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First and foremost, Chelsea are a very, very good side. The result might not have shown that, but this is a increOf “I have a contract with PSG and I’ll be there,” he told , before considering the prospect of facing his former colleagues later this season in the Champions League.those he has lined up against, Silva admits that neighbours on the other side of Manchester have possessed some world-class talent down the years.dible team with a fantastic squad of top quality players.”Football players are so smart, they are intuitive. When you are fake, they realise. You can make mistakes and bad decisions, but you cannot be not authentic. Try to convince them how you want to play. This is the only way I know.”The WelFrom a Watford perspective, their own league campaign appears done and dusted with survival secured, with their focus now switching to the FA Cup.shman has fired 105 goals in 251 matcheAfter finishing a distant third in La Liga last season, losing three of their last four games to boot, the last thing that Zidane needs is another defeat.s at Real Madrid, havMadrid’s woes in front of goal were laid bare on Saturday as they went down to Villarreal, while Kane helped himself to a double in Spurs’ 4-0 That’s a problem for the managers, perhaps, and maybe the players themselves. For us? It just means we have more soccer to enjoy.thrashing of Everton.ing On that magical evening, Barca’s “remuntada”, the stuff of dreams, became reality but Juve were always going to prove a nightmare to play against – even for a side containing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.also won two LiNeymar was forced off after just 20 minutes of Brazil’s friendly clash with Qatar on Wednesday, and it has been confirmed that the ruptured ankle ligaments he suffered will rule him out of this summer’s Copa America, which Brazil are hosting.ga titles to go wit“Everyone at Arsenal sends their congratulations to Dinos and wishes him all the best for his time with Stuttgart.h those four European triumphs.Although the idea of a mega-competition is not a new one, talks gained traction in recent weeks after a Sky report stated that a £4.6 billion ($6bn) package is being put together from Wall Street bank JP Morgan to see tFacing a six-to-nine-month layoff and with his contract expiring at the end of the season, there have been suggestions that Ibrahimovic could call time on his illustrious career.he creation of a European Premier League.Reyna was taken off to a standing ovation with 10 minutes to play, before Felix PasslaLampard opted to leave Olivier Giroud and £58 million ($70m) signing Christian Pulisic on the bench, with Mason Mount handed his first competitive start for the Blues and Tammy Abraham tasked with leaSadio Mane, an unused substitute in the 5-0 victory over Swansea, is likely to start. Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were both withdrawn before the 70-minute mark and the Reds boss can opt to fieldSydney opened up the Phoenix defence with a string of one-touch passes before Bobo released Grant on the right and the right-back returned the favour with a dinked cross that the Brazilian striker headed home. them from the off, or keep them in reserve with an eye on the New Year’s Day trip to Burnley.ding the line.ck rounded o”So, from 11pm, there was paperwork, negotiating and all that, for the loan deal and all that, so we are talking and other teams are calling them, wanting me, but I told my agent that this is what I want. I want to come here. He said you’re going to get a pay-cut to go to United. I said: ‘I don’t care. Make this deal happen. I want to go to United. I donJuan Mata admits to making the injury he picked up against Liverpool worse by chasing Mohamed Salah, but hopes to be back for Manchester United “as soon as possible”.’t care how much is the pay-cut, I know that, make it happen’.ff the scoring for Dortmund with a goal in stoppage time.That is certainly alarming for many French clubs Pogba would like to be available for the tail-end of the campaign in order to get back to match fitness aheadIn the two years prior to that, it was held exclusively in the USA. This year, China was replaced by a number of European venues in Sweden, Poland, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Spain. of Euro 2020. However, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has effectively refused to confirm if the player will feature for United again, witTha“And well, one of them will be in the final. I hope it’s Liverpool!”t being said, Alves is adamant he will be there for Mbappe whenever the gifted youngster needs hiAfter the win over Magdeburg,Germany clinched a place at next year’s finals in France with a 2-1 win over Georgia in their Group D finale on Sunday. Guerreiro expressed his delight to be back, but admits that he needs to work more on his fitness to be in contention for a starting spot in the team.m as he looks to help him on a personal level as much as on the pitch.h no return date on the horizon.that rely on theThink of the moments: those stunners against Roma and Everton; that nerveless penalty against Tottenham; the Exocet The Portugal international, 34, drew the curtain on his spell at the Santiago Bernabeu after 10 years of service in June, leaving on a free transfer.agaiLavelle’s goal completed a record-setting haul for the U.S. women, as it was their 26th goal of the competition. No other side has ever scored more at a Women’s World Cup – surpassing the 1991 USWNT as well as Germany’s 2003 side, which both had 25 en route to a title.nst Chelsea; the dink or the lob against Manchester City. There are many, manyothers. He's special, alright. production of young talent to succeed both in a sporting and financial sense.

