Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Juventus win sixth consecutive Serie A title

Juventus win sixth consecutive Serie A title

A 3-0 win over Crotone, courtesy of goals from Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Alex Sandro, earned Juventus the Serie A title.The Old Lady blew the chance to win the league last weekend at the Stadio Olimpico, where they were beaten 3-1 by the Giallorossi.After returning to the same ground on Wednesday to defeat Lazio 2-0 to lift the Coppa [...]

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    Spanish delight: Real, Atletico to clash in Champions League semi-final

Spanish delight: Real, Atletico to clash in Champions League semi-final

Defending champions Real Madrid have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League 2016/17 semi-final.The draw took place on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.Monaco, after seeing off Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-final, will face Juventus who defeated Barcelona.Real will be at home in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu while the second leg will be played at Atletico's Vicente Calderon.Both [...]

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    Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Leicester City, club of Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa, will face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the 2016/17 Champions League.Craig Shakespeare's men are the last remaining English Premier League side in the competition.The Foxes had played Atletico twice before in Europe.Atlético won both ties, in the 1962 Cup Winners’ Cup and 1998 UEFA Cup.The first-leg ties of the quarter-finals will [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: Ahmed Musa ‘battle ready’ for Wolfsburg

UCL PREVIEW: Ahmed Musa ‘battle ready’ for Wolfsburg

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, is looking to start the 2015 UEFA Champions League campaign of CSKA Moscow on a bright note as they tackle Wolfsburg in Germany on Tuesday.With four goals already under his belt in the qualifying rounds, Musa is hoping to score more that will help his Russian side out of Group B.“We’re battle ready and [...]

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    Italy coach Conte may stand trial in match-fixing inquiry

Italy coach Conte may stand trial in match-fixing inquiry

Italy coach, Antonio Conte, could face a criminal trial for his alleged involvement in match-fixing in 2011.Conte, who has already served a ban imposed by the Italian football federation (FIGC) for not reporting alleged match-fixing in two games involving ex-club Siena and has always denied any wrongdoing, was accused of “sports fraud” by the prosecutor in the northern city of [...]

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    Juventus played well, says Allegri

Juventus played well, says Allegri

Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri, is satisfied with his players despite the 3-1 loss to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final.In a match watched by more than 70,000 fans in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, Juventus striker Alvaro Morata cancelled out Ivan Rakitic’s early opener. But Lionel Messi set up the vital second for Luis Suarez, and Neymar secured Barcelona’s fifth European [...]

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    UCL FINAL: If wishes were trophies, Juve would win

UCL FINAL: If wishes were trophies, Juve would win

There would be a gulf in soccer history without the two clubs competing in the final of the UEFA Champions League, Juventus and Barcelona. And these two are about to put themselves on the better side of history, as they stand about 120 minutes away from a 2015 treble.If Juventus win, it would be their first ever treble, but the [...]

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    Morata’s goal eliminates ex-club Madrid from Champions League

Morata’s goal eliminates ex-club Madrid from Champions League

Alvaro Morata came back to haunt his former club after scoring the decisive goal to send Juventus into their first Champions League final since 2003 at the expense of Real Madrid.Morata, who left Real for Juve last summer, scored an 57th-minute strike to seal a 3-2 aggregate win for Juve.The Italian champions went into the match with a 2-1 [...]

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    Juventus upset Real in Champions League semifinal

Juventus upset Real in Champions League semifinal

Juventus take a 2-1 lead to the Bernabeu thanks to victory in Champions League first leg in Turin against holders Real Madrid.Alvaro Morata opened the scoring eight minutes into the match as the Old Lady’s zeal paid dividend. The former Real Madrid striker latched on to the ball at the back post after Iker Casillas was unable to hold [...]

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    UCL: Guardiola returns to Camp Nou

UCL: Guardiola returns to Camp Nou

Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola, will return to former club Barcelona after the two European giants were drawn together in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.Guardiola won 13 trophies as a manager – including the Champions League in 2009 and 2011 – during four years at Barcelona. But this will be the first time he will be facing the team he [...]

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    Hernandez sends Real to semis

Hernandez sends Real to semis

Javier Hernandez scored a late winner as Real Madrid edged past 10-man Atletico Madrid 1-0 to secure their place in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.The on-loan striker from Manchester United tapped in from close range as the hosts constantly pressed for the all-important winner, after Diego Simeone’s men had Arda Turan sent off for a second yellow card with 13 [...]

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    Re-elected Platini fears rise of hooliganism

Re-elected Platini fears rise of hooliganism

Michel Platini fears a return to hooliganism's “dark days” as he was re-elected unopposed for a third term as president of UEFA.Platini was a player with Italian side Juventus when crowd trouble prior to the 1985 European Cup final against Liverpool at Heysel Stadium led to the deaths of 39 people.A much recent incident occurred in Match 11 during [...]

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    It’s Madrid derby in Champions League last eight

It’s Madrid derby in Champions League last eight

Champions League holders Real Madrid will face local rivals Atletico Madrid – the team they beat in last season's final – in the quarter-finals of this season's competition.Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain – conquerors of Manchester City and Chelsea in the last 16 – will battle for a place in the semi-final.Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich travel to Porto in the first [...]

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    Italians need the Juventus model and other UCL talking points

Italians need the Juventus model and other UCL talking points

Another mid-week, another round of UEFA Champions League (UCL) fixtures to keep us busy.Football fans can barely get their minds off Europe’s elite competition these days, thanks to the extension of fixtures over four weeks instead of a fortnight break. Atletico got beaten in Germany by Bayer Leverkusen, a sumptuous goal by Hakan Calhanoglu settling the affair. Barcelona flexed their [...]

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    Cannavaro handed 10-month jail sentence

Cannavaro handed 10-month jail sentence

Former Italy captain, Fabio Cannavaro, has been handed 10-month jail sentence for breaching orders to keep out of his property after it was seized by authorities.The 2006 World Cup winner’s property had been seized by Italian police as part of a planning abuse investigation in 2014, but the 2006 Ballon d’Or winner breached orders to not enter the villa.Cannavaro was [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: City ‘not scared’ of Barca

UCL PREVIEW: City ‘not scared’ of Barca

A year is a long time in football.At this same stage last year, Manchester City lost 4-1 on aggregate against Barcelona – the four-time European champions.This time, though, City do not have an inferiority complex against the Catalan giant as they prepare to host them in their UEFA Champions League (UCL) last 16 first leg tie at the Etihad Stadium [...]

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