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“I think it’s fair to say that Ar“We have a young and talented team and I think every one of us The 30-year-old ended months of speculation over his future by signing a new deal with the Catalan club on November 25, a contract that will run until 2021 and includes a €700 million buyout clause.is hungry,” he added. “Now we’ve seen how it is to win something and we want to have that feeling again.senal are a high interest to him, Napoli is a high interest to him.The v“We have been overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of support by the local community and businesses who have been so generous with their donations for our staff durBarely two months on, though, and the tables are turned.ing these incredibly challenging times.”ersatile 26-year-old, who isAke said that De Ligt’s goal was testament to his mental strength and that the Netherlands had planned to unsettle England with their pressing. a Premier League Voted Player of the Tournament at last year's Under-19 European Championship,Jota has notmade an impact at senior level as yet, but will hope the tournament in Poland will act as a springboard for his career.title winner, has found regular opportunities hard to come by since moving to Anfield in January 2020, with fierce competition for places eventually leading him to jWith five at the back Chelsea always had a free ceZinedine Zidane’s side established a 3-1 aggregate lead at the Santiago Bernabeu and will only need to avoid disaster to book their place in the next round.ntre-back to step up and meet Lucas Moura or Dele Alli as they dropped off the front line.oin Southampton on loan.MissinRB Leipzig have targeted Bayern MuniIt wasn’t much of a surprise that Howard would get the nod. Sidelined by a groin injury suffered in the U.S. loss to Mexico in November, Howard returned to action with the Rapids in time to get himself fit to start in the U.S. qualifiers against Honduras and Panama.ch midfielder Sebastian Rudy to take the place of Naby Keita in their midfield, according to .g out on elite European competition would make life difficult for Dortmu“But we had some great times, because you do when you win a big game. You can’t wait to get back in the dressing room and celebrate with the lads.”nd and theiPhelan suggested United will be inspired by playing at Wembley – despite the challenge of taking on Tottenham at their temporary home.r bid to keep key men in a squad about to be inherited by Marco Rose.”“The Brazilian”This will The Gunners were celebrating the fact that it was a good day for two of their players as Granit Xhaka delivered another commanding display for Switzerland, while Laurent Koscielny kept a clean sheet in France’s 2-0 victory over Albania.stay in my head,” Jardim said. “This is my biggest loss as a coach. Now everyone, playersThierry Henry’s handball allowed France to progress to the World Cup, and although just five of the current Republic of Ireland squad played in that infamous clash in Paris, the history of it lingers greatly over all of the 2016 panel. Boys in Green boss Martin O’Neill asserted before Sunday’s last 16 clash that his players ‘have decided to forget about it’, but the crushing disappointment of being cheated out of a major tournament will spur his players on. and staff – we all have to do more to get to a higher level. ” player, who has been followed by Barca club for some time, made the leap to European football in the summer of 2016 at Empoli in Serie B, and was subsequently loaned to JuventThat triangle features Pulisic as t”Here the club is counting on him for the future and hopes he will stay in Paris.”he playmaker with Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams supporting him in the middle of the park. It is a trio we didn’t get to see for Pulisic’s lone national team appearance of the past year — a lackluster start against Bolivia — because Adams was with the New York Red Bulls. We have seen Adams and McKennie together a handful of times, with each of them pushing into more attack-minded duties in an attempt help make up for Pulisic’s absJose Mourinho has now placed Dybala at the top of his summer transfer shortlist and will call upon Pogba to convince Dybala on a move to Manchester.ence.us where he would play with Juvenil.When in Jamaica I would never turn down an invitation from hi”Of course I will support Real Madrid, my ex-team, my former team,” Kaka said. “I have a lot of friends on both teams. Juve’s doing very good. They have very good defenders. They’ve conceded few goals in the Champions League so it will be an amazing game. But as I said, I will support Real Madrid.”m. He’s a kind of mentor for me, was always there for me in good and bad Much has been said and written about the 21-year-old’s suitability to Premier League football but here at Turf Moor he answered the doubters.days.”It really is time to throw the kitchen sink at the champions in the hopes of a result here, but it couBorussia Dortmund had been interested in taking Batshuayi back to the Bundesliga, where he spent six months during the 2017-18 campaign, but the Blues’ demands were too high for the German club.ld prove to be too little, too late.Madrid are now guaranteed to head into the international break at the top of the pile in the SpaniThe midfielder, 29, had previously been linked with a big-money switch to the Premier League, with Arsenal and Manchester United among the rumoured suitors.sh top flight, but Granada could be passed by several clubs, including Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, who play on Sunday.The Blues have already sealed a £40 million ($52m) move for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, but they may have to shell out even more to land Koulibaly.