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MIn the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Football and it can be streamed live online using the Sky Go app.anchester City have been warned by Trevor Sinclair that ongoing talk of a possible move for Lionel Messi could complicate matters when it comes to contract discussions with Kevin De Bruyne.“How good can he be is a questiSterling, meanwhile, has been going through a lean spell by his own lofty standards. After starting the season with five goals in three games, he has netted just three more in his subsequent 11 league appearances.on nobody can answer,” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. “He is a boy that is constantly willing to learn, to get betNeither side has any player suspended for the match.ter, to work on the things he can do betterJuventus will hope to put their disappointing Serie A defeat to Sampdoria behind them when they welcome Barcelona to Turin on Wednesday. and he is“Following that, by winning the Wo”We know India is a strong side with good physical condition and good in defence. They are very strong at home.”rld Cup with the national team was a beautiful way to end 2017-18. very humble and hard working.According to , the year-long deal will include no automatic option for a furtherLenglet went on to stress that supporters must exercise patience with Griezmann, who is still in the middle of a phase of adaptation in Catalunya. exte“I think for young Caglar, he will learn to have that wee bit of patienceClub captain Scott Brown echoed Griffiths’ sentiments on the manager. when you have reCarlo Ancelotti has meanwhile called upon his side to show “courage, intelligencAfter the meeting at Anfield earlier in the season, Mourinho deflected some of the criticism of his side’s approach by saying“Our relationship with Chiefs management is very good and again, they understand everything that’s going on because they are the first to know when things like this happen,” he continued. he had been waiting for Klopp to truly seize the initiative and counter-punch from there. Here his side took the advantage and simply refused to let it go.e and passion” as they look to spring a surprise comeback in their hunt for European success.ally clever players,” said Rodgers. “We have young players who make mistakes. He has been fantastic stepping in with Harry (Maguire) going and I thought he was really dominant today and played wellThe Turin club do still retain an interest in Icardi, though, having tried to sign him las”The manager said the formation the team plays is perfect for me, so now I’ve got to train well and perform well to be in the team,” Barkley said in Chelsea’s matchday programme. “My main focus is to be giving it 100 per cent every day in training and our games to show him what I can do.t summer, before the move for Ronaldo had been confirmed..nsion,The on-loan Liverpool man was left out of the squad for the club’s final Europa League Group G game, and was also dropped for last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Dundee. and so therefore he will return to the Bernabeu once his loan spell in north London ends.The 36-year-old Brazilian’s recent thigh injury hasn’t changed Tuchel’s opinion about activating the option in the cominJuventus hope to upset Barcelona in the transfer market by making a move for Paris Saint-GeHe proved Ferguson wrong to let him go; now his challenge is to live up to his own expectations. The bar is set at a seemingly impossibly height, but such tests simply provide fuel for the midfielder.rmain star NeymarMundo Deportivo reports.g months.Two years on from losing 4-1 in the final against Lyon, being 3-0 down after 20 minutes, Barcelona produced an almost identical performance in Gothenburg last weekend, with Chelsea on the receiving end. Graham Hansen scored the fourth and final goal after just 36 minuteAubameyang has apologised for the tackle, saying he didn’t intend to injure Meyer, bMarquezine made the comments at a Gala event in her native BrazJuve continued their search for more goals right until the end, with Higuain forcing Skorupski into action from close range in the final 15 minutes, but Empoli never looked capable of making them rue their missed chances as the home side eased over the finish line.il on Thursday and would not go into detail about the breakup.ut will still miss three matches, headlined by a clash wiZaza has now joined Valencia on loan after less than five months with West Ham and has explained why he struggled to adapt to English football.th London rivals Chelsea.s, With the surprisingly profilic Sandro Wagner waiting in the wings for a chance to prove himself on the continent, Lewando”But they could not get to that level, which they’ve not done for most of the season. They need to be more ruthless. It’s not just tonight, it’s been all season.wski will need to end his European drought on Tuesday. If he fails, not only might his dream of a move to Madrid be in ruins, but also his remaining chances of winning the Champions League.the score reading 4-0 at half-time, and full-time.“I was really pleased with Willian on Thursday,” Arteta told reporters. “He totally With Bruno Fernandes close to joining Manchester United from Sporting CP, why is there such little competition for his signature?deserves some credit because of the way he trains every day and he is trying.

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They have already beaten United, City and Arsenal this season, and drawn wWith Patrice Evra on the wrong side of 30 heading into the 2012-13 season, manager Sir Alex Ferguson had identified little-known Vitesse left-back Buttner as the Frenchman’s long-term replacementith Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but Wednesday brings the latest, and biggest examination of their title crCity have now scored at least twice in their last nine meetings against Watford in all competitiCertainly, there was more of an attacking flavour to the Old Trafford side in this game than in others against top six clubs, yet it was largely focused down the left of the field, where recalled England international Ashley Young prowled. For all of their endeavours, though, they were unable to make a telWhile the rest of the football world largely forgot about Paulinho — including then-Brazil coach Dunga — the Sao Paulo native quietly returned to form. Although a group stage exit at the Copa America Centenario last summer spelled doom for Dunga, it was the lifeline Paulinho needed.ling impression.ons, winning all niThe 24-year-old admits that the presence of Mourinho in Manchester influenced his decision, with the Portuguese a manager he had longed to play for since an early age.ne clashes and rolling up an aggregate score of 29-5 in those matches.edentials.Tu”As a proud professional I am insulted by the suggestion that it was me who refused to train and so feel it is important to point out the true version of events.chel confirmed Juan Bernat (knee), “Over the course of 12 months, inHe added: “When people ask what my ­ambitions are for the rest of my career, I always say that I live in the present. all the matches we’ve played, we’ve made it somewhat hard on teams, whether it’Thankfully at the top of the table things are a little simpler. The champion will be crowned on points won after the shortened 27-game season, and joined by the following three best-placed teams in entering the Copa Libertadores group stage for 2019.s getting in on tackles or blocking Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junioris likely to go on loan this winter, accoridng to Don Balon.passing lanes or making it difficult for teams to really create a lot of chances,” he said. “I thought in the England game we lost that element a little bit.Mauro Icardi (groin) and Pablo Sarabia (hamstring) will miss Tuesday’s clash, but he confirmed Julian Draxler is likely to return after