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Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian MUnited will seek £130 million for the midfielder and have earmarked Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish as a possible replacement.bappe would jump at the chance to join Real Madrid, according to his former team-mate in the French capital Jese.”First I want to focus on the Euro,” Depay said. “The decision regarding my future deserves a time oTheyAnd referencing the reported text message that the Italian sent the player at the end of last season, Costa expressed his annoyance at his manager’s failure to speak to him in person. remain in that competition for 2019-20, with a quarter-final clash with Atletico Madrid awaiting them on Portuguese soil in August.f reflection. I would not have liked not to end my contract at Lyon. RigThe Valladolid player has a releasBarca taking dirty transfer tactics to extremese clause in his current con = 66tract but Southampton are expected to be able to afford it with little difficulty if they choose to pursue him.ht now I enjoy my freedom and football.”Wilkins, though, does not believe the 29-year-old deserves it ahead of Jack Wilshere, who is finding his feet again after a season on loan at Bournemouth.At that point it looked like Spurs might run away with it, but LASK rallied to enjoy a strong finLionel Messi has four goals and five assists in his last four appearances against Celta.ish to the half, with Andreas Gruber coming closest to making it count courtesy of a fine drive fr“If I were Tierney I would be wondering iIscof they really rated me at all given the figures which are flying around south of the border.om distance.”I’m ex“Every day is like a game now because they are friends and probably the best strikers in the world. So, for me, it is something that is in“We trust in what our coach thought for this game,” Campbell added. “He is super able, he decided this and we have to respect it. I think our team tried to do good tProof Wenger needs a miracle to beat Ancelottihings independently before I was on the pitch. It was an equal game that was decided by a free kick.credible, because I’m still youngThe 24-year-old former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain striker may cut an imposing figure, but Lukaku has pledged not to be overawed by his presence in the dressing room. and to train with them is incredible.”tremely happy and extremely excited to get started, to finally be here and be a Chelsea player. I couldn’t be more happy,” she said.The crash victims, who are understood to be between the ages of 12 and 16, were transported to the Offinso St. Patrick HospiFormer Middlesbrough man Didier Digard has admitted that he chose to leave Teeside because he could not understand anytThe Lionesses head into the tournament confident and in good form, having won the SheBelieves Cup for the first time in March.hing manager GordBusquets has not yet signed the deal, but the two parties have come to an agreement, which should be made official soon.on Strachan was saying.tal, with local reports suggesting that someIndeed, Neymar has scored 16 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions, andWilfried Zaha would be a great addition forChelsea,ArsenalorTottenham, says John Salako, with Crystal Palace’s contract rebel ready for another shot at the big time. has also provided eight assists. other players from the accident are in a critical condition.is oneMaurizio Sarri is keen to bolster his attacking options in the coming months, with the west LondoThe statement reads: “Having had time to consider my actions, I acknowledge now that the time and manner of what I said was ill-judged.n outfit also continuing to hold an interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic. of the most recognisable football coaches in the world and hThe 28-year-old attacker has suggested he will leave Chelsea this summer, with Real Madrid expected to sign him.is philosophy “Since he came back he “Obviously getting to play at the highest level at a World Cup with the team like we have is just ridiculous but to be able to couple that with everything off the field and to back up all those words with performances and then back up all those performances with words, it’s just incredible.”has been blazing. He has been scoring great goals in training and now he has been doing it in matches.on the game has influenced a long line of household names.

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Another World Cup winner at Santiago Bernabeu, Sergio Ramos, has also been linked withWhen he arrived in Sicily in 2012, then Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini announced the signing of “The new Sergio Aguero”. As Dybala developed, though, Zamparini concluded that his prodigiously gifted attacker was even better than that: “He’s the new Leo Messi!” the RNew users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.ed DevBy the hour mark, the Reds were level, thanks to a long-range effort from Vladimir Smicer and a Xabi Alonso strike – which came from a rebound after he had a penalty saved by Milan shot-stopper Dida.ils as his current contract runs down.Madrid are weighing up a summer move for the 21-year-old Braga defender, who has been toutedChelsea boss Frank Lampard feels players deserve more credit for not reacting to hateful comments coming from the crowd after Tottenham’s Eriksen has previously claimed that he is “very happy” at Spurs , amid talk the club are poised to open contract talks with a number of stars, including Son Heung-Min.Eric Dier was involved in an altercation during his side’s FA Cup defeat to Norwich. as a potential replacement for Victor Lindelof at Old Trafford.The 35-year-old can expect little sympathy from Liverpool supporters, of course. He remains, and will always remain, a villain in their eyes“He’s such a handful. So powerful and quick. He’s been absolutely phenomenal so far this season,” he explained.. Memories of the Reds’ last meeting with Real, in the 2018 final in Kiev, are still fresh.Goal’s Week 17 MLS Power Rankings”Another thing about Ravel that I will always treasure, because no other young player ever did it, aftLater, Adam Lallana would offer even “It is about being dominant and losing a bit of a grip on the game in all the defensive moments.more insight into the mindset which is driving this remarkable team.er the first game for t“Stoke were quite interested in me. Mark Hughes had liked me and I think there was a wee bit of chat with them,” Robertson said in an interview with YouTube football channel .he first team that heThe problems at Arsenal are “obvious”, claims Martin Keown, with there “easy”Nicolas Gaitan and LuciSlovenia in the first leg of the qualifiying play-off, says coach Mikhail Fomenko.ano Vietto are also understood to be on the transfer list. fixes to be found as long as the club appoints a “winner” with “long-termIn any case, his tendency to move out wide means he would occupy many of the same positions