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Manchester derby!

It looked like United may just have put their season back on track when they won four straight Premier League games, but they suffered a familiar sinking feeling last week as Alex Iwobi’s 97th-minute strike past André Onana fired Fulham to a 2-1 win at Old Trafford. (Opta Analyst)

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Man City vs. Man United: Preview

Man Utd suffered their 10th loss of the Premier League season against Fulham last week

The first Manchester derby of the season provided one of the low points of Erik ten Hag’s second campaign with Manchester United, as the Red Devils were thrashed 3-0 by Manchester City at a disgruntled Old Trafford in October.

Source: theanalyst.com
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Guardiola calls for calm heads in Manchester derby

City, who won 3-0 at Old Trafford in October, are second in the Premier League, four places above United

Manager Pep Guardiola says Manchester City must not be distracted by emotions in Sunday's derby against Manchester United at Etihad Stadium.

Source: bbc.com
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Women's Coppa Italia: Milan host Roma as Juventus travel to Fiorentina

The remake of last year's semi-final will be staged at the 'Vismara', whilst the Viola and Bianconere return to face each other after the 2018 and 2019 finals

The great protagonists of the latest editions of the competition are ready to give life to the first 90' of the semi-finals of the Frecciarossa Italian Cup.

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Bruno Fernandes naysayers overlook importance for United

The captain is often maligned for his on-field antics but would Roy Keane be any different with this team around him

Bruno Fernandes is Manchester United’s 2020s version of Roy Keane: vocal, aggressive, fiercely competitive, highly talented and deemed by his manager to be the obvious captain.

Source: theguardian.com
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Liga BPI: Sporting Lisbon in Braga test

Second place Sporting Lisbon, seven points off the top, have a tricky test at home to third place Braga on Sunday afternoon.

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Liga BPI: Benfica travel to Albergaria

Reigning champions Benfica travel to the Municipal Stadium Antonio Augusto Martins Pereira for a clash against 11th place Clube de Albergaria, looking to consolidate their position at the top of Liga BPI standings.

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Nunez scores 99th minute winner as Liverpool beat Forest

It was Liverpool's first league win at the City Ground since 1984

Darwin Nunez came off the bench to score a dramatic 99th-minute winner and send Liverpool four points clear at the top of the Premier League with victory at struggling Nottingham Forest.

Source: bbc.com
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Gold Cup: Brazil thrash Argentina to reach semis

The free-scoring Brazilians have had nine different players find the target so far in the competition

Bia Zaneratto scored twice as Brazil thrashed Argentina 5-1 on Saturday to move into the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup.

Source: france24.com
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Gold Cup: Canada advances to semis with extra-time win over Costa Rica

Evelyne Viens scored the game-winning goal in the 105th minute

The biggest challenge facing the Canadian women’s national team Saturday was facing a Costa Rican team that it had defeated less than five days ago.

Source: dailynews.com
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Bellingham sent off after full-time in Real draw

Vinicius Jr scored twice at the Mestalla, where he was the victim of racist abuse last season

Jude Bellingham was sent off for complaining after the final whistle denied him a winning goal for Real Madrid in a dramatic game at Valencia.

Source: bbc.com
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Suarez, Messi score twice in 5-0 Inter Miami win

Miami are top of the Western Conference after three games

Luis Suarez scored his first goals for Inter Miami and Lionel Messi also netted twice as they thrashed Orlando City in the MLS.

Source: bbc.com
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Saturday's highlight from Spain

Real Madrid will be aiming to make it successive wins in Spain's top flight when they continue their La Liga campaign against Valencia at Mestalla on Saturday night.

Los Blancos are currently top of the table, six points ahead of second-placed Girona, while Valencia occupy ninth position, six points behind sixth-placed Real Betis in the race for the European spots.

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Ancelotti focused on football for Valencia return

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says his focus is on playing a "strong football match" and not the potential for racist abuse when they visit Valencia on Saturday

Real return to the Mestalla Stadium for the first time since Vinicius Jr was racially abused there last season.