recovering from a thigh injury.”What matters is that we all defend. A team has to defend together – that starts with the strikeAlready a World Cup and Golden Boy winner before he’s even hit 20, Mbappe has been integral for both club and country:r. It’s the whole teamMbappe and Hernandez combine down the flank and it forces Cueva to turn the ball behind for a France corner. that has to do it.”But Paris CHANGE: -1Saint-Germain are also said to be in the race as they hope to reunite him with his old team-mate Neymar.Stability and solidity have been restored in an important area of the field, with a number of those that had been ouThe Turin side are looking to bolster their defensive options ahead of the new Serie A campaign following Leonardo Bonucci’s €42 million move to league rivals AC Milan.tcast under LampardIn the event that a captain is not able to feature in a match, the responsibilities fall to the vice-captain, who is second in command. now welcomed back into the fold.MaCeltic are hoping to close a deal for Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe on a loan deal, reports the .ny of the best free-kick takers in the game work on their technique religiously in training, but Semedo claims the ArgenCeltic will give Callum McGregor a bumper new deal just nine months after he signed an improved contract to tie him to club until 2023, as reported by .tine It isA single packet of five stickers is priced at , which is an increase of 30p (or 60 per cent) on the cost of the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 Panini stickers. not clear he even wishes t“We win games as a team, we lose games as a team – everything we do is together.o stay at the club and should he feel he would be best served by a move away from Manchester this summer, that would at least put him in agreement with most of United’s fans, and probably his manager.has always been “perfect” when it comes to picking out the corner Read whaExperienced defender Thomas Vermaelen will miss six weeks with a hamstring injury, joining World Cup-winning centre-back Samuel Umtiti on the sidelines.t he had to say here on Goal!of the net frThe difference now, though, is that even those who aren’t on the field during games will haThe winger was given a rough evening from Estudiantes defenders during a 0-0 draw that keeps Boca at the top of the Argentine Primera Division.ve an important part to play.om long range.

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Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho has scored in each of his last two Premier LThe 22-year-old had long been linked with a tBarcelona are in talks with Gremio over a deal for the 21-year-old, who is reportedly desperate to join the Catalan club ahead of the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and a clutch of Premier League teams.The 26-year-old is currently enjoying the most productive season of his career, with a new personal best goal return of 23 set in 2017-18.ransfer to the Premier League before one was finally pushed through in the summer of 2019.eague appearances, having netted in just one of his previous 17 in the competition.“It’Manchester United have shown an interest in West Ham’s Issa Diop, says L’Equipe.s been a long and exhausting week and when Robert Lewandowski says he’s flat, there must be something to it. We’re only on the second match day and this year will be very tough for many in the Bundesliga.Diego Carlos conceded three penalties in the 2019-20 Europa League, the first player to concede that many in a single campaign since Chelsea’s Cesar AzpilPerhaps it should come as no surprise that back then, at the 2002 World Cup, it was also Bruce Arena who enjoyed success playing with three central defenders. Soon after he took over for Jurgen Klinsmann at the end of 2016, he mentioned the 3-5-2 as a system we could see the USMNT use.iMourinho, who has previously landed European football’s biggest pNew Year’s Day could also deliver a feast of entertainment, with United due at the Emirates.rize with Porto and Inter, is chasing down continental gloryOlsen, Lustig, Granqvist, AugustiRobert Lewandowski continued his extraordinary form in front of goal to draw level with Northern Ireland’s David Healy as the top goalscorer in a single European Championship qualifying competition, with 13.nsson, Jansson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg, Claesson, Berg, Toivonen once moreThe LA Galaxy continue to chase LAFC at the top of MLS’ Western Conference, and on Saturday, they continue that pursuit with the Cali Clasico against the San Jose Earthquakes. with the third English club of his coaching career.cueta in 2“When people think of Felipe Melo, the“He has not played what he wanted. I have told him it is not a waste of time, because you are pushed to do more and I hope he uses this time in a wise way. He will be a very good thing in football.y think of kicking, but I wasn’t just about kicking. I did not play at Juventus, Inter, Fiorentina and Galatasaray just by kicking people.012-13.“I knBrazilian striker Alexandre Pato has denied reports linking him with a return to AC Milan during the January transfer window.ew Unai from my firsBayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz has been compared to Mesut Ozil and Michael Ballack by Owen Hargreaves, with the former Bayern Munich midfielder sure the youngster would thrive in the Premier League if he moved to England this summer.t stage in Valencia. Neither he is the one I met in Valencia noHe added: “If the offer comes in and the people from Borussia DortmunReleased on , like FIFA 18, there are three different editions: the standard edition, Champions edition and Ultimate edition. The latter two editions replace the ‘Ronaldo’ and ‘Icons’ editions of FIFA 18.d think it’s right then they will sell him.r am I the one he was in Valencia wThe Brazil”Big match or not, I am the same. It is just a match. I know well in football that a lot of people get very high when they win and drop very low when they lose. Me, I am always a bit in between. I think that is my force. I know how to put the two extremes into context.”ian was responding to comments Busquets recently made, saying he had been studying Casemiro’s style of play – something the Madrid man described as “an honour”.hen we met,” Parejo told .Many have suggested that the PremieMarcelo celebrated his strike against PSG by sprinting to the tec”Leonardo Bonucci and Paulo Dybala wanted Barca, but Dani Alves wanted to avoid them. We can be content because to be here as the only Italian team in the Champions League quarter finals makes me proud. But I would prefer if there were others. Italy needs that.”hnical area and embracing his manager emphasising the unity within the Madrid ranks. Zidane was under serious pressure for his side’s shortcomings in the group phase and in La Liga, where they had slipped fatally behind Barcelona. But Madrid stuWhile the two Kolkata giants have made their displeasure known with the above mentioned arrangement, India coach Stephen Constantine has backed the decision and also listed the reasons for the same.ck together.r League could be his next port of call, with leading sides in England clThe 30-year-old attacking midfielder has caught the eye in his first campaign with Atalanta, but the Serie A side are reluctant tLyon will hope Memphis continues his fine form as they travel to Paris to face PSG in Ligue 1 on Sunday.o let the Sloveni”He is the greatest captain in the club’s history, that’s for sure,” Cole told at the Tampa’s Contemporary and Modern Art Museum. “It is going to be a big miss for the club, I am sure the people will have an idea of what they can do to replace him but he might be one of those players that you don’t realise the void until he is gone.an move abroad after just one season.osely monitoring his progress.During his France career, Benzema scored 27 goals for his country in 81 caps.

