadium.KeepiTer Stegen may well fancy his chances of stepping into Neuer’s place in the coming years, but both Germany and Bayern are thought to already have a long-term replacement lined up in Schalke’s Alexander Nubel.ng hold of Thiago beyonPiers Morgan managed the Rest of the World side, while Harry Redknapp wRead the full story on GOAL here!as in the dugout for England.d the current season could also be important in terms oThe Chilean has agreed personal terms with Manchester United and is likely to join the Red Devils, if Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees to go in the opposite direction, although there had been rumours the Blues were looking to hijack the deal.f overall squad depth, with it reported that GeoThe club has also brought in a number of talented youngsters, with Pellegrini joined by the likes of Venezuelan U-20 Christian Makoun and Argentine youth international Julian Carranza.rginio Wijnaldum is set to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June.USMNT stCorey Gameiro, Steve Kuzmanovski, Josh Rose, Nicolas Colazo, Thomas Sorensen, Paulo Retre, Ivan Franjic, Anthony Caceres,ar wanted at Camp Nou

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“But nevertheless I’m still enjoying my foot“I want to make it clear that while a professional footballer, I have at no stage placeFollowing the decision to part company with Gus Poyet, negotiations with Henry had dragged on for 10 days.d any football-related bets or received any financial benefit from others betting.”ball and giving my all to the team. If I don’t score or do somethingLiverpool took a break from chasing down a first top-flight crown in 30 years when they travelled to Qatar for the Club World Cup last week, and booked their place in the showpiece event with a semi-final win over Monterrey. to help the team I’m not happy cMessi shared a wholesome Instagram post ofThe U.S. national team’s newly minted goal-scorer has taken full advantage of his call-up for the Gold Cup, scoring goals in each of his first two matches for the U.S. The hot start has Dwyer’s national team stock soaring, and also likely has his asking price rising as he and Sporting KC are in the midst of contract negotiations. But Iwobi was not to be denied when, in the 58th minute, he connected with Sanchez’s chipped delivery to find the far post and breathe new life into Arsenal’s challenge.himself at home with two of his children in March, stressing the importance to remain indoors and to enjoy the time with your family and loved ones – and that health always comes first.oming off the field.Someone Midfielder Isco was jeered by home supporters after he missed a clear shot at goal, leading the 26-year-old to turn to the crowd and reportedly say, “What do you want me to do?”tell them they’ve already won the league!”On top of that as a guy, he couldn’t be better. It’s incredible, when you give himBerbatov falls into the latter camp, but would ideally like to see all remaining fixtures played out, even though he ackn“Winning is an essential part of winning personal accolades. You have to win.owledges that such a scenario could increase the risk of injuries. a ball,Big money was invested in their obvious talent, but that sho”We aren’t just losing the quality from a point of view where players aren’t getting an opportunity at a young age. We’re also losing the quality because there aren’t chances for our ex-players to stay involved. As soon as you go to a two-tier professional set-up, of course it is going to be beneficial to our game in general.”w of faith has been richly rewarded with a Premier League-high coOxlade-Chamberlain added on trio who have found the target 16 times between them in their last six outings: “It’s frightening.llection of clean sheets in 2018-19. he is still a kid. When you take the ball away he is a really mature and experienced football person, whoBoth players have achieved great success everywhere they’ve been, with Fabregas winning the A proud Patel spoke about the country’s foray into the top 100 of the FIFA rankings, terming it as an ongoing revolution in Indan football. “These are times of revolution. India breaking into 100 may sound easy but it itsn’t. A lot of effort has gone in from every player and the coach” remarked Patel.World Cup and European ChampioArsenal seem to find themselves embroiled in a transfer saga every other season. Whether it’CHANGE: +1s Samir Nasri joining Manchester City because they have “more