Source: bbc.com
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Klopp expects a tough test in Nottingham

On the back of contrasting results in the FA Cup, Nottingham Forest and Liverpool reconvene for a Premier League encounter at the City Ground on Saturday afternoon.

The Tricky Trees were dumped out of the cup with a 1-0 loss to Manchester United in their fifth-round affair, while the youthful Reds revelled in more knockout success with a 3-0 beating of Southampton.

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Jim Ratcliffe sets United’s stakes high for first Manchester derby test

Knocking City off their perch is the ultimate target and the new investor has made it clear Erik ten Hag has little room for error

There may be a new and exceptionally wealthy sheriff in town. But even with a midweek FA Cup win in the bag Manchester United have taken the chance over the past few days to return to a more familiar state of disorder.

Source: theguardian.com
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Bayern drop points again with draw at Freiburg

Bayern Munich could end the weekend 10 points off the top of the Bundesliga after dropping points against Freiburg

"We played completely without structure," said Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel on his side's first-half performance. "We were not disciplined. We were not in our positions, we lost possession going forward and allowed them to counter-attack.

Source: bbc.com
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Kylian Mbappé withdrawn at half-time in entertaining draw

AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain saw out an entertaining draw (0-0) at the Stade Louis II. Goalkeepers were very much on top in a game where much of the attention was diverted towards Kylian Mbappé, withdrawn at half-time

Monaco didn’t dominate possession but did have the lion’s share of the chances in the first half and would have gone into half-time if not for the impressive Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Oscar Mingueza fires winner as Celta Vigo score crucial victory over Almeria

Celta Vigo lifted themselves six points clear of the drop on Friday night, with a single goal separating them from winless Almeria in the torrential rain at Balaidos

The game was billed as a potential referendum on the future of Rafael Benitez, but he will be safe for a few weeks yet following this result.

Source: football-espana.net
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Milan beats 8 men Lazio as ref loses control

Milan emerged with three points thanks to a Noah Okafor goal, but Lazio finished the chaotic match down to eight men and with protests as the referee completely lost control

The Aquile played early to prepare for Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Bayern Munich, with Patric and Nicolò Rovella not fully fit, but Mattia Zaccagni returning to the starting XI.

Source: football-italia.net
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Cajuste injury causes midfield headache for Napoli ahead of Barcelona in Champions League

Napoli midfielder Jens Cajuste has been ruled out for a few weeks with a muscular injury in his right thigh, which could cause issues for Francesco Calzona ahead of the Champions League Round of 16 second leg against Barcelona

The Partenopei confirmed in a club statement that Cajuste has undergone medical examinations, and that he did not train with the group during Thursday morning’s session.

Source: football-italia.net
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Arteta gets injury boost as Arsenal duo return for Sheffield United trip

Mikel Arteta has said Thomas Partey will return from injury for Arsenal on Monday but admitted he has fitness concerns over Gabriel Jesus despite the Brazil forward also being in contention to face Sheffield United

Partey has not played for Arsenal since coming on as a substitute in the win over Manchester City at the start of October, after a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury last month.

Source: theguardian.com
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Rashford says commitment to club cannot be questioned

Marcus Rashford says people questioning his commitment to Manchester United need to show "more humanity"

Rashford, 26, has scored five goals for United this season and faced criticism about perceived attitude issues.

Source: bbc.com
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Paul Pogba to appeal 4-year ban for doping

Paul Pogba has confirmed the court’s decision to ban him for four years and that he will look to appeal this decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Pogba states on Instagram “I am sad, shocked and heartbroken that everything I have built in my professional playing career has been taken away from me.” The player continues, “As a professional athlete I would never do anything to enhance my performance by using banned substances and have never disrespected or cheated fellow athletes".

