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Bilbao's Inaki Williams strikes twice as Sevilla's hopes fade

3 days 21 hours ago
Athletic Bilbao Sevilla FC 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Sevilla's hopes of staying in the La Liga title race faded further with a 2-0 defeat on Sunday at struggling Athletic Bilbao, who boosted their chances of survival with two wonderful goals from Inaki Williams. The striker, making his 100th consecutive appearance in La Liga, ended a goal drought of more than two years at his club's San Mames stadium in spectacular style with brilliant goals in each half. The defeat left Sevilla third in the standings on 33 points, seven behind leaders Barcelona who...
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Australia's Chris Ikonomidis enjoying the Asian Cup spotlight

3 days 22 hours ago
After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. Jordan beat holders Australia in the opening match of the Asian Cup. Uzbekistan prevailed 2-1 over Oman in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup opener courtesy of Eldor Shomurodov's late winner. Ali Adnan sealed a 3-2 win for Iraq over Vietnam in the Asian Cup in dramatic fashion, by netting a sublime 90th minute free-kick. For a long time Chris Ikonomidis has been a highly rated prospect in Australian football -- now it seems the 23-year-old is delivering on that potential. A stellar first half of the A-League season with Perth Glory thrust Ikonomidis into Socceroos contention, with the winger banging in six goals in nine appearances for Tony Popovic's side. After earning his spot in Graham Arnold's 23-man squad for the Asian Cup, Ikonomidis scored his first international goal in a pre-tournament friendly against...
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Juventus U16s win 4-0 despite having 25 players suspended for anti-Napoli chants

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Italian Coppa Italia: Moise Kean (49') Bologna 0-2 Juventus Italian Coppa Italia: Federico Bernardeschi (9') Bologna 0-1 Juventus Paolo Bandini and James Horncastle delve into the top four race in Serie A, but have varying opinions as to who will occupy the four position. Juventus' under-16s beat Carpi 4-0, despite fielding a largely under-age team due to the suspension of 25 players late last year due to offensive chanting. In Saturday's game in Vinovo, near Turin, coach Paolo Beruatto was able to pick only two of his usual squad -- both of whom arrived at the club in the summer. Neither was part of a blanket ban on the squad which was punished for posting a video on Instagram of them chanting: "We have one dream, that Napoli will use some soap" in the dressing...
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Philippines Asian Cup destiny down to do-or-die match vs. Kyrgyz Republic

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South Korea made a strong start to the Asia Cup with a win over the Philippines in Group C. After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. Uzbekistan prevailed 2-1 over Oman in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup opener courtesy of Eldor Shomurodov's late winner. Ritsu Doan added to Yuya Osaka's two goals to ensure Asian Cup favourites Japan kicked off their tournament with a 3-2 win. Ali Adnan sealed a 3-2 win for Iraq over Vietnam in the Asian Cup in dramatic fashion, by netting a sublime 90th minute free-kick. Jordan beat holders Australia in the opening match of the Asian Cup. There were three parts to the Philippines plan of action at the Asian Cup. The first was to not lose to South Korea by many. The second was to take a point from China. The third was to defeat the Kyrgyz Republic in the final Group C showdown. With four of the six third-placed teams going through to the last 16, that would almost certainly be enough. As it stands, three points may well do. The plan started well. The Azkals worked their socks off in Dubai against South Korea, fighting and running...
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Everton end rut as Zouma, Calvert-Lewin down Bournemouth

3 days 23 hours ago
Everton AFC Bournemouth 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Goals from Kurt Zouma and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were enough for Everton to secure all three points with a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth at Goodison Park. Both sides came into the contest on the back of a disappointing spell of form with Everton having only won one of their last eight Premier League matches and Bournemouth registering just a single victory from their last six games. And it was the visitors who started the brighter but, with the injured Callum Wilson missing, Bournemouth...
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Manchester United boss Solskjaer hopeful Sanchez will be fit for Brighton match

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would become the first Manchester United manager to win his first six games with a win over Tottenham. As Mauricio Pochettino prepares his side to face Manchester United at Wembley, could he potentially be facing a team he may be managing next season? Manchester City's Pep Guardiola was quick heap praise on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and pointed out it was better than his start to life at City. LONDON, England -- Manchester United are hopeful Alexis Sanchez will be fit to face Brighton on Saturday despite missing the clash with Tottenham through injury. The Chilean was not part of the group that travelled to London on Saturday and was not in the 18-man squad named by caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Wembley. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule Welcome to the 2018 FC 100 ESPN FC's experts ranked the best men's players and managers in world football. Check out the list. How Mourinho unravelled at Man United Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable, writes Rob Dawson. The greatest game never played When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina's most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE in January - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! Sanchez is expected back in training on Wednesday and could feature against Brighton at Old Trafford if he can prove his fitness. "He's not ready yet," Solskjaer told MUTV...
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A-League's top six teams look finals-bound as gap between haves and have-nots widens

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The A-League finals series picture became crystal clear this weekend, Rob Brooks explains, as two wild comeback wins highlighted the chasm which has opened up between the top of the league and the bottom. Talking point of the weekend With just over half the season remaining, it appears that the top six teams who will enter the finals series in May have all but been decided. A staggering seven points now separates sixth-placed Adelaide from the team in seventh position, the Newcastle Jets. Of course,...
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