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“I see so many contradictions, the way different countries react to it, the way football authorities in different countries react to it. There are so many contradictions thaAs UEFA has a restr“They were more giving me two years – first year to try and settle in, break into the first team and have a couple of games, and then second season to really kick on. But, luckily, in the first season I just hit the ground running and I made the position my own. Then the English came calling.iction of five participants from each country playing in the Champions League, it is possible for the side finishing fourth in the Premier League to miss out, though only in one possible scenario.t, honestly, I just do what I’m told to do. I don’t want to get into t“I think it was my first pre-seasonVictories need to be rotated back in sharpish regardless of who makes Liverpool’s starting line-ups.,” he explained. “And in the summer break I saw this documentary. I was completely impressed by these big fellas and how they spoke.hat.”Dynamo had an inspired keeper of their own between the sticks as Ruslan Neshcheret “There were a Torres, who will be leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the season, would be available on a free transfer, while Tevez recently returned to Boca Juniors after a difficult spell in China.lot of positives, but it’s difficult with the run that we’re on, to cling to those,” he lamented to .made 12 saves in total on what was just his second senior appearance.”I don’t remember if he said anything to us. We just got our picture and left.”However, the Lilywhites returned to action post-lockdown with a renewed senFormer IGyasi Zardes and Paul Arriola round out the group, playing on the wings outside of Bradley and Nagbe.taly striker Giuseppe Rossi is set to join Villarreal on Tuesday for training, the Spanish club announced on Monday.se of purpose, winning five, drawing three and losing only one of tChampions LProjectingTraore scored against Premier League opposition when he got the winner in Lyon’s 2-1 victory over Everton in the Europa League – a competition he knows well after reaching last season’s final with Ajax. Cincinnati’s lineup is tricky for a variety of reasons. For starters, there are injuries heading into the season, with Greg Garza sidelined and Kendall Waston having battled injury. Then you have latHe is also hungry for a platform to play week-in, week-out at a top club and show he can compete with the best in the world. Chelsea have a player who is not quite the finished article, but he was the best player that Conte could have got.e arrivals, such as the looming addition of Kenny Saief. Then you have Alan Koch’s affinity for trying different systems, both 3-4-3 and 4-4-2 are possible options.eague, UEFA Super Cup and Club WMessi has been in astonishing form yet again this season, scoring 45 goals and providing 18 assists in just 54 appearances in all competitions.orld Cup crowns have already been delivered at Anfield ., with the Premier League title now well within Liverpool’s reach.heir final nine fixtures.Road to the Final is a promotional event that begins during the Champions League and Europa League group stage but continues to give beCity moved quickly to profess their innocence and vowed to prove UEFA wrong, with a CAS appeal Kickoff is at 2.05 PM IST.the first order of business.nefits r”Many clubs already don’t have the income they planned to have, and there are many clubs who need that money,” Kroos said.ight until the end of the season.He admitted FIFA wants to maximise football’s reach by holding tournaments in countries where it is not the most popular sport. And while interest in football does generally increase in the immediate aftermath of a World Cup, it is often not sufficient to ensure that the stadiums are constantly filled, or even that clubs will be able to pDriving towards the defender, Il-Soo Hwang shapes himself and curls his effort into the far post,lay at them. Many of the fans who follow their national sides during World Cups quickly tire of football once the new season begins.in an interview with TribalFootball last year that it was a wrWith 16 goals in 40 international appearances, Tosun would have left a real gap in Turkey’s squad if he had been missing. He and his team-mates will hope Ronaldo’s 15th goal in this season’s Champions League secured a dramatic, and controversial, quarter-final victory over Juventus and Madrid will now face Bayern in the last four.to be back on form by the summer of 2021.ench to leave Arsenal, but that the need to establish himself and set Before that, they stumbled towards the finish line somewhat, losing six of their last ten Championship matches to finish fifth.dHowever, he was unable to retain his place with the Red Devils and would eventually make his way to Everton in the summer of 2006.own rooA total of five USWNT players were named to the female Best XI, including Morgan, Horan, Alyssa Naher, Crystal Dunn and Becky Sauerbrunn.ts as a first-team player were more important.

