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Soccer – Champions League draw: Man Utd boss Mourinho not concerned about potential opponents

Soccer – Champions League draw: Man Utd boss Mourinho not concerned about potential opponents

The Red Devils boss is relaxed about who his side will face when the knock-out stages begin next year Jose Mourinho says he isn’t concerned about who his Manchester United side will draw in the Champions League last 16. The Red Devils qualified for the knock-out stages by finishing second in Group H behind Juventus,…

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Soccer – Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2018-19

Soccer – Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2018-19

How is the five-time Ballon d’Or winner adapting to life in Italy after making a big-money move from Real Madrid? Goal has the stats Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus with a reputation as one of the most accomplished goalscorers of all time and, as you’d expect, with that comes great expectations. The Serie A champions…

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Soccer – Ferdinand: I can see a Man City vs Liverpool Champions League final

Soccer – Ferdinand: I can see a Man City vs Liverpool Champions League final

The former Manchester United defender believes the two clubs that his old club hate the most could contest the biggest prize in club football Manchester City and Liverpool will contest the Champions League final, according to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand. Liverpool currently lead the Premier League table by a point from Pep Guardiola’s…

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Soccer – Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2018-19

Soccer – Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2018-19

How is the five-time Ballon d’Or winner adapting to life in Italy after making a big-money move from Real Madrid? Goal has the stats Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus with a reputation as one of the most accomplished goalscorers of all time and, as you’d expect, with that comes great expectations. The Serie A champions…

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Soccer – Inter Milan news: Luciano Spalletti not fearing repeat of last year’s crisis

Soccer – Inter Milan news: Luciano Spalletti not fearing repeat of last year’s crisis

After his team exited the Champions League this week and have won one game in seven, the manager remains confident crisis can be averted Inter boss Luciano Spalletti does not fear their 2018-19 campaign will be derailed by the sort of mid-season crisis they suffered a year ago. With Tottenham drawing Barcelona, a victory with PSV…

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Soccer – Liverpool Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Manchester United

Soccer – Liverpool Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Manchester United

The Reds will be looking to maintain their place at the top of the table as they take on Jose Mourinho’s side at Anfield With European progression assured, Liverpool’s attention returns to domestic matters this weekend as they welcome Manchester United to Anfield. It’s a fixture which is always keenly contested, always tense and nervous…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Dani Carvajal explains Isco’s snub of captain’s armband after jeers against CSKA

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Dani Carvajal explains Isco’s snub of captain’s armband after jeers against CSKA

The Spain international playmaker passed up the chance to skipper the Blancos after seeing Marcelo replaced during a Champions League encounter Dani Carvajal claims Isco was merely honouring a promise when passing up the Real Madrid captaincy against CSKA Moscow, not snubbing a chance to take the armband. When Marcelo was replaced in the 74th…

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Soccer – Franck Ribery next club: Bayern Munich winger yet to make call over his future as he heads towards free agency

Soccer – Franck Ribery next club: Bayern Munich winger yet to make call over his future as he heads towards free agency

The vastly-experienced French winger is set to become a free agent next summer, but he has given little thought at present to his next move Franck Ribery is yet to make a decision on what his future will hold once he departs Bayern Munich. With his contract running down and the Bundesliga champions seeking to…

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Soccer – What is Total Football? Famous tactics explained: the clubs, countries & players to use it (Cady, Tues)

Soccer – What is Total Football? Famous tactics explained: the clubs, countries & players to use it (Cady, Tues)

Iconic footballer Johan Cruyff made the philosophy famous during his playing career, and propelled Dutch football from obscurity to global stardom Ahead of England’s UEFA Nations League semi-final clash with the Netherlands next summer, Goal takes a look at Total Football, the tactical philosophy made famous by the Dutch team in the early 1970s, as well…

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Soccer – Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia facing three months injury layoff

Soccer – Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia facing three months injury layoff

The Central African Republic international suffered a muscular injury in the Oranges’ victory over the Red Devils Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is facing three months layout after he was injured in their 2-1 win over Manchester United in Wednesday’s Champions League game. The 25-year-old sustained a muscular injury in the closing stages of the encounter, although…

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Soccer – Valencia 2 Man Utd 1: Juan Mata curses Red Devils’ inability to top Champions League group as they prepare for tough draw

Soccer – Valencia 2 Man Utd 1: Juan Mata curses Red Devils’ inability to top Champions League group as they prepare for tough draw

