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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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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EPL: Liverpool V Man City To Be Decided By Small Margins – Kompany

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Vincent Kompany believes the top-of-the-table clash between Manchester City and Liverpool on Sunday will be decided by “small margins”. Premier League leaders City have triumphed in just one of their last seven games against Liverpool, a 5-0 defeat of Jurgen Klopp’s side after Sadio Mane was sent off in the…

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Bundesliga: Bayern Face Former Nemesis As They Look To Get Back On Track

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Few Bundesliga teams hold much fear for Bayern Munich these days, but if there is one side they have struggled against over the years, it is Borussia Moenchengladbach. The Foals will be hoping to throw another spanner in Bayern’s works on Saturday when they visit the Allianz Arena with a…

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La Liga: Lopetegui Under Fire As Real Madrid’s Wretched Form Drags On

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Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui will be desperate for a convincing victory at Alaves on Saturday to stem the rising tide of discontent after the team’s worst goal drought in 11 years. Lopetegui has come in for heavy criticism as Real have gone three games without scoring, with Tuesday’s 1-0…

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Can Liverpool Continue Their Winning Streak Against City?

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Manchester City will be looking to continue their title defense on Sunday with a win against Liverpool. while the Mersyside team will be hoping to sit at the top of the table at the end of the game. Liverpool have been on a 3-game competitive winning streak against Pep’s boys…

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Can Zidane Snatch Man Utd Job?

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By revealing his plans to return to managing soon, Zinedine zidane has fuelled speculation of replacing Mourinho at Man united. The Frenchman has been out of work after leaving Madrid at the end of the 2017 – 2018 campaign immediately after his third successive champion league triumph. He is now being…

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Kanu Calls For More Grass-Roots Support In Africa

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This article was originally published by Insideworldfootball. Two-time former African player of the year Nwankwo Kanu says the continent must step up grass-roots development of players to start fulfilling their potential on the world stage. Despite huge expectations, for the first time since 1982 all African sides at the World…

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5 Things To Know About Bayern Munich’s New Manager Niko Kovac

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Niko Kovac has been chosen by Bayern Munich to lead the club in search of a seventh straight Bundesliga title, with his admirable work at Eintracht Frankfurt convincing the record German champions he is the man for the job. Here are 5 things to know about the Croatian 1 – A Berlin boy – Niko…

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Can Chelsea Extend Arsenal’s Loosing Streak?

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Both Chelsea and Arsenal are facing a new era under new coaches Sarri and Unai respectively. The Blues started the season with an away 0-3 win against Huddersfield while the Gunners lost 0-2 to defending champions Man City at the Emirates. Arsenal face another stern test when they meet their…

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Can Anyone Stop PSG In Ligue 1 This Season?

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Paris Saint Germain go into the new season with a different manager and hope to better a treble winning season. Can they do it in the Champions League with Tuchel? Paris Saint-German won last year’s French league in a stroll, finishing top of the standings with a 13-point lead over…

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