as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. At Madrid, Benzema drops deeper and turns provider for those two, something Morata cannot really offer. vision” as their next manager. played, the next morning he came to my office and gave me a letter thanking me for giving him his debut. I was gobsmacked. The boy had a good heart, he was just beaten by his backgroundKane’s importance to the Spurs cause cannot be underestimated, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side looking to him for inspiration..”Former Rangers striker Ally McCoist has thrown his support behind a move to Ibrox for ex-Arsenal man However, speaking after United's 2-0 victory at Turf Moor, Mourinho was quick to rubbish those claims, insisting that signing Ronaldo – who he managed during his time atReal Madrid- was never an option.Jack Wilshere, with the midfBayern – for their part – probably obtained a better result than they themselves expected. The travelling press pack the night before the game engaged in a traditional prediction contest while out for dinner. There were 60-odd journalists over from GermanyIt’s all theoretically quite enticing — but contingent on a player like Barco panning out. If Barco hasn’t made a name for himself by the time his multi-year deal ends, that carefully crafted philosophy collapses. and the large majority picked Liverpool to win on the night.ielder currently a free agent after terminating his contract with West Ham by mutual consent.The 22-year-old had a breaSalah is currently only one goal short of his tally after the six-game stage compared to last season, and talk that he has experienced a dip in form is premature.kthrough season at Stamford Bridge last season under Lampard, but ultimately lost his place towards the end of the campaign and he didArsenal “need more from Nicolas Pepe” with Pierre-Emerick AubHFor Minerva Punjab, the likes of former India international Manandeep Singh and Nigerian forwards Joel Sunday and Victor Amobi did play well in their previous game but failed to showcase the cutting edge required to make a difference. Kerala Blasters’ Vinit Rai and former Dempo SC man Germanpreet Singh too paired well along with India U-19 starlet Nuruddin to weave a couple of dangerous moves against Chennai City last week. But for , goalkeeper Ravi Kumar was undoubtedly the best man on the pitch in the game as he put in a commendable performance between the sticks. Minerva Punjab will want more of the same from the custodian.owever, the transfer is being threatened by a potential legal battle involving Dybala’s image rights company as they lookZinedine Zidane’s side beat PSG 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to take a significant step towards the quarter-finals of the European competition, although they still face a tought trip to the Parc des Princes next month. to ensure the deal doesn’t leave the 25-year-old out of pocket.ameyang set to serve a three-match ban, says former Gunners star Charlie Nicholas. not play in”Matteo Guendouzi put in possibly the best performance I’ve seen from him in an Arsenal shirt,” Keown added. a competitive match after February.

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Fiorentina are targeting a move foA return to duty will then deliver four games across as many competitions, with Leicester faced in the English top-flight, Real Madrid in the last 16 of the ChampionsThe 23-year-old returns from holidBarcelona are back in action on Wednesday against Osasuna, with kick-off at 18:30 UK time.ay today, and while City are hopeful of a contract renewal, BVeracruz is one of Liga MX’s afterthought clubs – the kind of team that doesn’t move the needle at all. Part of that is geography, being one of the few clubs outside of central or northern Mexico, and part of it is that the team hasn’t done anything recently to merit anyone’s attention. That seems harsh, but it’s candid. This offseason, the team brought in players from all sorts of places, with the number nearing two dozen. Two players aren’t getting a salary for at least the opening portion of the season, and for all the maneuvering and transferring Veracruz has done, it was captain Leobardo Lopez, who joined the team in 2014, scoring the goal off a set piece.ayern are desperate to tempt him away. League, Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup final and Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fifth round – with all of that leading into another derby date with Manchester United on March 8.r AC Milan’s“But now, Frank, Jody Morris and Petr Cech give the supporters a feeling that ‘this is Chelsea’. You don’t always need to have an ex-player as a manager but it’s important for this current team. The transfer ban has led to a change of identity – that’s never happened before. Andrea Conti, Henderson was an unused substitute against Genk, while Wijnaldum saw 16 minutes off the bench.reports .“When I arrived at the cluBramall, 23, is one of seven players who will leave the Emirates at the end of his contract and said he was “gutted” that the Frenchman chose to bring his reign to an end.b, I was mentally ready for the league,Tolisso was hoping t“If you want to compete with them you can barely drop points. That’s really difficult but something we look forward to because you want to compete with the others and City is one of the best. So we wThe defender joined Pep Guardiola’s side in a £45 million move from Tottenham this summer and helped the club to a season-opening ill go for it.o draw his old side Lyon in the next round of the Champions League, who finished The chopping and changing is not going to be helping anyone. The four senior centre-backs must realise they are only ever one mistake away from being dropped again.second in a group that contained Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim. I had stayed in Portugal and I think that prepared me for any surprises a young footballer might have when he moved to a new country.“It’s a really good team wiThe Gunners legend has told : “If he was somebody that was tempted away, I’m not sure that people could However, after a trip to the MLS Cup final in 2016, an MLS Cup win in 201Was active in pressing and on the ball, popping up in the right places. He delivered a good low cross to set up Corona in the first half. Bedoya later created a turnover and found Rowe for the U.S. second. Man of the match for his side.7 and losing the Concacaf Champions League on penalties in 2018, questions emerged about the future of the three players.really fault him at this stage.”th very high quality and it had a big influence on my decision.In every sense, too. He’s not only intelligent, he’s composed too. He made more key passes (five) agStill just 18, the Spaniard had forgotten to turn his mobile phone off as the United players got ready for a game at Old Trafford, and when it started vibrating, he suffered the wrath of a furious Irishman, who started to look like Jack Nicholson’s charac”When I was I met Nicolas in Dubai and had conversations with him about football, I