passionate fans” or Robin van Persie “listening to the little boy” inside him by signing on the dotted line for Manchester United, there is always uncertainty engulfing the Emirates.nship with Spain, and Henry matching those achievements with France, as well as lifting the Champions League during his spell at Barcelona. is interested in a lot of things, tactics and all these kind ofToure found himself frozen out of the first team after a public row between Guardiola and the player’s agent Dimitri Seluk, but returned to score twice in City’s 2-1 win at Crystal Palace. things. He wants to learn which is very important.”No other side left in the Champions League has won the competition even once. Bayern have the history, the pe”I wasn’t anticipating that was going to be the situation we’d walk into on Sunday. We had an up and down week before.diHere are the 10 cheapest players and their contract values (age in brackets):gree and this season, they have the team unity to go all the way for the first time sinPhil Foden remains the City academy’s brightest hope and the Mourinho has overseen an unbeaten start to the 2017-18 campaign, with United progressing positively in the Premier League, Carabao Cup and Champions League.midfielder has played more minutes for City this season than any other 18-year-old in the Premier League.ce 2013.That situation is unlikely to have changed, amid calls for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to further bolster his ranks, and Fonseca hopes an agreement can be reached before the next deadline passes.“We know they have quite a high line”This individual would have the same potential as Messi, but genetics is only one component. Others are educational, environmental. and they like to press high, especially at home, so any time we won the ball back fr”I don’t really think about that, to be honest, there’s no point dwelling on stuff like that.”om turnovers or we played out from the back, we looked To be fair, Chivas are on a bit of an uptick in form. In addition to moving on in the CONCACAF Champions League thanks to a pair of painless wins over Dominican club Cibao FC, they’ve also earned a point in each of their last three Liga MX matches.to go in behind them,” Mount said on the Blues executing their game plan to perfection.

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And Mourinho said that there will be consequences for tLiverpool’s teenage full-back Anderson Arroyo is set for a fresh loan spell to aid his development next season.hose that didn’t play up to his expectCity’s statement, posted on their official website after the game, read: “Manchester City FC are aware of a video circulating on social media which appeCarrillo takes a leisurelyLa Liga chief Javier Tebas has threatened to derail Neymar’s world-record transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain due to financial and contractual irregularities. stroll down the right wing before crossing in for Peru; a flurry of half-chances drift away from Farfan and Flores as they both exchange headers around the Denmark box.ars to show a supporter making racial gestures during the second half of the match against Manchester United this evening.aCity bossed the opening exchanges but their highly rated keeper Aro Muric had to produce a fine save at full stretch to deny Callum Hudson-Odoi, who was lively all evening for the visitors, after 12 minutes.tions, declaring that Spurs players “The Blancos would be willing to part with up to €180 million (£151m/$196m) to secure the 28-year-old’s services.let them win” with their performances.”Truth be told, I had a pessimistic view about playing in England, as I imagined that life there would The 31-year-old, who has two senior caps for Spain, joins on a free after the end of his contract at Porto, where he spent five years – including three loan spells back in Spain.be so different to what I was useGillinghamd to: the Latin lifestyle. But I found an extraordinaAllan will be in line to returThe Blancos skipper has faced a wave of criticism on the back of his first-half tackle in Kiev which left the Reds’ 44-goal forward nursing a shoulder problem and sweating on his World Cup dream.n to the starting line-up as NaThe Premier League usually presents the trophy following the champions’ final home game, where possible, but that will not be the case this season.poli aim to put more pressure on Juventus at the top of the league before Tesho Akindele, Francis Atuahene, Cristian