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An honour to face Madrid in Super Cup – Mourinho

One of the perks of winning the Europa League is a single 90 minute match with yet another major trophy at stake, and Jose Mourinho is looking forward to the privilege of facing old club Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. Not only will the clash represent the Portuguese tactician’s first crack at Los

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Doomsday for Arsenal, Chelsea, in CL draw?

Arsenal and Chelsea have been handed tricky draws in the last-16 of the Champions League. The Gunners face their long-term foes Barcelona while Chelsea have been given a clash of the cash in the form of French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Manchester City will be the happiest of the English clubs though, having drawn unfancied Ukrainian

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Messi, Mascherano, arrive for Copa America duty

With their opening game of the Copa America just days away, Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano have arrived in Chile to join up with the Argentina squad following their Champions League final victory. The duo touched down in La Serena on Tuesday and will now begins preparations to face Paraguay on Saturday. This comes after

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Juve can’t beat Barca … – Paul Scholes

In 2011, when Manchester United faced Barcelona at Wembley in our second Champions League final against them in three years, we believed that this time, in our own country, we could overpower them and win on our own terms. We were proved wrong. By the time I came on for Michael Carrick with 13 minutes

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De Bruyne not leaving – Wolfsburg

Bundesliga runners-up, Wolfsburg, have sounded a note of warning to all potential suitors of their coveted winger, Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian was inspirational in the Wolves’ 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the German cup final on Saturday, having broken a league record for the number of assists – 21 – this term. In

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Berlin or bust for Real Madrid

Real Madrid are one game away from the Champions League final and giving themselves a real opportunity of being the first ever team to retain the title. They will face a Juventus side that travel to the Bernabéu with a goal advantage and their chests puffed up after recently having defended their Serie A title.

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City hold talks with Juventus star Pogba

City’s representatives travelled to Turin to speak to the France international over a potential transfer to the Etihad Stadium. However, dethroned Premier League champions City face stiff competition as the 22-year-old has also been linked with Paris St Germain, Barcelona, Real Madrid and former club Manchester United. United signed Pogba from Le Havre in 2009

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Henry blasts Hernandez celebration

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has lashed out at Javier Hernandez, for celebrating without acknowledging Cristiano Ronaldo, who set him up in the box for the winning goal that put Real Madrid into the Champions league semis, last night. Hernandez struck an 88th-minute winner as Real Madrid beat their Madrid rivals 1-0 to secure their place

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Bayern not looking past Porto – Pep Guardiola

It has not been the easiest of weeks for Pep Guardiola. After the very public falling-out with Bayern Munich’s feted club doctor, Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, following the 3-1 defeat against Porto in the Champions League quarter-final first leg last week the Spaniard has found his position under greater scrutiny than at any other time since his

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Ancelotti was like a father to me – Verratti

One of the most promising players in European football currently is Marco Verratti. The Italian, who was sorely missed by Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League quarters against Barcelona, praised Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti in an interview with L’Equipe. “I was 18 and was going through a difficult period when

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Luiz, Motta, to miss Barça 1st leg?

David Luiz and Thiago Motta were injured during PSG’s crunch clash away at Marseille and so are doubtful for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona on Wednesday week, 15th April. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Verratti will definitely be absent through suspension, and so PSG manager Laurent Blanc could be without four

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Chelsea to swoop in on Liverpool’s Henderson?

Boss Brendan Rodgers is already facing an uphill task convincing star man Raheem Sterling to sign a new deal. But Starsport can reveal there are also doubts over the Anfield future of influential midfielder Henderson as well. Henderson has turned down a new contract understood to be worth £80,000-a-week. More talks are planned but Chelsea

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MARTINO OPEN TO TEVEZ RETURN

Argentine coach, Gerardo Martino, has not ruled out the possibility of calling up Carlos Tevez, who missed out on the World Cup and scored a brace to secure Juventus its home win over Malmö (2-0) in the Champions League. "If I have to say where I see him, in the way I like to play,

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BALOTELLI GAMBLE STARTS PAYING OFF

Returning to the Champions League is not simply about finance and frenzied Anfield nights for Liverpool but the development of a young team and a 41-year-old manager making his competitive debut among the European elite. Ludogorets Razgrad, for all the palpitations they caused and questions they raised, provided an ideal accelerant for Brendan Rodgers in

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