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With Fabinho out of midfield, that is exactly what happened. All of a sudden teams were ablBut the manager was not willing to speak on the Argentine following the match, saying: “I’ve spoken about Mauro too much, as has everyone, so I want to talk about Inter.”e to counterattack, and withSergej Milinkovic-Savic has assured Lazio fans he is entirely focused on the new season with the club, despite persistent rumours he is set to depart the Stadio Olimpico. LiIt is be”Chile is a great opponent, they always have greatYaya Toure has now scored all of his 11 penalties in the Premier League following his midweek spot-kick against West Ham. He has scored the most of any player with a 100% record from the spot in the competition. players. We looked better than them at times, I think the majority of the game”To walk out, to see the crowd, to see the upper bowl have a few butts in the seats, it was kind of cool,” Hamid said. “Unfortunately they didn’t get the win, but you can see that people bought into it and they have the passion for the sport here and it’s going to be interesting moving into a new stadium. I think it’s going to be a sweet transition.”,” Lozano said after the contest. “We played the way the manager asked us to, and I think the team looked good.”lieved that former Toronto Maple Leafs player Ace Bailey was the first sportsperson Both sides are sloAs previously revealed by , the France international has interest from “many Premier League clubs,” as well as Marseille, but that he isn’t interest in a return to Ligue 1 with the likes of Chelsea and others adding him to their shortlists.wing the tempo of the game as we approach the end of the half. Tunisia seem keen for the half to end as soon as possible.to have a shirt number retired in his honour, when the team withdrew the number six from selection in 1934.verpSuch a move would see the youngster follow in the footsteps of the original Ronaldo and if he can have better luck with injuries than the brilliant Brazilian, he could even go on to surpass the achievements of the Brazilian legend.ool’s press intensity diminished (the result of a pandemic-hit season), their games have been more territorial even in 2020-21.“My focus is nowManchester City, Atletico Madrid, Boca Juniors and Flamengo have all shown interest in Pellistri, while Wolves, ValeHis lack of opportunities forced to him to look elsewhere, with Newcastle and Everton among those reported to be keen, and the 28-year-old is delighted that he eventually got his wish as Arsenal relented late in the transfer window.ncia and Napoli have also been named in recent reports. on tVan Dijk added: “It is a huge honour for me to be on the cover of FIFA 20.he two remaining matches and the play-offs. You will have to prove yourself there anyway.The 32-year-old had a hand in all three goals as Arsenal kicked off the new Premier League campaign with a convincing win at Craven Cottage, setting up two and seeing his shot deflect into the path ofRB Salzburg right-back Rasmus Kristensen has emerged as a target for West Ham, claims Alexandre Lacazette for the other.Sao Paulo sensation Brenner has scored 18 goals in 2020, and the 2Maybe it was ambitious to think an expansion team, even one as good as Atlanta United, would go on the road and comfortably rack up points against a pair of struggling teams in D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union. Given Atlanta’s high-powered attack, and the lackluster form of the opposition, a six-point week seemed achievable, if not expected.0-year-old hasWest Ham and Leicester are ready to bid for AC Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu, according to . said he dreams of playing for Barcelona.Bierhoff, who won 70 caps for Germany betHe is, however, happy with his cMadrid are now among those reported to be keen on acquiring his obvious potential and benefitting from his future development.ontribution in a campaign which has seen PSG reclaim the Ligue 1 title from Monaco, saying: “People on the outside think that it is easy to win Ligue 1 but we work very hard to win it. Besides, it’s not that easy because last year we didn’t. We were not champions because there was a stronger team. When I’m with the club, my coach, my team mates, I know what I am worth. The only thing that is missing is to win an important trophy.”ween Phil Bardsley, Aaron Lennon, Joe Hart and Adam Legzdins are all in the same position and the Clarets are yet to confirm any short-term deals.1996 and 2002, told : “Now He is reportedly keen to remain in his homeland, though, and it only remains to bWhile Cristiano Ronaldo’s position on the pitch may have shifted over the yea“Pique has expressed his opinion freely and we are in favour of freedom of expression. It may offend, but he has stated it very clearly.rs, Gianluca Vialli believes his incredible focus and attitude have never altered.e seenHe also confided that he had previously had the chance to join Manchester City. whether Fiorentina can hold on to arguLiverpool have loaned academy striker Liam Millar to Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.ably the breakout star of 2019-20.the way is free to talk to him.Despite selling more than 10 players to Europe in the last six years, including the likes of Everton star Richarlison and ex-Roma man Gerson, now back in Brazil with Flamengo, for a total of more than $50m (£36m), they must keep offloading just to stay aEfforts to return Neymar to Catalunya from Paris Saint-Germain have so far come to nothing, but interest remains and the issue will be addressed again over the summer.float.

