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Liverpool: Failure Against Napoli Can Ruin Their Chances

Liverpool: Failure Against Napoli Can Ruin Their Chances

The lead-up to the crunch meeting of Liverpool with Napoli has been mainly about the talk of the need for one more Anfield night. The Reds move onto to the fixture of the evening knowing that just 1-0 in the favor or any win by 2 or more goal margin is going to take them over to the knockout stages of Champions League. Jurgen Klopp is known to have taken up the same kind of role of tub-thumper-in-chief in one bid to make sure that his players are going to all the support that they can get in their bid …

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Valverde, Barcelona Boss Hails ‘Extraordinary’ Messi

Valverde, Barcelona Boss Hails ‘Extraordinary’ Messi

Ernesto Valverde, the coach of Barcelona has hailed extraordinary Lionel Messi after he is excellent free kicks helped the team to set up an impressive win with 4-0 at Espanyol, the derby rivals. Previously, Seville had hoped to keep up the pressure on the leaders but it dented after conceding the stoppage time equalizer of Valencia. Barcelona had been capitalized to proceed 3 points clear and didn’t look in the danger at RCDE Stadium where they had been 3-0 ahead by the half-time. Messi, the one to finish fifth in Ballon d’Or vote this year, opened with an excellent free-kick …

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With Kyle Waker-Peter In, Has Harry Kane Been Rested

With Kyle Waker-Peter In, Has Harry Kane Been Rested

Mauricio Pochettino, the boss of Tottenham Hotspur is going to need to keep an eye on the clash of Champions League with Barcelona while selecting the team for facing Leicester City. The match of Spur on Tuesday is going to be a must-win encounter at Camp Nou. As a matter of the manager is going to need the best players to be as fresh as they can be. Pochettino has admitted that he plans on resting Harry Kane and this striker is going to be assessed prior to the match at King Power Stadium in order to find out how …

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Ince: Lukaku Doesn’t Bring Anything And Pogba Is Average

Ince: Lukaku Doesn’t Bring Anything And Pogba Is Average

Paul Ince has branded Pogba as bang average. Also, he feels Romelu Lukaku doesn’t bring anything to the table with Manchester United being placed at 8th position. The campaign of 2018-19 has been testing the ones concerned with Old Trafford. There isn’t any identification that things will become easier. Champions League football and top four positions seem unlikely with 8 points gap separating Man United from the pack while the key players are yet to deliver. Belgian striker Lukaku and the winner of World Cup Pogba fits into this category while Jose Mourinho being the one to decide to drop …

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Scholes: Zidane Is Going To Struggle At Manchester Unites

Scholes: Zidane Is Going To Struggle At Manchester Unites

Paul Scholes, the legend from Manchester United has said that Zinedine Zidane isn’t the right person to replace Jose Mourinho. The formers manager of Real Madrid Paul Scholes was linked to a move by Old Trafford for replacing the fumbling gaffer of Portuguese. The French legend has won the title of Champions League three times at Bernabeu. Now, he is a strong candidate when it comes to the Theatre of Dreams dug out. Nonetheless, Scholes believes that the task which awaits the former winner of World Cup with Manchester United is completely different to that of Real Madrid. He says …

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Diego Costa To Undergo His Surgery In Brazil

Diego Costa To Undergo His Surgery In Brazil

Diego Costa, the striker from Atletico Madrid is facing a long spell on sidelines as stated by the La Liga club. They say that he has decided to undergo a surgery at Brazil, his home country. This is for the treatment of a serious foot injury. Atletico has given a state as per which Diego Coast is going to undergo a surgery in this week for the discomfort that he has been suffering the left foot for some weeks now. After taking into consideration various options, it has been decided that he will undergo the surgery in the home state …

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Messi’s Captivating Performance Seals Victory

Messi’s Captivating Performance Seals Victory

Lionel Messi scored a superb goal in the PSV Eindhoven vs. Barcelona and has laid on another with FC Barcelona beating PSV Eindhoven by 2-1. They have secured the top spot in the Champions League’s Group B on Wednesday. Messi has also offered his help for the defender Gerard Pique for scoring the second for the Spanish side. Now, they have thirteen points from 5 matches. The unassailable lead they have at top of the pool had to leave PSV at the bottom position. Captain Luuk de Jong is known to have scored a late goal as a consolation for …

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Mourinho Target Clears Path Manchester United Move

Mourinho Target Clears Path Manchester United Move

Ivan Perisic has a great come-and-get-me plea for Man United after he spoke of his dream to shift to Premier League. The Inter Milan had been the star of the failed approach by Jose Mourinho in the 2017 summer. As a matter of fact, he has remained in the radar since then as reports state that the United boss is making a fresh move for this Croatian with the transfer window opening next month. Reports have suggested that the Inter had been planning to put Perisic for sale in the month of January during a knockdown by asking for a …

