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LONDON - Even Manchester United's reliable last line of defence David de Gea has struggled for form this season but the Spanish keeper will need to be at his best in Sunday's clash with bitter rivals Liverpool at Anfield. Last season's Premier League Golden Glove winner has not looked himself since some uncharacteristic mistakes undermined Spain's World Cup campaign and...
MADRID - Real Madrid suffered their heaviest ever home defeat in Europe on Wednesday when the already-qualified Spaniards were thumped 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. The Russian side's remarkable victory, however, was still not enough to secure them a spot in the Europa League as they were pipped to third place in Group...
NELSPRUIT, December 12 – New Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp saw his team put in a good all-around showing as they held off a stiff challenge from SuperSport United in a 1-0 league win at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday night. A superbly-crafted shot 20 minutes into the second half from George Maluleka, who chose the perfect moment to net...
LIVERPOOL, England - Mohamed Salah's delightful first-half strike gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Napoli that sent them into the Champions League's last 16 and the Italian side crashing out at a tension-filled Anfield on Tuesday. Liverpool knew that a 1-0 win, or a victory by two goals or more, would be enough to seal a top-two spot in Group...
(Reuters) - Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele needs to improve his attitude and focus on being more professional even if he does want to leave the La Liga leaders, the club's former championship winning player Rivaldo has said. Dembele, who joined Barcelona in August 2017 for 105 million euros ($119.45 million), suffered injury problems in his first year and this season...
BARCELONA - La Liga’s plans to stage a match in the United States next month have been derailed after Barcelona, who were scheduled to play Girona in Miami, withdrew their support for the game on Monday following a board meeting. The Spanish league signed a 15-year agreement with entertainment company Relevant Sports designed to promote the sport and La Liga...
JOHANNESBURG, December 11 - Kaizer Chiefs have been rocked by two serious injuries ahead of their Premiership match against SuperSport United at Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday. Ramahlwe Mphahlele was stretchered off in the match against Golden Arrows at KwaMashu’s Princess Magogo Stadium on December 1 while Mulomowandau Mathoho was also taken off in the Caf Confederation Cup second-leg match...
LONDON - The bid to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League reaches its climax this week with Inter Milan, Paris St Germain and Liverpool among seven clubs sweating on taking the remaining four places for the last 16. Tuesday includes a number of blockbuster encounters as Liverpool hope for one of those magical European nights at Anfield against...
(Reuters) - Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has attributed his sluggish start to the season to a more muscled physique and said he had been staying out of the gym in a bid to improve his form. The 25-year-old was United's top scorer with 27 goals in all competitions last term and helped Belgium reach the World Cup semi-finals in...
(Reuters) - Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling believes newspapers are helping "fuel racism" and "aggressive behaviour" with their portrayal of young black players. The 24-year-old made the comments in an Instagram post on Sunday, a day after he faced alleged racist abuse from a supporter during City's 2-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Sterling posted two photos,...

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