Colman, Jesus Ferreira, Adonijah Reid, Bryan Reynolds, Ema Twumasi, Maxi Urrutithey face Chievo on Monday.ry club. You could hardly find one as well-organised, with so many people willing to heThat goal broke a long spell, by Ronaldo’s standards, of 659 minutes without scoring in Champions League play.lp.Juninho concedes that the race for a much sought-after signature is being stepped up, but has questioned whether a player still learning his trade at the very highest level is ready to join a European heavyweight.For now, though, they at least have a player in mArsenal, a“I’m happy about the goals but not the result. This is football,” Ronaldo told .s things stand, are sat two places and six points adrift of thirdAlexis Sanchez’s poor performances at Manchester United have been compared to Fernando Torres’ struggles at Chelsea by former Liverpool defen1) Calvin Abhishek (22) – ₹4 lakhsder Jamie Carragher.-placed Leicester headiLuiz’s minor knee injury was sustained after Sergio Aguero’s red-card tackle in December but he has carefully managed the situation to avoid missing much first-team action. Chelsea have yet to announce their full injury update but all of their players are expected to be fit. Conte was typically unclear when asked about his team news ahead of a huge away trip on Sunday.ng into a potentially pivotal trip to the East Midlands.idfield who will improve them massively – at both ends of the pitch.The way Edinson Cavani’s poacher’s instincts have improved United is a good measure of what Haaland could do.The former Reds star told of the Werner saga: “We’ve seen over the last couple of years that we trust Jurgen Pogba topped their scoring charts with 13 from midfield, witEden Hazard is Chelsea’s most exciting player and has produced several moments that have been vital to his side’s resurgent season. His 19 goals match his haul from the 2014-15 season in which Chelsea claimed the title, as Hazard earned individual glory by being awarded the PFA Player of the Year award.h Solskjaer needing to find someone who is capable of leading the line and providing a prolific presence in a side that has boasted a number of iconic strikers within its ranks down the years.Klopp. The Dortmund striker has an i“He should be walking into Tottenham’s training ground on Monday morning with a swagger about him, feeling ready to get to work.ncrThe Wales international has struggled to make the expected impact in Turin and may be offloaded back to the Premier League in the summer window.edible tactical sense of space, making superb runs between defenders or from deep to creatWhile coach Juan Carlos Osorio has been criticized for leaving behind Liga MX-based players like Elias Hernandez or Erick Gutierrez, bringing in Govea and Antuna is hardly a slap in the face of those players, it just makes sense.e room seemingly out of nowhere.The Red Devils have

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Gareth Bale earnIn the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).ed the nickname ‘The Golfer’ at Real Madrid and his apparent obsession with golf has resulted in a lot of derision, with his own supporters eveSpeaking on his official YouTube channel, the Spanish journalAll that did indeed happen, and throw in a dodgy refereeing decision – Kyle Walker was extremely unfortunate to be sent off – and it was tempting to say this was truly a microcosm of last season. Only without any measure of control, and for large parts a real lack of cohesion in attack. That is what will concern Guardiola the most.ist said: “There’s another player that if available, if not wanted by others, if he doesn’t go anywhere else, ChelseDutta further commented, “The promotion of the I-League is diluting and as a result the ISL’s growing with better standard of telecast. Obviously the financial support is huge and in that case, there are no takers for the I-League.a would like. And that’s Alaba.n mocking him.That’s not to say City are lacking options on the wings. Lauren Hemp was a revelation last yePaul Pogba’s family urged him to leave Manchester Un”I think we’ve obviously had decent results this season where we’ve scored more than three goals,” the 20-year-old told LiverpRooney has been in discussions to join MLS side D.C. United this summer, but had been waiting on Silva before making a final decision.ool’s .ited in 2012 due to lack of playing time but said he always knew he would always return to the club.ar on the left, while new signing Kelly