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Predicted Line Up By Manchester United Vs. BSC Young Boys

Predicted Line Up By Manchester United Vs. BSC Young Boys

Victor Lindelof, the Manchester United defender, is going to miss the Champions League’s encounter with Young Boys in the coming week due to an injury. The 24-year-old defender has successfully improved the last seven matches of the club in all competition. However, he has been struggling towards the end of the match with Crystal Palace that ended with 0-0 score-line. Jose Mourinho has confirmed the injury of Lindelof that was to be scanned today. Unfortunately, the injury is going to keep him out of the game for some time. Matteo Darmian has made his first appearance following the opening day …

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Simeone Looking For Opportunity In Barcelona Visit

Simeone Looking For Opportunity In Barcelona Visit

It has been a fortunate thing for the Atletico as events are underway for the rivals. The La Liga 2013-14 was one of the finest moments for Diego Simeone. Atletico Madrid won the tournament with the last match being a draw with 1-1 against Barcelona at Camp Nou. That was the final day of the season and one can clearly recall the tension, the fight put up by both the teams. The Atletico has reached the finals of Champions League twice since that moment. The sole objective cum obsession of the coach is the continental competition to be faced in …

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Ibrahimovic Revealed His End Notes To Mourinho Before Leave

Ibrahimovic Revealed His End Notes To Mourinho Before Leave

Paris Saint-Germain enjoyed four seasons of his amazing player. Then, the striker from Sweden arrived at Old Trafford in the 2016 summer. That has been the state of affairs. The club has to be obliged to this player to help them moving by winning the Europa and EFL. He made 46 appearances and scored 28 goals in them. This was a boost forward for the club to qualify into the Champions League. However, a serious injury was awaiting Ibrahimovic. He was numb and couldn’t meet his earlier form when he played for Red Devils and eventually agreeing to leave the …

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Adrien Rabiot To Have A Final Meeting With PSG

Adrien Rabiot To Have A Final Meeting With PSG

Adrien Rabiot’s future now lies in the final meet with PSG. This is going to be little or more of a final kind of meet as we have come to know. PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi has a final summit between the players next week. This is a moment of tension as the player’s future is going to be determined. This time though, Al Khelaifi, himself is going to take care of the negotiations. The Parisian club is eager to retain the champion and the final meeting would be really something. The sides are tumbling and things are very much …

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Paulo Dybala The Juventus Star Makes Entry Into Champions League

Paulo Dybala The Juventus Star Makes Entry Into Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo offered a big chance to achieve the Champions League in this season. These were the views of Paulo Dybala, the new team member Ronaldo who appreciated the good work done by the Portuguese star. The 33-year-old switched to Turin from Real Madrid this summer which was at £88 million for the services. Within a few weeks post the ex-Manchester United champion supported Los Blancos to achieve their 3rd Champions League title at a stretch. Their efforts to the trophy had a win in quarterfinals over Juventus with Ronaldo who netted an outstanding overhead kick. Dybala believes that Juventus …

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Klopp bracing up for PSG challenge

Klopp bracing up for PSG challenge

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits facing Paris Saint-Germain is one of the toughest teams to play in the Champions League and he is bracing up for the challenge. After the results of the UEFA Champions League group stage draw were known, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the most difficult team to face is PSG. “PSG are one of the most exciting teams in the world and I think their target is to win the Champions League, so that will be two interesting matches,” he told Sky Sports. “I am looking forward to watching PSG a bit more often, which is …

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Ajax seal Champions League slot in Kiev

Ajax seal Champions League slot in Kiev

Ajax reached the group stages of the Champions League for the first time in four years after a 0-0 draw with Dynamo Kiev. The Dutch superpowers took a 3-1 advantage to the Olimpiyskyi Stadium in Kiev and protected their lead, despite a strong start from the home side. Ajax weathered the early storm and could have extended their aggregate lead from the penalty spot, but Dusan Tadic could only strike the woodwork. Dynamo Kiev couldn’t make the most of the lifeline as Ajax tightened their grip on the tie, spurning chance after chance. It’s four years since Ajax last made the group stages …

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Loris Karius admits blunders against Real Madrid cost his team

Loris Karius admits blunders against Real Madrid cost his team

German goalkeeper Loris Karius has admitted his mistakes in the Champions League final cost Liverpool the chance of winning their sixth European Cup. The former Mainz shot-stopper has apologized to everyone at the club for the two errors he committed that gifted Los Blancos the title for an unprecedented third time running. Real Madrid ran out 3-1 winners on the night but were helped by the Liverpool goalkeeper who threw the ball straight to Benzema that scored from close range to open the account for his team. Sadio Mane equalized afterward from a corner. However, Bale’s brilliant overhead kick put …

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