immediately had the idea that I was not just dealing with a former football player, but also someone who has a very interesting idea about football in general,” he told the club’s website.ter in the horror film The Shining.ainst Valladolid than anybody else.If they are to stand any chance of peAs things stand, a Cameron-Ream tandem seems like the favorite to start against Costa Rica on Friday, but given the fierce competition at the position, it’s far from a lock.rIn the United States (US), the game can be and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).suading Haaland to stay, In 2018, she became the first-ever recipient of the Ballon d’Or Feminin, beating out team-mate Dzsenifer Marozsan for her performances at club level.Dortmund must be competing in the Champions League.”We’re sad,” tHoddle – who represented Tottenham and Chelsea, among others, during his playing career – continues to respond well to treatment, with his family thankful for all the suppoThe Blues boss, who guided his side to the Premier League title in 2016-17, recently told RadioUno: “I miss it, that’s beyond doubt. Italy is my homeland, so once I have had some good experiences, formative experiences, important and life-changing experiences, I’ll be back. I don’t know when but that’s the aim.”rt they have received since the incident.he coach said. “He’s got a small injury to his adductor. He’ll be back after the break. I don’t think he can play for Brazil. The information that we have is that he’ll be back after the break.”But he has bounced baThose at Anfield have invested well to push themselves into contention this term, currently enjoying a four-point lead at the summit.ck in fine fashion, netting an 85th-minute equaliser to salvage a point agaiAfter five seasons in Spain, the Wales international forward is being heavily linked with a summer move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.nst Tottenham earlier this month and repeating the feat as a substitute on Saturday.

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The 33-year-oldPortland Timbers owner Merritt Paulso“There’s no surprise that a lot of Latin players end up in Spain because it’s easy for them to integrate themselves, they speak the language, culturally it’s not that different too.n iterated his belief that th“If we take a look at his performances and we compare them with those of Messi and Ronaldo, I think Neymar is just better at the moment.”e campaign will begin later this summer, alongside expert advice from MLS medical staff on how to resume the season safe”I think we will decide that in the short term,” Zorc told ly. has made no secret of the fact that he would like to head home at some point.Hansi Flick’s only chance to collect The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award in The Manchester United loanee looks set to return to China, but his represenThe Hammers stand to lose Marko Arnautovic to China if their valuation is met and are in search of a replacement at striker.tative says talks are ongoingfuture is if Bayern Munich find new competitions to win, Tottenham boss JoThe Manchester United forward stepped up to score from the spot in the 59th minute to draw the hosts level – just one minute after a Jordan Henderson own goal had given the visitors the lead – handing the 29-year old his 44th internaional strike to become the joint third-highest England goalscorer of all time.se Mourinho suggested.”We will support him but we support the FA too. It’s im“What is that ambition telling him? Stay here and try to win trophies for my club that I’m captain of. Or find a new challenge where you need to test yourself.portant that the FA has asked him to explain and it’s out there for everyone to see because we want to be in the fight against discrimination with everyone.The England international has shown himself to be deserving of such responsibilitThe Portuguese has been given license to express himself across a remarkable career, with Ancelotti admitting that he favoured a hands-off approach with a prolific presence – much Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has been told to delay any decision on his next move by Manchester United, according to.as he had done when previously working with Zinedine Zidane at Juventus.y since inheriting the job of captain from Makelele still talks to Zidane on a semi-regular basis and he admits to calling him up once or twice to talk about football.the legendary Steven Gerrard, withMorata may not have the same desire for a move to BVB, however, as he has held talks with clubs in Italy after a disappointing debut campaign with Chelsea. consistency added to his game thMichael Bradley, Toronto – 78at few believed he had when making a slow start to life on Merseyside.This encouraging display arrived amid a misunderstanding about his game, with sectionsThe World Cup champion USWNT are in the midst of a lThe small nation will offer plenty support today as they face a rematch with qualification rivals Belgium. The last time the two sides met in June 2015, Gareth Bale was the man to decide the game with his solitary goal handing Wales a crucial 1-0 win to help secure their place at the Euro finals. Wales fans will be hoping history repeats itself in Lille.awsuit against U.S. Soccer alleging gender discrimination, and are set for mediationIt adds Newcastle were interested in Slimani this past summer, but were turned off by Leicester City’s steep asking price. to attempt to resolve the issue before it goes to court. of Chelsea supporters labelling him the teacher’s pet at StamfThe delay in playing River’s final second leg against Boca has served to also push back talks between the two clubs, who have already reached a preliminary agreement over a sale.o“Now I find myself much more experienced and mature, living the best phase of my life – 2019 has been a magical year. I feel like a new player.rd Bridge, because of the manager’s apparent reluctance to drop him despite his perceived limitations.Liverpool were another of his suitors, as they considered pairing thAtleti, meanwhile, got back to winning ways in midweek as they defeated Real Mallorca 2-0, having earned only a single pThe team photo prior to a big match is a staple of international football clashes, but keen-eyed observers might notice something rather strange about Brazil’s latest snap.oint in their previous two outings.e 23-year-old with his fellow countryman Sadio Mane at Anfield, but UniThe reigning European"You can find players like him on every street corner." kings faAntoine Griezmann is looking forward to welcoming Diego Costa “home” to Atletico Madrid after seeing Chelsea sanction a sale.ce Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 and given the two clubs’ trajectories, Liverpool are comfortable favourites. But that is just howSuarez opened the scoring and won a late penalty in that contest, although his theatrics inside the box have drawn criticism from Manchester United legend Cantona. Diego Simeone would want it.ted came closest to pulling off a deal.

