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  • VAR would have helped referee in Cristiano Ronaldo red card - Massimiliano Allegri

    September 20,2018 By: ESPN

    Cristiano Ronaldo must now wait to see whether his red card suspension extends to two Champions League matches -- and thus potentially missing a return trip to Old Trafford. VI Images via Getty Images Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes VAR would have overturned Cristiano Ronaldos red card in Wednesday nights Champions League 2-0 win over Valencia, and given his side an easier night.... Read More [+]

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  • Tottenham news: Robbie Keane sends Harry Kane warning to Spurs over top four plans

    September 20,2018 By: Express.co.uk

    Harry Kane has endured a slow start after a golden summer (Image: GETTY) ROBBIE KEANE says Tottenham cannot afford to give Harry Kane a break even if he needs one as it could mean missing out on Champions League football next season. The club legend was part of a Fab Four of striking options when Tottenham last won a trophy in 2008 with Dimitar Berbatov, Darren Bent and Jermain Defoe also vyin... Read More [+]

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  • Arsenal news: Unai Emery explains Bernd Leno decision for Europa League clash

    September 20,2018 By: Express.co.uk

    Arsenal news: Leno will start in goal on Thursday (Image: GETTY) BERND LENO will finally make his debut in goal for Arsenal tonight, having been told by manager Unai Emery that Petr Cechs permanent place is up for grabs. When the new Gunners boss made the 26-year-old Germany international one of his first signings when he paid Bayer Leverkusen £22.5m, it was expected Leno would be made t... Read More [+]

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  • Chelseas Eden Hazard dropped for Europa League game to manage minutes

    September 20,2018 By: ESPN

    Eden Hazard has been left out of the Chelsea squad that travelled to Greece on Wednesday but Maurizio Sarri is preparing to make few changes to his starting XI for Thursdays opening Europa League match against PAOK Salonika. David Luiz, Mateo Kovacic and Emerson Palmieri also did not travel to Greece on Wednesday, but academy youngsters Ethan Ampadu, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Marcin Bulka were ... Read More [+]

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  • Why do Man City struggle in Champions League? Craig Bellamy and Ian Wright discuss

    September 20,2018 By: Skysports.com

    Craig Bellamy and Ian Wright discuss Man Citys lack of success in the Champions League Craig Bellamy and Ian Wright discussed on The Debate why Manchester City have not cracked the Champions League, following their shock defeat to Lyon. Citys best runs in the Champions League have been making the semi-finals in 2015/16 and the quarter-finals last year. They made a sluggish start this season... Read More [+]

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  • Young Boys 0 - 3 Manchester United: Pogba double inspires Red Devils

    September 20,2018 By: Goal.com

    Paul Pogba scored twice as Manchester United kicked off their Champions League Group H campaign with a 3-0 win over Young Boys on Wednesday. Jose Mourinhos side were lucky not to be behind after a sluggish start against the Swiss champions, but World Cup winner Pogba handed them an undeserved lead after 35 minutes with a superb finish from 16 yards. He followed that up with a cool penalty... Read More [+]

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  • Benfica 0 - 2 Bayern Munich: Sanches returns to haunt his former club

    September 20,2018 By: Goal.com

    Renato Sanches marked his return to the Bayern Munich fold with a superb goal against his former club as Niko Kovacs side ran out 2-0 winners over Benfica in their Champions League Group E encounter. Having endured a torrid loan spell at Swansea City last term, Sanches was handed his first Bayern start since May 2017 at Estadio da Luz, and - after playing a part in Robert Lewandowskis opene... Read More [+]

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  • Mariano recognises ‘enormous responsibility’ of Real Madrid number seven shirt

    September 20,2018 By: PA

    Mariano admitted the significance of wearing Real Madrid’s cherished number seven shirt will continue to inspire him after he made a dream second debut for the club.After swapping Lyon for a return to the Spanish capital last month, Mariano inherited the shirt number previously worn by Cristiano Ronaldo and, before him, Raul.And Mariano is not underestimating the significance of what has b... Read More [+]

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  • No excuses from Arteta after shock defeat for City

    September 20,2018 By: PA

    Mikel Arteta refused to use the absence of Pep Guardiola as an excuse after Manchester City suffered a shock loss to Lyon in their Champions League opener.City boss Guardiola could only watch from the stands due to a touchline ban as City were beaten 2-1 in the Group F encounter at the Etihad Stadium.The hosts were punished for mistakes as Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir struck in the first half a... Read More [+]

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  • Mourinho impressed by character of players in victory over Young Boys