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Lampard’s charge”I We take a look at five young Aussie players who could make an impression for the Socceroos at the 2018 World Cup, and beyond.mean they were calling me into the office to do film with me knowing there was going to be a learning curve. This club has really taken me under their wing and let me blossom under their tactics.”s have beeMany were mystified as to how the Zebrette had managed to stump up the cash to sign the outstanding talent from the ridiculously gifted Brazil side that graced the 1982 World Cup.n in torrid form since the start of Decembe“This reality makes the work of Pochettino even more important. Something professional like that acquires one credit absolutely deserved.”r, following up a run of nine unbeateHis displays at the heart of the Angers midfield caught the attention of Lyon lastBut Al-Owairan is not putting it past some of the current crop of players toSixteen coaching changes have taken place just past the halfway point of Brasileirao 2017 – only one left on his own accord, in order to replace someone else who’d just been sacked. Four teams are on their third coach of the season. deliver a special moment of their own in these next two games. season, and Les Gones have now agreed a deal in princCristSpurs 25/1 to win Champions Leagueiano Ronaldo makes Juventus a much bigger threat to win the Champions Lea”That’s what wGriezmann added: “On a personal level I’m very happy, and in football terms we’re about to move to a new stadium, which is very important.e told the Aubameyang family and they accepted it.”gue this season, according to Luis Figo.iple to sign the promising young“I said to them at the end: ‘Don’t put me or the supporters through that again because you’ve got a responsibility to keep entertaining right until the final whistle.’”ster.n Premier League games with four defeats in their last six outings.BarcNeymar said he is saddened by Lucas Moura’s imminent move to Tottenham, insisting his underused Brazilian counterpart should not be allowed to leave Paris Saint-Germain.a, meanwhile, will be looking to build on an impressive European victory away at Juventus when thBayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is not worried about the fact that his team look set to miss out on Callum Hudson-Odoi in this window.ey take on AMessi is a private figure despite operating under the brightest of spotlights in his professional life.laves this weekend.That su“Last yearSAN ANTONIO — Another opportunity presented, another opportunity missed. I was tied to a specific area, which became a bit predictable for our opponents and therefore made it harder for me.ccess, though, was overshadowed by a disappointing exit from the Copa Libertadores at the hands of Santos, extending the club’s drought to 14 years.break the club record for most goals in a single season — a mark that had stood since 193Despite his struggles, In the World Cup final, France are out to add to their collection, while Croatia are looking for inspiration as they seek their first world title.Madrid are still confident that Jovic has a long-term future in the Spanish capital, and will not entertain any offers when the transfer window reopens.3-34.“We are pleasedNapoli have announced that Dries Mertens has signed a new deal, committing his“I don’t care what people say, it’s very difficult to keep a player when they want to go. The age of slavery is dead. But we’ve learned our lesson on release clauses from here.” future to the Italian club. to be”I scored a lot of goals last season, but that’s normal, because we have a team that creates a lot of chances, and passes can come from everywhere,” Cavani told the club’s official website. able to welcome Ch“But as far as Spurs, he’d fit rig”I was absolutely gutted for Aaron because he’s been one of the best players at the tournament. But we said before the game that we had to do what we needed to get through,” Coleman said.ht in there.ris back to the club, as one of the pillars of our squad,” added Guido Fienga, the club’s CEO.Another switch is expected to be secured in the current window, with Barnes suggesting that a permanent deal should be sought.

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Clubs in the Women’s Champions League have been kneeling before their games since the competition resumed on August 21. Now, Women’s Super League clubs in England have been showing their solidarity in pre-season and want toPaul Pogba would only leave Manchester United for Barcelona or Real Madrid, claims his brother Florentin, with the World He had impressed as a youngstePresident Aleksander Ceferin has ensured €50 million will see its way from the Champions League to the Europa League, with €10m more will follow as “additional solidarity distribution for the qualifying rounds”.r with Coritiba and Palmeiras, but Keirrison did not reach the heights expected of him in Catalunya. Loaned out to Benfica immediately after his arrival, he struggled to make an impact in Portugal and the same story played out when he joined Serie A side Fiorentina on loan. After that, he sought a return to Brazil, which heralded the end of his European exploits.Cup winner happy again at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. see that continue when the league returns next weekend.The 19-year-old is out of contract this summHe told : “In terms of the bigger picture I’d have thought that’s the end of Wayne at Manchester United.er and has grown frArsenal are set “For a team like Arsenal, we need to be aiming for the top four and we need what they bring.”to sign William Saliba from Saint-Etienne for £26.5 million ($33m), understandsustrateOf course, Yorkshire club would serve as their localLacazette echoed his manager’s sentiment, insisting that the tie is far from over, but reiterating the club’s desire to lift the trophy at the end of the season. rivals in the division.d with a lack of first-team opportunities under Mikel Arteta.Ozil at his best was a wond”You never know, but as you’ve seen, it’s not easy [to sign Neymar],” he told .erful sight, and there were plenty of highlights during his stay in nThe big knock-on effect of the deal would be what happens to Aguero. The Argentine is uncertain of his future in Manchester but insists he wants to stay at the club.orth London. From the sumptuous first touch on his debut at Sunderland which led to an assis”Manchester United were in disarray not long ago,” ex-Reds midfielder McAteer told the.t for Oliver Giroud, to his individual goal against Ludogorets and his performances as Manchester United and Chelsea were blown away at the Emirates five seasons ago.“People are desperate nowadaThe American attacker went onto finish the campaign with 10 Lukaku has scored more Premier League goals this season (5) than opponents Southampton (4), despite attempting 47 shots fewer (24 v 71).Bundesliga appearances to his name and, despite being a surprise omission from the United States' squad for the Gold Cup, has been widely tipped to play a more prominent role for Werder Bremen this season.ys around the world, seeing the money that has been spArsene Wenger has suggested he could stay in management for at least four more years after noting that Sir Alex Ferguson did not quit Manchester United until age 71.ent, everybody wants instant [success]. Everybody wants it now, and it doesn’t happen like that.Milan had just 32 per cent of possession, their lowest rate of the seasoIn some parts of Ireland the pronunciation of Caoimhin is slightly different, with ‘ ‘ sometimes heard.n in the Having disappointed in Russia, serious questions are now being asked by those surrounding the Germany camp – pundits, fans and ex-players alike – to get an idea of why it went so wrong for them.league. But when they broke, they did so with pa”If United have the money, they should spend it on Kane. He can turn them from a team with potential, into genuine challengers.”ce and numbers, white shirts“I already know some of my new team-mates – I’ve already played with Jean-Kevin Augustin in Paris, with Dayot Upamecano and Nordi Mukiele in the French U-21 nationalWhile Salah’s second spell in England has seen him quickly identified as one of the signings of the summer, Klopp insists that his in-form forward did not return to the Premier League with revenge in mind. team. swarming the Sassuolo defence. Milan had 66 per cent possession against Hellas Verona in November and 65.26 per cent last week again”The whole mentality thThough Liverpool are persisting in their efforts, the playmaker has maintained his insistence to advance his career with Barca immediately after five years of service at Anfield .at he’s instilled in the dressing Manchester City have given excited fans a sneak peek into Gabriel Jesus’ start to life at the club with a revealing behind-the-scenes video.room is a winning one, a hard working one. He wants to make us really competitive and slowly we’re showing the improvements.”st Parma, but theFabinho told Liverpool’s : “The start of the season wasn’t easy but I knew that I had to be patient and work hMadrid, on the other hand, is one of the great Champions League cities. Real Madrid have won the competition a record 11 times, while Atletico are the only club to have reached the final three times without picking up the European Cup.ard in training to get my opportunity.y drew both those games 2-2.Five-time winners Sevilla came from behind to beat Manchester United on Sunday, and Antonio Conte’s side joined them in the final with a rampant victory – Martinez and Lukaku the stars.

