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  • Iborra fires Sevilla to derby win

    Sevilla captain Vicente Iborra came off the bench to lead his side to a second-half comeback at fierce local rivals Real Betis on Saturday, assisting and scoring in a 2-1 win to provisionally take Jorge Sampaoli's side joint-top of La Liga.

  • Irrepressible Lukaku reaches Everton landmark

    Romelu Lukaku became Everton's joint highest Premier League scorer on Saturday and the powerful striker is showing no signs of slowing down as he leads his team's bid to qualify for European competition.

  • Napoli suffer shock home defeat

    Napoli's remote hopes of overhauling Serie A leaders Juventus were dealt a possibly fatal blow when they lost 2-0 at home to Atalanta on Saturday and the Turin side ploughed on by beating Empoli by the same score.

  • Bayern destroy Hamburg 8-0

    Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as the Bundesliga leaders mercilessly obliterated Hamburg SV 8-0 on Saturday as coach Carlo Ancelotti celebrated his 1,000th game as manager.

  • Mancini at short odds to become next Leicester manager

    Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is the bookmakers' favourite to replace compatriot Claudio Ranieri as Leicester City manager after the Italian was sacked by the Premier League champions on Thursday.

  • Barca to open academy in southern China

    Barcelona will open a soccer academy in southern China this year in partnership with local developer Mission Hills Group, the La Liga club said on Friday.

  • Ronaldo, Manchester United top Chinese internet tables

    Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is comfortably the most influential soccer player online in China, while Manchester United are the most dominant club, according to a report.

  • Ten-man Spurs exit Europa League

    Tottenham Hotspur's Europa League hopes were crushed by mid-table Belgian side Gent, who booked their spot in the last 16 with a 2-2 draw at Wembley on Thursday as the hosts paid the penalty for Dele Alli's first-half red card.

  • Ranieri sacked again, but now has a golden legacy

    Even by the standards of modern soccer management mayhem, the vertiginous rise and equally stunning fall of Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri takes the breath away.

  • Escudero extends with Sevilla

    Sevilla left-back Sergio Escudero was rewarded for his fine form this season with a new four-year contract, the Spanish club confirmed on Thursday.

  • Cazorla out for season

    Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla's recovery from ankle surgery could see the Spain international ruled out of the rest of the English season, British media reported Thursday.

  • Valencia stun Real

    Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia on Wednesday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the league this season.

  • Can Ctg Abahani, MSC survive?

    Even before stepping onto the field for their third and final match, Bangladesh Premier League champions Abahani had been eliminated from the group stage of the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup for the second successive time, leaving local hopes resting on holders Chittagong Abahani and Mohammedan SC.

  • Rooney's agent in China for transfer talks

    Wayne Rooney's agent Paul Stretford held talks in China on Thursday amid mounting speculation over the Manchester United captain's future, British media said.

  • Clement out to give former club Chelsea the blues

    Having helped Chelsea to win the Premier League as assistant to Carlo Ancelotti, Paul Clement will be looking to put a dent in their title hopes this season when he takes his resurgent Swansea City side to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

  • Australia to face Brazil in Melbourne friendly

    Five times World Cup winners Brazil will play Australia in a friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 13, giving the Socceroos the toughest of warm-ups for the Confederations Cup later that month.

  • Mourinho worried about distant Euro draw

    As Manchester United continue to battle on four fronts, wracking up too many air miles is proving a concern to manager Jose Mourinho.

  • Messi is happy at Barca: Bauza

    Lionel Messi could not be happier than at Barcelona, and can crown his status as an all time great by winning the World Cup with Argentina, national coach Edgardo Bauza told AFP on Wednesday.

  • Vardy strike keeps Leicester hopes alive

    Jamie Vardy's first Champions League goal gave Leicester City a lifeline in their last 16 tie despite going down 2-1 to Sevilla in Wednesday's first leg.

  • Mkhi goal eases Man Utd to last 8

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored but was then forced off with a hamstring injury as Manchester United cruised into the Europa League last 16 with a 1-0 win at St Etienne on Wednesday.

  • ‘Too many foreigners managing Premier League teams’

    There are too many foreign managers in the Premier League and little opportunity for local talents, according to former Manchester United winger and assistant manager Ryan Giggs.

  • ‘Time for Leicester to forget about title miracle’

    Leicester City need to wipe last year's incredible title win from their memories and focus on turning their poor season around, starting with their Champions League last-16 first leg at Sevilla, striker Jamie Vardy said on Tuesday.

  • Atletico eye quarterfinal berth after bossing Leverkusen

    Atletico Madrid beat hosts Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in a topsy-turvy encounter to take a firm handle on their Champions League round-of-16 tie ahead of the return leg in Spain next month.

  • Mourinho eying changes for St Etienne 2nd leg

    Jose Mourinho will likely ring the changes again as Manchester United look to wrap up their progress to the Europa League last 16 away to Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.

  • Leicester complains to FA over crowd behaviour at Millwall

    Leicester City have complained to the Football Association (FA) about "abuse, provocation and intimidation" aimed at their players, staff and fans during Saturday's FA Cup defeat by third-tier Millwall.

  • Neymar to stand trial

    Neymar, Barcelona and Santos will stand trial on fraud and corruption charges over the transfer of the Brazilian forward after their appeals were turned down by Spain's High Court on Monday.

  • Messi rescues Barcelona

    Lionel Messi's late penalty saw bedraggled Barcelona scrape a 2-1 victory over Leganes on Sunday at a divided Nou Camp as the La Liga champions looked as if they had still not recovered from their harrowing midweek defeat to Paris St Germain.

  • Draw leaves Abahani on the verge

    Abahani were on the verge of elimination after being held to a a goalless draw against Pocheon Citizen FC in their second match of the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup at MA Aziz Stadium on Monday.

  • Barca boos unhelpful: Luis Enrique

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique labelled harsh treatment dished out to his players by Barca fans nonsensical as the Spanish champions squeezed past Leganes 2-1 on Sunday.

  • City braced for Monaco, Leicester face 'fight'

    Manchester City avoided Europe's heavyweights in the Champions League last-16 draw but Pep Guardiola's side must instead beware an in-form Monaco, the leading scorers in Europe's top divisions this season.

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