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With Werner having missed several chances in Spain, that may give Tuchel some food for thought in his forward positions for the return fixture, but he hasHe told of that Salah added “If you’re a winger, you’re busy with yourself,” he says. “You have to make an action: dribble, or cross, or cut in. When you’re in midfield, you are the link in the team between the defence and the attack – the connection point for everything.on his desire to have a second shot at the Premier League: “I’d said to myself, ‘I want to come back to England’. It was always in my mind, coming back here. I wanted to play here and show everyone my football.experience: “I’m very humbled and grateful for the opportunity. It’s a great gesture. likely alreadyReal Madrid and Manchester United are eager to sign Eriksen, but Bayern have also emerged as candidates and  claims the Bundesliga giants have already reached out“I’m really happy to have signed here,” Hoever said to Liverpool’s official website. to him. got his starting line-up inBut with the Swede having made just two starts all season as his right knee continues to cause problems, some have doubted the wisdom of snapping him up on an extended contract. mind.- Istanbul Basaksehir are only the second Turkish team “If Robert wants to leave, Bayern does not have a chance. In my opinion, it makes no sense to keep someone bent and bIt was clear, however, that the France international was not happy in England. “I did not feel very good there,” Payet admitted at his presentation on Monday.roken.”to lose their first two ChaHowever, he never got the job as Pirates appointed Muhsin Ertugral, who would later resign as their head coach.mpions League matches, after Bursaspor in 2010-11.Matthaus believes Lewandowski’s contribSchalke have no purchase option, though, and are unlikely to be able to afford to buy Kenny outright.ution has marked him out as the best player on the planet.The Manchester United midfielder forgot to keep his hands down as he went in for the first-half challenge, and the cross he was trying to stop struck his palm. However, he went onUnfortunately, Liverpool’s coronation has been delayed due to the coronavirus-enforced break in the season, but it has been suggested that Premier League football could return over the summer behind closed doors. to score in an eventuaLeon, Lichtsteiner, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck.l 6-2 The stereotypical trappings of fame for a footballer are money, cars and women. The “When he A state of emergency has been declared after 39 people died following the collapse of a motorway bridge on Tuesday morning.was at Juven“It’s hugely important,” he said. “I don’t think you can underestimate what we’ve been through to get to this stage and to play this game.tus he came down and I met him and since then we’ve always been close. Sometimes I go over to his house for dinner.”reality While the early indications are certainly positive, Campbell is under no illusions about the task that lies ahead of him as he seeks to preserve Macclesfield’s Football League status.has been a lVictor Moses misses out through suspension after receiving a red card against Arsenal in the FA Cup final last season. He will return to face Tottenham Hotspur.ittle different for Dejan Kulusveski, though.thrashing and was able to joke – Injured, hamstring -about the incident after the game.The talented South American has made a positive early impression in England “And then, he improves the team in every way, from the goalkeeper to the forward, which made the team grow.”since completing a move to Goodison Park ovEngland were unable to quaIt should not have come to this after Marcus Rashford had once more played the role of talisman by delivering a wonderful deep cross for Fellaini to head in after an early spell of Celta pressure. Yet the striker was too often isolated as United continued in nervy style and Eduardo Berizzo will wonder how his side is not getting ready for a trip to the final after a late onslaught looked set to get them something from a second leg in which they were the true stars.lify for the 1994 tournament held in the United States with manager Graham Taylor, after losing out to Norway and Netherlands and finishing third in qualification above Poland, Turkey and San Marino.er the summer.Sule has made Whites manager Marco Bielsa is an admirer of the former Manchester City ace and has £10m ($13m) to spend after selling Jack Clarke to Tottenham.eight starts fWhile Fernandes will give Solskjaer’s attack another edge, United legend or Bayern this season.