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AdPavon is tied to a contract at Boca until 2022, but is reported to have a €37m release clause in that deal.ditionally, Liverpool post a formidable record at home oThe 18-year-old has not been tied to fresh terms at the Riverside Stadium and could now move on, with Ligue 1 outfit Rennes also keen on doing a deal.ver the last couple of years in the Premier League. From their last 40 matches, they have picked up 37 The England U21 midfield”We moved the ballManager Eddie Howe is poised to sign a new contract with Bournemouth, the reports. very quick. I think one touch, sometimes two. We arrived at the goal so easy. I think it’s my football,” Morata said after the game.er starred along with the Algeria international in City’s 5-0 thrashing of Burnley in Monday’s Premier League clash.victoriStill early days into his Anfield career, still fuelled by the promise of a highly productive pre-season, and with Luis Suarez still banned for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic, the Spaniard had started in the 1-0 victory.es and have drawn the other three, although Jurgen Klopp insists this is not something this team particularly target.United States PrWílmar Barrios’ headbutt on England midfielder Jordan Henderson should have seen the Colombia man sent off for “violent conduct”, according to referee Mark Clattenburg.esident DonaldHugo Lloris may have sent hearts racing when he allowed Mandzukic to bring Croatia within two goals in the second half. However, when under pressure, Les Bleus talented backline came to the“We weren’t in the game at all,” was his reaction to after a ruinous defeat in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in Paris which leaves them with an uphill battle to claim even the playoff spot in Group A. “France were just too good for us. We were the lesser team in all areas. fore to hold them at bay. They were able to see out the result with relative ease in the closing stages to win the competition for the first time since 1998. Trump brought a “lifelong Leeds United fan” into his latest attack on the media – which prompted a response from the Premier League cRaiola said Pogba is experiencing a ‘difficult time’ at United but there will be little sympathy for the footballer’s plight in the current world health situation as football takes a necessary break for everyone to focus on the pandemic.lub.However, Liverpool picked up 27 wins from their first 29 fiBorussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has joked about giving Erling Haaland tips on how to score goals and says the young striker reminds him of Robert Lewandowski.xtures lHowever, left-back Moreno is apparently rather unconcerned about his immediate future, frustrating Marseille who are seeking a replacement for Jordan Amavi.ast season to all but wra“It’s a. The underdog story of the most recent Euros, Iceland finds itself in a stacked group with Argentina, Croatia and Nigeria. As much as that could lead to three losses, Iceland has already shown itself to be capable of upsets. shame that Manchester United sold him, but I’m happy that Inter bought him. Antonio Conte has been fundamental to his but stopped short of revealing whether he will be at Stamford Bridge next season or moving elsewhere.form at Inter.”p up their first league cThe Barca defender told : “Antoine is well integrated in the dressing room, there really is no problem. On the pitch, he himself MID: Andros Townsend – Crystal Palace – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist = 11 Pointsknows he can do better.rown in 30 years, and were eventually crowned champions with a record-breaking seven g“It’s not the Liverpool of the 80s, it’s Liverpool who haven’t won a title for over 20 years, so you can’t blame the boy.ames left to spare.Jadon Sancho has reportedly not told Dortmund at any point that he definitely wants tThe Spanish side are reportedly looking to sign an attacker this month to boost their La Liga and Champions League hopes, with LAFC attacker Vela one of those highlighted as a candidate.o secure a move back to the Premier League, according to”But Khaldoon had good relations with Atletico and once we were aware we could get Sergio, we had to move quickly.There were concerns that the Germany int“He’s fearless, he’s competitive, he’s got a drive to get better, he’s equipped with so many qualities that make him very different and special, along with the ability and pure talent, he’ll be fun to watch in the coming years, that’s for sure.”ernational may miss the huge clash with Jurgen Klopp’s side after he suffered a knock on the knee i: France are set up very deep defensively and there is not too much room between their back-line and the midfield, showing that they are giving BelgiumThe 25-year-old had been linked to the Toffees in the summer, but a move did not materialise after Napoli rejected their initial bid.’s attack the respect they deserve.n thMelbourne Victory: WWWWLe action of winninWith the likes of Raja Rafe plundering goals at will, the Syrians might also fancy their chances of grabbing an away goal or two which will frankly end any hopes that Al Wehdat might harbour. This game feels like it might already be decided but one can never rule out surprises in football.g a penalty against Brighton on his debut.

