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Why Rafinha is Barcelona’s blessing In disguise

Why it’s time for Rafinha to say bye-bye to Barcelona

The Brazilian utility-man, Rafinha, is wasting his formative years at a club that doesn't really know what to do with him Barcelona are set to miss the services of Neymar for el Clasico against Real Madrid, but one Brazilian whose absence...
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The pocket rocket leading Nice to a Ligue Un title charge

Nice are having a best-ever season in their Ligue Un title charge. But while Super Mario Balotelli wins the headlines, Jean Michaël Seri, has been sensational Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappé might make all the headlines in France spear-heading title...
Clasico crisis - Messi faces club and country crossroads

Clasico crisis – Messi faces club and country crossroads

With uncertainty over a contract that expires in a year with Barcelona and two new managers to come in the next months, Leo Messi faces a career crossroads  Lionel Messi crashing face-first into the Camp Nou turf on Wednesday evening...
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Zidane – a human lucky charm or Real Madrid legend?

Despite being one of the most successful managers in the game, there are still doubts over whether Zinedine Zidane is just lucky or the Real deal for Madrid A three-point lead (with one game less under its belt) over Barça...
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Make or break time for Chelsea as Conte faces crunch games

An FA Cup clash followed by a Premier League must-win match could spell double trouble for Chelsea as the English season reaches the business end Two defeats in the last four games and everything at the top of the Premier...
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Video opinion: The Leicester fairytale is over, the Atletico one continues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR2m0SLEg-U Leicester City crashed out of the Champions League with a 1-1 home draw against Atletico Madrid, in front of a spectacular stadium, with the Colchoneros reaching their third semifinal in four seasons.
Title race tightens as Uruguayan Apertura heads to sprint finish

Title race tightens as Uruguayan Apertura heads to sprint finish

With the Apertura reaching the business end of the season in Uruguay, a couple of classics are battling for the title along with a team to shake the system We’ve reached the latter stages of the Uruguayan Apertura tournament as...
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Marcelo v the rest: The battle to be Brazil’s best left-back begins

Most international sides will do well to have one world-class left-back in their ranks, but Brazil have three. And all have a strong case for being in Brazil's best XI Marcelo, Filipe Luis or Alex Sandro? This is the million-dollar...
Milan clubs at a crossroads with Chinese owners

Milan clubs at a crossroads with Chinese owners

The Milan derby saw two clubs with even more in common than normal - Chinese owners and a dream of something bigger than Europa League qualification The first all-Chinese Milan Derby was one to remember. Silvio Berlusconi had sold AC...
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La Liga: By any means necessary – Real Madrid’s winning ways

Both Real Madrid and Barcelona had to rely on luck rather than judgement for their wins as the Clasico now looms on the horizon in La Liga  Fantast-Isco Real finally forces rowdy Sporting into submission It seems the gas tank for...
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Why Jorge Sampaoli is Plan A, B, C and D for Argentina

The former Chile coach and Copa America winner is the number one pick to lead Leo Messi's Argentina - but there's one problem standing in the way  Sampaoli is the AFA’s firm favourite as there is a serious lack of...
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Will Neymar’s temper tantrums always hold the Brazilian back?

A hot-head can be found with the best players in the world from Zinedine Zidane to Luis Suarez, but will it hold Neymar back from being the world's best? Neymar has cemented himself as the number one star of Brazilian...
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Is Diego Forlán bidding farewell to football after a glorious career?

After two decades, from Manchester United to Mumbai one of Uruguay's greatest strikers might be about to hang up his boots. Is it farewell to Diego Forlán? Diego Forlán has reached a stage in his career where it might be time...
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From Gunner to Granada: another chapter in the Tony Adams life story

A spectacular playing career with Arsenal has yet to be matched in management, but Tony Adams hopes to save a side in La Liga where he has become a key figure Breaking news can both be expected and come totally...
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Why a human Dybala is not on the same planet as Messi

With Juve tying Paolo Dybala down with a new deal to 2022 after a headline-grabbing display against Barca, comparisons with Leo Messi are way off the mark There is only one big discussion taking place on Italian newspapers, radio, television...
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Why Leo Messi needs another new manager with Argentina

From being the only man available at a tough time to a refusal to accept footballing reality with Argentina, the short reign of Edgardo Bauza was a troubled one After only eight months and eight matches in charge the axe...
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Eredivisie – Feyenoord closes in on famous Dutch title win

Despite the chasing pack led by Ajax closing in, Feyenoord have their fates in their own hands as Rotterdam side heads towards a deserved title win It’s really hotting up in Holland with just one point separating first and second...
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Neymar and co take to the Champions League limelight in epic encounters

As fitting for officially the best country in the world, Brazil is offering up a host of stars with a key role in the best club competition in the world  Juventus vs Barcelona Neymar has been on fire this season. Without...
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Champions League predictions – our writers choose the winner

With the Champions League quarterfinals about to kick off, our CricketSoccer writers make their predictions. And it's bad news for Real Madrid Paco Polit There's no way that an outsider (Leicester or Monaco, for example) will surprise everyone by winning the...
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Champions League: 5 ways Juve can beat back Barcelona

Coming off the back of a disappointing match-up against Malaga, a dispirited Barcelona are looking beatable in the Champions League. Here's how the Serie A leaders can do it Juventus are facing Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals, in a...

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