The Red Devils missed the chance to land a potentially easier clash in the last 16 after slipping to a disappointing 2-1 defeat away at Valencia Juan Mata admits Manchester United are “disappointed” at having squandered the chance to top their Champions League group and avoid a potentially tricky clash in the last 16. The…

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Soccer – When is the Champions League 2018-19 last 16 draw? Draw date, time, fixtures & all you need to know

Soccer – When is the Champions League 2018-19 last 16 draw? Draw date, time, fixtures & all you need to know

The end of the Champions League draw is gearing closer and excitement has started to build over who could face who in the last 16 stage The Champions League group stage has drawn to a close, with the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham progressing to the last 16 despite the odds – joining the ranks…

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Soccer – Champions League news: Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller apologises for head-high tackle on Nicolas Tagliafico that earned him red card

Soccer – Champions League news: Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller apologises for head-high tackle on Nicolas Tagliafico that earned him red card

The Bayern Munich forward was sent off for catching the Ajax star with a high boot, but he insists there was no malice in his challenge Thomas Muller has apologised for the high challenge on Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico which resulted in the Bayern Munich star being sent off in Wednesday’s 3-3 Champions League draw. Muller…

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Soccer – Manchester City news: Practice pays off: Leroy Sane delighted with free-kick

Soccer – Manchester City news: Practice pays off: Leroy Sane delighted with free-kick

The Citizens came from behind to beat Hoffenheim 2-1 thanks to two goals from the German 22-year-old, securing their spot as group winners Leroy Sane was delighted with his first-half free-kick during Manchester City’s Champions League win on Wednesday evening, admitting he spends a lot of time practising set-pieces. City confirmed their place as Group F…

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Soccer – Fourth title beyond mediocre Madrid and five things we learned from the Champions League group stage

Soccer – Fourth title beyond mediocre Madrid and five things we learned from the Champions League group stage

The crisis-hit Blanocs are into the last 16 but are not impressing, while there is also work to do for the likes of Juventus and Manchester City Another Champions League group stage has come and gone, with 64 teams whittled down to 16 going into the knockout phase.  There have been a few surprises, and…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Dani Carvajal hits out at Madrid’s homegrown players

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Dani Carvajal hits out at Madrid’s homegrown players

Real had already secured top spot in Champions League Group G, but the right-back admitted the squad was frustrated following the shock defeat Dani Carvajal has suggested Real Madrid’s young players are not good enough for the first team following the Blancos’ 3-0 defeat to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday evening. The reigning European champions named…

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Soccer – Valencia 2 Man Utd 1: ‘Nobody will fear them in last 16’ – Red Devils a worry against anyone other than Porto, says Michael Owen

Soccer – Valencia 2 Man Utd 1: ‘Nobody will fear them in last 16’ – Red Devils a worry against anyone other than Porto, says Michael Owen

Jose Mourinho’s side have secured Champions League progress, but a former striker believes they are no match for the European elite at present Manchester United hold no fear to the Champions League heavyweights, says Michael Owen, with Porto the only last-16 opponents the Red Devils should feel confident against. Jose Mourinho’s side were already assured…

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Soccer – Marcelo: Real Madrid don’t have attitude problem

Soccer – Marcelo: Real Madrid don’t have attitude problem

The defender denied the Champions League holders have an attitude problem after sinking to a new European low Marcelo does not believe Real Madrid have an attitude problem following their humiliating Champions League defeat to CSKA Moscow. Madrid crashed to the heaviest home defeat in any European competition in the club’s illustrious history, the three-time…

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Soccer – Frenkie de Jong transfer: PSG? I haven’t decided my future yet, says Ajax midfielder

Soccer – Frenkie de Jong transfer: PSG? I haven’t decided my future yet, says Ajax midfielder

Linked to the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, the Ajax midfielder is yet to decide his future Ajax star Frenkie de Jong insisted he was yet to make a decision on his future amid links to some of Europe’s biggest clubs. De Jong, 21, helped Ajax to a 3-3 Champions League draw against Bayern…

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Soccer – Champions League: Ajax-Bayern Munich draw was amazing, says Niko Kovac

Soccer – Champions League: Ajax-Bayern Munich draw was amazing, says Niko Kovac

The manager felt the dramatic late equaliser in the Champions League made for a memorable moment, even if he felt it was offside Niko Kovac enjoyed Bayern Munich’s “amazing” 3-3 draw with Ajax, but felt an incorrect decision cost his side victory. A thrilling Champions League encounter in Amsterdam on Wednesday finished level after Nicolas…

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