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Pioli confirms Milan return for England international against Lazio

Stefano Pioli has confirmed that England international Fikayo Tomori will be called up to the Rossoneri squad for Friday evening’s Serie A clash against Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio

Pioli gave a one-word answer when asked if Tomori would be called up to the squad during his pre-match press conference on Thursday: “Yes.”

Source: football-italia.net
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Diego Simeone rues missed chances as Atletico Madrid crash out of Copa del Rey

Atletico Madrid’s hopes of winning a trophy this season are all-but over, as they were knocked out of the Copa del Rey on Thursday evening after a thumping defeat at the hands of Athletic Club, who progressed into the final

It was a desperately disappointing evening for Diego Simeone, whose wait to return to the Copa del Rey final goes on (Atleti were last there in 2013). The Argentine coach assessed the 90 minutes at San Mames when he spoke to the media post-match.

Source: football-espana.net
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Men's Match of The Day

A place in the Copa del Rey final will be on the line when Athletic Bilbao welcome Atletico Madrid to San Mames for the second leg of their last-four tie on Thursday evening.

The hosts take a slender lead into the home clash after they recorded a narrow victory at the Wanda Metropolitano earlier this month.

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Diego Simeone to hand Marcos Llorente special task for Atletico Madrid semi-final

In recent weeks, Diego Simeone has handed Marcos Llorente all manner of tasks on the pitch, and ahead of Atletico Madrid‘s Copa del Rey semi-final return leg against Athletic Club, he is set for another special job

Over the last three weeks against Sevilla, Las Palmas, Inter and Almeria, Llorente has been handed three different jobs, playing up front, in midfield and as a right wingback.

Source: football-espana.net
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PSG to rest Marquinhos for Monaco visit

Paris Saint-Germain have provided a medical update ahead of their Friday night fixture against AS Monaco

The club have confirmed the earlier reports that suspected Marquinhos (29) would not be fit for the fixture. The centre-back had been struggling in recent weeks with completing training and was absent during last weekend’s 1-1 draw to Stade Rennais.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Pogba banned from football for four years for doping

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly been handed a four-year ban from football after failing a drugs test last August

The 30-year-old tested positive for testosterone after Juventus's first game of the season against Udinese, and was given his hefty punishment by an anti-doping prosecutor's office in Italy on Thursday, as reported by La Repubblica.

Source: dailymail.co.uk
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Spain seal Nations League crown

Spain eased to victory against France in the first UEFA Women's Nations League final in Seville

Spain added the first UEFA Women's Nations League title to the FIFA Women's World Cup they won in August after a convincing defeat of France in Seville.

Source: uefa.com
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UWNL: Top Scorer

Israel's Sharon Beck (nine goals) overtook Malta's Haley Bugeja to finish as top scorer with a Matchday 6 hat-trick.

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How brilliant is Spain and Barcelona's Aitana Bonmatí?

We salute Aitana Bonmatí, who reached thrilling new heights in 2023 and continues to shine in 2024

Aitana Bonmatí has been a key part of Barcelona and Spain's rise to international dominance.

Source: uefa.com
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Casemiro’s late nod topples Forest as Manchester United roll on in FA Cup

Legend has it that Mark Robins was the man to save Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United managerial career with an FA Cup winner against Nottingham Forest in 1990

That year United went on to win the trophy at Wembley and the pressure was lifted from their manager. Erik ten Hag will be hoping Casemiro’s late ­winner might have the same galvanising effect on his tenure.

Source: theguardian.com
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UWNL: Germany win play-off to reach Olympics

The Olympics start on 26 July

Germany beat the Netherlands in the Women's Nations League third-place play-off to qualify for this summer's Olympic Games in Paris.

Source: bbc.com
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Chelsea snatch dramatic win over Leeds in FA Cup

Conor Gallagher scored a last-minute winner as Chelsea snatched a dramatic victory over Leeds United to move into the FA Cup quarter-finals

A thrilling fifth-round tie at Stamford Bridge looked to be heading towards extra time before the England international was free in the penalty area and lifted a finish past Illan Meslier.

