Bundesliga: Strugglers Schalke Desperate For RevierDerby Win Over Dortmund

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There has never been a bigger gap in the standings between leaders Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 ahead of a Ruhr valley derby in the first half of a Bundesliga season. But Schalke, last season’s runners-up who are languishing in 12th place, know the 19-point gap will count for nothing…

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EPL: Biggest Test For Sarri As Stuttering Chelsea Host City

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It has taken less than two weeks for the optimism generated by a 12-match unbeaten start to Maurizio Sarri’s reign at Stamford Bridge to fizzle out and this weekend the Italian faces his biggest test to date when Manchester City visit. In fairness to the former Napoli manager, he stressed…

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UEFA Approve New Club Competition From 2021

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European football’s governing body approved the creation of a third-tier UEFA club competition on Sunday, a tournament which will mirror the current Champions League and Europa League format from 2021. At their meeting in Dublin, UEFA’s Executive Committee finalised plans to introduce the event, with the working title ‘UEL2′, in…

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EPL: North London Derby Offers Spurs Chance To Be King Of The Capital

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Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur can cement their status as the top dogs in the capital if they end an eight-year wait and defeat Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday. Spurs produced an outstanding display to crush Chelsea 3-1 last week and a repeat performance at The Emirates on…

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Serie A: Icardi Set For 200th League Appearance After A Bumpy Ride

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Having passed one landmark on Tuesday by scoring his first goal for Argentina, Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi is set to reach another on Saturday by making his 200th appearance in Serie A. It has been something of a bumpy ride for the 25-year-old, with an exposed private life and…

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La Liga: Griezmann Must Prove Worth To Atletico In Barca Clash

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Barcelona’s interest in signing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was the worst kept secret in football last season and on Saturday the Frenchman will face the club he so nearly joined when they meet in a mouthwatering Liga clash. When Griezmann fired Atletico to victory over Olympique de Marseille in…

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EPL: Manchester Derby Offers United Chance To Halt City March

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  The rise of Manchester City in the past decade has raised the question of whether the Manchester derby has finally replaced United’s clash with Liverpool as the pre-eminent derby in English football’s North-West heartland. While there are no shortage of United fans who, for either historic reasons or a…

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Bundesliga: Bayern Under Pressure To Deliver Against Leaders Dortmund

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Champions Bayern Munich are unusually with their backs to the wall as they travel to Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, with coach Niko Kovac quickly running out of time. The Bavarians, who have won the last six league titles in dominant fashion, have been far from impressive this season,…

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La Liga: Solari Hopes To Complete Real Madrid Audition With Celta Vigo Victory

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  Real Madrid interim coach Santiago Solari will be hoping to further boost his chances of securing the job on a full-time basis by successfully negotiating a tricky trip to Celta Vigo in La Liga on Sunday. The visit to the Estadio Municipal de Balaídos represents the sternest test of…

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Kwara United Begin Pre Season Closed Camp Today

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Kwara United FC is to commence their preparations for the next Nigeria Professional Football League season with a closed camping in Abuja on Nov. 5. The coach of the club, AbubakarBala, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen on Sunday in Ilorin. He said the invitation to the camp was…

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‘Usual Suspects’ Already Battling At The Bottom of the EPL Mountain

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After 11 matches the Premier League table is beginning to take shape, and though it remains a little early for panic stations to be deployed, there is a hint of familiarity about the sides already battling for top flight survival. Between them, the bottom seven of Crystal Palace, Burnley, Southampton,…

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Ligue 1: PSG March On With Record 12th Successive Win

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French champions Paris St Germain beat Lille 2-1 in Ligue 1 on Friday to break the record for the best start to a season in Europe’s top five leagues with their 12th successive win. France forward Kylian Mbappe and Brazilian Neymar scored the goals as PSG surpassed the 11 victories…

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Unai Emery Downplays Arsenal’s Record Chances

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Arsenal’s 1-0 Europa League win over Sporting on Thursday was their 11th victory in a row and left them three shy of matching their all-time record but coach Unai Emery is reluctant to look beyond Sunday’s trip to Crystal Palace. Since defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea in his first…

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FIFA Plans For News Global Tournaments – Infantino

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans for two new global tournaments are back on the agenda at the governing body with soccer officials set to discuss the proposals on Friday. FIFA’s ruling council meets in Kigali, Rwanda and Infantino’s plan for a new ‘mini World Cup’ and an expanded Club World…

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Bundesliga: Bayern Seek Wolfsburg Win To Stay In Touch With Leaders

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Bayern Munich’s trip to VfL Wolfsburg this weekend could represent one of the last chances for under-fire coach Niko Kovac to turn things around for the German champions, who have failed to win any of their previous three Bundesliga matches. A low-key appointment who took over at the start of…

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