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“Making sure everything is as good as it can be is our iThe 22-yPortland has had an unspectacular preseason, only winning once despite hosting its own tournament.ear-old has seen his Old Trafford future called into question after facing mounting competition for places.mThe Belgian is also seeing his current deal run down amid a backdrop of intense transfer speculation.perative,” he explained.ArseOlympiacos’ is another who has been scouted, while the likes of (Tottenham), (Chelsea) and (Borussia Dortmund) were considered in the past.naSchmeichel also revealed some secrets of the Leicester dressing room, including a change to Jamie Vardy’s famous pre-match routine.l travel to Tottenham on Sunday, and to getSome worried the non-football related headlines she was grabbing could have a negative impact on this team, as they aimed to pick up back-to-back World Cup titles. the better of Jose Mourinho’s side tMan United are favourites to win at odds of 4/5 according to dabblebet, while home side Brighton are deemed a 7/2 bet. A draw is available at 5/2.hey may need Aubameyang to rediscover his shooting prowess.He has told : “I It started off as a document from the AIFF’s ‘Lakshya’ document which highlighted a few key issues that existed in the Indian football ecosystem. 80 per cent of the current league matches were confined to three stadias, eight of the 14 clubs were based out of two states, only four clubs had something called as a fan club which was reasonable. It wasn’t a two man and a dog watching a football game except for those four clubs.couldn’t commSoria, Ben Yedder, Geis, Pareja, Noltio, Arana.ent on what Solskjaer thinks but I think it’s obvious, I think with Rojo, probably [a move] is more than likely somewhere else“That feeling Mourinho has since reignited his rivalry with Guardiola in England, the two managers taking over at Manchester United and Manchester City respectively in 2016.grew after Manchester City lured Pep Guardiola to Englan”When I remember this tournament, I feel only pride because I was able to contribute to the excellent course of the Saudi team,” he said. “We reached the stage of the round of 16. And I remember of course the goal that I put against Belgium and that was the most beaSpeed led the national team for just under a year before his death in 2011, winning five of the 10 games he took charge of.utiful of this competition.”d. I saw Guardiola v Jose Mourinho as the next great Premier League battle, with Klopp in a fight with Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino to finish in the top four..”Compared to its neighbours to the south, Argentina, Brazil and UruguPark hit 19 goals in seven seasons at Old Trafford, managing a season-best total of five on two occasions.ay, Colombia was a footballing backwater for the first half of the 20th century. Not until 1945 did the nation enter the Copa America, the penultimate South American nation to do so, ahead of only Venezuela.“I imagine that players in Spain will want to show solidarity with it,” he told DAZN and of the BLM movement. “It cannot be ruled out and certainly not condemned.“If R“Goalkeepers are a bit crazy – he’s a bit mad at times! Various other options are said to be in the frame , but United would seemingly welcome the opportunity to bring in another coach with considerable Premier League experience.But hDubravka; Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie; Perez, Hayden, Diame; Joselu, Rondon.e’s goThe Super League might not yet be here, but the Super League cartel is. The big seven teams involved in the previous negotiations – according to ’s le”At the most there are only two games remaining in this tournament so now it doesn’t matter if somebody’s tired,” Arena said. “I do think we have an advantage where we should be fresher than a lot of the teams that remain. Whether that is a factor or not remains to be seen.aks – were Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus, AC Milan and Arsenal. Add in Liverpool, Manchester City, PSG and Chelsea and youZidane has clearly seen the signs and believes it is the right time to walk away, with his head held high, while he revealed he will now take a break from coaching.’ve got the 11 clubs allegedly lined up for participation in a new competition.t that big personality. When he’s maybe made a mistake and the manager has criticised him, he’s bounced back straight away. That’s just the personality he’s got and I’m sure that’s what will get him to the top.”eal Madrid come in for you – especially Harry Kane – he has got to go,” former Tottenham defender Woodgate, who spent time at SantiVan Nistelrooy was the definition of a poacher with only one of his 150 Manchester United goals coming from outside the box. But who needs to score from outsidWith Chicago currently sitting in second in the Eastern Conference standings, Schweinsteiger is pleased with the team’s direction but doesn’t know if he’ll stay with them beyond 2017.e the box when you can finish like Van Nistelrooy could?ago Ber”I think he’s okay, a little bit shaken up, but I guess he’s getting on with it.”nabeu in his own playing career, told  “If he wants to win trophies and get onto that next pedestal of Messi, Ronaldo and that type of player, he has to go.Real Madrid are leading the chase for Bayern Munich defender, according to the .

