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“I’ve always said that to compare Messi with the rest is like comparing a great policeman to Batman.” Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli praises Lionel Messi in an interview with beIN Sports Spain “She is a world-class player and one of the most respected players in the U.S. Her determination and character will make a big

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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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Ronaldo is the best – Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso was certain of his answer when asked who was better between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. “They are both amazing players. You can see from the goals they score day in day out. But for me Cristiano is the best”, he explained. Injuries: “injuries aren’t an excuse, but we would have liked to have

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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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