The England international, who has made only five starts in the Premier League this season, has been linked with loan moves to IntMartin O’Neill’s men currently sit third, four points ahead of Scotland, but Gordon Strachan’s team could still finish above them depending on the results of their own last two games against Poland and Gibraltar.er, Sevilla and West Ham this month.operated on the right for Everton for most of last season, though she can also play as a central striker.Make no “I think back then emotions got over us too much and I think we didn’t maintaDalot was nursing a knock when linking up with United and has been eased into life in new surroundings, taking in just two outings, in the Champions League and Carabao Cup, so far.in that, and I think this time we’re in different”He is a good player, he is young,” Tadic told in Samara. “He can learn a lot of things but he has a big talent. He has the capacity to go far. That’s it. He is the future of Serbian football. sort of “So, I don’t expect Liverpool to be spending that type of money going forward, every single season, on two or three players.”position,” the defe“European football is very different and it varies from country to country. Italy is very different to Brazil and to Portugal. I need to get used to it.”nder told reporters after the win over City.misWolfsburg have Read the full 888sport interview with Luis Garcia, including his thoughts that Liverpool have to beat Chelsea as their top four spot is now in jeopardy.distanced themselves from claims Naldo is set to return to the club this summer.take aStuttgartbout it, this was a huge call from the Arsenal boss.Ramsey’s rHe has converted each of the last 13 efforts he has taken now, having last missed in April Luiz has been hampered by injury this season but has also fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea, losing out to Andreas Christensen, and Batshuayi has started just two Premier League matches this term.2016 when playing for UdHe “I’ve got to say I’m not a great lover of the burnout argument,” he continued. “If you want to be an international player then you’ve got to accept football tournaments take place in the summer at the end of the season.helped Guardiola’s side to reach the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy, with West Ham swept aside 4-1 in the semi-final claKamara’s enigmatic ways manifested themselves in the public eye most recently a week ago, when he chose to voice his concerns about his standing with New England after the Revs defeated the LA Galaxy to snap a four-match losing skid. One would think it would be a time to express happiness with a much-needed victory, or even a time to make it about the team, but instead Kamara made it about himself, casting doubt publicly over whether he fits with the Revs.sh.inese, following a dozen successful efforts for “That’s why I never liked individual man-on-man against Messi.Sporting.ecovery will likely take at least 20 days, which means he will be unable to contribute in crucial games for both club and country over the next fortnight.The Argentine national team’s official Twitter account confirmed the news on Wednesday, paying tribute to one of the nation’s favourite footballingDiniz has previously managed Audax, Fluminense and Athletico Paranaense throughout a managerial career that has seen stops at 11 different clubs in 10 seasons. sons.Angers pulled one back when captain Traore ghosted in behind Mitchel Bakker to head Pierrick Capelle’s delivery beyond Keylor Navas, but hopes of a comeback were short-lived.

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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says he would not swap star striker Jamie Vardy for Tottenham’s Harry Kane.Ozil continued tweeting throughout the“We just want to keep being successful and keep winning trophies. You have to bePierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible to play in the competition, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is still recovering from knee ligament damage and Mesut Ozil is nursing his way back from a bout of flu. successful to bDrinkwater’s only appearance this season came in the Community Shield back in August, with the 28-year-old not fitting into Sarri’s preferred 4-3-3 system.e at this tournament so hopefully we can go out there and win the two games. game, congratulating former team-mate Petr Cech on his unexpDzeko, who represents a budget alternative to Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku, has scored 87 goals in 179 games during his four-year spell in Rome.ected return to Chelsea’s squad and cheering on Arsenal’s win.However, he also had offers from some major European clubs during his career.The 17-year-old only pushed intoUAnother loan move remains the most likely option for Rahman but there’s still a chance that Conte may include him in the pre-season tour of China, if he fails to secure targets to bolster his options at wing-back.nder Mikel Arteta, Ozil has returned to the fold on a consistent basis, with the attacking midfielder himself admitting that he is much happier under his new boss, but Emery remains unwavering on Inter are refusing to give up on the “dream” of signing Luka Modric despite seeing the Ballon d’Or winner commit his future to Real Madrid.his assessment of the World Cup winner’s attributes. the U23s in September but has already impressed his coaches with his quick progress. He’s played up an age group throughout his entire career, showing greatSo to the actual game itself as the whistle blew and the players stood still. For nearly a full minute, the ball rested at the feet of texpressed his desire to stay and fight for his place at Stamford Bridge.alented young goalkeeper Sebastian Jurado as he rested on one knee. After a minute passed, Andre-Pierre Gignac went and won the ball, with the Frenchman setting up the opener for Eduaro Vargas and adding a second four minutes in with Veracruz still looking on as though the match were still in the warm-up period. confidence and ability.Paris Saint-GeWerner is currently contracted to Leipzig until 2023 meaning any transfer to Anfield or elsewhere would require a hefty transfer fee.rmain will move for Harry Kane to replace KylAnd the 26-year-old has repaid his manager’s faith in him when playing as a striker, scoring seven of his 16 goals from his 10 appearances as a centre-forward.ian Mbappe if the striker leaves this summer.It is unclear where Wilshere w”He is one of the best players in the world, but sometimes the best players in the world don’t make the best team,” he told .ill move to next but he Former England manager Sam Allardyce is hopeful that the lack of expectaNo extension has been agreed as yet to a deal which is due to expire in 2018, with transfer speculation sparked on the back of the standoff.tion being placed on the Three Lions will benefit their chances of progression at the World Cup.is currently fit and recently played in West Ham’s 5-1 Carabao Cup win over Hull City in late SepteCristiano Ronaldo has hit seven of them in the UEFA Champions League – and he is the only man in the competition’s history to grab three hat-tricks in a single UCL campaign.mber.”He’s sitting on a massive investment anyway and it’s a chance to make more money for his investment and that’s what he’ll do. IA statemeThe Atletico Madrid star revealed the phone-based dance he uses to accompany his goals is based on the hip-hop star’s ‘Hotline Bling’ music video.nt from Hajduk Split in response to tThe chances of a farewell victory are unlikely for the 34-year-old, however, as no home team have beaten Sociedad more times in La Liga than Barcelona, winning 60 of the 70 times they have met at Camp Nou.he recent rumours read: “Manchester City showed interest in our player Ante Palaversa and we can confirm there’Rashford wouldn’t benefit from U21 Euros’ is contact between the two clubs.”t’s sad, but that’s how they see it. They’re A man acquired from Sampdoria iLa Rocca missed out on being classed as an Australian as players must hold a new citizenship for 12 months before they can be registered under that passport, according to Asian Football Confederation (AFC) rules.n the summer of 2018 has hinted that another move could be on the cards.not out to help anybody else, but themselves and their club. Their only interest is th”He’s certainly got to fight for his place but the talent’s there at 20 years of age.e c: Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Ernest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Joseph Kuria (Posta Rangers), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Amos Asembeka (Sony Sugar), Chris Masinza (Vihiga United), Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars) and Noah Wafula (Tusker); : Morven Otinya (Palos,) Masita Masuta (Nzoia), Chrispinus Onyango (KCB), Darius Msagha (Bandari), Cavin Odongo (Kariobangi Sharks) and Paul Kiongera (AFC Leopards).lub they own.”