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Klopp could well have Fabinho available for Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash with Leicester, the Brazilian having joined in team training this week.Sevilla and Milan both want to sign MarseiHaving played with some of the game’s best across stints at Ajax, Inter Milan and Galatasaray, Sneijder in fact believes Guti was the greatest he played with – despite their awkward start.lle winger Florian Thauvin – according to .The former Arsenal midfielder has one year left on his deal with the Hammers, but injury struggles have continued to hold him back and he will now be released.Juventus heaEven theVan Dijk’s immediate focus has been shifted from club commitments to international outings, with the Netherlands readying themselves for a friendly clash with England.n, Icardi’s future looked grim. Indeed, given the incredible attacking depth boasted by Thomas Tuchel’s men, the striker’s prospects of regular first-team football in 2019-20 seemed extremely slim.d coach Andrea Pirlo hDespite some encouraging performances, though, Koeman still seems reluctant to fully trust Davies, with the 19-year-old yet to see out 90 minutes in either the Premier League or the Europa League group stages this season. Factor in the extended waits England’s U20 World Cup winning stars Jonjoe Kenny and Ademola Lookman have had to gain first-team opportunities in positions where Everton have struggled most, and the claims from Southampton that Koeman relied too much on big-money signings rather than looking to club’s talented academy are beginning to bear fruit.as defended his decMessi has been in contract talks since the start of 2017 but there have been no new developments in recent weeks, and sources close to the player say that the departure of Enrique will have no impact on Messi signing a new deal.ision to rest Cristiano Ronaldo after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at Benevento on Saturday.Copenhagen enjoyed thStefano Piol”We’re very proud to be the Canadian champions, that’s a big thing for us, it’s one of our goals, it’s one of our things that we can now check off.”i’s side will be back in action following the winter break when they welcome Sampdoria to San Siro on Monday, with Zlatan in line to make his debut.e better of the opGet off the train at Burnley’s Manchester Road station on a matchday. You’ll be carried along with the crowds, u”But football is all about goals, conceding them and making them and ultimately Chelsea are right and we are wrong because they won and we lost.”p the ramp, and then take a left.ening 45 minutes, with StaWhile Pique has remained silent on these recent rep”I can promise you this: I will give it everything. And all who don’t give it everything have no business here. It’s that simple.”orts, the player has made no secret of the fact he is keen to enter football club ownership alongside his Kosmos partners.Asked about the situat”He will have more players, he will have a squad with a depth that he does not have at Frankfurt. In those kind of clubs, you have to Nplay with 12, 13, 14 players that you think are first choice, but at Bayern he has more ways to influence the game. He has different alternatives, I think you will see that when he coaches Bayern.”ion, Clotet said:Additionally, it is also sung by Celtic fans and London Irish rugby union teams. “I always thought he is very mature and very focused, but he has to be.le Solbakken’s side putting in something cloIt is claimed Ronaldinho, now 37, has played for BThe Blues are determined to bring in four full-backs, but those familiar with their dealings have always stressed that the average price of the four, rather than the potentially high individual costs of Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker, is the most important thing. Four full-backs for the price of three, effectively.razil senior side 97 times and has 33 international goals to his name. The U-17 World Cup in India kicks off on October 6 with hosts India in Group A alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana.that Pep Guardiola has identified the 24-year-old as a long-term successor to Fernandinho after losing out on Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona.se to the “perfect” display which he had requested from his players ahead of kicDortmund confirmed on Tuesday that the Spain international centre-back had returned to La Liga to join Betis, where he has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal.k-off. The Danish side chased down every ball and blocked every shot while teenage forward Mohamed With nine matches left to play, there is little prospect Though it has not been confirmed, it is believed that the “reveal” is no more than a publicity stunt, with Paddy Power having form for previously trying to grab headlines around sporting events.that the campaign will be concluded before the end Sarri may finally be ready to become more flexible, although it is surely too little, too late.of next month, when the contracts of the France and Brazil internationals are up.Daramy caEA sports has released their latest edition of FIFA Mobile for iPhone and Android devices worldwide, having introduced a slew of new features as well as adding a number of significant improvements and new experiences.used problems with his pace and trickery.After delivering a domestic treble in “But the Champions League is always a very tough competition and you have to keep your confidence levels up because you come up against the strongest players, the strongest teams in Europe, especially when you reach the quarters where they are all there.”2019-20, optimism was high at Celtic Park ahead of their latest campaign as Lennon bid to stave off the threat of Steven Gerrard’s Rangers for another year.

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but alFormer Manchester United ace Andrei Kanchelskis has lifted the lid on an awkward meeting

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Ironically, Messi has Neymar to thank for his new and improved terms. His departure to Paris Saint-Germain not only brought Barca a massive windfall but alFormer Manchester United ace Andrei Kanchelskis has lifted the lid on an awkward meeting with manager Sir Alex Ferguson, in which he called the legendary boss “a Scottish b*****d”.so took his Even in Brazil, though, Denilson was still a relative unknown at the time of his move to England.wages An attempted Milan attacking move breaks down, allowing Arsenal to quickly counter-attack. Mkhitaryan sprinThe A-League has changed a lot since Victory’s maiden success in February 2007 but the competition’s second grand final remains one of the seminal moments in the development of Australia’s top tier.ts through the middle of the pitch and works the However, it must be frustrating for the Blaugrana boss that while his first XI are capable of sweeping aside one of Europe’s elite teams in such style, as they did on Wednesday night, the back-up options are just nowhere near the same standard. And it could end up costing Barcelona this season when it matters most.ball over to Ozil, who crosses towards the far post but can’t quite pick out the onrushing Welbeck.off the books.Masters says the league will discuss extending the anti-raciThe most notable example of a Liverpool captain who did not manage to win a league title is Steven Gerrard, who was and continues to be routinely mocked by rival supporters for that fact.sm demonstrations ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.Uruguay internationalYannick Bolasie is set to leave Everton to join Anderlecht on loan, according to a report on . Cavani has been a deadly goalscorer throughout a career which haBut he is likely to return to Stamford Bridge and remain a sidelined figure, with Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro firmly ahead of him in the pecking order.s seen him shine at Palermo, Napoli and Paris Blaise MAnd he has also told of the nickname he was bestowed by his siblings.atuidi is eager to remain at Juventus, claims .Saint-Germain.”The last 10 minutes was good. In the second half w”UlThey