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River Plate hold slight edge over Boca Juniors after dramatic Libertadores first leg

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Twice River came from behind the earn a share of the spoils at La Bombonera. Jorge Valdano, a World Cup winner in 1986 and former Real Madrid manager, is one of the wisest voices that Argentine football has produced. In the build-up to the Copa Libertadores final first leg between Boca Juniors and River Plate, he predicted that the atmosphere in Boca's Bombonera stadium would be of "indefinable tension, like there is in the air a minute before a hurricane." In the event it was not a hurricane, but a deluge of rain that pushed kickoff back by 23 hours. The delay served to...
Tim Vickery

Man United's Paul Pogba has 'patched up rapport' with Jose Mourinho - Mino Raiola

1 day 19 hours ago
On the eve of the Manchester derby, Man City players will go to sleep thinking about what a win over Man United would mean to the club and fans. Ian Darke backs Manchester United to get a result at Manchester City Sunday, but the rest of the FC crew are not convinced they have a chance. Paul Pogba has patched up his differences with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, according to his agent Mino Raiola.  Pogba's relationship with his manager has been questioned since the beginning of the year, with Mourinho taking the vice-captaincy off the player. The pair were also filmed having a tense exchange on the training pitch in September.  But earlier this week, ahead of Pogba's return to Juventus with United in the Champions League, the player said his relationship with...
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Tottenham's Juan Foyth idolised Rio Ferdinand when growing up

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Juan Foyth's first-ever goal for Tottenham gave his side a deserved 1-0 at Selhurst Park against a listless Crystal Palace Mauricio Pochettino shrugged off rumours he rejected Real Madrid, indicating he's solely focused on Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino admits he liked hearing the fans frustration when he substituted Lucas Moura, but says the win reinforces his decision. Tottenham's Juan Foyth said he admired Rio Ferdinand when he was growing up and that it is a dream come true to now be playing in the Premier League. Like Ferdinand, centre-back Foyth has impressed with his confidence on the ball and his ability to carry it forward, and the 20-year-old was the match winner in only his second top-flight appearance for Spurs on Saturday, heading in decisively in their 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace. "Since when I was a kid, my dream was playing in the Premier League...
Ben Pearce

Cavani hits hat trick as PSG hammer Monaco, secure 13th straight Ligue 1 win

1 day 19 hours ago
AS Monaco Paris Saint-Germain 0 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Edinson Cavani scored a hat-trick, while Neymar converted a penalty to help Paris Saint-Germain come away victorious against a hapless Monaco. Edinson Cavani scored a hat trick as Paris Saint-Germain won 4-0 at hapless Monaco, but the Uruguayan twice needed a little assistance from the video assistant referee as his side cruised to their 13th straight Ligue 1 win on Sunday. The crushing win, which also featured a goal from Neymar, gives the champions a maximum 39-point haul but leaves Thierry Henry still searching for his first win as coach of Monaco, who are second from bottom on seven points. Cavani gave the visitors the lead in the...
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Sporting KC defeats Real Salt Lake to advance to Western Conference finals

1 day 19 hours ago
Sporting Kansas City Real Salt Lake 4 2 FT Leg 2Aggregate: 5 - 3 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats MLS Cup Playoffs: Daniel Salloi (90'+7) Sporting KC 4-2 Real Salt Lake Diego Rubio and Daniel Salloi each scored first-half goals and then Salloi added a second in the final minute to help Sporting Kansas City beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 and win their Western Conference semifinals series on a 5-3 aggregate. Kansas City poured on the pressure throughout the first half, winning multiple balls and pressing the attack against a Salt Lake team missing forward Corey Baird and midfielder Albert Rusnak. Baird was sidelined after suffering a concussion in training during the week....
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Man City show why Manchester is blue; Leicester honour chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

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Craig Burley breaks down Manchester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United, which he says demonstrates the gap in quality between the two rivals. Craig Burley reveals his biggest takeaways from week 12 in the Premier League, including Liverpool's quest to keep up with leaders Man City. After a weekend when the match officials unwittingly made themselves the centre of attention, Tom Williams picks over the Premier League's major talking points. Colour of the weekend Blue beat red in the Manchester derby, but if there was a colour that summed up Manchester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United, it was silver. Two Silvas combined for City's 12th-minute opener -- Bernardo crossing for David to score from close range -- before Sergio Aguero, sporting a new silver dye job, rifled...
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