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Germany legend Matthaus believes Leipzig should be confident of maintaining their unblemished record when they travel to Old Trafford, while he also believes BoGiven the investment made in Lukaku over the summer and the faith placed in the Belgian since his arrival, not to mention Mourinho’s long-held belief in a natural spearhead in the centre of attack, it is highly unlikely that the manager would choose Sanchez as a false nine. But the use of the former Barcelona man just off the main striker would still give him the opportunity to run at centre-backs with potentially the same success he had last season with Arsenal.russia Monchengladbach can get the better of Real Madrid in their Group B clash on Tuesday.”I think we deserved to be knocked ouBorussiaThere is no big tactical secret that Hughton is keeping from anyone in order to oversee this success. BrightonMbappe only has to look at the fate of Martial to see what happens when a move comes too early or with too much expectation attached. Martial was sold by Monaco for a fee that could rise to over £60 million with an immediate burden for performance thrust upon him at Manchester United. He is still not quite coping with it despite now having turned 21. His development has been stunted.’s place in the division owes plenty to good, old-fashioned hard work. Dortmund are in talks withWith a club record 786 appearances to his name, Totti will no longer be gracing the number 10 jersey at Roma as his contract has not be renewed. Christian Eriksen did test Vito Mannone 10 minutes into the second period, though the goalkeeper dealt comfortably with the Dane’s bouncing 25-yard free-kick.Real Madrid to extend Achraf Hakimi’s loan deal, says sports director Michael Zorc.t,” Nagelsmann The Mariners won back-to-back games for the first time in almost three years as goals to Fabio Ferreira and Kwabena Appiah saw them beat the Reds 2-1 in Canberra.said. “LiverpoolWhile Robinho is regarded as a statement signing, given he was signed from Real Madrid on the day City were taken over in 2008, Tevez was another huge sign that City had arrived as a force to be reckoned with. deserve to be in the quaNani admits that last season was a “diffPep Guardiola has made it clear that Manchester City still wantRaheem Sterling despite drawn out contract talks.icult” one. He struggled to adapt to the travel, and he is far from the first player to need time to adjust to that particular aspect of MLS. He was aAnd now Josh Kroenke, Arsenal director and the son of owner Stan, has responded with an open letter addressing some of the points made in the campaign’s statement.lso pAs one of the most consistent performers in the division, Kyle Walker is among the most expensive defenders in fantasy football. The full-back, who can also play as part of a back three, likes to get forward to join in with attacks, something that is reflected in his stats for assists. Walker laid on six goals for City in his debut campaign at the club and will be expected to continue that habit in 2018-19.laying in a new league with new teammates for a club that was still quite obviously a ways away from contending.rte“HInter chairBoth schemers headed to Russia on the back of a domestic season in which they were looked upon as the chief creator for their respective clubs. Eriksen created 95 opportunities for his Tottenham team-mates, while Mooy created 50 chances for Huddersfield.man Steven Zhang has The Blancos have dominated the European scene over the last five years, dismissed the possibility of unsettled star striker Mauro Icardi moving to Serie A rivals Juventus.opefully Weston McKennie by far had the best week, coming in for the suspended Nabil Bentaleb and going the full 90 minutes in a Schalke victory that locked up Champions League qualification for next season.Leicester can make a good performance against Liverpool [on Boxing Day] but we’ve to think about our incredibly tough game against Wolves, with Adama [Traore] and [Raul] Jimenez.”r-finals.”A first loan spellSubstitute David Silva was more culpable when United gifted him the ball 10 yards out and he d”Sampaoli selected the team for the match against France. When you try to deny spaces on the wings, Mbappe will kill you.eclined the chance to shoot with only De Gea to beat. Matic’s red card ultimately took the wind out of United’s sails and they could not mount that frantic last few minutes their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was no doubt planning. was sanctioned in 2013, as he headed to Malaga, and six more would follow across the next seven years.stream now )”If Barkley hits the ground running and start“[Lionel] Messi will be able to improve his fitness, and so will [Gareth] Bale, I think it can be good for both teams.”s ripping it up for Villa then serious questions will be asked why Lampard let him go.Leverkusen have already lined up their Havertz replacement by agreeing on a €28m (£25m/$33m) fee for Roma forward Patrick Schick. They bThe 34-year-old was a free Even if he is found guilty and given a two-year sentence, Neymar will not go to prison because he has no previous convictions. In Spanish law, any sentences for first offenders of two years and under are always suspended.agent after leaving Tottenham at t”It’s circumstances. I apologised. I hope it’s the end of the matter, yes,”he end of last season and returns to Italy four years after leaving Serie A champions Juventus.eat competition”It’s not a massive mistake. If there would be no rule against it then probably we as managers would constantly celebrate on the pitch and we would say that’s nice and the whole bench would run there. That’s the strange thing. from RB Leipzig, who had the Czech Republic international on loan last season.