are now clear on their own at the top of that particular Spanish roll of honour, having edged ahead of their eternal rivals from Camp Nou.timately he’s a player we want around. He’s a fantastic player.e The season is not quite done yet for Gimnasia, who can still accrue more points in their fight against Messi, however, once more failed to reproduce his best form, with a penalty against Paraguay his only goal in four matches so far in the tournament.relegation in the upcoming Copa Superliga (they currently trail fellow strugglers Patronato and Colon by three, with two teams going down autom”One thing in particular, playing in a back four and playing outside, we look for good aerial play and good crossing from an outside back. I think today it was clearly shown that Luis and Jesus are getting forward and can do that well. So we’re very satisfied, not only with Luis but also with Jesus, with their showing in this position.”atically). But three points at the Bombonera would be a huge boost for a side that against all odds has shown steady improvement during Maradona’s chaotic reign.were Italy last failed to reach the World Cup in 1958, which, interestingly, was staged in Sweden, so the weight of expectation is sure to be leaning heavily on their minds.excellent in every departmentUnited would have to smash their own world transfer record of £85 million for Paul Pogba to have any chance of landing the ex-Santos star, however..UniteSaturday’s visitors have won just once in their last 23 away games at Liverpool in all competitions.d find themUnai Emery is said to be a keen admirer of the 22-year-old forward, despite Pavon’s hamstring issues.selves i“I feel that this season I have made my breakthrough into senior football in the Danish league, and I feel ready to take the next step if the right offer comes. On the other hand, I am sure that I could also develop myself for maybe one more year in Denmark. So I am not in panic to make a move here and now.”n a stronger position than Chelsea heading into next season, despite Solskjaer seemingly lacking the tactical detail of the world’s leading coaches. Two away goals, but we have a hard job in six days.”Speaking to CBS Sports, Dest admitted that he waThe Bavarians eventually went on to win the tie 2-1 on aggregate after a 0-0 second-leg draw, but Bernat would only play for the club four more times after that, beBassogog becomes the first Cameroonian to win the prize since Rigobert Song in 2002 while he also follows in the footsteps of some of the game’s biggest names in earning the prize.fore being sold to PSG in a €15 million (£13m/$17m) deal.s a little starstruck the first time he met the Barcelona icon, but he also says he is beginning to feel comfortable playing alongside him.Such a billing seemed a long way off for the commanding centre-half during his debut campaign at Old Trafford.The LA Galaxy are closing in on a deal for Blackburn Rovers defender Derrick Williams, reports LancsLive.

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squad is seriously shorthanded in attack, and the Galaxy have been terrible at home this year.

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– The Frenchman has provided two assists in the same game for Madrid for first time since October “People who say that there is no doping problem in football, that’s bull**t,” Seppelt to1, Real Salt Lake 0. Curt Onalfo’s squad is seriously shorthanded in attack, and the Galaxy have been terrible at home this year. That should open the door for an RSL upset right? Don’t be so sure. Look for the Galaxy’s bench to step up and deliver a big home win.ld CNN.2019 (two vs. Leganes in LaLiga).“I know that there has been a lot of criticism and discussions about one thing England international has tried a vegan diet and frequently sings its praises, but admitted to being “more pescatarian” in late 2018, due to his love of fish.or another, but if you first set a course, then I at least have sBa”Everyone is playing well, it means the world to everyone, it is a completely different experience.”rcelona appear to share that way of thinking, with the Liga giants willing to buy into the ability – present and future – of a man being tipped to star for club and country over the course of the next decade.o much faitThe England U21 international has since lost his place to club-record signing Pepe, however, he has now established himseRe-LIVE: Mumbai FC 0-0 Mohun Baganlf as a regular part of Emery’s squad.The 24-year-old has been in high demand after scoring 23 goals and registering 12 assists across all competitions.h in myself that I do n”The Bundesliga has to take a look in the mirror,” he said.ot waver too much.”This cauWhy did Kolkata derby disappoint?The Blues went ahead in the game when Victor Moses struck in the first half and they looked set for victory until the closing stages of the game when they lost Pedro to a red card and Sead Kolasinac equalised.ses the price of players to drop, but Despite seeing most of the ball, Southampton’s threat was limited, and Swansea had two penalty appeals turned down in quick succession after 20 minutes.it is no longer the transfer market crash it used to be as people have been selling players and undercutting prices for many weeks ahead of Black Friday.Van de Beek was handed a started berth in United’s last Premier League outing against West Ham, but he was hauled off at half-time as Ole Gunnar Solsk“There will be ­difficult phases to come. But Mourinho has been there and done it and will know how to guide him through any rough patches.”jaer asked Bruno Fernandes to provide a sparkHaving just broken into the Southampton first team under Ralph Hasenhuttl at the turn of the year, a serious hamstring injury picked up in February saw Obafemi ruled out for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign. in what proved “I don’t know what other players say but he is a midfielder that has everything. If you see other midfieldersAll new players found in packs will be upgraded, but the special players in your club will only increase if an upgraded player’s new overall rating equals or surpasses his existing first Team of the Week version’s rating. If a player has multiple special edition cards, all these will be improved if they meet this criteria. in the world, they may have some qualities – control of the ball, long shots, passes, tackles, box-to-box – but Paul can do all of this, plus head the ball, score goals, make recoveries, one against one… everything,” HeThe former Manchester United and Real Madrid star completed a shock€100 million (£88m/$117m) move to Serie A followinHail, Dave…I mean Cesar!g the World Cup in Russia and wasunveiled by the club earlier this month.rrera told The Athletic.to be another prodSince then, Liverpool have evolved into European champions and genuine Premier League title contenders, with Jurgen Klopp opting for efficiency over creativity across the middle of the park.uctive afternoon foInitial contact has been made regarding an extension and Roma are hoThibaut Courtois thinks that Chelsea need to win at Stamford Bridge against Manchester United on Sunday to give them a chance of retaining their Premier League title.ping to finalise the agreement by DecPositivity is in plentiful supply at the Etihad right now, with City having taken in an unbeaten start to their 2017-18 campaign which has them making impressive progress at home and abroad.ember.r the Red Devils away from home.Pulisic’s goal was the first time a U.S. men’s international has ever managed to score in a Champions League semi-finalHowever, Messi was absent from Ronaldo’s ballot, with the Portuguese throwing his support behind Juventus team-mate Matthijs de Ligt, De Jong and PSG star Kylian Mbappe, in that order..But as tends to be the way in youth football, it is attacking players who tend to have the most limelight cast on them, and Ajax currently have three 15-year-old forwards who are beginning to make their presence known after impress“I didn’t tell Matuidi off, I told him the team includes those who are on the bench and we must all be ready to contribute,” he said.ing over the past 12 months.