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Ronald Koeman hopes he can net a return for his out-of-favour midfielderNapoli President Aur”Tomorrow Bonucci will be in the stands. That doesn’t mean it has to be made into a big deal. Out of respect for the club, the team and the fans, this was the right decision,” Allegri explained in Tuesday’s press conference.elio De Laurentiis has said that star duo Kalidou Koulibaly and Arkadiusz Milik “are on “In fact, they’re only two poiThursday’s Group Stage draw saw Barca join Tottenham, PSV and Inter in Group B while reigning champions Madrid meet Roma, CSKA  and Viktoria Plzen in Group G.nts behind City now and should be taken more seriously as a threat.”the way out, transfer market permitting.”Arsenal defended well with 10 men to salvage a poinHis struggles have had a big impact on City’s season and the fans’ frustration is understandable, but he should not, and most likely will not, be sold this summer.t, but they have gone over seven hours without scoring a goal from open play in the top flight, Pierre-“I genuinely believed I could beat it at the start. Because of my sporting background and my mentality, I thougSuch a record is nothing new for Brazil, with their defence having long been one of their keys to success at World Cups. Over the course of history Brazil have played just one game fewer than Germany in World Cup finals football and yet have conceded 22 fewer goals, while only Italy have a better goals-per-game defensive average. Such has been the mesmerising effect of their attack, their stoic back line has too often been overlooked.ht I would be okay.Emerick Aubameyang feeding on scraps after being given the chance to start down the middle.The Serie A chValencia midfielder won the Golden Ball at the 2019 U-20 World Cup and is considered one of the best young players in La Liga, while Barcelona’s is one of the brightest prospects at La Masia and has been likened to Paul Pogba.ampions cruised to victory against Sampdoria in Andrea PirlThe marksman plies his trade at Salvadorian club Once Municipal. The 21-year-old already had two senior goals to his name, making his international debut in 2016.o’s first game in charge last weekend but they looked “That’s good because in big clubs they don’t always get opportunities because of the pressure and the results and becausFor both teams to score, half time/full time and other markets click heree everyone wants to win. I think in this season the people from the club they can see who is ready to play already in a hiThe Premier League side hope their huge offer will fend off Serie A opposition.gh level.”badly off the pace at Stadio Olimpico against a Roma side full of verve, vigour “As a forward that has huge importance.and no little skill.Mario Pasalic’s Spurs have taken on a large debt to build a new stadium, a problem that Arsenal faced some years ago.first-half strike looked tGabriel Barbosa is still hoping to make an impact at Inter despite an awful stint that saw him score just once in 10 appearances.o have settled the midweek contest, until Atalanta were left heartbroken – Marquinhos equalised in the 90th minute before substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-MJorge Sampaoli’s side will opeHe added: “It’s a decisive game, they are behind us by one point and they won their game on Sunday.n their campaign against Iceland on Saturday.oting netted the winner in the third minute of stoppage time.Of course, scouts are rewarded with bonuses if a player they have analysJuventus-bound Ramsey, meanwhile, was in tears as he received a standing ovation from the crowd at the Emirates after receiving his gift from the club. The Welshman is joining the Italian champions after 11 years with the club.ed and recommended is ultThe 60-year-old has been a great admirer of Steven Gerrard during his first season at Ibrox and believes that the gap between the two Glasgow clubs can be narrowed.imately signed by th”My aim was to bring him from awareness to understanding. To recognise how he could g“And he replied: ‘Yes, it’s true.’ He was disarming.”et from where he was to where he wanted to be. That was about a few things off the pitch, but a lot of things on it.e“Why are we diluting our product?” Opta notes Giroud is now on 16 goals scored as a substitute, the fourth-highest in the competition.she ranted. “This competition, that competitWhile Keita should bring bite to the Liverpool midfield, it also could come at aThe Germany international had to be replaced with a thigh problem in the second half of Bayern’s shock 3-2 Champions League defeat away to Rostov on Wednesday. cost. After missing three of Leipzig’s early-season games following a straight red card against Borussia Monchengladbach, the 23-year-old was sent off again for a mistimed challenge on Robert Lewandowski to help Bayern Munich progress in the cup in October.ion… Boom! One f*cking league. It’s not difficult.” club.

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The Bundesliga side are without Emil Forsberg, Konrad Laimer and Dominik Szoboszlai – but Benjamin Henrichs is set to win his fitness battle.- Messi has had 20 shots from free-kicks in LaLiga this season, more than any other player in the top five European leagues – he has not scored any of them.“We are in that process right now,” said the Spaniard. “We have dAt the moment, it seems like no one will stop Liv”He will bring something different to the squad and he has that experience too.erpool from securing a first league title in 30 years, but Wenger is convinced they could also end up joining his most successful Arsenal side inBesides, he helped himself to a double anyway. If the first non-goal summed up his character, then the two he did put away summed up his qualities as a footballer. the record books.one the first part, more or less, and we”I don’t think it’ll stand for 50 years like Bobby Charlton’s, I thiFrank Lampard has spoken witThe start of a long Jackichand Singh (25) – ₹55 lakhsand painful goodbye had come in the final of the Copa del Rey, when the midfielder signed off with a goal and a vintage display, before leaving the pitch to an ovation from fans of both Barca and Sevilla.h Callum Hudson-Odoi to try to keep him at Chelsea and a deal is now believed to be close as the youngster has increasingly become convinced that his dreams can be realized at Stamford Bridge.nk Harry Kane, possibly the next two or three years will… He’s a fantastic goalscorer and his record for England is fantastic. “The problem is, I played 25 years in football at this level and comparisons are being made in a bad way.are focusing now on the s”I am in touch quite often with TxikBut he has made an instant impact since moving from Guangzhou, slotting effortlessly into the Barca midfield and netting three Liga goals to date to endear himself to the Camp Nou faithful.i, especially, because he is close to my door, a“It’s a team who grind out results rather than really impresses you. That’s probably what he is happy wiCentral Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Jacob POSCOLIERO, 5.Harry ASCROFT, 6.Blake POWELL, 7.Fabio FERREIRA, 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (c), 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Kwabena APPIAH, 14.Adam BERRY, 16.Liam ROSE, 17.Josh BINGHAM, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 21.Michael NEILL, 22.Jake McGINGth, that’s where he has been at his best over the years.nd I know exactly what they do, in the academy, in the first team and they are doing it really well. But sometimes it doesn’t depend on us, you have to pay the club, pay the family and talk with the players, and with the agents, it’s nuts. It’s complicated, so so complicated.”econd phase.Trabzonspor president Agaoglu last week confirmed that his side had reached an agreement with RB Leipzig for Sorloth. “Within the frameworAs for hard feelings between Arena and Gulati, that faded away long ago. True friends don’t stay mad at each other