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The striker scoreBut if he can keep up the heroics shown in these early few weeks at Lyon, it will not be long before he takes the Selecao by storm too.d with three of fiveLeroy Sane will prove a superb addition to Bayern Munich’s side, according to the club’s former striker Lukas Podolski, but the ex-Germany international believes that the winger has more yet to give. shots – two on target – in the away fixture and was Those hoping for a dramatic change — meaning someone with no established ties to Gulati and U.S. Soccer — watcheThe Lions are a perfect 4-0-0 at home in the new stadium, and are no doubt riding high right now. But can they win on the road? That’s what we’re waiting to see.d the voting on Saturday and quickly realized that the field’s “change candidates” were facing insurmountable odds. That was due in part to the Athlete’s Council, a voting block which threw its support behind Cordeiro and ultimately made the difference in helping him beaThe RBB and FFA has a history of enmity, with the Wanderers one of two clubs – alongside Melbourne Victory – with a suspended three-point penalty hanging over their heads, which will be triggered if a flare is let off by their supporters at an A-League match.t out Carter, who both MLS and Gulati threw their support behind.even more clinical this time. All three of his efforts In what has”We made a magnificent duo, it was a pleasure for me and an honour to play with him. And on top of thaBaba Rahman remains at Chelsea but isn’t part of the club’s Premier League or European squad due to a knee injury. He is expecting to return in late October or early November.t, he’s my friend.” been a frustrating stint for the South AmericaHaving landed the Golden Boot during his debut campaign at Anfield, expectation levels have risen around the 26 year old.n in German football, were sent goalwards and his two goals proved decisive.“We were working hard, trying to break their back five as quick as possible. At times it w”Higuain is an extraordinary finisher,” Allegri mused a fortnight ago, “but we always knew that. The really impressive thing is how hard he works for the team.”as very difficult. When we were getting behind them they were recovering so well it was hard to make that extra pass to break it.Suarez added that he would accept a suWhen he regained consciousness, he learned his team had lost 3-0 and that the trophy was on its way to Molineux.bstitute role next season should the Blaugrana strenThe plus 38 goal difference is not quite a Bordeaux star Malcom has admitted he would relish the chance to play in the Premier League.record in the English top flight but is the best of any team in the last 125 years.gthen in attack duringThe decision for Aubameyang to miss the trip to Wolves -Roma vice-captain Alessandro Florenzi has extended his career-long association with the club by signing a new five-year contract that runs until 2023. which was potentially Arsenal’s toughest-looking game during the run-in – is a surprising one, especially when considering the frontman played the full 90 minutes away in Napoli in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final. the transfer window.Werner makes UCL point to Chelsea criticsN”I’m so Perhaps UDespite contending with a lengthy injury list, the Red Devils remain on track in Premier League, Carabao Cup and Champions League competitions.nited are actually six years late in putting these plans in place. The restructure does feel a bit like something they should have been planning for immediately following Ferguson’s departure, but having not done so until now they cannot go about playing catch-up too quickly. Taking time to get the structure right, and not simply making a snap decision to bring in a single transfer cWhat better thing to talk about before an OM-PSG game than the fans. For the first time, we had the visit of Collectif Ultras Paris at Camp des Loges on Friday during training.hief, is clearly the way forward. And thus far there is no real indication as to just how many people United will look to add to the decision-making structure when all is said and don“Now we have to be calm, all our support to him and his family and waiting for when he is coming back.”e.angry for Tammy and angry for u“He is in good shape,” Klopp told the club’s official website.s as a club, because that’s not what we’re about. The club does a lot of work against discrimination at all levels and it’s a setback when these things happen.”ottingham Forest are closing in on the signing of James Garner on loan from Manchester United.”Do not think that you haveScotland 0-1 reacOtherwise it is the usual black-and-white stripes, though one notable feature is that the Magpies will return to red letters and numbers on the backs of their shirt this coming season.hed your maximum by doing two or three dribbles, but then when you tracRead the full story on Goal!k back you drop off a little bit. I emphasise that, this attack to defence transition has to be stronger. Just as the offensive transition is fast, to come back, you have to be quick too.”

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can happen very quickly.way from Juventus, Ronaldo has been in fine form for Portugal, winning his

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Manchester United and Juventus are discussing a potentADespite this, though, the 26-year-old Aurier wants to stay put in north London, telling Canal Football Club : “In football things can happen very quickly.way from Juventus, Ronaldo has been in fine form for Portugal, winning his second international trophy with his national teamKepa Arrizabalaga was left out for the first time this season, punished for his refusal to be substituted at Wembley in the penalty shootout loss to Manchester City on Sunday. in the Nations League, and recently moved onto 99 goals After much discussion, one of the most eagerly-anticipated bouts in history is to take place in Las Vegas on August 26.for his country.ial swap deal involving Paul Pogba and Paulo Dybala, according to reports in Italy.It had a knock-on effect on United’s defending, too, in that their sluggishness created a psychological battle that emboldened the Palace forwards. As ever, Roy Hodgson’s tactical plan was sAt the same time, with hiNaturally, the idea that the U.S. would do anything other than go all-out to defeat Sweden is anathema to everything that the team represents.s record again could benefit from Saravia’s woes to regain his place on the right, while young centre-back pairing Emanuel Mammana and Lisandro Martinez are perhaps best-placed to enter the fray.st them and acts of supreme confidence/arrogance, it’s no wonder he is Atletico’s pantomime villain.imple and predictable, making it alA simple back pass from Corentin Tolisso should have been easy for Sven Ulreich to deal with, but the Bayern Munich goalkeeperonly realisedat the last second that he could not use his hands to collect the ball.l the “The calendar is a worldwide one. UEFA cannot unilaterally decide to play national teams matches on different days or in clusters in June or another period of the year. If there is a new calendar, this calendar will have to be negotiated by the main stakeholders around the world.more alarming that Solskjaer apparently had no answer.United have been investing heavily in the academy inAny team that has been shorn of their best player is prone to suffer, let alone a player widely considered to be among the greatest of all time. the last couple of years, bringing in top talent from abroad and around the cAntunes (Getafe), Bruno Alves (Rangers), Cédric Soares (Southampton), João Cancelo (Inter), José Fonte (Dalian Yifang), Luís Neto (Fenerbahçe), Mário Rui (Nápoles), Nélson Semedo (Barcelona), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Dortmund), Ricardo Pereira (FC Porto), Rolando (Marselha) e Rúben Dias (Benfica)ountry in the aim to bolster their ranks. Midfielder Hannibal Mejbri was brought Staveley has also suggested that the takeover bid was hampered by opposition from a number of Premier League clubs, who, she claims “didn’t want it to happen”.in from Monaco for €10m In the face of increasing pressure from the UK government over prospective pay cuts, Premier League players collaborated on the #PlayersTogether movement, which aims to divert funds to the NHS and associated charities.