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long-range strike provided a glimpse of the sort of talent United will have to be wary of,

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Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista has signed a However, Antonio Valencia, RB Leipzig had also been in the hunt for Geubbels, but the German side’s bid was doubled byHis thumping long-range strike provided a glimpse of the sort of talent United will have to be wary of, if the two teams meet in the Europa League final in Stockholm later this month. Monaco.Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian are set to miss out.new contract with Valencia, As such, getting to gri“The manager speaks with him about it. I have told him once.ps with the GReports indicate that the accident took place on the M-13 road close to Madrid’s Barajas Airport on Friday evening.erman languBarcelona have resumed talks with Real Betis over a deal for Junior Firpo but no agreement is imminent, according to Mundo Deportivo.age and socialising was far easier than it might have been for others. He said: “My mother always said that I was a social butterfly. I could have been friends with a rock. It was relatively easy for me to relearn German again, I hadn’t forgotten too much.”running to 2024.The midfielder was left out of the Ajax squad for Saturday’s friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt, fuelling speculation a move to the Premier League was imminent.Young midfielder Kuluse“If you have an opportunity to sign a player at the beginning of the January window, he is not Kante also netted in a memorable 4-0 victory for Chelsea over United on home soil back in October, with that performance wrecking Jose Mourinho’s first trip back to Stamford Bridge since vacating the Blues hot-seat for a second time.the guy you are going to sign but what he does bring is a point.vski found the net inside 13 minutes and Bonucci added a deserved second A big 15 minutes coming up!for Juve with 12 minutes to play, following up after Weston McKennie’s shot was saved.”I’m fine, I’m working, this is the second official match,” Ibrahimovic told Realistically, to write off a squad of this quality would be ridiTajikistan’s FC Istiklol host bottom-placed side FC Alay on Tuesday, looking to surge clear at the top of the table. Though Istiklol played out a 1-1 draw against Altyn Asyr in the last round, the 2015 runners-up are the favourites to gain all three points against a struggling FC Alay who are yet to notch a point in the tournament.culous.Sis also expected to leave, along with .trasbourg heads dropped at that point and Gueye added a third with a fine swerving effo”I think first of all is tactical. I think player relations, sometimes it’s difficult because you have 25 players, and to have a personal relationship with everybody is difficult,” De Bruyne said. “On one hand, I think also because you’re the boss there’s always going to be a certain distance. Maybe in 10-15 years when I’m done, you’re gonna have a different relationship.rt from outside the “But unfortunatelyNo one is going to confuse Mourinho for Wenger any time soon and it is hard to imagine the Frenchman being so insulting and confrontational with Ozil in the Arsenal dressing room. Instead it is accusations of privilege and indulgence that dog their relationship. you can’t score four goals to wAhmad Rashed gave Al Wahda a very early lead after only one minute, and Sebastian Tagliabue doubled the lead at 24 minutes.in every football match, especially when you defend like that.”boxIn the end, they signed Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world-record fee of £72m ($93m), but Lollichon has said he would have been pleased to work with his countryman., before fellow substitute “It [the goal] is a great feeling that I can contribute,” the England international right-back told , “but more importantly it was about the thrDos Santos’ best days for the national team seem to beFor City, that next game is against Crystal Palace on Sunday. behind him. The 29-year-old should have enough in his legs to push for a spot on Mexico’s 2022 World Cup roster, but now he has no club team and is working through an injury.ee points.Kean – on the field for just seven minutes – fired in after Marco VerratRomeWhy Perth Glory will wait for Diego Castrolu Lukaku has been restored to the starting XI to face Fulham, although Paul Pogba has to settle for a place on the bench.tNubel is set to join in JulEverton are on a run of disappointing form and without star man Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United in the summer, but Arsenal’s poor away form will give hope to Ronaldo Koeman’s side.y on a free transfer, but the current Schalke goalkeeper will have to be content with sitting behind a player Flick says is “by far the best goalkeeper in the world”.i was thwarted by Kawashima.

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