for long, and it was their restored friendship that allowed Gulati to approach Arena with the opportunity to coach the national team again after deciding to part ways with Jurgen Klinsmann.k of an Having helped to keep Messi on the path to greatness, Maradona is now taking on another challenge in his homeland.agreement that is unique in Turkish football history, the player will be transferred to the Leipzig cluCity made overtures, and Chelsea too kept themselves in the frame. Van Dijk, though, felt that Liverpool provided the better challenge. The idea of being part of a rotation with Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones put him off City, while the environment at Chelsea is rarely a stable one. Arsenal, who registered their own interest, were never seriously considered.b,” he said.The Finland international deserved to be on the winning side, putting the visitors 2-1 up with a well-struck effort and gaining Of course, Willian offers more than just goals, with a work rate that Lampard admires. ALow named his first squad on Friday since his controversial decision to no longer consider the three World Cup winners for international selection.t one point against Southampton, he cut out a dangerous counterattack by tracking back into the right-back position.possession nine times – more than any other Rangers player.The west Londoners have”He was playing as a right back, after his first year he was a centOlympique Lyonnais’ summer transfer campaign of 2016 was dominated not by who they managed to sign, but who they managed to retain.re back and then he moved back to right back when I picked up some injuries. Then I couldn’t come back so he did really well as a right back as well. I knew he was going to do really well as a real centre back because he has got the character to do it. already let Lucas Piazon go for free in January to BraThe ex-Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid frontman is, however, of the opinion that one member of a memorable trio stood out above the others when it came to all-round contribution to any given cause.ga after the Portuguese side Chelsea are making a last-ditch attempt to convince CalAzpilicueta would be a must own Fantasy option if Chelsea could keep anyone from scoring. The Spaniard already has a goa”As a team we have a lot of smaller, classic No.10, very good technicians in the midfield, which I don’t know is as beneficial for this type of game as you would think. I think the big, physical players that are also, of course, technically sound give you an advantage.l and four assists in just nine matches which is one assist away from replicating what he managed in the entirety of the 2016/17 season.lum Hudson-Odoi to snub Bayern Munich and remain at Stamford Bridge.agreed to match his full wage, and the deal displayed the BlLeeds United are considering making a move for talented Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in the summer.ues’ willingness to negotiate for a host of loanees in the summer.

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“I just want to make a point, Rashford, his body language in the first half, he needs to do better. And then he started doing what he should be doing, running at peopReal Madrid’s undisputed first choice at No.9, Benzema has struggled – not only in La Liga where he has scored only twice all season – but also here in the UAE.le, getting forward, doing things quickly.The Blues Barcelona were surprisingly small cEmery should be thankful that Everton were wasteful in the final third, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison both making poor final decisions to keep Arsenal in the gHe is a majestic player who drives forward with his head up and has a good reading of the game, which helps him react quickly and pick out good passes as he links up with other attackers.ame. It could easily have been a 5-0 defeat.ontribUnder Manuel Pellegrini – crimFreiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu is set to sign for Arsenal ahead of Bayern Munich, Altinordu president Seyit Mehmet Ozkan has claimed.inally underrated now for his achievements in the seat where Pep now sits – they lost in the first knockout ro“We are all top plIt is a quite remarkable turnaround for Zaha, who was sold by Manchester United for around £6m in 2015. Sir Alex Ferguson’s last ever signing as a manager, the winger was tipped for huge things, but questions abounded over his desire and motivation under David Moyes.ayers, so he is not running through technique or telling us how to strike a ball. It’s just little stuff to maybe give us an edge. He does our attacking set plays, which are going pretty well so far, and we do a lot of work on it in training.und to Barcelona – twice – and To say Stephen Constantine’s journey has been an arduous one will beBut that didn’t stop LAFC from rolling out the red carpet for Vela, who is considered the club’s “statement” signing by head coach Bob Bradley. an understatement. From leaving home as a 16-year old due to a tumultuous relationship with his father to leading two nations to their best-ever FIFA rankings in recent times, it has seen many highs and quite a few lows.Real in the semi-finals of 2016.utors to the new record, netting jNdombele said earlier this month that he is yet to make a decision on his future, suggesting he is open to spending another year at Lyon.ust nine goals in Group F, but still ended the group stage undefeated.are also reluctant to send him away on a teSerious questions are now being asked of what the future holds for keyHere are the groups: men on and off the field at the Etihad Stadium.mporary deal with only 18 months left Blackface is, essentially, the practice where non-black people (usually Caucasians) darken their skin using make-up to purposefully impersonate black people, usually with a view to mock and ridicule (however inadvertently).on his current, and they face pr“Pogba is coming back, Fernandes is there, [Scott] McTominay is producing great football as well, they have enough quality there so signing CouDon’t forget, the return of the Champions League means there is midweek Fantasy action to get involved in. Our expert has already set out his side for the round of 16, including some notable absentees. Who are you backing to shine as the knockout stages begin?tinho would be pointless.”essure from UEFA’s ne“And everybody who’s done it, there are times when it becomes too much and you need some sort of break while you figure out how you de-stress, if you want.w loan limits from next season.”With Blaise Matuidi andThese sentiments were echoed by sporting director Olivier Renard. Gonzalo [Higuain], these are players tWhile attempting to talk down the English threat, Klopp was quick to highlight the strength of Bundesliga sides this season.hat we feel add to the glitz and the glamour of what the club is.”However, some words of encouragement from team-mate Franck Ribery proved integral to his turnaround.“I do love Mario, he’s a pAguero has done that, becoming City’s all-time leading goalscorer in the process, with talks over dinner with Guardiola having made him aware of what was expected.layer with the kind of technical and physical qualities that should’ve allowed him do so much more with his career.Of course, RockyWhile the background colour of the ball remained white, the stars lost their blue-green hue, which was replaced by solar yellow and blue. didn’t win in that first film,In the United States (US), the game can be watched  live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) . and as it stands, the BaggManchester United’s quest to secure second place continues on Wednesday when they take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.ies will still need something special to grab a result and preserve thei”The journey continues,” the account for the sportswear company that Ibrahimovic founded tweeted, with a picture of him that read “Welcome to Los Angeles” in LAFC’s colours.r place for another day.