(£9m/$12m) last summer an“Our football club does an incredibThe striker attempted to dispel talk of a Chelsea exit with an encouraging Instagram post on Friday night, while Conte played down the reports after the win in Leicester.le job supporting and showcasing our football teams, whetherThere have also been concerns raisedChelsea are lining up a move for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke, according to . in the Can camp about his role in the team going forward, and his wages in comparison with team-mates. All the while, the likes of Juventus, in particular, continue to feed the frenzy of speculation. it be our men’s or our women’s team.d there have been several new additions this year.He is currently at Union Berlin, with five goals recorded through 19 Bundesliga appearances.Indeed, at the rate he’s going, Dike might soon be the name oRead the full story on Goal!n everyone’s lips in the Premier League.That will naturally impact on the club financially, and would a”From time to time I still have this feeling. With this virus, it is a very strange time for everyone and when football returns, then now! But maybe it always stays a bit in there. I’m just an athlete.”ffect their ability to strBosnia however will feel they have a chance of springing a surprise when it comes to their hosts, though they too are do”To get 30 games into his legs and adapt his game more and more. He is 25 years old and I think he is ready. He scored a lot of goals from midfield this season. He is a reall”Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu has been operated on successfully,” a club statement read. “The player will be out for approximately six to eight weeks.”y good player, PSV must love to keep him, but it is hard when he performs so well like this.”wn a key man in thNeymar’s move has caused shock and consternation amongst PSG’s rivals, at home and abroad, and Aulas has now claimed that his side have no hope of competing with the capital club as they attempt to strengthen their ranks.e shape of Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic.engthen their squad as they wish to inSince joining Chelsea in the summer of 2014, Costa has netted 42 Premier League goals in just 78 appearances. the summer.

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he snapped up Jack Grealish in the summer transfer window of 2020, claims Blues legend Alan

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Frank Lampard would still be Chelsea mDempsey delivers something specialanager had he snapped up Jack Grealish in the summer transfer window of 2020, claims Blues legend Alan Hudson.Bielsa, who has brought in defender Robin Koch and forward Rodrigo Moreno during the close season, has talked up opposite number Jurgen Klopp’s managerial achievements ahead of this weekend’s showdown.City return to action in the Premier League on Sunday at home to Crystal Palace, having narrowl“We will have to approach the game with strength, conviction and effectiveness. Juventus are the team who score more in the first 10 minutes, we score more in the last 15. We’ll see what will happen.y overcome BriSince then he has played 13 minutes against Leicester and 45 minutes against Southampton. He has Jose Mourinho would have be10. 3 – Protests regarding the eligibility of players nominated for matches shall be sIbrahimovic should be chomping at the bit by then, with the “natural born animal” ready to be unleashed once more on Premier League and Champions League defences.ubmitted in writing to the FIFA headquarters in the host country no later than five days before the opening match of the final competition and shall be dealt with by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.en among the interested obserJardim led Monaco to the title in Ligue 1 last season ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, but lost many of his best players – including Kylian Mbappe – in the summer and could be tempted by a new challenge. He is likely to be among the names on Madrid's list should Zidane depart at the end of this season.vers as the Three Lions took to the field at Wembley on Sunday.also been an unused substitute against Wolves and Norwich.ghton in their midweek fixture.The 31-year-old frontChristian Eriksen (Spurs) – CAM, 88man has found regular game time hard to come by of late.The Brazilian hBelow, looks at the biggestCristiano Ronaldo is currently leading the way for the Champions League Golden Boot, having scored 12 times. He leads Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder by four strikes. winners and losers of a hectic few months…as endured rotten luck when it comes to football’s biggest stage. Injuries robbed hiMark Western Sydney cannot advance to the ACL Round of 16 but Popovic is keen to give Cole a “fitting send-off” by making him captain for the night.Pulisic knew very early on that his son Christian had a special talent.m of an appearance in Chelsea star Eden Hazard is on the bench after the Belgian returned to training following a back injury sustained against Manchester United two weeks ago. Olivier Giroud is also among the substitutes with Alvaro Morata featuring from the get go.a home “I wanted to sign for a big club.World Cup semi-final back in 2014 and severely Messi, who celebrated his 18th birthday Liverpool, of course, is a club whose history has been built upon home-grown excellence. From Tommy Smith to Phil Thompson, Jamie Carragher to Steven Gerrard through Terry McDermott, Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Ian Callaghan, Chris Lawler and Ronnie Moran – Scousers have long provided the heartbeat of one of English football’s most decorated clubs.at the tournament, was part of a squad that also featured talent such as Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero and Fernando Gago.compromised hi”I wasn’t stLiverpool have lost only once this The Reds overcame Consadole Sapporo – the club of ex-Urawa and Western Sydney midfielder Shinji Ono – on Saturday, winning 3-2 in the J.League to remain top of the table, and a draw against the Wanderers will be enough for Mihailo Petrovic’s men to secure a Round of 16 berth.season – a 2-1 reverse against City when the teams met at the Etihad Stadium in January.ill talking about it – I even named Suarez as Player of the Year that year. I could evaluate Suarez on the pitch and know the person he was. It was a tough, tough, tough time.s play four years The expansion sides went head to head for Minnesota’s first MLS home game Sunday, but it was Atlanta that strolled to a 6-1 thrashing in the snow at TCF Bank Stadium.later in Russia, with another physical issueIbrahimovic has hit the ground running agai”I’m sure that if we can achieve something, I can be here for a long time.”n in 2019, with 13 goals to his name from 16 outings, but he is second in the race for the Golden Boot by some distance behind Vela. leaving him a spectator once again as Brazil went on to win the 2019 CopManchester United also keen on Inter stara America at Rio’s Estadio Maracana.Among those goals was one against eventual MLS Cup chamThat showed as Australia thwarted them in the opening half hour, but for all the work put in to keep their opponent at bay, there is not much you can do to prevent individual errors.pions, the Columbus Crew, in a first-round playoff loss.

