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  • Ocampos scores and then pulls off crucial save

    Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos struck the decisive goal and pulled off a last-gasp save as a makeshift goalkeeper as his side beat Eibar 1-0 on Monday in La Liga to home in on a return to the Champions League.

  • Free-flowing Barca display strengthens Setien's position

    After a harrowing week in which his reputation was dragged through the mud, Barcelona coach Quique Setien came out fighting by overseeing a spectacular 4-1 win away to Villarreal which showed the 61-year-old's coaching abilities are still in tact.

  • Werder Bremen retain Bundesliga status by narrowest margin

    Werder Bremen narrowly edged hosts Heidenheim on the away goals rule in their Bundesliga promotion-relegation playoff on Monday to preserve their top-flight status.

  • Son clashes with Lloris as Spurs beat Everton

    Hugo Lloris insisted he had made peace with Son Heung-min after the Tottenham stars were involved in a furious row during their side's 1-0 win against Everton on Monday.

  • Matic extends Manchester United contract until 2023

    Manchester United's Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic has extended his contract at Old Trafford through to June 2023, the Premier League club said in a statement on Monday.

  • Atletico's Felix to miss Celta test due to ankle injury

    Joao Felix will miss Atletico Madrid's game against Celta Vigo on Tuesday after the club confirmed he has an ankle injury.

  • Inter title hopes all but over

    Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte said his team "gifted" Bologna a 2-1 win on Sunday after they blew a goal and a man advantage to see their Serie A title challenge all but ended in dramatic fashion.

  • Kohli faces conflict of interest probe

    India captain Virat Kohli faces an inquiry into a potential conflict of interest over his positions in two business ventures.

  • Mane boosts Liverpool's record hunt

    Sadio Mane helped Liverpool keep alive their bid to set a new Premier League points record as the champions beat Aston Villa 2-0 to restore a 23-point lead over Manchester City, who were beaten at Southampton on Sunday.

  • Adams ends his wait with a winner against City

    Southampton's Che Adams scored his first Saints goal, a year after joining the club, with a stunning long-range strike as they beat Manchester City 1-0 to condemn Pep Guardiola's side to a third successive away defeat in the Premier League.

  • Adams ends his wait with a winner against City

    Southampton's Che Adams scored his first Saints goal, a year after joining the club, with a stunning long-range strike as they beat Manchester City 1-0 to condemn Pep Guardiola's side to a third successive away defeat in the Premier League.

  • Insigne curls in late winner against Roma

    Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne curled in a late goal to give them a 2-1 win at home to AS Roma in Serie A on Sunday while inspirational midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo made his return for the visitors after a knee injury.

  • Messi will finish his career at Barca, says Bartomeu

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said that captain Lionel Messi will end his career at the Catalan club, dismissing a report saying the Argentine no longer wishes to renew his current contract when it expires next year.

  • Barca outclass Villarreal after recent disappointments

    Barcelona responded to a trying week by producing a scintillating display to thrash Villarreal 4-1 away on Sunday and stay alive in the Liga title race.

  • Ronaldo ‘finally’ gets one to go in

    Cristiano Ronaldo confessed that he was relieved to finally score from a freekick for Juventus on Saturday, after 42 failed attempts and nearly two years of trying.

  • ‘I’ll play until I’m 43’

    Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon plans to keep playing ‘until I’m at least 43’ and reveals winning the Champions League is still ‘buzzing around in my head’.

  • Ramos penalty again proves the difference as Real win in Bilbao

    Sergio Ramos scored his 22nd consecutive penalty on Sunday as Real Madrid held on for another 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao to inch closer to winning La Liga.

  • No immediate Barca return for Xavi

    Former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez signed on as head coach of Qatari club Al-Sadd for one more year Sunday, putting to bed rumours of an imminent move back to the Spanish side.

  • Guardiola confident City will avoid Champions League ban

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has "a lot of confidence" his club will avoid a two-season ban from European competitions when the verdict of their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is revealed later this month.

  • Lewa passes 50-goal mark as Bayern win 20th German Cup

    Robert Lewandowski passed the 50-goal mark this season as Bayern Munich completed the double with a 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen behind closed doors to win a 20th German Cup on Saturday.

  • Buffon, Ronaldo break records as Juve move seven points clear

    Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record on Saturday as Juventus beat Torino 4-1 in the Turin derby to move seven points clear at the top of the table after nearest challengers Lazio lost to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired AC Milan.

  • Messi must be wondering what he did wrong

    Lionel Messi trudged off alone down the tunnel as the game against Atletico Madrid ended 2-2, the result extinguishing any realistic chance for Barcelona to win the title.

  • Smalley’s extension raises eyebrows

    Most of the Bangladesh Football Federation’s (BFF’s) activities, apart from some official work, have remained halted since the government directed all national sports federations, associations and concerned authorities to suspend all events in light of the Covid-19 pandemic in mid-March. During this pandemic,

  • Setien plays down Messi and Griezmann uncertainty

    Barcelona coach Quique Setien moved to ease concerns on Saturday about the futures of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.

  • 'Thiago wants to leave Bayern for new challenge'

    Bayern Munich's Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara is set to leave the Bundesliga side in the close season because he wants a new challenge, the club's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said.

  • Solskjaer says Man Utd can still improve and expects tight finish

    Manchester United's 15-game unbeaten run across all competitions does not mean they have cracked the code as there is still room for improvement, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

  • Morata double helps Atletico stretch unbeaten run to 12 games

    Alvaro Morata scored twice to help Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 win over relegation-haunted Mallorca on Friday and stretch their unbeaten La Liga run to 12 games.

  • Barcelona lose defender Umtiti to knee injury

    Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti will miss Sunday's game at Villarreal with a knee problem, the latest setback in another injury-plagued season for the France international.

  • Sane targets Champions League glory after signing for Bayern

    Leroy Sane has targeted Champions League glory with Bayern Munich after joining the Bundesliga giants from Manchester City for a fee of around 50 million euros ($56 million) on Friday.

  • Zidane wants Messi to stay despite Barcelona exit claims

    Lionel Messi was reported on Thursday to be planning to leave Barcelona in 2021, but Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was hoping the Argentine maestro will stay in Spain.