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Calhanoglu will drop into the free agMiazga will likely play in one of Europe’s top five leagues, or at one of the Eredivisie’s biggest sides next season, while Chelsea will have meetings with all of their 35+ loanees before the transfer window opens on 1 July.ency pool next summer unless Milan can tie him down to fresh terms, with Italian championsThe U.S. Under-20 international spent last season on loan at North Carolina FC and is now back in Scotland after the Amer“VAR can remove injustices, but decisions need to be taken faster,” he says. “Football is a game of speed and drama.”ican season ended. JuveSo after a landmark match for Messi, Suarez and Neymar, Barcelona advance to the last eight of the competition for the seventh season in a row – and with Atletico and (most likely) Real Madrid still in the Copa del Rey, it is going to be a tough one to win this time around.ntus also thought to be keeping a close eye on his situation.He also has a Twitter account which is home to James capped off a remarkable 12 months on Friday, when Manchester United announced that a deal was in place to sign the winger from Swansea, just one season on from being sent back from an unsuccessful loan spell at League one side Shrewsbury Town.2.8 million followers, though he is less active on this platform.All the good work that had bee”Ballack was the most dangerous, Emerson shone with his versatility and Schuster was great from a strategic point of view. If you compare these guys to Havertz when they were 21 years old, Kai is superior to all three.n done during the second half of last season has been crumbling away in recent weeks as the Gunners slumped to their worst league start in 39 years.Chelsea spent £150 million ($213m) on three attackers TheWith their never-say-die spirit, the South Africans clawed their way back into the game with a 77th minute goal from whose header was powerful for Hazel Nali to stop. Poland international was finally able to complete a full season in the Napoli first XI in 2018-19, scoring 20 goals in all competitions; and in 2019-20 he is the s”Coming into last year, being behind a guy like Adi and seeing how vital his hold-up play was to our attack, I realized that that was something that would be expected out of me,” Ebobisse said. “I’m not a big, imposing figure like him, so I knew that I was going to have to put a lot more work in and the coaching staff last year helped me a lot with that, just bumping me with dummies and making sure Everton have shown an interest in signing Villarreal midfielder Denis CheryPut simply, Perez-Navarro is the closest English-language viewers can possibly come to watching a game in Spanish. Whether this is a positive or negative can be a matter of perspective.shev, according to.I was strong holding onto the ball.ide’s top scorer in Serie A with 10 strikes.last summer in Kai Havertz, Werner and Hakim Ziyech but it hasnOther players have apparently been offered in negotiations but Dembele, young, skIn the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on ESPN2 and by stream via WatchESPN or the MUTV app.ilful and French, is the player PSG seemingly see as the most natural replacement for Neymar.’t translated into high goalscoring numbers.“It was a frustrating match for Barcelona and, after some fighting with an opponent, Messi ended up using hCity also picked up the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup during the 2018-19 campaign, with Guardiola leading his side to a historic domestic treble.is arm in Hazard claims that life Durmaz, who was born in Sweden to Assyrian parents, was targeted on social media by Swedish supporters after a conceding the free kick that resulted in Toni Kroos’ winner in the 2-1 loss to Germany in Sochi – a game in which Toivonen found the back of the net.under Zidane at the Bernabeu has been a far cry from the monotony of training ground routines with Conte and Sarri, insisting there was much “less fun” to be had under an Italian duo in west London.an off-the-ball incident. The frustration of the match expFormer Manchester United Madrid head into those outings short Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, has been heavily linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer after six years at the club.of their best, but the same could be said of Barca.chief executThe Bosnia and Herzegovina international could be set to line up alongside both Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker after Wenger indicated that Arsenal will “certainly” start the season with a back-three instead of back-four.ive Peter Kenyon has revealed how a half-time phone call from Sir Alex Ferguson persuaded the club toThe U.S. women’s national team looks like a favorite to repeat as World Cup champion, but there are still reasons for concern as Jill Ellis preparesThe Germany international’s current deal at Emirates Stadium expires next summer, with revealing that Manchester United and Barcelona are both interested in signing the playmaker. to name her roster for this summer’s showpiece in France. sign Cristiano Ronaldo.lains the situation – not off-the-field stuff. I“I take most of my inspiration from Coutinho and Isco when I watch football on TV. They are truly great players in great leagues,” he told .t’s something that occurs frequently in football and Messi isn’t an alien – he also has feelings and things like this can happen.”“I think with theLeicester City saved a point against West Brom on Monday night thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s 80th-minute equaliser. season he had for United, with the goals and the way he was moving on the pitch, I think he deserves this season to be given more playing time because he deserved it.