    September 20,2018 By: PA

    Jose Mourinho continues to be impressed by his players’ character after Manchester United secured a third successive away win to kick off their Champions League campaign in style.August ended with a shock defeat at Brighton and 3-0 loss to Tottenham at Old Trafford – the heaviest home defeat of the Portuguese’s managerial career.United responded manfully to the back-t... Read More [+]

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  • Clement accuses players of ‘pure naivety’ over Norwich’s second goal

    September 20,2018 By: PA

    Reading manager Paul Clement accused his players of “pure naivety” when they conceded the second goal in their 2-1 Sky Championship defeat against Norwich at he Madejski Stadium.It was Reading’s fourth successive league defeat at home this season.Norwich striker Teemu Pukki gave the visitors a deserved lead in the 14th minute with a curling, low drive.Although Reading equalised... Read More [+]

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  • Allegri calls for VAR after Ronaldo sees red in Juventus win

    September 20,2018 By: PA

    Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri led calls for the introduction of video assistant referees in the Champions League after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off during the win at Valencia.Ronaldo was sent off on his first Champions League appearance for the Italian giants as a couple of penalties from Miralem Pjanic gave Allegri’s side a 2-0 victory.The Portuguese, the Champions League&rsq... Read More [+]

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  • Parkinson satisfied with Bolton efforts despite Boro defeat

    September 20,2018 By: PA

    Bolton manager Phil Parkinson felt his players produced a performance Stephen Darby would be proud of despite slipping to a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough.Parkinson and his players have endured an extremely difficult week after 29-year-old Darby was forced to retire because he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.Parkinson broke the news to his squad on Monday, and admits there was a sombre moo... Read More [+]

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  • Karanka feels one-goal victory margin did not flatter Forest

    September 20,2018 By: PA

    Aitor Karanka was pleased to see Nottingham Forest beat bogey side Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 – but said he would have been happier had they made it more comfortable.Lewis Grabban’s first goal for Forest, following his £6million summer move from Bournemouth, got them on the right path four minutes before half time, then a sublime finish from Joao Carvalho doubled the lead in the 6... Read More [+]

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  • McClaren hails performance as Eze goal helps sink former club

    September 20,2018 By: PA

    QPR boss Steve McClaren hailed Ebere Eze after the young forward played a starring role in a 2-0 victory at home to Millwall.Eze, picked up by Rangers in 2016 after being released by the Lions, scored against his former club a couple of minutes after Massimo Luongo had opened the scoring.Luongo headed in from close range on the half hour and Eze netted after being set up by Jake Bidwell’s ... Read More [+]

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  • Monk confident Birmingham will get their first win sooner rather than later

    September 20,2018 By: PA

    Garry Monk insists it is only a matter of time until Birmingham’s luck changes after a goalless draw at Sheffield United extended their winless start in the Sky Bet Championship to eight games.Substitute Omar Bogle fired over from two yards out, Connor Mahoney spurned a one-on-one with Dean Henderson and the Blues hit the post twice as they created the better openings at Bramall Lane.And M... Read More [+]

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  • Neymar world-class but not a defender - Klopp says Liverpool targeted PSG star

    September 19,2018 By: fourfourtwo.com

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed his side decided to target Paris Saint-Germains left flank as Neymar is not a defender. Neymar was targeted by Liverpool due to his defensive weaknesses, manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed after the Reds last-gasp Champions League win. Roberto Firmino came off the bench to rifle in a stoppage-time winner at Anfield after Paris Saint-Germain had battled... Read More [+]

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  • Solanke needs to leave Liverpool for the good of his career, says Ferdinand

    September 19,2018 By: squawka.com

    Former England international Rio Ferdinand has urged Liverpool outcast Dominic Solanke to leave the club if he is to fulfil his potential. Solanke, 21, only joined the Reds last summer from Chelsea having found playing time hard to come by in west London, but he has been faced with a similar problem on Merseyside, currently sitting on the periphery of first-team action under Jurgen Klopp. Th... Read More [+]

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  • Manchester Uniteds David de Gea says it is good for him to be a part of the club

    September 19,2018 By: Skysports.com

    Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says he is really happy at the club, as talk continues about him possibly signing a new long-term contract. The Spain international has entered the last year of his current deal at Old Trafford - although the club can then opt to trigger a one-year extension. But United will be hoping to have agreed a new long-term extension with their four-time pl... Read More [+]

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  • Messi moves ahead of Ronaldo as king of the Champions League hat-trick

    September 19,2018 By: Marca.com

    The match ball from Barcelonas 4-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven is going home with Lionel Messi, who scored his eighth Champions League hat-trick. He had been level with Cristiano Ronaldo on seven hat-tricks in Europes premier club competition, but the Argentine now moves ahead of his great rival in this regard. Way behind the top two are Filippo Inzaghi, Mario Gomez and Luiz Adriano with th... Read More [+]

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