Source: bbc.com
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Gold Cup: Canada shuts out Costa Rica, clinch top seed for quarterfinals

Canadians will face Costa Rica again in quarterfinals at Los Angeles' BMO Stadium

Canadian defender Shelina Zadorsky had a night to remember Wednesday, after a year she would probably like to forget.

Source: cbc.ca
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Danns and Koumas take Liverpool past Southampton

Teenager Jayden Danns called it "the best day of my life" after scoring twice off the bench as Liverpool beat Southampton to set up an FA Cup quarter-final tie with Manchester United

There was also a dream debut for Danns' fellow 18-year-old Lewis Koumas, who opened the scoring at Anfield when he collected Bobby Clark's pass and found the bottom corner with a shot that deflected off Saints captain Jack Stephens a minute before the break.

Source: bbc.com
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'It's a shame' - Why Wiegman is frustrated over Euros draw delay

The draw for the 2025 Euros qualification group stage takes place just 30 days before the first round of fixtures

Sarina Wiegman admits it’s “a shame” she still doesn’t know who England will be playing in qualifying for next year’s Euros.

Source: skysports.com
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Osimhen nets hat trick as Napoli surge to 6-1 win

Victor Osimhen's hat trick helped Napoli to a 6-1 trashing of struggling Sassuolo in Serie A on Wednesday, the Italian champions' first win under caretaker coach Francesco Calzona

Napoli, who appointed Calzona last week following the sacking of Walter Mazzarri, secured their first victory in four league games.

Source: espn.com
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Inzaghi: ‘Inter rotate, but always retain principles’

Simone Inzaghi reveals the work that went into Federico Dimarco’s goal in the 4-0 win over Atalanta, gives an injury update on Davide Frattesi and is so proud to see Inter ‘retain principles’ during squad rotation

It means Inter scored at least four goals in four consecutive Serie A matches, something this club had only achieved once before in 1929-30.

Source: football-italia.net
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Who'll reach the FA Cup quarter-finals?

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Wednesday's action from Serie A

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O'Shea named interim Republic of Ireland head coach

Former Manchester United defender John O'Shea has been appointed interim head coach of the Republic of Ireland

O'Shea, who won 118 caps for the Republic, had been an assistant coach under previous manager Stephen Kenny and with the under-21 side.

Source: bbc.com
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Pochettino makes plea for patience from Chelsea owners

Mauricio Pochettino has urged Chelsea’s owners to stay patient and give him time to revive the club’s fortunes

Pochettino, whose future is uncertain after losing the Carabao Cup final to Liverpool, was in a defiant mood before hosting Leeds United in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday night.

Source: theguardian.com
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UEFA Women's Nations League Final

Spain have lost no momentum since becoming world champions. They won five of their six games in the league stage of this competition (the only loss at home to Italy when Spain's final place had been confirmed), scoring a competition-high 23 goals. (Source: UEFA.com)

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UWNL | Spain vs. France: Preview

Spain play France in Seville on Wednesday to decide the first UEFA Women's Nations League title

Spain go into this match having won the FIFA Women's World Cup in August by beating England in Sydney.

Source: uefa.com
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UWNL: Third place play-off

Netherlands meet Germany in a UEFA Women's Nations League third place play-off match at the Abe Lenstra Stadion in Netherlands on Wednesday evening.

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UWNL | Qualifiers for EURO 2025: Who is in what league?

See how the leagues are shaping up for the Women's European Qualifiers

The new-look Women's European Qualifiers will run from April to December 2024 and decide the 15 teams joining hosts Switzerland at UEFA Women's EURO 2025.

Source: uefa.com
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Barcelona interested in Simone Inzaghi as next manager

Simone Inzaghi has developed into one of the best managers in Europe over the last couple of years. His Inter Milan side are currently romping towards the Serie A title, and they are in a good position to progress past Atletico Madrid in their Champions League last 16 tie

Because of this, it’s understandable that clubs have begun to take an interest in Inzaghi and according to Tuttosport Barcelona are the latest to consider the Italian as a candidate for their next manager.