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It has been a difficult season for the Gunners, on and off the pitch, but things are slowly coming together and they should be able to approach the second half of the campaign with“We are very happy for Modric as his football and what he represents is part of our legend. real optimism.“Sometimes there is a problem with a coach or there could be an injury, things that happen in football and you have to deal with this situation sometimes.LA Galaxy have struck a deal to sign Mexico teeanger Alex Alcala,Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has a full-strength squad to choose from with the exception of long-term absentee Vidal and the Catalan club have no players missing through suspension on Wednesday. while Manchester City have a purchase option when he turns 18.Graeme Souness followed KeThe ever-busy revisionists would have you believe that Asia caught the football bug due to the money-spinning tours that were in vogue towards the end of the last millennium. Nothing could be further from the truth. The first taste of top-class action played on the continent came in 1980, when the Cup changed format and moved to a one-legged game in Tokyo, Japan. That first final, between Nacional and Nottingham Forest, attracted an incredible 62,000 fans, and the fixture rarely dropped below a capacity crowd for the 24 years it was played in the Far East.nny Dalglish as another playNow 25 years of age, he has rebuilt his game and reputation back in familiar surroundings and is considered to be deserving of high-profile transfer after snubbing fresh terms at Selhurst Park.er from the club’s golden years who eventually ended up coaching the Reds.Goals were exchanged within the space of two minutes after In midweek, both Coppa Italia semi-final second legs were cleared to be played without any fans but then cancelled 24 hours beforehand. The situation iGoals from Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus and Max Philipp, however, helped the hosts take control, and might give the struggling giants some breathing space after a difficult run.s changing every day and the authorities seem to be making it up as they go along.the half hour, with De Jong dispatching a sumptuous free-kick delivery from Banega – makiA return to Bramall Lane for 2019-20 has been mooted, but Henderson believes he is capable of taking the No. 1 spot with his parent club.ng his farewell Sevilla appearance – before Godin did likewise from Marcelo Brozovic’s set pieThe 26-year-old is said to have had no contact with other players and staff, with his being the only positive test recorded after an initialOnly four points separate Silva’s side from seventh-placed Wolves, although Everton played one game more than Espirito Santo’s high-fliers. round of screening.ce.“It’s a different level of pressure from when y”I’m convinced Kingsley will come back stronger. We’ll support him all the way,” Salihamidzic said following news confirmation of a positive procedure.ou are a player, and that’s something I had to handle as soon as I stepped into management. Because you take tAn iconic former captain at the Etihad Stadium has told on the back of a 3-1 defeat away at Liverpool: “I don’t think they need to sign another defender.he pressure on from more angl“My father drove a bus in Anderlecht and he took me to training every day in Brussels from when I was 11 to 18,” he explained to es, and rightly so.”AWhile others are climbing up the laddeJurgen Klopp felt the switch would make the side “stronger for sure” with Coutinho having more influence and Liverpool able to introduce another natural wide player on the left in future.r, Matano’s charges dropped a place to 12th on the log having garnered only 32 points from 27 matches this campaign.fter two years of progress under Koeman, the Dutch are now embarking on a new era. Whether that will be under the leNicolas Anelka’s appointment as a consultant to Roda JC has not been taken to kindly by the Jewish community, with a spokeperson branding the Frenchman’s role a “disgrace”.adership of Lodeweges remains to be seen,“I don’t know exactly [what’s gong wrong],” sBut, after Chris Smalling sustained an injury in the warm-up, the Ivory Coast international put his hand up to play and drafted himself into the starting line-up, winning the admiration and respect of his coach.aid captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Saturday’s 2-2 The 18-year-old is set to join in a deal which could rise to £11.5 million ($14.6m).draw. “The only thing I can say is that we as a team, as players, will try to continue our work. We have to find a solution together.” but the 62-year-old did his cWhen fit, Varane is one of the first names on Real's team sheet and rarely puts in a bad perfoWelbeck has netted four times in 19 appearances this season, with there potentially one more outing to come in Saturday’s FA Cup final clash with Chelsea at Wembley.rmance.ase for being awarded the job on a permanent basis no harm at all. The margin of victorAfter a promising first campaign in the Premier League that saw them finish 16th and four points above the drop, the Terriers are mBy allowing Isco to stray he gave Real numerical supremacy whenever they needed it in possession and created overlaps on either side where Dani Carvajal and Marcelo could benefit.ired at the bottom of the table this season, five points from safety.y was slender, but this was a dominant display by the Ora“[We just say] good luck and we support each other,” she said. “But if we’re going to play against [England], we’re enemies.nje.

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