Champions League: What Barcelona manager said about Messi after 4-0 win over PSV

Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, has said Lionel Messi makes the “extraordinary look routine”, after he scored three goals to help Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 4-0 on Tuesday night in the Champions League. Messi’s treble against the Dutch champions was his eighth in the Champions League, moving him clear of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo with seven. “It’s […]

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EPL: De Gea speaks on Manchester United future amid contract talks

Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, has said he is “really happy” at the club, amid speculation he could sign a new contract to extend his stay at Old Trafford. De Gea has a year left on his contract, with the club also holding an option to extend it by another 12 months until 2020. […]

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Cold hard reality hits Mauricio Pochettino after Tottenham’s dispiriting loss to Inter Milan

In Mauricio Pochettino’s mind, Tottenham are different. Speaking in his pre-match press conference at San Siro on Monday evening, Pochettino returned his favourite theme of the season. That at his club more than any other, the “reality” of what is happening is at odds with the “perception” outside. “Always it is about – maybe I […]

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Chelsea news: West Ham wanted Alvaro Morata over summer, January loan deal possible

Morata rocked up at Stamford Bridge last summer tasked with replacing Diego Costa after his countryman fell out with Antonio Conte. But his move from Real Madrid soon turned into a nightmare as his early season form abandoned him and injuries took hold. Doubts were raised over whether Maurizio Sarri would retain Morata’s services after […]

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Mourinho asks players to be like Federer ahead of Swiss game

Fixtures Wednesday, 19 September 2018 Ajax v AEK Athens, Johan Cruijff ArenA 18:55 Shakhtar Donetsk v Hoffenheim, Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist 18:55 Viktoria Plzen v CSKA Moskva, Doosan Arena 21:00 Valencia v Juventus, Estadio de Mestalla 21:00 Benfica v Bayern Munchen, Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) 21:00 Real Madrid v Roma, […]

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Jurgen Klopp helps to ensure that Liverpool are ahead of Paris Saint-Germain both on and off the pitch

In the painting of one of Anfield’s most stunningly chaotic nights, nestled amongst all of the unusual happenings was the moment Thomas Tuchel, needing a goal, turned to his bench and told his number 17 that he was coming on for his debut. Tuchel knows Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting from their time together in the Bundesliga […]

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Sadio Mane’s outrageous piece of skill left Neymar back in Brazil – and Liverpool fans love it

Liverpool and Paris-Saint Germain have two of the most fearsome forward lines in world football. So when you put the likes of Sadio Mane – who has started the season on fire by the way – up against Neymar, you just knew it was going to be fireworks. But such is Liverpool dominance at home […]

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Arteta ready to step into suspended Guardiola’s shoes

Mikel Arteta will step into Pep Guardiola’s shoes as Manchester City begin their Champions League campaign tonight. Guardiola, City’s inspirational manager, will hand over first-team duties for the visit of Lyon to his number two as he serves a touchline ban for his sending-off against Liverpool last season. Guardiola will not be allowed any contact […]

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