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We need to take teams seriously: Txiki Begiristain

We need to take teams seriously: Txiki Begiristain

Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain believes their biggest threat in Group F is German Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim The Premier League champions were placed in Group F of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League season alongside Shakhtar Donetsk and Olympique Lyon. And to the Citizen’s director of football, his team has to take all rivals very seriously. “They’ve done lovely work as a football club,” he told Sky Sports News. “We need to take all the teams, but especially Hoffenheim very, very seriously.” “We have Pep, all of his staff have been in Germany, so they know how strong …

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“It’s amazing to be with the best” – David Beckham

“It’s amazing to be with the best” – David Beckham

David Beckham has revealed he was proud to be honoured with the 2018 UEFA President’s Award ahead of the Champions League group stage draw. The award was presented to him ahead of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco for his work with children around the world. “It’s amazing to be up there with some of the best,” Beckham told the UEFA’s official website. “So I’m very honored, honored to be here, to be part of such a special event.” “I’ve been lucky to have played with some of the biggest clubs with some of the best …

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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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Champions League draw: Ronaldo set for United return, Liverpool face PSG

Champions League draw: Ronaldo set for United return, Liverpool face PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to reunite with Manchester United after Juventus were paired alongside the Old Trafford outfit in the Champions League group stage. Completing the group are Valencia and Swiss side Young Boys in what many tagged as a tight group for Mourinho’s men. Another difficult draw was handed to Mauricio Pochettino’s men who will take on La Liga champions Barcelona, as well as Inter Milan and PSV, in Group B. The official result of the #UCLdraw! ? Toughest group? ? pic.twitter.com/G6rPKtQuU8 — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 30, 2018 Last season’s runners-up Liverpool, in Pot Three for the draw, come up …

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England name 23-man squad for UEFA Nations League

England name 23-man squad for UEFA Nations League

England manager Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man squad for their games against Spain and Switzerland The Three Lions will begin their UEFA Nations League campaign at Wembley when they play Spain on September 8 before a showdown with Switzerland in Leicester three days later. The surprise inclusion to the squad is Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, who has been recalled by Southgate after being left out of the World Cup selection in favour of club teammate Ashley Young – who misses out this time around. Three other new faces have been included in Liverpool’s Joe Gomez, Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Southampton goalkeeper Alex …

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Cristiano Ronaldo will assume free-kick duties- Pjanic

Cristiano Ronaldo will assume free-kick duties- Pjanic

Cristiano Ronaldo is now the primary free-kick taker at Juventus, reveals teammate Miralem Pjanic. Prior to Ronaldo’s arrival from Real Madrid last month, it had been Pjanic and Paulo Dybala who would regularly take the free-kicks for the Bianconeri. But now it’s the five-time Ballon d’Or winner who gets the nod going forward. “Cristiano is here now, someone who in the past few years has shown he is best in the world,” said Pjanic, according to Di Marzio. “At first when we trained on free kicks it would either be Dybala or me to take it. Now, it’s 100% him. …

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