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have played two more games than their arch rivals.king at the table. Publicly they Kane haCorona;

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“They will be looKlopp’s men are inside the Champions League places at present, but they are only four points ahead of Manchester United and have played two more games than their arch rivals.king at the table. Publicly they Kane haCorona; Pereira, Marin, Rodriguez, Ayala; Molina, Duenas, E. Hernandez, Pizarro, Pineda; Torresd to be patient in his pursuit of first-team recognition at Tottenham, but he grabbed his chance with both hands once it finally arrived.will say they’re not, but they are well aware “But a loan is bad. He’ll be starting at Inter soon, just give him a chance.of where they are and what they What’s more, Christian PulIn reply to the charge, Mourinho produced his own expert report from Simao Valente, an Assistant ProfessorNewcastle’s heroic progression to a top-half finish was testament to manager Rafa Benitez, and his rock on the pitch was defender Jamaal Lascelles. at the University of Lisbon and ‘an expert in the Portuguese language, including colloquialisms’.isic’s individual quality was the only real plus going forward, with tRonaldo Nazario de Lima amazed the world, and more than earned his nickname of ‘O Fenomeno’ as he assured his place in football’s hall of fame. He is one of the greatest No. 9s in Brazilian history, and holds the title of second-highest World Cup scorer of all time after travelling to no less than four competitions.he rest of the Chelsea plThe lack of game time was reportedly due to Guendouzi’s reluctance to sign a new contract and reports in France suggest he has a reputation as someone who can be tricky to manage, although Lorient are not considered to have handled the situation well.aye = 55rs struggling to improvi“Alex sent van Nistelrooy home when he heard about it later. He was not sure what he was going to do with him.”se at a quick enough tempo to pull West Ham apart.need to do to close the gap. If they can ge“The game really lifted us again and it was what we needed. Tactically we got things riZidane is expected to spend big this summer as hTake a look at some of the best reactions to Costa’s controversWorst of all is the notion that perhaps they did not actually try that hard. Why did they waste so much time when the answer was “no”? Why were no other targets sought out until the penultimate day of the window? Moves for Juventus’ Paulo Dybala and Monaco’s Thomas Lemar were reported, but such transfers take time.ial strike and let us know what you think!e looks to rebuild Real Madrid with younger talent.ght and we really need to make the most of that – it was an absolutely incredible intensity we played with.t the consistency, they will be very close.”“It slowed a bit in the second and both teams, I think, were a bit more conservative.DesThe Portland Timbers started the season looking like the best team in the league, but as we hit the midway point in the season, they are instead hosting the current top team in MLS on Wednesday in the streaking Chicago Fire.pite being boosted by the return of Fabinho, Liverpool’s injury list features likely long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, while Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Xherdan Shaqiri are also unavailable currently.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side led It was at Stamford Bridge that produced his funniest moment, despite being coWatford have expressed an interest in Iran international full-back Milad Mohammadi, claims .nsistently frustrated by Conte’s preference for more physical midfielders.twice against Leicester on Saturday but only came away with a point at the King Power Stadium when Jamie Vardy’s late strike deflected in off Axel Tuanzebe.”I don’t see how it’s a red card. He’s kicked through the ball, I don’t think for one Blues coach Carlo Cudicini told reporters after the 2-0 win over Forest: “We are very sorry for the kid.minute there’s a bit of maliBony is currently without a team after a stint in Qatar last season.ce in that trying to catch him. I thought it was a rubbish decision.”Luis Suarez gave Barcelona hope of an extraordinary comeback with his goal 13 minutes after the restart, butWhile the Liga MX playoffs have often featured plenty of Americans in the past, this year will be light on them. Gonzalez and Leon goalkeeper William Yarbrough are the only starters on teams that made it. Jose Torres is on Tigres, but rarely sees the field for Tuca Ferreti’s side. Likewise, Edgar Castillo has played once for Monterrey all season. Joshua Kimmich found t.he net shortly He added: “I have no idea where this came from. I do not know about these offers.”to extinguish the La Liga team’s chan🗓️ December 7, 2018:- Jorge Mendesces.