Source: football-espana.net
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Pinatar Cup Final: Scotland lose to Finland on penalties

Scotland could not follow their 2020 triumph with a win

Scotland missed out on a second victory in the Pinatar Cup as they lost the 2024 final of the invitational tournament in a penalty shootout against debutants Finland.

Source: bbc.com
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Brighton's Mitoma out for rest of season with injury

Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma will likely miss the remainder of the season with a back injury, manager Roberto De Zerbi said on Tuesday

"I think we have lost Mitoma until the end of the season," De Zerbi told a news conference ahead of Wednesday's FA Cup fifth-round game at Wolves.

Source: espn.com
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England give 'many answers to questions': Wiegman

England give 'many answers to questions' from friendly wins, says Sarina Wiegman

Sarina Wiegman says England have given "many answers to questions we had" in friendly victories over Austria and Italy this month.

Source: bbc.com
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Dubravka saves Newcastle’s season in FA Cup penalty shootout at Blackburn

Glory for Martin Dubravka, whose save in the shootout took ­Newcastle through, and heartache for Dominic Hyam, who saw his penalty turned on to the goalkeeper’s right post, as the count ended 4-3 to the visitors

This meant Anthony ­Gordon’s kick was decisive and so Blackburn were left rueful as they could have gone through in regulation time, being the better side technically and far more energetic than Eddie Howe’s weary team.

Source: theguardian.com
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England put five past Italy

Manchester City forward Lauren Hemp scored her 17th and 18th goals for England

Lauren Hemp's double helped England to a routine victory over Italy in a friendly match played in Spain.

Source: bbc.com
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Haaland scores five as Man City thrash Luton

Erling Haaland scored five in a stunning display of finishing as holders Manchester City thrashed Luton to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals

It was the Norwegian's eighth hat-trick for City and he also became the first player to score five in a game twice for the club.

Source: bbc.com
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OL secure semi-final progression on penalties

Lyon were hoping to make it 6 wins in a row and continue their stellar run of form under Pierre Sage as they faced Patrick Vieira’s Strasbourg in the Coupe de France Quarter Final

After a frontfooted start from Lyon, Benrahma had Les Gones‘ first shot of the game but it was speculative and was no trouble for the Bellaarouch in the Strasbourg goal.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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FA Cup 5'th Round

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Ten Hag hits back at 'subjective' Carragher criticism

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has hit back at Jamie Carragher's "subjective" criticism of his tactics in the 2-1 defeat by Fulham

Carragher questioned the way United were set up on Saturday during Sky Sports' Monday Night Football.

Source: bbc.com
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Sweden international Kristoffer Olsson in hospital after collapsing at home

Sweden midfielder Kristoffer Olsson is on a ventilator in hospital after collapsing at home due to a brain condition, his club Midtjylland have announced

The 28-year-old, who had a spell at Arsenal as a teenager, has not appeared for the Danish club since December and there had been mounting speculation over his absence.

Source: theguardian.com
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Man City forward Bobb signs new five-year contract

Oscar Bobb has signed a new five-year contract to stay at Manchester City until the summer of 2029

The 20-year-old Norway forward has made 16 appearances for this City this term, with his last-minute Premier League winner at Newcastle one of his two goals for Pep Guardiola's side.

Source: bbc.com
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Bowen treble earns West Ham win to leave leaky Brentford in trouble

Nobody could accuse David Moyes of failing to lay on enough entertainment during this 4-2 win for West Ham

Only Brentford, perched five points above the bottom three after their fifth defeat in six games, wanted to look elsewhere.

Source: theguardian.com
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Gold Cup: USWNT stunned by Mexico

USWNT succumbs to second defeat to Mexico in 43 games

History was made Monday night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, but not the sort that the U.S. women's national team will want to celebrate.