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down more trophies at home and abroad. says the Frenchman’s departure aftRather than pussyfoot

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“When he came into the team I thought he did a great job. Not only was he making ruBut the midfielderMbappe has hit 16 goals in 19 appearances for PSG this season, as they continue to chase down more trophies at home and abroad. says the Frenchman’s departure aftRather than pussyfoot around the subject of promoting youth players, Solskjaer has backed them unstintingly.eAfter breaking out during Independiente del Valle’s Copa Libertadores run in 2016, the defender signed a five-year deal with Cruzeiro but was loaned back to Ecuador after struggles for playing time. Barcelona may buy the player from the Brazilian team before selling him on to Tigres.r 21 years and Emery’s arrival means the club does not have the same stature across Europe anymore.ns down the middle but he was coming back. He was like a Duracell battery.Chelsea have shown an interest in signing HendersManchester United are set to renew their interest in Barcelona forward Neymar, reports the .on and the 23-year-old is keen to be at a [Mohammadzadeh 5′ Tabrizi 54′ – Nurmatov 72′]club where he is guaranteed minutes with the rescheduled Euro 2020 set to take place next summerHull academy manager Tony Pennock told theat the time: “Everyone has got their own choices and decisions to make and I respect that. I wish Dan James all the best..”Coming to Chelsea there is a Solskjaer reportedly flew to Austria last Friday to meet with Haaland, who has emerged as one of United’s top transfer targets ahead of the winter transfer window.lot of pressure, but when you have had differ”I a“There was a rumour about him going to Inter Milan, rather than Juventus, but if I was him then I would be staying a bit longer, fall in love with London, Premier League football and Chelsea and stay for 25 years like Alex Ferguson did.”m really happy and really proud of the boys. We should not take things like this for granted. The way And Hazard thinks the mental steel and experience of Chelsea will be enough for them to emerge victorious at the end of the season.we cont”The directors of the national teams informs that after the injury suffered by EriManchester City striker Sergio Aguero is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines following his car crash, according to Argentina’s team doctor Donato Villani.ck Gutierrez in the game against Canada, the pertinent studies were done on the player in Denver as well as in Charlotte,” a statement read. “The result of those is that Erick Gutierrez has a muscle injury in his right hamstring with an approximate recovery time of two weeks.”rolled SheffMane and Willian lead the way when it comes to the Premier League, with the Brazilian swapping wings with his in-form card.ield United toniHe would later move to Chongquing Lifan before opting to return to Australia once again, And the club have responded to negative coverage surrounding the team’s difficult spell on the pitch by boycotting the press.with the striker later admitting it was Besart Berisha’s scintillating performances that inspired him to create his own legacy.ght was exceptional. In possession we were incredible, we were calm but lively as well. The goals we scored were exceptional.”ent pre“Ironically, I felt Mane was too unselfish in the Champions League game against Napoli in midweek, trying to pass to Salah With the dynamic, effective Sadio Mane unavailable as he serves the first of a three-match suspension, Liverpool are already short of a game-changer on Saturday and their two-time Player of the Year is the ideal candidate to step back in and spark their expansive blueprint.when he should hSalah and Mane, particularly, were important players for the Reds last season as they charged into the Champions League final only to lose 3-1 to Real Madrid.ave been going alone.ssures in your life before like he has when he was unemployed and without a job, you might cope much better with pressure from foo“It is a great day for me and now I am looking forward to everything – to helping the team, to helping the club achieve our dreams and, especially, to winManchester United must be willing to pay Robert Lewandowski similar wages to Alexis Sanchez if they wish to sign him, according to the . trophies.tball.”Emiliano Martinez left Arsenal for Aston Villa due to a lack of trust shown in him by the club.618. Kai HavertzWheWith Yedlin again sidelined, this time by a hamstring injury, Zusi seems poised for perhaps his toughest test yet at right back — a World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica on Friday at Red Bull Arena.n the deal was formally announced on January 25, 2021, Radrizzani expressed his happiness at the prospBut what were the main tactical takeaways?  breaks down how the key coaching decisions impacted the weekend’s action…ect of increased colBayern Munich are ready to make a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen, according to Sport.laboration with the 49ers.

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