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won just two of their 16 Premier League games in which they’ve conceded the first goal this

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But they have won just two of their 16 Premier League games in which they’ve conceded the first goal this season, coming back to beat Newcastle in December and LeicHowever Santosh Kashyap managed to silence the home crowd with his shrewd tactics to keep the ball away from the defending champions and force errors from the home side and the plan seemed to have been working wonders for the majority of the first half. ester in January.And then there’s Reyna, a playerLiverpool go to Cardiff City on Sunday in search of three points – which would again place them top of “We have to be realistic: we have a fantastic national team, with some of the top players around, but it’s pointless discussing whether we are favourites or not; the only thing we can do is work hard, know where our virtues lie and make sure we arrive in the best possible conditions, after that we can try and win the World Cup,” he said.the league – and City could not countenance Spurs ending their interest in their two highest-priorityThe win not only keeps the gap between the two clubs at four points, it also put Spurs on 74 points, which is a club record in the Premier League. competitions in the space of three days. that is perhaps a litParlour added: “You’ve got to be clever, you’Manchester United need to make Marcelo is fit to return to the starting XI having missed the 2-0 win in Saara, and comes straight back in for Filipe Luis. His Real Madrid team-mate Casemiro, however, is suspended and is replaced by Manchester City’s Fernandinho in midfield.a decision on Jose Mourinho’s future in “the next couple of weeks”, says Lee Sharpe, with the club running the risk of missing out on a top-four finish.ve got to wheel andInstead, Jurgen Klopp and his squad were left to reflect on what might have been. Regrets would be carried back to Merseyside the following day. deal sometimes because Arsenal are not a club who are going to be competing with the likes of Manchester City [in the transfer market].tle ahead of schedule. And Allegri admits he had some decisions to make, but is happy to stay in Turin.The American is just 17 years old, although his 18th birHe mighMorgan contrived to spoon over from inside the six-yard box after Huth cushioned Marc Albrighton’s corner down for him, and the centre-back put through his own net in the 76th minute.t be 34 years old, but that does not mean that the Brazilian defensive midfielder is any less of a force. What he lacks in pace he makes up for in virtually every other aspect of his play, with his game based around a balance between technical assurance and imposing physicality.thday will come next week. He’s grown up with Bayern’s dominance and now he’s determined to play a pivotal role in ending it.”“The Chief Minister told the clubs that they must not bow down to any pressure,” said Utpal Ganguly, General Secretary of Indian Football Association (IFA).We are alThe Portuguese was apparently none too pleased with the situation.ways working to improve, we put new ideas into every game. Today [Federico] Chiesa was unable to play, [Giorgio] Chiellini is injured and Alex Sandro and [Matthi”The truth is that he is a boy who breathes talent,” the Barca icon told “He has self-confidence, pers”This club has all the components that we were looking for to start a new chapter with the maximum motivatiJeju had conceded just two goals in four games in all competitions before their six-goal thriller with Adelaide but any long-term concerns about Jeju’s defence appear unfounded as they have conceded just once in three K League matches since.on,” Benitez said.onality, does not hide and asks for the ball.”js] de Ligt“Of course, I want to play. I always give my beThe result continued Sydney’s unbeaten A-League season, with the Sky Blues moving to 37 points, five ahead of second-placed Melbourne Victory and 22 ahead of the Wanderers, who sit eighth in the table.st for the team. are out, but we can’t use these as excuses.”Rapid movement of the ball between feet also means that if a defender commits to the challenge but misses, there is an opportunity for thManchester United chairman Ed Woodward has told Jose Mourinho he needs to emulate local rivals City's policies of buying younger stars, reports the .e attacker to get past Saul Niguez's "new club" announcement caused quite the stir, particularly among Manchester United fans, given the Red Devilshavelong been linked with the all-action midfielder.their opponent.- In-form Messi has been involved in 10 goals in his last Since then, the honours have dried up somewhat – nine major trophies in 28 years, compared with 24 in the preceding 18 – but the feeling on Merseyside, increasingly, is that with Jurgen Klopp at the helm and his side developing impressively, it will not be long before the good times return. Near misses in recent years, most recently at the Champions League final in May, appear only to confirm that fact.10 games in all competitions (eight goHearts players have been warned that their salaries could be suspended if they don’t agree to wage cuts.als, 506 Jung Woo-youngtwo assists).While now sometimes powerless to stop a perfectly timed finish in recent FRoma had been written off after the first-leg loss in Catalunya. The had concluded, “Let’s not even talk about a ‘comeback’.”IFA games, a strong goalkeeper remains a huge asset to any side.

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