Source: usatoday.com
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Everton punishment reduced to six points

Everton's penalty for breaching Premier League financial rules has been reduced from 10 points to six after an appeal

The club were immediately docked 10 points in November for breaking profit and sustainability rules (PSR) in the three-year period to 2021-22.

Source: bbc.com
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Dybala describes hat-trick and aims for Roma future

Paulo Dybala reveals what he was thinking during his hat-trick against Torino and his future at Roma. ‘I feel like I already lived another life in this city'

La Joya seemed exhausted during extra time of Thursday’s Europa League play-off with Feyenoord, which was eventually decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Source: football-italia.net
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Italiano: ‘Finally Fiorentina managed to beat Lazio’

Vincenzo Italiano breathes a sigh of relief as Fiorentina ‘finally beat Lazio’ after thinking they were cursed

The Tuscans had a remarkably poor record against this opponent, winning just one of their last 14 competitive meetings and losing 10 before this turnaround.

Source: football-italia.net
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Jon Dahl Tomasson hired as first foreign-born coach of Sweden

Former Denmark striker Jon Dahl Tomasson was hired as the first foreign-born coach of Sweden on Monday

The 47-year-old Tomasson, who recently left his role as manager of second-tier English team Blackburn, will begin his new job on Friday.

Source: apnews.com
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Monday's Italian double

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Barcelona will renew contract of 16-year-old starlet Lamine Yamal until 2030

Barcelona finally rested Lamine Yamal on Saturday, after eight straight starts over the past month or so. There is little doubt that the teenage sensation has been the best news of 2024 for the Blaugrana

While they will be open to sales in the summer for some of their big names, as they try to balance their books ahead of next summer, Lamine Yamal will be one of those that they will want to hang onto at all costs.

Source: football-espana.net
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Gold Cup: Adriana Leon's hat-trick propels Canada to victory over Paraguay

Adriana Leon's incredible hat-trick leads Canada to a 4-0 victory in the CONCACAF W Gold Cup

Among the highlights was 19-year-old Smith, who, in her first start, left an indelible mark with a spectacular goal, signaling her arrival on the international stage.

Source: bnnbreaking.com
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Kirby pulls out of England squad with injury

Fran Kirby pulls out of England squad because of 'minor knee injury'

Kirby suffered the issue in the warm-up for the friendly win against Austria on Friday and was replaced by Ella Toone in the starting line-up.

Source: bbc.com
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Jürgen Klopp hails Liverpool triumph as ‘most special, a memory for ever’

Jürgen Klopp hailed Liverpool’s Carabao Cup triumph as the most special trophy of his 23-year career in manage­ment and proof, to play on the old Alan Hansen quote, that you can win something with kids

Liverpool were depleted going into the final against Chelsea and had further injury torment when Ryan Gravenberch was taken off on a stretcher after 28 minutes after a poor tackle by Moisés Caicedo.

Source: theguardian.com
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Liverpool win EFL Cup with Van Dijk extra-time header

Virgil van Dijk's header deep into extra time gave an under-strength Liverpool a remarkable Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea at Wembley

Van Dijk had seen a header contentiously ruled out for offside on the hour but there was no reprieve for Chelsea when he glanced home another from Kostas Tsimikas' corner in the 118th minute.

Source: bbc.com
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Koopmeiners replies to Leao magic in Milan vs Atalanta draw

Rafael Leao scored a spectacular solo effort, but Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by Atalanta thanks to a Teun Koopmeiners penalty and several Marco Carnesecchi saves

The Rossoneri had lost back-to-back games, 4-2 to Monza in Serie A and on Thursday 3-2 at Rennes, although they still qualified for the Europa League last 16.

Source: football-italia.net
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Luka Modric wonder goal seals tight Real Madrid win over Sevilla

Real Madrid end the weekend with an eight point lead at the top of La Liga as Luka Modric’s superb strike sealed a 1-0 win over Sevilla

Los Blanocs left it late to clinch victory in the Spanish capital as Modric came off the bench to roll back the years with a superb finish.

Source: football-espana.net
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